Adele Goldberg, FOYS Executive Director writes, “I know what we are doing at Yad Sarah is special. To me, the people of Israel are the most remarkable in the world. Yad Sarah is proof of it. And I am endlessly proud that together, as the Friends of Yad Sarah, we are a part of it."
In this edition of “INSIDE Yad Sarah,” we highlight Yad Sarah’s Beersheva branch – located in the Negev region of southern Israel – and the individuals that sustain its vital services. Learn about four of the branch’s volunteers – some of whom just started and others who have been volunteering at Yad Sarah for many years – and their day-to-day responsibilities.
We are proud to bring you another edition of "INSIDE Yad Sarah." We all know that the "inside" is what really counts – and here, that's a heart overflowing with compassion and action to match. Yad Sarah represents the best of Israel's spirit, mutual support and community. We are grateful to all of you for helping to make this vital work possible.
“Providing Compassion and Care to the People of Israel” Is The Theme Of INSIDE Yad Sarah Spring 2022
In this issue of INSIDE Yad Sarah, we travel around Israel and visit Yad Sarah branch managers in Herzliya, Emanuel, and Tel Aviv. With travel and tourism opening up, we speak with Yakov Slaney, a volunteer who both drives an accessible van in the Raanana area and coordinates Yad Sarah's Tourist Services. We also hear from Ira Greenspun in Beit Shemesh, who recently made Aliyah with his wife Eileen, despite the challenges posed by Ira's debilitating physical illness.
In this issue of INSIDE Yad Sarah, we present two vital Yad Sarah services and the people behind them. Introducing Hadar Zeliger, manager of the Day Rehab Center in Raanana, taking a holistic approach to rehabilitation, and supporting clients' physical, social, and emotional needs. We also learn about the pain relief and preventive care provided by Yad Sarah's Mobile Dental Clinic, bringing specialized care to isolated, frail, and homebound older adults. And we catch up with some of our dedicated and compassionate branch managers in Southern Israel, who work tirelessly to serve their communities and ensure quality care.
"Keeping Israel Strong" is the theme of INSIDE Yad Sarah Spring 2021. In this issue of INSIDE Yad Sarah, we explore how our committed volunteers care for people in need all across Israel and have continued to do so without faltering during these unprecedented and challenging times. We learn about the expanded and new services Yad Sarah has implemented over the past year from Michael Benson, Beer Sheba Branch Manager. We stop by the Family Center in Sderot and speak with Manager Haim Bernstein and Director of Yad Sarah's Family Centers Dr. Shlomit Lehman to discover how Yad Sarah provides families struggling with domestic violence a safe space to receive the help they need. And we hear from some of our incredible volunteers, who share how they came to Yad Sarah and how rewarding it is to give back to their communities.
"Because of Yad Sarah" is the theme of INSIDE Yad Sarah Fall 2020. In this issue of INSIDE Yad Sarah, we bring you to the frontlines of our response to the pandemic as we continue to provide essential healthcare services and programs to those in need all across Israel. We speak with Nachum Gitman, Director of the Emergency Call Center, who ensures Yad Sarah responds promptly to thousands of emergency situations. We also talk to Motti Porris of Yad Sarah's Home Hospital program and learn how the program has adjusted its services to meet the increased demand during the pandemic. We take a look at how Yad Sarah's commitment to the people of Israel has shined brightly during the global health crisis, as well as the astounding impact our organization has had on thousands of people. And as always, we check in with some of our inspiring branch managers, who have risen to the challenges of the pandemic and have changed and expanded their services creatively and graciously.
"Our Family" is the theme of INSIDE Yad Sarah Spring 2020. Yad Sarah offers a wide variety of services and programs but is also more than the sum of its parts: We are a family.
In this issue of INSIDE Yad Sarah, we focus on these aspects of our work. We speak to Tzippy Cook, Director of Tourist Services, who assists our global family in accessing adaptable equipment when traveling to Israel. We learn about Yad Sarah home visits that offer company and comfort to the homebound. We take a glimpse into our equipment repair shop, which ensures that clients don't have to worry about a squeaky wheelchair or the economic burden of fixing it. And we check in with some of our branch managers, who form the core of the Yad Sarah family, helping the people of Israel, from all walks of life, day and night across the country.
"United in Caring" is the theme of INSIDE Yad Sarah Fall 2019. The staff and volunteers of Yad Sarah who are profiled in this issue are merely a sample of all the selfless heroes at Yad Sarah. Read more about Yad Sarah's incredible volunteers and staff who help young and old alike—from newborn babies to middle age men and women suffering accidents or illnesses, to senior citizens with Alzheimer's, home hospital needs, and more. From the north to the south, Yad Sarah serves nearly 420,000 men, women, and children in Israel each year, each one of whom has a special story.
INSIDE Yad Sarah Spring 2019’s theme is “A Healthier Country for Israel’s Builders.” These builders are the generation of dreamers who willed Israel into existence—women and men driven by a pioneering spirit and unyielding sense of purpose. Now, as they grow old and frail, it is our turn to pay a debt of gratitude. Whether the people of Israel need transportation, physical rehabilitation, legal services, dental treatment, medical equipment or friendly visitors to brighten their days, Yad Sarah is here for them. We are also here to prepare for the future – the builders of today and tomorrow. Read more about the incredible volunteers and staff who help young and old alike—from newborn babies to middle age men and women suffering accidents or illnesses, to senior citizens with Alzheimer’s, home hospital needs, and more. From the north to the south, Yad Sarah serves nearly 420,000 men, women, and children in Israel each year, each one of whom has a special story. Happy reading!
The Fall 2018 edition of our newsletter includes stories of a few of Israel’s founders and the importance of Yad Sarah in their lives today. As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israeli independence this year, this issue highlights one of Yad Sarah’s very special missions: giving back to thousands of Israel’s founders — at a time when they need us most. Whether they escaped the horrors of the Holocaust, were refugees from Arab nations or ventured from America to find a new homeland, these pioneers sacrificed so much to bring the dream of a Jewish State to life. And now, as they grow old and frail, it is our turn to repay the debt.
At Yad Sarah, we see these people struggle every day and do whatever we can to help. Our programs and services make sure that their medical, safety, and emotional needs are addressed — in addition to providing a virtual lifeline for many isolated elderly people. While Yad Sarah touches nearly 420,000 men, women, and children in Israel each year, we are deeply gratified to attend to this generation of soldiers, farmers, rabbis, nurses, teachers, and many others who helped build our nation. Your support helps to make this possible. Thank you so much.
The Spring issue of "Inside Yad Sarah" celebrates Israel's builders, the everyday men and women whose effort and spirit have shaped the modern state of Israel over more than 70 years. Many of these "builders" are now older, some are frail and in need of support services. The generosity of our friends and donors in the USA helps to enable Yad Sarah to meet their varying needs.
We also take a look at Yad Sarah's family caregiver support program, a real lifelines for spouses and children struggling with the challenges of the care of an ill or frail relative at home. And, "Inside Yad Sarah" takes you along on an outing for homebound clients, making it possible for them to visit some of Israel's most cherished historical sites.
Changing Lives, Connecting Communities -- this new issue of "Inside Yad Sarah" features a look at the activities at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem, the organization's headquarters plus an interview with Mickey Schindler, director of Yad Riva legal services for the elderly, and a special story about our newest branch in Yerucham and its spirited and dedicated founders.
In this issue, we're celebrating Yad Sarah's 40th anniversary -- a great story about a tiny lending service has grown into Israel's largest volunteer staffed organization. We're also profiling Dr. Shlomit Lehman, the director of Yad Sarah's Family Center, and her important work with individuals and families dealing with domestic violence. This issue will also tell you more about Yad Sarah home-based services, such as Hospital-to-Home and the mobile dental clinic, reaching out to the impoverished homebound elderly with state of the art dental care. You can also read more about Yad Sarah's unique Tourist Services, making it possible or easier for people with special needs to travel to Israel.
With a cover story on the power of the creative arts to revitalize lives, this newsletter brings inspiring stories on the progress of individuals coping with illness and injury and the valuable role that the arts have played in guiding their recovery. We're also proud to report on Yad Sarah's commitment to inclusion, highlighting an effort to involve young people with special needs in equipment repair. This effort helps the young people to learn new skills, including job readiness.