Category Archives: Women Volunteers

Deceased Man Triggers Tough Memories for Responding EMT

On Sunday night a man was found unconscious in his car on Ben-Zvi Street in Tel Aviv. Police responded to the incident and called for emergency medical services to come and assist and try to resuscitate the man.    United … Continue reading

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Taking a Break from Martial Arts to Save a Life

On Wednesday evening at around 7:30 p.m., a 68-year-old man lost consciousness in a Ramle synagogue during evening prayer services. The congregants stopped the prayers and called emergency services. One fellow tried performing CPR as they waited for help to … Continue reading

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Hanging Out Like Old Friends

Elisheva Meier-   Elisheva is a 42-year-old wife and mother of 5 who made Aliyah with her family to Neve Daniel in recent years. She studies nursing at the Hadassah school of nursing and volunteers as an EMT for United … Continue reading

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Visits to a Senior Citizen With a Heart Full of Love

Talia Asher- Talia is 60 years old. She resides in Mevaseret, where she was born and raised and where her parents met and got married. Her two children also live there along with their spouses and children, Talia’s grandchildren, and … Continue reading

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Baby Girl Born Three Years After Her Father’s Life Was Saved, Both By The Same EMT

On Monday night, a woman went into labor at her home in one of Jerusalem’s northern neighborhoods. Her husband quickly called emergency services for help. The family, who was familiar with some of the first responders in their neighborhood, waited … Continue reading

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Man Collapses Outside Shul During Morning Prayers, Resuscitated by Team of Women EMTs

At around 7:00 a.m. on Thursday morning a 71-year-old man lost consciousness outside of a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo and collapsed on the sidewalk. Members of the synagogue who were in the middle of morning prayers called … Continue reading

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More Than 500 Seniors Living Alone Receive Gift Packages For Pesach As Part of National Drive To Care For The Elderly Ahead of the Holiday

During the past week, more than 500 senior citizens who live by themselves, received gift packages containing matzah and wine for the Pesach seder, as well as a special holiday blessing. The country-wide initiative is part of a national drive … Continue reading

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Saving a Life in a Jerusalem Supermarket

On Monday afternoon at around 4:00 p.m., a worker in a local supermarket in Jerusalem lost consciousness and collapsed between the cash registers. His colleagues immediately called emergency services to help.  United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs Kalanit Taub, Avi Bakar, and … Continue reading

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A True Friendship Between a Muslim and Jew

Written by Sarah Bechor: I met Ranya Abu Sha’ban a few years back. I was told that out of all of United Hatzalah’s 6000+ volunteers, she was the only woman Muslim medic who spoke English. And she still is.    … Continue reading

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Sheryl Sandberg, Meta COO and Founder of Lean In and Option B, Donates $1 Million to Support United Hatzalah’s Relief Efforts For Ukrainian Refugees

United Hatzalah, the volunteer-based emergency medical services organization based in Israel with a standing presence across the U.S., announced today that it has received a generous $1 million donation from Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Meta and Founder of … Continue reading

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