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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...
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....
​"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...
 "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 i...
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...
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...
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 life...
"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 Yad...
"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, ar...
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...
Rabbi Shimon, a highly motivated and brilliant Yeshiva rebbi, brings his students from Jerusalem's oldest, most religious and most insular neighborhood, Meah Shearim, to the Yad Sarah Play Center to h...
Fadily recalls watching her father, an alternative medicine practitioner, treat crying children's sore throats and stomachaches with gentle massages and herbal remedies. Her parents had emigrated from...
One day, a Yad Sarah Ashdod volunteer named Ida got a phone call about a mother and son in need of assistance. She headed over the apartment to assess the situation. What she found was a nearly paraly...
Bertha Moskovitz, born in Ukraine, made Aliyah to Israel in 1973 with her husband and daughter Marina, looking to start a new life. Settling in her new home, Bertha took a job working at "Agan Chemica...
Hadas and her parents first came to the Yad Sarah Play Center more than a year ago, along with the rest of her class.The five-year old struggled to keep up with her peers, growing increasingly irritab...
Oscar and Orit, a married couple in their 90s who are both Holocaust survivors, are both in poor health. They have no other family and their small apartment in Beer Sheba has deteriorated over time as...
Vladimir moved to Israel just three years ago from Russia and speaks only Russian. His only son was killed five years ago in a car accident, and he has no other living relatives. Dr. Lev, a dentist at...
As we move into 2019, let's take a look back at our major 2018 accomplishments! Dental Clinic: Over the past two years, Yad Sarah has increased its mobile dental outreach in the periphery, bringi...
Rachel Dorzia, 78, has been volunteering in the Bnei Brak branch of Yad Sarah for 13 years, covering as many as 9 shifts per week.With many careers under her belt -- an IDF paratrooper, a police officer, a civil servant in the State Comptroller's office as well as a volunteer medic, Rachel is accustomed to demanding, yet fulfilling work in support of the community.At an age when many older adults are slowing down, Rachel has assumed responsibility for the medical and home care equipment, keeping inventory, repairing it and helping members of her community with the resources available at Yad Sarah, feeling particularly gratified by helping others cope with the often overwhelming responsibilities of caring for someone who is ill or injured.Rachel also nurtures the other volunteers by making sure there is always fresh coffee and cookies available.Understanding the kinds of health care crises that face so many individuals and families that come to Yad Sarah for help, Rachel said, "my...
The Fall 2018 edition of our newsletter includes stories of a few of Israel’s founders and the importance of Yad Sarah in their lives today.As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israeli independence this year, this issue highlights one of Yad Sarah’s very special missions: giving back to thousands of Israel’s founders — at a time when they need us most.Whether they escaped the horrors of the Holocaust, were refugees from Arab nations or ventured from America to find a new homeland, these pioneers sacrificed so much to bring the dream of a Jewish State to life.And now, as they grow old and frail, it is our turn to repay the debt.At Yad Sarah, we see these people struggle every day and do whatever we can to help. Our programs and services make sure that their medical, safety, and emotional needs are addressed — in addition to providing a virtual lifeline for many isolated elderly people.While Yad Sarah touches...

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