Category Archives: Press

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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David Friedman and Dr. Miriam Adelson Headline Star-Studded Fundraiser For American Friends of United Hatzalah That Raised $12 Million

On Monday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, more than 800 people gathered together in support of Israel’s premier fully volunteer emergency medical service (EMS) organization. The event was headlined by Keynote Speaker David Friedman, former U.S. ambassador to Israel, … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Teams Preparing in Uman For Arrival of Rosh Hashanah Pilgrims

United Hatzalah volunteers have been increasing activity in Uman ahead of the Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year’s) holiday. The town is a popular pilgrimage site during the holiday as many people go to visit the gravesite of Rabbi Nachman of … Continue reading

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Facebook Post Connects Store Employee With EpiPen-Carrying Shopper Who Saved Her Life

Thursday afternoon in Afula, Alin Lea Blu, an employee in a local store, had an anaphylactic reaction after snacking on a dairy product. She started calling for help, shouting “I can’t breathe, I’m going to die”.  Michael Elharar, a volunteer … Continue reading

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Elad Student Suffers Severe Allergic Reaction and is Saved By an EpiPen

On Sunday, a yeshiva student was in the middle of shiur on Ben Uziel Street, in Elad, when suddenly he got an allergic reaction due to coming in contact with peaches to which he is severely allergic. United Hatzalah Dispatch … Continue reading

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Sharing Words Of Torah Over A Cup Of Coffee – Ten Kavod Hevel Sorek: The Story of David Nissim and David Cohen

David Nissim  David Nissim was born in 1952 in the immigrant absorption camp of Tsrifin to a family of Iranian olim (immigrants). He served in the IDF in the Sinai Peninsula during the Yom Kippur war and worked his whole … Continue reading

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Netanya Infant Suffering Allergic Reaction Saved By An EpiPen

Two weeks ago, on Sunday, at a gas station near Netanya, a family was out dining in a restaurant with their one-year-old baby girl. After 30 minutes their baby had an allergic reaction to some of the food she had … Continue reading

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Rosh Tzurim Woman Suffers Anaphylactic Shock, Saved By Member of Her Community With an EpiPen

On Thursday afternoon, just before 4:00 p.m., a woman in her 40s in Rosh Tzurim began to feel a shortness of breath after having a mid-afternoon snack. She was unaware of having any allergies and rushed outside to ask some … Continue reading

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Three Men Reunited With The Rescuers Who Saved Their Lives

On Sunday night, three individuals who suffered cardiac arrests in separate incidents were reunited with the United Hatzalah volunteers who saved their lives as part of a special event celebrating the lifesaving work of volunteers from the Carmel region of … Continue reading

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