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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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This November, Friends of Yad Sarah was rated a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator for the 9th 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. Only 5% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least 9 consecutive 4-star evaluations. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Friends of Yad Sarah apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.We are honored to once again receive this coveted distinction and hope it provides our donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in their charitable decisions.

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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 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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"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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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).

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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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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-help-elderly Yad Riva provides older people with the legal assistance they need.

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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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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"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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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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