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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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Due to increasing demand, Yad Sarah opens six more guest rooms

About seven months ago, three guest rooms were opened at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem, which we offer free of charge to family members caring for their loved ones hospitalized at the nearby Shaarei Zedek Medical Center. The rooms, which are beautifully decorated, provide family members with a welcome respite during the difficult and exhausting period of hospitalization. Though promotion of the rooms was minimal, the good news spread quickly. Gitty Kunitsky, who coordinates the referrals, says that each room has an average of five applicants. In several instances, we had no choice but to turn people away. Those who have been lucky enough to be able to avail themselves of the service, express deep gratitude for the wonderful help provided. A resident of Safed slept for a few weeks in his car during the time his son was undergoing treatment; he was not aware of Yad Sarah or its guest rooms. Because of the high cost of parking at the Shaarei Zedek parking lot, he was forced to park his car in a parking lot some distance away. Aware of difficult stories like this one, Yad Sarah decided to open six more guest rooms, for a total of nine rooms. A number of services and activities on the lower floors of Yad Sarah House were relocated to another part of the building, and architects drew up plans for the rooms, utilizing the available space to its best advantage. Now that the construction work is complete,and the rooms are beautifully furnished, Yad Sarah can help more families in their hour of need. If you would like to book a guest room, call Gitty Kunitsky at *6444 If you would like to contribute, or know someone who would like to contribute to this important endeavor, you can contact the Public Relations Department at 02-644-4433. Some testimonials: "When we arrived, we thought we were coming to just another place to sleep until our daughter was released, but when I opened the door, I saw a very nice, well-equipped room. It was clear someone had taken the time to think about making the space comfortable and inviting." "What a room! A five star hotel, fully equipped with furniture so beautiful, everything is excellent and good, creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Bless you!" "My wife got a room for four nights for free, then another night, and she was treated very kindly by Gitty. My wife and I would like to thank you very much."

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

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It's In the Details
The skill of its staff and the high level of care impress visitors to the Frenkel EMC, but the heart of Yad Sarah is felt in the small details. This satisfied customer shared on Facebook his experience at the center. In the photo: A cozy waiting area with charging station

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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 Assists Holocaust Survivors All Year Long
Special report on the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018 by Edna Heisrik (photographed during an event for survivors at Yad Sarah), Director of the Department for Holocaust Survivors in the Division of Home and Community Services

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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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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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The story behind the life story
How did a charitable organization known internationally for its medical equipment lending service par excellence become also an organization that records the life stories of elderly Israelis as a legacy for their families? * Yad Sarah volunteer Charna Duchanov tells the story behind the story

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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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