Author Archives: Raphael Poch

Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel Inaugurates The Launch Of Newly Developed Communications Devices For United Hatzalah

Israel’s Minister of Communications Yoaz Hendel, inaugurated on Monday morning, a new line of specially developed advanced communication devices that will now be used by the United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center as well as its network of more than … Continue reading

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Helping Others With A Smile – Ten Kavod Rishon LeZion

Guy Digmy is a United Hatzalah volunteer from Rishon LeTzion who is not only the deputy chapter head of the region but also the coordinator of the Ten Kavod – Giving Honor project. He spearheads a group of nine Ten … Continue reading

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Volunteer of the Month December 2021 – Moshe Oref

Moshe Oref is a volunteer EMT for United Hatzalah. He is 26 years old, married to Shira, and is a father to two beautiful children, Neveh and Tohar. They live in Esh Kodesh, a small town located in the Shiloh … Continue reading

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Volunteer EMT Donates Ambulance Then Performs Successful CPR During Vehicle’s First Shift

On Sunday afternoon at around 12:30 p.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs, Kenneth Staub and Yossi Horovitz were driving the newly donated ambulance #63 on its first shift in the city of Beitar Illit. Suddenly, they were notified of an emergency … Continue reading

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Help Was Just 30 Second Away

Just after 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening a man in his 40s was chatting with a friend in his home on Shalom Tzalach Street in Petach Tikvah when he experienced sharp chest pains and collapsed. The worried friend called emergency … Continue reading

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Blessing the New Year For Trees And Celebrating Lives Saved By Our EMT Farmers

As part of our Year Of The Volunteer project, we will be highlighting volunteers from across the country who give of themselves and their time to help others each and every day. It is time to recognize these heroes for … Continue reading

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Thankful For Those Who Care – Ten Kavod In Beit Shemesh

Shoshana Lichtman lives in the Givat Sharet neighborhood of Beit Shemesh and is a nurse by profession as well as a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT. She is married with eight children and a bunch of grandchildren.  She works for Melabev … Continue reading

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Dissipating Loneliness in the Golan Heights – Ten Kavod Spotlight Week #1

The Story of United Hatzalah of Israel’s Ten Kavod project is the story of connections. Often these connections are inter-generational, wherein young volunteers, some of whom are fully trained EMTs (emergency medical technicians- 180 hours) and paramedics, while others are … Continue reading

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Happy To Be Alive

On Monday morning, a man in his 40s was shopping when he suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed inside a storefront on Ye’elim Boulevard in Be’er Sheva. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and Deputy Chapter Head of the Be’er Sheva region … Continue reading

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Gindi Equities, a Mission-Driven Multi-family Investment Company, Donates First Foldable Ambucar to United Hatzalah, Kicking Off New Tradition

Al Gindi is a third-generation co-founder of Gindi Equities a successful real estate company that invests in multifamily real estate ( He is also a third-generation donor to many Jewish causes both in the U.S. and in Israel, among them … Continue reading

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