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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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The Kaiser Family of New York has generously donated a play corner at the Pediatric Emergency Department of the Frenkel Emergency Medical Center at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem.

When a family arrives at an emergency medical center with a sick child in tow, they are all anxious. The doctors and nurses at the Frenkel Center at Yad Sarah House understand this and make every effort to relieve their worries with a welcoming smile and, of course, a quick and efficient diagnosis and appropriate treatment. They are now being aided in their efforts to calm anxious families by a new play area that further elevates the excellence threshold of this unique urgent care center. A child's play corner has been established in memory of Breina Kaiser, of blessed memory. Her husband, Prof. Harold Kaiser, specializes in geriatric medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York. He sought to commemorate his wife's memory in a meaningful way and consulted with his cousin, Israel Giladi, a volunteer lawyer at Yad Riva, a Yad Sarah service that provides free or minimal cost legal services to seniors. Israel came to the Public Relations Division to check out the possibilities for donations. Since the medical world is at the center of the Kaiser family's life (Breina worked in the hospital's registration department and one of the sons is a doctor), they connected immediately to this project. Two of the granddaughters of the donor - Atara and Avigail - and family and friends from Israel and the United States participated in the inauguration ceremony of the play corner. Atara and Avigail unveiled the memorial plaque and expressed their satisfaction with the memorial and its purpose. Moshe Cohen, Director General of Yad Sarah, thanked the family for this wonderful contribution and emphasized the importance he sees in the play area: "Today, it's clear that mental health is as important as medicine for the body, and maybe even more so when a baby or child comes for treatment. They are already in a state of tension and pain, and sometimes the doctor will sit with them on the floor. The physicians at the medical center are doctors who think "out of the box" and who, beyond their professional medical knowledge, understand the importance of the patient's feelings, so if the child has to return for treatment in the future, he will not be afraid. " Atara spoke about her grandmother Breina: "My grandmother was a special woman. I remember her from the age of four. We used to go to her for holidays and vacations. The visits allowed us to be together with the extended family. Even though she is no longer with us, our memories of her will remain with us forever."

 
 
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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