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  • Religious connection can inspire philanthropy
    According to Adele Goldberg, executive director of Friends of Yad Sarah, Inc., in New York City, religion can be a major driving force for donors, especially when taught from a young age.
    Cleveland Jewish News
    October 15, 2020
  • Together as One Nation: Am Yisrael Chai
    A response to ‘Israeli society needs to disengage from ultra-Orthodox’.
    Times of Israel
    October 4, 2020
  • IDF naval commando unit keeps oxygen flowing to civilian care centers, stressing ‘need of the hour’
    The Israel Defense Forces’ elite naval commando unit, Shayetet 13, has been making nonstop deliveries of oxygen cylinders to civilian care facilities that were struggling to get hold of supplies in recent weeks as hospitals raced to stock up on their own oxygen tanks.
    JNS
    May 4, 2020
  • Emergency sensors offered for thousands of elderly people who live alone
    Some 20,000 elderly Israelis who live alone will receive emergency alert buttons and sensors from the Yad Sarah organization, after multiple elderly people were found dead alone in their homes.
    Jerusalem Post
    April 27, 2020
  • Labor Ministry to install distress sensors in homes of childless seniors
    Elderly Israelis to receive distress sensors at negligible price from the Yad Sarah, Labor and Welfare Ministry announces.
    Arutz7
    April 27, 2020
  • Hope and solidarity
    The IDF has been at the forefront of helping people. In cooperation with Yad Sarah, they have been assisting in the delivery of the oxygen tanks.
    Jerusalem Post
    April 15, 2020
  • Mossad helps Israeli charity rescue life-saving ventilators from China
    In an effort to avoid an Italy-like scenario in which doctors would need to choose which patients would receive life-saving ventilators, the Israeli nonprofit group Yad Sarah launched a campaign to raise funds for the purchase of such equipment from abroad.
    World Israel News
    April 14, 2020
  • Israeli corona patients get special boost from naval commandos
    Shayetet 13 has decided to start filling oxygen tanks, and the unit reached out to the Yad Sarah organization, which provides medical supplies, for advice.
    Israel Hayom
    April 12, 2020
  • Yad Sarah – Helping Coronavirus Victims Breathe
    Aaron Frenkel, international philanthropist, investor and entrepreneur, is meeting the Coronavirus crisis head-on by pledging to match all donations made to Yad Sarah’s emergency campaign to bring life-saving respiratory equipment to Israel.
    Jerusalem Post
    April 5, 2020
  • As corona crisis grows, Israelis find a way to help out
    Yad Sarah, the volunteer organization that provides equipment and services for people coping with disabilities, aging and illness, set up a “Corona Line.”
    ISRAEL21c
    March 26, 2020
  • Purim in the Age of Coronavirus
    In Israel, Yad Sarah, the country’s largest volunteer-led social services agency, arranged a Coronavirus Hotline for people in quarantine to call in order to have medical equipment delivered to his or her home.
    The New York Jewish Week
    March 10, 2020
  • Yad Sarah announces coronavirus hotline and emergency delivery service
    Israel’s largest national volunteer organization, Yad Sarah, announced on Monday the creation of a coronavirus hotline for anyone under quarantine in the country that needs medical equipment delivered to their home.
    JNS
    March 10, 2020
  • New Yad Sarah Building Will Provide Resources to Immigrants, Elderly in Israel
    Volunteer medical aid organization Yad Sarah is opening a new multi-service center in Ashdod, Israel’s largest city in the South and home to one of Israel’s largest Russian-speaking olim, or immigrant, communities.
    Jewish Journal
    August 7, 2019
  • Yad Sarah constructs new Ashdod branch to serve more immigrants, elderly, families
    The volunteer medical aid organization Yad Sarah is responding to increasing demand for its services by opening a new multi-service center in Ashdod, home to one of Israel’s largest Russian-speaking olim, or immigrant, communities.
    Cleveland Jewish News
    August 7, 2019
  • New Yad Sarah branch to open in Ashdod
    Volunteer medical aid organization Yad Sarah will serve city’s 222,000 residents, one-third of whom are immigrants.
    Arutz7
    August 6, 2019
  • Travel in Israel for people with disabilities
    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.
    New York Jewish Parenting Guide
    July 24, 2019
  • Travel in Israel for people with disabilities
    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.
    New York Jewish Travel Guide
    July 24, 2019
  • Israeli medical charity opens branches in Akko, Tiberias
    The new Yad Sarah branch in Akko (Acre) will offer equipment lending, an equipment repair workshop, emergency alarm response, legal services, and wheelchair-accessible transportation in one of Israel’s most diverse cities. Seventy-two percent of Akko’s 55,000 residents are Jews, 25 percent are Muslim Arabs, and 2 percent are Christian Arabs, while almost 25 percent are new immigrants.
    The Jewish Advocate
    July 17, 2019
  • Yad Sarah opens two new branches providing health, social services in Israel
    The new branches in Akko and Tiberias represent the latest venues to mobilize the energy of Yad Sarah’s corps of 7,000-plus volunteers.
    JNS
    July 10, 2019
  • School Israel trips evolve to keep up with society
    In the Israel trips run by 10 Bay Area Jewish day schools and high schools, students assemble crutches at Yad Sarah, an Israeli volunteer organization that provides free or low-cost assistance to the sick, disabled and elderly.
    The Jewish News of Northern California
    September 26, 2018
  • Giving and Getting: Inspiration for the High Holidays
    The assistance that Yad Sarah provided to Dadoun Cohen after the motorcycle accident, when she could not walk, and her triumphant return to leading services and inspiring others, reminds us that getting and giving are the threads that weave the fabric of our lives.
    Jewish Exponent
    September 12, 2018
  • Events coming up in Jewish Chicago
    Friends of Yad Sarah presents Adele Goldberg speaking on Israel’s Critical Needs, Yad Sarah’s Life-Changing Solutions. 9:30 a.m., Lake Shore Drive Synagogue, 70 E. Elm St., Chicago.
    The Chicago Jewish News
    June 3, 2018
  • On the road in Israel
    The students visited Yad Sarah, Israel’s largest volunteer organization that engages in acts of kindness for Jews and non-Jews in Israel, where they were given a tour and engaged in several hands-on activities... when 8th-grader Max Dayan celebrated his bar mitzvah, he earmarked all his gifts – every single one – for Yad Sarah Play Center and Toy Library for children with special needs.
    Connecticut Jewish Ledger
    April 25, 2018
  • As Israel Approaches its 70th Birthday, Let’s Care for the Country’s Builders
    Israeli society needs to support its builders by expanding access to social services and ensuring that nobody is left behind. Addressing this crucial priority, Yad Sarah is virtually the only organization whose primary mission is to care for Israel’s caretakers — to build up the builders to the point where they are whole again.
    Washington Jewish Week
    February 14, 2018
  • Compassion Is Part of Treatment
    For most of us, dental work is not at the top of our wish list. But for patients treated by Dr. Ihab Mansoure through Yad Sarah, a visit from the dentist could just be their greatest wish.
    Jewish Journal
    February 14, 2018
  • Women Who Give
    Yad Sarah, Israel’s largest volunteer-led social support agency, saves the Israeli government and healthcare system an estimated $300 million per year, and aids everyone—young, old, Jewish, Christian, Arab, Druze, men, women, religious and secular. Every day, I go to work, proud to serve as the Executive Director of Yad Sarah’s American office.
    Giving Tuesday Blog
    November 20, 2017
  • The Times of Israel: Tackling the Urban-Rural Health Care Divide
    Grantee Yad Sarah is working to provide healthcare services and equipment to individuals who live in the periphery of the country and frequently lack access to proper medical care.
    Helmsley Trust
    October 11, 2017
  • Tackling the Urban-Rural Health Care Divide: A Lesson from Israel’s Periphery
    There are dramatic differences in health outcomes between those who live in most of central Israel and those on the country’s northern and southern periphery. Through its “Home Hospital” program, Yad Sarah lends out medical equipment, from hospital beds and hoists to wheelchairs and oxygen tanks. Thus, whenever possible,the elderly, injured, and sick can receive care at home—not in a hospital.
    The Times Of Israel
    October 11, 2017
  • Facing Israel’s Healthcare Crisis: How Transformative Philanthropy Can Help the Most Vulnerable
    Building on its unique capabilities, Yad Sarah has developed a series of new initiatives in partnership with philanthropists like The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Komor Family to alleviate overcrowding in hospitals, reduce costs, and improve health care outcomes in novel and innovative ways.
    EJewish Philanthropy
    July 16, 2017
  • All you do the entire day is help people
    Run by 7,000 volunteers and 160 employees, Yad Sarah, Israel’s largest voluntary association, lends medical gear, transports the disabled and much more.
    ISRAEL21c
    May 4, 2017
  • Survivors of Riga Ghetto Make Final Grant
    The Society of Survivors of the Riga Ghetto – in their final official act as a group before disbanding due to their members’ passing and age – have contributed $30,000 to Yad Sarah. The gift to Yad Sarah, Israel’s largest volunteer-staffed organization, will support the organization’s dental clinic, which serves a disproportionate number of Holocaust survivors free of charge.
    The Jewish Voice
    April 24, 2017
  • Israel’s Yad Sarah has prescription for U.S. health care system
    A new Congress and a new administration are reassessing the efficacy of America’s health care system — and exploring solutions to contain rising costs while delivering better care. They could be well served by looking to a small nation thousands of miles away and one organization that has transformed that country’s health care landscape: Yad Sarah.
    Jewish Journal
    March 8, 2017
  • Grants Roundup
    Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust: $1.5 million to Yad Sarah, an Israeli volunteer organization, to expand projects that provide health care in Israel.
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy
    March 1, 2017
  • Social Service Organization Expands Domestic Violence Treatment to Southern Israel
    The Israeli social service organization Yad Sarah announced the opening of its second facility dedicated to the treatment of victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. Yad Sarah’s new “family center” in Israel’s western Negev region joins the organization’s existing domestic violence treatment center in Jerusalem, which opened in 2000.
    Algemeiner
    January 5, 2017
  • Social Service Organization Expands Domestic Violence Treatment to Southern Israel
    Dr. Shlomit Lehman, director of Yad Sarah’s family centers, said the organization decided to open a Negev-based facility due to the need for such services in southern Israel, particularly for those who “suffer from the trauma and disruptions of the ongoing Gaza conflict.”
    JNS
    January 4, 2017
  • Yad Sarah Family Center to Open New Location Serving Domestic Violence Victims in Israel’s South
    Today, Yad Sarah, Israel’s largest volunteer-led organization, announced the opening of a Family Center in the western Negev to treat victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. It is the program’s second location, which is open to people in Israel of all backgrounds and has been widely recognized for its success in supporting the Orthodox community to address the complexities and sensitivities of domestic violence.
    The Jewish Link
    December 29, 2016
  • Yad Sarah to fight domestic abuse in the Negev
    Yad Sarah, Israel’s largest volunteer-led organization, has announced the opening of a Family Center in the western Negev to treat victims and offer counseling and anger management groups for perpetrators of domestic violence. It is the second location for the program, which has been widely recognized for its success in addressing the complexities and sensitivities of domestic violence.
    San Diego Jewish World
    December 28, 2016

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