Changing Lives, Connecting Communities -- this new issue of "Inside Yad Sarah" features a look at the activities at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem, the organization's headquarters plus an interview with Mickey Schindler, director of Yad Riva legal services for the elderly, and a special story about our newest branch in Yerucham and its spirited and dedicated founders.
In this issue, we're celebrating Yad Sarah's 40th anniversary -- a great story about a tiny lending service has grown into Israel's largest volunteer staffed organization. We're also profiling Dr. Shlomit Lehman, the director of Yad Sarah's Family Center, and her important work with individuals and families dealing with domestic violence. This issue will also tell you more about Yad Sarah home-based services, such as Hospital-to-Home and the mobile dental clinic, reaching out to the impoverished homebound elderly with state of the art dental care. You can also read more about Yad Sarah's unique Tourist Services, making it possible or easier for people with special needs to travel to Israel.
With a cover story on the power of the creative arts to revitalize lives, this newsletter brings inspiring stories on the progress of individuals coping with illness and injury and the valuable role that the arts have played in guiding their recovery. We're also proud to report on Yad Sarah's commitment to inclusion, highlighting an effort to involve young people with special needs in equipment repair. This effort helps the young people to learn new skills, including job readiness.