Category Archives: Behind the Orange Vest Series

Highlighting Our Students and Future Lifesavers

As part of our Year Of The Volunteer project, United Hatzalah will be highlighting volunteers from across the country who give of themselves and their time to help others and save lives each and every day. We want to recognize these heroes … Continue reading

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Honoring Our Military Veterans On Remembrance/Veteran’s Day

As part of our Year Of The Volunteer project, United Hatzalah will be highlighting volunteers from across the country who give of themselves and their time to help others and save lives each and every day. We want to recognize … Continue reading

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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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An Unlikely Encounter with a Holocaust Survivor

  Namah Abohaikal is a 22-year-old volunteer EMT living in the Arab village of Ein Naqquba, located 15 kilometers west of Jerusalem. She is the only Arab woman in the Mevaseret Zion chapter and has been volunteering with United Hatzalah for … Continue reading

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Behind the Orange Vest: A Conversation with Vicky Tiferet on International Women’s Day

Vicky Tiferet was recently appointed as the head of United Hatzalah’s Hula Valley chapter, becoming the first woman in the organization to hold such a post. The Hula Valley region stretches from Metula to the north of the Sea of … Continue reading

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Behind The Orange Vest: Volunteering Through the Eyes of Esther Pamensky

45 year-old Esther Pamensky, originally from New York, lives in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Eshkol with her husband and 4 kids.  She has been volunteering for the last year and a half in United Hatzalah’s Women’s Unit. Throughout the … Continue reading

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