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A Video to Warm the Heart
This moving video was screened at the annual event of the Friends of Yad Sarah in London and illustrates more than 40 years of activity - for the benefit of all Israelis. * In the video, veteran volunteer Vivian London speaks about her long association with Yad Sarah and the help that was there for her when she needed it * Photography and Editing: Simon Maurer * Research and Production: Benny Cohen, Public Relations
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Yad Sarah House in Raanana Steps up to Create a Special Wheelchair for a Child with Special Needs

Netanel, age nine, from Givat Shmuel, has cerebral palsy. He is a member of Bnei Akiva, the largest national religious youth group in Israel. His group from Bnei Akiva scheduled a special Succot trip as is customary during the holiday season when the kids have vacation from school. This being Israel, the planned trips always include a lot of hiking in nature, something that may present challenges to a child with functional disabilities. However, that did not stop Netanel. With help from the volunteers at the Raanana branch of Yad Sarah, Netanel was able to participate fully in all of the planned outdoor activities. Volunteers at the equipment maintenance workshop in Ra'anana, like all Yad Sarah volunteers, go out of their way to provide special solutions for special needs. A volunteer named Yigal turned a lightweight child-sized wheelchair into a 4X4 SUV. He replaced all of the regular tires with thicker ones and padded the sides and handles to prevent injury to Netanel during the often-bumpy trip. In the photo: Netanel and his counselor during the trip. "He really enjoyed the opportunity to go on the trip with everyone," Netanel's parents said. They are very grateful to Yad Sarah for allowing him to participate fully in the activities of his group. It is just one more way that Yad Sarah helps individuals – children and adults alike – remain active members of their communities despite disabilities.

 
 
Third Graders Collect 500 Coins for Yad Sarah
The children wanted to help others less fortunate

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A Day at Yad Sarah
Chanukah is over and winter is upon us, but at Yad Sarah it is business as usual. See photo gallery above. Read more...

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Giving Stays in the Family
Elisheva Printz, lending director of the Jerusalem region, writes about Yad Sarah's newest branch in Kiryat Ye'arim (Telz- Stone) under the direction of the Felheimer family. * The family is continuing its own tradition as well as that of Yad Sarah's, and has established a local branch in their home * Photography: David Rothner *

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Hagit Yasu Gives Back
Customers who come to the Yad Sarah branch in Sderot are surprised to see Hagit Yasu sitting in front of one of the computers. (pictured) Hagit is well known as the winner of the "Kochav Nolad" program six years ago and received lots of publicity following the win.

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Where Does a Family from Oklahoma Turn When They Need Help in a Medical Emergency? Why, to Yad Sarah, Of Course!

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Yad Sarah is Now Part of the Fun in Jerusalem Family
When Fun in Jerusalem owner and creator Joanna Shebson was looking for a venue to host her family event, she chose Yad Sarah and became a fan

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Our Young People Also Give Back
Thanks to Shmuel Friedman, a high school student who has been volunteering at Yad Sarah's Givataim branch this summer. Helping out in the computer department,Shmuel also helps people carry borrowed equipment to their cars. We wish him the best of luck in his studies next year at a Jerusalem yeshiva. To volunteer, please call *6444

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Beit Safafa: Amina Aliyan speaks the Yad Sarah language
YS site reporter Sumiya Al Nabari talks with the director of the Jerusalem Beit Safafa branch

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As the Music Played, the Patient with Parkinson's Stopped Shaking
Hamutal Ben Or, director of the Day Rehabilitation Center at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem, talks about a moment when music became therapy * Thanks to Musethica from all of us at Yad Sarah * Photographer: David Rothner

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