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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 Reaches Out to Help Muquadam
Meet Muquadam, a two-and-a-half-year-old boy from Tanzania. He came to Israel under the auspices of Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), an NGO that arranges vital operations for children from developing countries in need of cardiac surgery. And Yad Sarah gave him a wheelchair to take home. In the photo: Muquadam with his mother and Yad Sarah Tourism Director Nadia Alalu.
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So Much More Than Just Wheelchairs!
They asked about borrowing a wheelchair - they received a complete guide to hosting an elderly relative in a safe and accessible environment * Reported by Shani Rosenfeld, director of the Exhibition and Guidance Center at Yad Sarah in Jerusalem * In the photo: Students of Social Work and Health Services, guests from Israel and abroad, come to the Center and get reliable information based on many years of professional experience
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Volunteer Yehudit Abutbul talks about her experiences volunteering at Yad Sarah's Bnei Brak branch. * This series bringing the inspiring stories of Yad Sarah volunteers is the creation of volunteer Shekedia Cohen

My name is Yehudit Abutbul. I am 26 and a volunteer at Yad Sarah's branch in Bnei Brak. I am an art and design teacher, and I also work in a studio for designing wedding and evening dresses. I began volunteering with Yad Sarah after completing my undergraduate studies. I had applied for a scholarship and was informed that, in order to receive a scholarship, I would have to volunteer within the community. I actually chose Yad Sarah because I had a lot of schoolwork and the only day I was free was Friday and the Yad Sarah branch was close to my home. When I went to the branch the very first time, they welcomed me very warmly. I came with the intention of staying for one year, and I've been there now five years. The atmosphere in the branch is very family oriented and pleasant. We volunteers help one another and work together. The volunteering in Yad Sarah exposed me to so many things I did not know, from small technical problems to the greater things of life. The people who come to borrow equipment share with us the stories of their lives, whether happy or sad. It helped me learn to keep things in proportion and to appreciate everything I have. Volunteering makes me more attentive to others, wanting to be a better person. Throughout the years I have volunteered at the branch, I have answered phone calls from people calling to find out about medical equipment, but, in many cases, people call because they just need someone to listen to them and I am glad I have had the opportunity to be there for them, to give advice or a kind word. The happiest times are when parents come to borrow equipment for a newborn baby. In the end, it will sound like a cliché, but it is true - volunteering at Yad Sarah gives me so much more than I give to them. May we always be blessed to be among the givers, Amen.

 
 
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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