Author Archives: Raphael Poch

Caring For Holocaust Survivors’ Health And Dignity, All Year Round

Caring For Holocaust Survivors’ Health And Dignity, All Year Round The story of Mordechai Greenstein and Yosef Arzad   In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, or the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, it is … Continue reading

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Friends of United Hatzalah Gala Event Headlined By Andrea Bocelli Raises $13 Million For Israeli EMS Organization

On Tuesday evening, $13 million were raised by the Miami community at Friends of United Hatzalah’s gala, which took place at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort. The event was headlined by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli who gave a special … Continue reading

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Herzliya Man In Serious Condition After Shooting Incident, Saved by EMTs

On Monday evening, a man in Herzliya was badly injured in an act of violence that took place on Ben Gurion Boulevard, the man suffered 5 gunshot wounds to his torso and legs. United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center alerted … Continue reading

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Beit Shemesh Man Revived by United Hatzalah’s EMT’s After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

On Tuesday afternoon, a man in his 60s suffered a cardiac arrest in an open park on Nahar Hayarkon Boulevard in Beit Shemesh. Worried passersby called the United Hatzalah Dispatch Center for assistance. The dispatch center automatically notified the closest … Continue reading

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Of Fire, Ladders, and Leaps Of Faith

Being trapped in a burning building is a nightmare that thankfully few people ever have to face. Jumping out of windows to escape is usually a scene reserved for movies. Real life, though, can sometimes be just as dramatic as … Continue reading

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At 40 Weeks Pregnant She Delivered Someone Else’s Baby

Last week Thursday, Rachel Feld, who has been a volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah for just over a year, received an emergency notification from United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center that she was in close proximity to a medical emergency. … Continue reading

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Early Morning Rescue Saves The Life of Jerusalem Man Who Suffered A Cardiac Arrest in Front of His Family

Early Sunday morning, just before 4:00 a.m., a man in his late 60s was not feeling well at an apartment on Abulafya Street near Nachalot. He began to make gurgling sounds and his wife and daughters woke up from the … Continue reading

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Venture Capitalist Eric Reiner Joins U.S. National Board of United Hatzalah, Appointed President of Young Leadership for the Organization

In an effort to expand awareness and support for emergency medical services in Israel, Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel is pleased to announce that the Founder and Managing Partner of Vine Ventures,  Eric Reiner, has joined the organization’s U.S. National … Continue reading

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Treating The Trauma of Hurricane Ian One Survivor At A Time

My name is Einat Kauffman and I am the Clinical Director of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU). I am one of seven members of our current relief mission to Fort Myers and Naples in Florida providing emotional … Continue reading

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Dramatic Erev Yom Kippur Rescue: Holocaust Survivor Rescued From Donestk Ukraine

A few days before Yom Kippur, Naftali Rabinovitch, who serves as United Hatzalah Chief of Operations in Ukraine, received an urgent phone call. The woman on the other end of the phone said that she is the granddaughter of an … Continue reading

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