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Friends of Yad Sarah Blog

Yad Sarah Assists Tourists of all Abilities

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"Maybe I can do this." Ellen Abberbock was excited to receive an invitation to her nephew's bar mitzvah in Beit Shemesh in a family group chat and put her plans in motion for travel to Israel over the...

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Branch Manager Spotlight: Modi'in's Eli Rosenberg

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When Eli Rosenberg set up Yad Sarah's Modi'in branch in a small caravan over 20 years ago, the city was just a year old. But he knew that the city would grow and people would need Yad Sarah's services...

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Branch Manager Spotlight: Bnei Brak’s Yehiel Zinger

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During the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Bnei Brak residents were especially thankful for the dedication shown by Yehiel Zinger, manager of the city's branch of Yad Sarah. Each Friday during th...

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Friends of Yad Sarah Executive Director Adele Goldberg's Letter of Gratitude

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Hakarat ha'tov … I want to take a moment to recognize "the good" that the Friends of Yad Sarah community helped make possible every day of the year for the people of Israel. They've opened their heart...

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Moshe Teichler- Ra'anana

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Moshe Teichler, manager of the Yad Sarah branches in Ra'anana and Kedumim, is used to getting requests for help. Recently, a man called Moshe for help caring for his bedridden wife. The special lift t...

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Nili Cohen - Tiberias

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When Nili Cohen retired from her career as a teacher and school principal, she decided to volunteer as manager of the Tiberias branch of Yad Sarah.The choice was a natural one for her—when her own par...

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Jewish art student designs Rosh Hashanah cards to raise money for Yad Sarah

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All proceeds from the Rosh Hashanah holiday cards' sales will be donated to support the work of Israel's largest volunteer-staffed organization. Sarah Haskell, a Jewish American student at the Fashion...

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Gift Annuity Donor Judy Shapiro on Giving to Yad Sarah

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Judy Shapiro is a proud Charitable Gift Annuity donor with Yad Sarah. "My gift annuity helps Yad Sarah, and at the same time, I'm receiving lifetime income. To have a retirement plan, while giving to ...

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Meet Sue Benyowitz, A Yad Sarah Charitable Gift Annuity Donor

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While Sue had always wanted to support Yad Sarah for the critical services it offers to anyone in Israel in need, she found the Charitable Gift Annuity, with its tax benefits and significant fixed lif...

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Yad Sarah Hospitality Center supports families facing tough times

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Yam Ben-Yaish, an Israeli citizen living in Panama, received an urgent call from his family in Israel. His father had been diagnosed with a serious tumor—Yam dropped everything and immediately headed ...

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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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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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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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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).

About Us

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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