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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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Dr. Ihab Mansour with assistant Yasmeen Ella and driver Solo Haimberg

It sounds very straightforward – a mobile dental clinic that treats patients who cannot get to a dentist's office because of disability. And, though every patient wants the very best dentists and the expert treatment available from Yad Sarah's mostly volunteer professionals, it's actually the little things that leave the biggest impression. What stands out in the mind of the patient is not the drilling and the filling but the gentle care and consideration they receive from those that come to their home to treat them. When Dr. Ihab Mansour received the call at the Beersheba branch of Yad Sarah that a wheelchair-bound patient was in need of dental care, she gathered her equipment and her team of two – dental assistant Yasmeen Ella and driver Solo Haimberg – and set off. Her patient was not only wheelchair bound, with all of the complexities that that entails, but also had trouble swallowing, making it imperative to find a position that kept him comfortable throughout the long treatment and to give him frequent breaks to rest. Not being new to this type of situation, Dr. Mansour looked around the home to find pillows and other aids that would keep her patient comfortable during treatment and allow her easy access to the patient's mouth. Once the patient was settled, only then did the treatment begin. When they left, the patient and his wife were lavish in their praise of the mobile dental team and so grateful the service was made available to them. One of the biggest challenges facing caregivers of wheelchair bound individuals is transportation. It is impossible to put into words the importance of having vital services available at home. It makes the experience so much less stressful for the whole family. It also reduces the chance of further injury, something that is a real concern when dealing with an elderly person cared for by an equally elderly spouse. Driver Solo described his experiences as part of the team: I am so impressed with the mobile dental service. The doctor and assistants are very devoted to the patients and work hard to ensure their comfort, both physically and emotionally. There is a lot of equipment to bring, which is not easy when there are many steps to climb. In addition, because we do not bring a dentist's chair with us, the first order of business is to set up a work station that takes the patient's individual needs into consideration. The mobile dental service is one of many that Yad Sarah operates for the benefit of those in need of special treatment conditions. The staff find great satisfaction in their work and patients and their families are truly grateful for this wonderful service.

 
 
First in Israel: Emergency Medical Center Staffed by Specialists
The Frenkel Emergency Medical Center Opens in Jerusalem

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Following in the Footsteps of a Beloved Daughter
A grieving mother chooses to honor her daughter by volunteering at Yad Sarah

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A Wedding and Yad Sarah
Ella and Girsch, immigrants from the FSU, recommit to each other and to the Jewish people in a moving ceremony organized by their friends at Yad Sarah

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Yad Sarah and Tikvah4Parkinson
Yad Sarah News talks to Devorah (Debbie) Shapiro, the force behind the new treatment program for Parkinson's patients at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem

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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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How Yad Sarah Built a Wheelchair Especially for Me
David Rothner talks about Yad Sarah’s special role in the rehabilitation of Shai Ben Israel, a victim of the latest wave of terror

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Come Volunteer At Yad Sarah
Yad Sarah needs you! Join the Yad Sarah family and experience the joy and fulfillment of giving. There are a wide variety of ways to volunteer

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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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When Music Became Therapy
Hamutal Ben Or, director of the Day Rehabilitation Center at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem, describes how as the music played, the patient with Parkinson's stopped shaking * Thanks to Musethica from all of us at Yad Sarah * Photographer: David Rothner

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Our Mobile Dental Clinics Go National
Yad Sarah founder Uri Lupolianski: There will be no elderly person unable to eat due to neglected dental treatment * Thanks to the assistance of the Helmsley Foundation, the dedicated staff of the Yad Sarah Mobile Dental Clinic will offer dental treatment to the homebound in every area of the country.

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The Yad Sarah Experience: Join our team of volunteer guides

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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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