Author Archives: Raphael Poch

Haley, Netanyahu and Dershowitz Nominated as First Three Honorees of United Hatzalah’s Miracle Campaign

In the weeks leading up to Chanukah, United Hatzalah launched the Korenvaes Miracle Award to honor eight people who have championed Israel. The honorees are people who represent the value of Tikkun Olam — repairing the world. The organization put … Continue reading

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Climbing a Ladder to Save a Life

One recent morning at 8:00 AM, Dan Dikanoff, a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT from Givat Shmuel, was driving in the freeway fast lane when he was suddenly alerted to a serious work accident in the vicinity. Despite being on the … Continue reading

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Speaking The Language of Women – Judge Ruchie Freier Visits United Hatzalah Women’s Unit

On Tuesday morning, The Honorable Judge Ruchie Freier stood outside United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center in the organization’s Jerusalem headquarters, surrounded by volunteer EMTs from the organization’s women’s unit and took a moment to reflect on the groundbreaking initiatives … Continue reading

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Israeli CEO’s Come Out To Support United Hatzalah In First Annual Gala in Home Country

On Monday evening, United Hatzalah of Israel held its first annual Gala Dinner event in Israel. The event took place at Avenue Event Hall in Airport City and raised a significant sum for the all-volunteer first response emergency medical services … Continue reading

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Leaving Children To Answer an Emergency

On a recent Shabbat morning, a young woman who thought she was in the early stages of pregnancy suddenly began bleeding. The woman became hysterical and fainted on the spot.  Her alarmed husband threw water on her face in an … Continue reading

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It Is Hard to Know Emergencies Are Happening and Do Nothing

It was Wednesday afternoon when a builder, who was working on the unfinished second story of a building, fell over the edge and crashed to the floor below. Witnesses urgently call for help. Avi Amar from Ashdod was resting at … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Sets Out to Curate Next Generation of Philanthropists

Over the month of November, a new project began that will empower the next generation of community leaders to build a strong and successful support network of young professional philanthropists in the United States. The project dubbed the ’30 Under … Continue reading

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“A Team of Angels”: Helping an Amputee Find a Reason to Live

Two weeks ago, United Hatzalah “Ten Kavod” volunteers from Kfar Saba set out on a mission to dramatically improve an elderly water sports enthusiast’s quality of life by helping him experience the sea in a way that he had not … Continue reading

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London Community Comes Out To Support Israeli EMS Organization, Wowed by Eurovision Champion

Netta Barzilai headlined a gala evening in a prestigious London venue last night that aimed to raise funds for Israel’s largest fully-volunteer emergency medical services organization, United Hatzalah. The event took place at One Marylebone event hall and was a … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah in Cooperation With the Ministry of Diaspora send Psychological First Response Team to Aid Pittsburgh

A team of volunteers from United Hatzalah of Israel, in cooperation with the Ministry of Diaspora and the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, is heading from Israel to aid the community and victims of the shooting attack that took place in … Continue reading

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