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Hear from Our Heroic Branch Managers and Volunteers

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During Operation Guardian of the Walls, Yad Sarah branches remained busy serving their communities, despite the ongoing threat of rocket fire. As always, our brave volunteers and branch managers carri...
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Yad Sarah Seeks to Acquire Ultrasound Machine for Frenkel Emergency Center

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Just about every evening, an average of 20 pregnant women arrive at the women's unit of the Frenkel Emergency Center in Jerusalem seeking help due to abdominal pain, bleeding and other symptoms that t...
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A mother’s message of gratitude to you

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Yad Sarah received this letter a year after Blossom's daughter, Sharon, passed away. Dear Friends at Yad Sarah, It is almost a year since we lost our dear daughter, but the pain hasn't lessened our gr...
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From the comfort of home

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From the comfort of her bed, 90-year-old Hanna Makani is able to look out her large living room window of her home in Petach Tikvah – enjoying the view and the family and guests who love to come to vi...
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Meet Givat Shmuel Branch Manager Shoshi Herman

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We established the Givat Shmuel branch in my backyard 17 years ago, and the volunteers are mostly members of my family and young women who live in the city. I see the creation of this branch as very i...
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Inside Yad Sarah - Spring 2021 Newsletter Is Here

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"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 cont...
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Meet Chops Levy, Mevaseret Zion Branch Volunteer

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I was born in Johannesburg to a Zionist family. My mother, who was a Holocaust survivor, volunteered at Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO) for many years. After the Six Day War, I came ...
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Wheel It Forward – A New Kind of Library Launches in Greenwich and Greater Fairfield County

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"Mom would be so happy to know that someone else can use this stuff," words of gratitude Elliot Sloyer, the founder and CEO of Wheel It Forward, is still not quite used to hearing. After a recent trip...
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4-stars for 8 years

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This November, Friends of Yad Sarah was rated a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator for the 8th consecutive year! We are proud to have such high standards of excellence as we continue to serve the people of Israel. A 4-star rating is the highest possible rating and indicates that we exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in our area of work. This is a coveted distinction that only 5% of the charities that Charity Navigator evaluates have received for at least 8 consecutive years. We are honored to once again receive this high rating and hope it provides our donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in their charitable decisions.   Yad Sarah’s impact is wide-ranging, from providing basic and vital health supplies to those living in the periphery to helping elderly and disabled people access medical care. Year after year, Friends of Yad Sarah has proven that...
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A Day at Yad Sarah with Israeli Volunteers

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A conversation with Yad Sarah volunteers in Israel: Leah Palmer (Yeruham branch manager), Elliot Nemetski (Equipment repair volunteer), and Zvi Swerdlove (Netanya Lending Center volunteer). Moderated ...
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Inside Yad Sarah - Fall 2020 Newsletter Is Here

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"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 ...
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Creating a More Accessible New Year

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A conversation with Shani Rosenfeld (Director of the Yad Sarah Exhibition & Guidance Center), Elliot Sloyer (Cofounder of Wheel it Forward), and Ellen Abberbock (Attorney for the Nassau ...
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Charitable Gift Annuities: Predictable Income When You Need It Most

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With planned giving expert Neal Myerberg (Myerberg Philanthropic Advisors)and Adele Goldberg (Executive Director, Friends of Yad Sarah).
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Snapshots of Society: On-the-Ground Observations of Israel’s Coronavirus Experience

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A conversation with Jonathan Ferziger (award-winning journalist), MichaelBenson (Yad Sarah Beer Sheba branch manager), and Rebecca Palmer (Yad SarahBeit Shemesh branch manager). Moderated by Peri Rose...
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Enabling a Bible Scholar to Visit Israel

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At 40 years old, a brilliant Bible scholar and professor was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Despite his diagnosis, the man continued to teach at a prestigious university and work with generations...
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Yad Sarah Helps: Advocating for the Elderly in Israel

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Recently, a Russian-speaking woman urgently needed help and called Yad Riva, Yad Sarah's pro bono legal services for the elderly. She explained that her landlord was demanding payments for eight years...
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Pandemic Philanthropy: The State of Giving to the Jewish State

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Friends of Yad Sarah hosted this in-depth, round table discussion about Israel philanthropy in unprecedented times, with expert panelists Stanley Weinstein (Chair of the Israel and Overseas Commi...
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When Staying Home is Not Staying Safe: The Effects of Quarantine on Victims of Domestic Violence

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In response the the rise in domestic violence during the pandemic, Friends of Yad Sarah hosted a live webinar about the effects of the quarantine on victims of domestic violence. T...
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Yad Sarah's Pandemic Work

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The Coronavirus pandemic has forced Yad Sarah to reinvent the ways in which it delivers critical and dignified services to individuals in need. The pandemic has prevented many of our clients from bein...
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Important Tax and Charitable Planning Updates: CARES Act and SECURE Act – 2020

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CARES ACT of 2020: Special Opportunities for Charitable Planning in 2020  For those who use the standard deduction, an above-the-line reduction of income for gifts to charity up to $300...
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Yad Sarah is Israel’s largest volunteer-staffed organization, providing a wide array of compassionate health and home care services for people of all ages, with special programs directed at support for older adults and for children and adults with disabilities.

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