Author Archives: Raphael Poch

Responding in The Fastest Way Possible In The Corona Era

A woman was driving along Highway 65 near Afula when she lost control of her car, spinning wildly and flipping over. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yitzchak Shayov was nearby and the United Hatzalah dispatching system identified him as one of … Continue reading

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Update on Eli Beer’s Condition

As you may be aware Eli was diagnosed with COVID-19 at the end of last week. He was put on a ventilator last Friday evening. Eli is showing signs of improvement. His vital signs continue to get stronger and the … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Opens New National Dispatch Center To Treat Humanitarian Emergencies

The Israel Association of Community Centers and Lev Echad have partnered with United Hatzalah of Israel and launched a new national dispatch center managing 30,000 volunteers who will provide assistance to humanitarian emergencies across Israel. The new partnership has given … Continue reading

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When Kindness Unfolds In A Miraculous Way

(Written by Sarah Bechor) Ariel Drei lives in the town of Bat Ayin located in Gush Etzion and works in Jerusalem as the project manager for a construction company. He volunteers for both United Hatzalah as an EMT and for … Continue reading

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Teams of Furloughed Volunteers Throughout The Country Deliver Food To Elderly And People in Isolation

United Hatzalah volunteers across Israel have initiated a campaign working together with social services of local and regional councils to deliver food packages to those in need of financial assistance, people stuck in isolation and the elderly. Volunteers have already … Continue reading

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Kiryat Ata Volunteers and City Staff Deliver Food To Those in Isolation and Elderly

As the Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Israel worsens, United Hatzalah joined forces with Kiryat Ata city council to deliver food packages to those in need of financial assistance, people stuck in isolation and the elderly in the city. The organization … Continue reading

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An Update On Eli Beer’s Health Status From Mark and Erica Gerson

Following the publication of last week’s powerful video by Eli Beer here is an update from United Hatzalah’s Chairman of the Board Mark and Erica Gerson: Dear Friend of United Hatzalah, In the Book of Genesis, Jacob is on a … Continue reading

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Health Ministry Enlists Help of United Hatzalah in Fight Against Coronavirus

Israel’s Health Ministry called upon United Hatzalah today to enlist the organization’s help in the national fight against COVID-19, known as coronavirus. The Ministry has asked United Hatzalah to utilize its fleet of ambulances and network of first responders to … Continue reading

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Update on the Health Status of Eli Beer

We have had a further update on Eli Beer’s health today and thankfully he is doing well and showing some signs of recovery. His vital signs remain good and he is no longer suffering from shortness of breath. He has … Continue reading

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A Letter From United Hatzalah’s Chairman of The Board Regarding the Status of Eli Beer

I am writing with an unfortunate update. Eli Beer, who was scheduled to return to Israel, stayed in the United States to raise money to provide for the significantly increased demand for Hatzalah’s services in Israel during this crisis. He … Continue reading

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