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Requests for Assistance from All Over the World
Requests are flooding into the Tourist Desk at the Department of Public Relations. For the first time, people in wheelchairs can fulfill their dream of visiting Israel, knowing that a full service tourist department can supply their every need – transportation from the airport in specially equipped vans, outfitting of hotel rooms with needed equipment, and much more. In the photo: Director of Tourist Services Nadia Alalu shows a map of locations from where Yad Sarah tourists originate
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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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In the Solomon Schechter School in Westchester, New York, they do more than just talk about their love for the Jewish state, they do something about it * A group of students got together and decided to bake cakes and hold a bake sale to raise money for Yad Sarah in Jerusalem, an organization best known for its medical equipment lending service* The teens arrived in Israel and headed straight for Yad Sarah’s Jerusalem headquarters with check in hand* They then rolled up their sleeves and helped clean and ready recently returned wheelchairs to be lent out once again to others in need
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Spring Comes to Yad Sarah
See slideshow above. 1-3. Enjoying a visit to the Yad Sarah Experience during the Passover holiday, 2017. 4. On the floor of the Lending Center at Yad Sarah House 5. Nursery with a heart- that's what we call the waiting area at Yad Sarah House in Modiin, where children can play while their parents collect equipment from the lending center. 6. Yad Sarah founder Uri Lupolianski greets Reuma Weitzman, a longtime Yad Sarah supporter and the widow of the 7th president of Israel, Ezer Weitzman.
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All Israel is responsible for one another
Yad Sarah is ready and able to provide the services needed by the Israeli public in time for Passover thanks to the continued generosity of our donors. Their response to the above mailing that reached thousands of households in Israel allows us to meet the demands of the holiday season. Once again our donors have taken up the challenge as defined by our founder, Uri Lupolianski: “Each one helps the other, saying to one another, “take courage!"" To donate now - click here.
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Weathering the Winter
How can we prepare ourselves and our environment for the onset of the colder, wetter weather of an Israeli winter? How can the upcoming “indoor” months serve as an opportunity to organize and improve our environment as well as make it safer and more satisfying? How do we make sure that our quality of life and our health, both mental and physical, are maintained in the months ahead? With a rush of enthusiasm and passion, Shani Rosenfeld, director of the Exhibition and Guidance Center at Yad Sarah spoke to volunteer Shelly Wolf about how to prepare our living spaces for the winter ahead.
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Once Again Yad Sarah Steps Up to Answer a Need in the Community
Ahuva Litvak speaks about a new service at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem created especially to empower working women coping with disabilities and allow them time for physical therapy and exercise. *The Rehabilitation Department under the directorship of Sharona Sherman has created an accessible and practical solution for a very specific problem. The first group of women has already started physiotherapy during hours that are suited to their work schedules.*Department Coordinator: Rita Paran * In the photo: Sharona Sherman, Rita Paran and moments of empowerment
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Joe Appleman Celebrates His 90th Birthday at Yad Sarah
The Yad Sarah family was thrilled and honored to celebrate the 90th birthday of our supporter and loyal friend, Joe Appleman, here at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem. Joining the festivities were his wife, Florence, his daughters and sons-in-law and many friends. Yad Sarah founder Uri Lupolianski thanked him warmly for his many years of devotion to Yad Sarah and wished him many more years of good health and dedication to his fellow man. By David Rothner* Photo: Menashe Karni**
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Petach Tikva: Gal Or Brings a Donation on Behalf of Her Classmates
Not being satisfied with just talking, they initiated a happening at the town park, added one shekel to another, and submitted the donation to Yad Sarah * Thanks to the 6th grade pupils of Haim Hefer elementary school in Petach Tikva * Thanks to the parents and teachers for educating the children about the values of giving * In the picture: student Gal Hayoun hands over the donation
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When a patient cannot reach the clinic – the clinic reaches the patient
Meet Na'ama Bronski, senior dental assistant who collaborates with Dr. Neriya Shmelov and Dr. Tamar Kertin Gabay in providing dental services to many in the community - at the clinic in Yad Sarah center as well as at the very homes of patients whose mobility is limited * YS's reporter Millet Malka Yahalom went out to interview and returned without any pains
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Equal Employment for All: At Yad Sarah It Is Already Happening at “Yad LeTa’asuka Shava”
Yad Sarah is working to integrate people with disabilities into the workforce by helping to make the process simple and easy for employers. In the photo: Integrating people with disabilities into the entire spectrum of its facilities is part of the organizational culture of Yad Sarah. Here Public Relations and Fundraising Director Sepideh Yom Tov awards a Certificate of Appreciation to Gali Shemesh, who is responsible for Information Systems at the department.
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Behind the Camera: Between Terror and Renewal- Expressions of Hope and Spiritual Strength
Volunteer Michael Cohen used his camera in an attempt to visually express the reality of living with terror. Cohen captured moments from the drawing class at Yad Sarah’s Day Rehabilitation Center in Jerusalem and contrasted them with daily headlines describing deadly terrorist attacks that have left deep scars, both physical and emotional. To see the short video: click here.
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The numbers speak
The numbers speak for themselves: Israel’s hospitals are increasingly experiencing a shortage of needed beds and, as the situation worsens, Yad Sarah’s home hospital service is more vital to the Israeli health system than ever before. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, “It’s hard to imagine the health system in Israel without Yad Sarah.” *David Rothner brings facts and figures from 2015* In the photo: At the Equipment Lending Center at Yad Sarah House
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Yad Sarah Working to Assist the Elderly Left Without Power
Yad Sarah is in the midst of an operation of supporting subscribers to the emergency calls center who are afraid of being disconnected due to the weather conditions * Facing the threatening security situation, subscribers who live alone feel more intimidated by possible hostile activity in their vicinity * Yad Sarah is prepared to provide people who are in want of enhanced personal security feeling with immediate, professional and effective response of the emergency calls center * Following is all you wished to know about the center * A report of Shirin Maloul, director of the center's staff, and David Rotner, YS spokesman
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The Seeing Hands of Volunteer Salomon Bitton
Though blinded during his military service, he found the way to volunteer in Yad sarah* When treating stroke (CVA) survivors, he is able to immediately feel with his hands what would have escaped the attention of other therapists who can see* Congratulations to Salomon Bitton, volunteer of Yad Sarah rehabilitation center in Be'er Sheva, on his being awarded the Minister of Welfare Shield for Excelling Volunteers
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At Yad Sarah, we cherish the warm human connection we have with our clients
At Yad Sarah branches throughout the country, all volunteers and staff will wear nametags *In the photo: CEO Moshe Cohen and senior staff members pose with their nametags

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"A Real Tourist Experience"
A delegation from the Tourism Ministry recently visited The Yad Sarah Experience and had only praise for the newly inaugurated visitor's center. Read here the letter received from Deputy Director-General Ahuva Zaken. In the photo: Malka Melamed and Zelina Ben Gershon, volunteer members of the Tourist Service staff, discussing options for the expansion of tourist services for people with physical disabilities.

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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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Rivka Marchand Guides Tours in Both English and Spanish and Brings Her Special Latin Flair to the Visitor's Center
Meet volunteer Rivka Marchand, who brings a diverse background and much life experience to her job as multi-lingual tour guide at The Yad Sarah Experience. She is part of a very talented and enthusiastic group of English-speaking tour guides who love Yad Sarah and want to tell you all about it!

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Jerusalem, Har Hatzofim: Volunteering with Satisfaction – and Close to Home
From the diary of volunteer Avraham Ashkenazi * Series producer: Volunteer Shekedia Cohen * Thanks also to branch director Aryeh Noy, who shares his team's impressions with the readers of Yad Sarah News

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The Geriatric Dental Clinic: More Room for More Patients
Clinic director Dr. Tamar Kartin-Gabbay (in photo): The clinic combines professionalism, a warm welcome, and moderate fees

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Looking Back at Yad Sarah in 2016: Expanding a life-saving operation to minimize the risk of fatal infection
Documenting an increase of 11% in the loan of special beds that allow patients to recover at home * In the photo: Yad Sarah founder Uri Lupolianski explains to the media the urgency and importance of expanding home hospitalization*

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Judy Siegel-Itzkovich reports

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An Electrifying and Moving Interactive Experience Connecting You to Yad Sarah’s Special World of Giving and Volunteering

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Yad Sarah to Fight Domestic Abuse in the Negev
Yad Sarah has announced the opening of a Family Center in the western Negev to both treat victims and offer counseling to the perpetrators of domestic violence

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My Granddaughter Also Wants to Become a Yad Sarah Volunteer
Roni Shilo of Efrat talks about the special legacy he and his wife are leaving for their family *In the photo: Roni and wife Pirchia* From a series of articles that introduce volunteers from branches throughout the country. Series creator: Shekedia Cohen

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The Retired Judge Whose Passion for Carpentry Benefits Yad Sarah
At the carpentry shop at the Day Rehabilitation Center at Yad Sarah House in Ra'anana. In the photo: Retired judge Meir Shenhav with his special creation for the children. Photo: Itzik Yansovich

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What is the State Controller Doing in a Wheelchair from Yad Sarah?

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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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Transverse Marketing: Entering, Getting more than was asked for originally
Dr. Yosef Hammerschlag, director of Yad Sarah's branch in Kiryat Shmona, describes moments of giving

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Yad Sarah's Ofer Shoshani – A Paradigm of Giving
Yad Sarah has become such a vital part of the cultural fabric of the city of Hadera that one of its own has been selected to light an Independence Day beacon – one of twelve – honoring 125 years since Hadera's founding

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Yad Sarah expands its assistance to tourists with disabilities who want to tour Israel
President and founder of Yad Sarah Uri Lupolianski on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities * photo: A group of tourists from a sheltered housing community in New Jersey at the entrance to Yad Sarah in Jerusalem – the guests visited Jerusalem in Yad Sarah’s wheelchairs

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