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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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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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"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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Yad Sarah is raising funds to complete a state-of-the art upgrade to our Play Center – a safe space for carefree play for hundreds of Israel's children with special needs. We have already secured more than half of the funds necessary to realize our vision for the Play Center. We just need to raise $15,000 more. A generous donor is willing to match every donation we receive for this project between now and #GivingTuesday, November 29th. This #GivingTuesday, unleash the power of play. Give Israel's children with special needs a place where they can thrive. Donate Now!  
"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 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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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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With planned giving expert Neal Myerberg (Myerberg Philanthropic Advisors)and Adele Goldberg (Executive Director, Friends of Yad Sarah).
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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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​"My wife's parents, who live in Petah Tikvah, were recently in close contact with someone who testing positive for coronavirus. They are already both exhibiting early symptoms of it and are in need o...
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 "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...
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Avi M. reached out to Yad Sarah to help his ailing mother and father-in-law in Petah Tikvah. He said they were exhibiting early symptoms of coronavirus and were desperate for an oxygen concentrator to...
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Rabbi and Mrs. H. moved to Israel 23 years ago, retiring from their careers as a Rabbi and Jewish community professional, respectively. They moved to the Talbieh neighborhood and took a year to be tou...
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