Category Archives: Community Outreach

The Beauty Of Humanity Brought Out By a Therapy Dog

Batya Jaffe is one of the six Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU) members from United Hatzalah currently active in Surfside, Florida. Batya is an Animal Assisted Therapist and together with her dog Lucy, a specially trained King Charles Cavalier, … Continue reading

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Easing The Ongoing Trauma Of Not Knowing – Together

As rescue efforts in the community of Surfside, Florida continue, United Hatzalah of Israel was dispatched on Saturday night together with the IDF’s Home Front Command in order to assist the forces and people on the ground cope with the … Continue reading

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Lifeguard and Doctor Perform A Pool Rescue and Save a 3-Year-Old

On Wednesday evening, just after 5:00 p.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Dr. Yonatan Ben-Nur was driving his ambucycle near his house at the entrance of the town Nitzan when he received an emergency alert in the neighboring town of Nitzanim. … Continue reading

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“Untraditional Party Crashers” – Performing CPR And Saving A Life At A Wedding

On Monday night at 11:24 p.m., a couple was celebrating their wedding in Modi’in Illit when the groom’s grandfather suddenly lost consciousness and collapsed in the middle of the hall. On that same street, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Neoray Ben … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Holds Commemorative Ceremony for the Fallen in the Meron Tragedy

President and Founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer did during the event which took place at the Toldos Aharon section of Meron in front of 300 volunteer first responders and family members of the fallen: “When I first heard the … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Seniors Sponsor Life-Saving e-Bike

When rockets are falling and Jews are under attack, some people feel helpless and despondent. Not the residents of Beit Tovei Ha’ir retirement community in Jerusalem. Since the first rockets were launched from Gaza, the Tehilim group met daily, but … 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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Director-Generals of 10 Government Ministries Discuss Cooperation With United Hatzalah and Dedicate 10 New Emergency Ambucycles During Visit To Headquarters

During a special visit to United Hatzalah’s headquarters in Jerusalem that took place on Monday, 10 Director-Generals of government offices toured the headquarters, met with both Jewish and Muslim volunteer first responders, and dedicated ten new ambucycles to EMTs and … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Launches “Year of the Volunteer” and Saving Lives Sunday Telethon

United Hatzalah of Israel, the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Service in Israel, announces the launch of its 2021 campaign, Year of the Volunteer. The year-long campaign will act as a showcase and celebration of United Hatzalah’s volunteers. … Continue reading

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Two Muslim Ambulance Drivers Save The Life Of a Collapsed Neighbor

On Wednesday morning, just before 9:00 a.m. in the town of Jadeidi-Makr in the Galilee, Farok Dabas was sleeping after a long ambulance shift the previous night, when his United Hatzalah communication device begins to chime, alerting him to a … Continue reading

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