Category Archives: Community Outreach

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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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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United Hatzalah Sends Relief Mission To Florida In Response To Hurricane Ian

Just over a week after United Hatzalah sent a mission to Puerto Rico to assist with Hurricane Fiona, the organization dispatched a second relief team, this time to assist in Florida following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian. “This is … Continue reading

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Helping Others Learn How To Help Themselves

By Avishai Levkovitz My name is Avishai Levkovitz and I am a social worker. I have been volunteering with United Hatzalah as part of the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU) for a short time now and I was asked … Continue reading

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After the Rains Come

By Gaby Hilkowitz Rurka There is a lot of emotional and psychological trauma currently in Puerto Rico. A lot of it dates back to Hurricane Maria which took place in 2017 when large parts of the island were devastated by … Continue reading

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The Loss Here Is Real – A Psychologist First Responder In Puerto Rico Speaks About The Devastation Following Hurricane Fiona

By Kamila Forkosh-Lavan My name’s Kamila Forkosh – Lavan, and I’m a practicing psychologist from Jerusalem. I volunteer with United Hatzalah of Israel’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit, a unit that provides psychological first aid for people suffering from mental … Continue reading

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In Wake of Hurricane Fiona- Combined Israeli-U.S. Volunteer Aid Group Becomes A Force Multiplier of Human Intervention in Puerto Rico

On Friday, September 23rd, a team of seven first responders and mental health experts arrived in San Juan to assist residents in the country find relief in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. The battered residents, particularly in the southwestern side … Continue reading

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Israeli Delegation Departs To Puerto Rico To Offer Psychological and Medical Aid In Wake of Hurricane Fiona

Early Thursday morning, a delegation of medical and psychological experts from the emergency medical service (EMS) organization United Hatzalah, departed from Israel en route to Puerto Rico. The team, which is comprised of four members of the Psychotrauma and Crisis … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Raises NIS 200,000 In First Ever Tel Aviv Summer Soiree Event

 Pedestrians walking passed the corner of Balfour Street and Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night were able to enjoy music floating down from a fourth-floor terrace in one of the adjacent buildings signifying a summer party taking place. … Continue reading

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