Monthly Archives: May 2021

Dispatch, Crisis and Mental Health. An In-depth Look with UH Medical Director Avi Marcus.

The last two and a half weeks have been extremely busy for United Hatzalah’s Medical Director, Avi Marcus. Avi also runs the organization’s Psychotrauma Unit. The unit is a group of trained mental health professionals and medics responsible for providing psychological first … Continue reading

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**UPDATED: Emergency Campaign For Israel – Additional $1,000,000 match above and beyond $1 Million Matching Grant By Rabbi Erica and Mark Gerson

Thanks to the tremendous response to Mark and Erica Gerson’s $1 Million Match, an additional $1,000,000 match has just been announced by Mark and Erica and a private foundation between now and Monday, May 24th. These funds will help purchase … Continue reading

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Muslim Doctor Lightly Injured After Protecting A Jewish Man With His Own Body During An Attempted Lynch in Tamra

Amid the violence plaguing numerous cities in Israel in the past week, a throng of Muslims attempted to lynch a Jewish man who entered the Muslim city of Tamra in the Galilee. In the incident which occurred on Wednesday night, … Continue reading

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Performing CPR During A Missile Attack

On Tuesday night, as Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip rained down on Israel, United Hatzalah volunteers continued responding to medical emergencies wherever and whenever they occurred. In the city of Givat Shmuel, located a few kilometers northeast of Tel … Continue reading

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Giving a Neighbor Another Chance At Life

 On Monday morning just after 7:00 a.m., a man in his 70’s was at home on Zalman Shneur Street in Netanya when he began to feel unwell. He told his family that he was having severe chest pain and then … Continue reading

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Saving A Life With Speed and Sensitivity on Sunday Morning

Early on Sunday morning, just before 1:00 a.m. Pnina Hadas had just finished preparing a project for her university class when she received an urgent alert from United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center. A 47-year-old man had collapsed in his … Continue reading

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