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Friends of Yad Sarah Blog

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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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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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 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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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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Unleash the Power of Play: Help Yad Sarah care for Israel’s children with special needs

Unleash the Power of Play: Help Yad Sarah care for Israel’s children with special needs

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!  

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).

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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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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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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Hope for Israel During Coronavirus

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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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Yad Sarah establishes Coronavirus Hotline and Emergency equipment program

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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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To live and walk in Jerusalem

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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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Branching Out in Ramat Gan: Reuven Shechter

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A series highlighting Yad Sarah's branch managers. At my core, I am a survivor. I was just 4 years old in Transnistria, the "Romanian Auschwitz." Most of my family was murdered, but I got to start lif...

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Inside Yad Sarah - Fall 2019 Newsletter Is Here!

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"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 Ya...

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Inside Yad Sarah - Spring 2019 Newsletter Is Here!

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"A Healthier Country for Israel's Builders" is the theme of INSIDE Yad Sarah Spring 2019.  These builders, women and men driven by a pioneering spirit and unyielding sense of purpose, a...

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Yad Sarah Adds New Branches

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Yad Sarah is opening a new branch in Acre, a port city in northwest Israel, to serve the areas between Nahariya and Krayot, a cluster of four small cities on the outskirts of Haifa. Acre recently expe...

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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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