Category Archives: Women Volunteers

Working Together To Save a Life

On Monday afternoon, a 28-year-old man collapsed for unknown reasons in his house on Yerushalayim Street in Afula. His worried mother called emergency services for help.    United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs Keren Ezouz and Imad Zoabi received the alert and … Continue reading

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Women’s Unit at the Forefront of Lifesaving: An Interview with Gitty Beer

Gitty Beer, the busy mom of five, a new grandmother, and the wife of United Hatzalah’s founder Eli Beer, started and runs United Hatzalah’s Women’s Unit, which is made up of more than 100 EMS volunteers and counting. Although there … Continue reading

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A Jab Of Love

30-year-old Yogev and 22-year-old Noa Ben-Yehuda are a married couple living in Ashdod. The couple volunteer as United Hatzalah EMTs in the Ashdod chapter. The two have been volunteering since they met a year-and-a-half-ago, Noa volunteers as a paramedic and … Continue reading

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History in the Making: Israel’s Campaign to Vaccinate as Told by 5 UH Medics

  United Hatzalah medics continue to take an active lead in Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Last Saturday evening, the cover story of BBC World News featured a photograph of United Hatzalah medic Shira Hershkop administering a dose to one of Israel’s elderly.  The … Continue reading

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Mother-Daughter Duo Help Evacuate and Calm Residents During Building Fire

Dr. Batya Ludman is a United Hatzalah volunteer in the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU), hailing from Ra’anana. This past Friday afternoon, Batya’s daughter Shayna was at the dentist in Herzliya when she heard loud screaming from an apartment … 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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A Pandemic Through an EMT’s eyes: 10 United Hatzalah Volunteers Share What They’ve Learned Being on the Frontlines

How have the challenges of Covid-19 affected first responders in Israel on a day-to-day basis? In their own words, 10 volunteers of United Hatzalah from diverse backgrounds share how they have become better EMTs and what has kept them going … Continue reading

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A Touching Start To The Day

On Sunday morning just after 7:00 a.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yoel Sarfati was returning home from synagogue when he was alerted by his communications device to a nearby medical emergency. Throwing his coat back on, Yoel rushed over to … Continue reading

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The Korenvaes Miracle Award – 7th Night of Hannukah Recipient – The Ultra-Orthodox Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit Responder From Beitar Illit

Every night throughout Hanukkah, United Hatzalah will be awarding one highly dedicated volunteer with the annual Korenvaes Miracle Award. Tonight’s recipient, on the seventh night of Hanukkah, is Esther Flax from Beitar Illit. Esther Flax grew up in Gateshead, England. … Continue reading

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The Korenvaes Miracle Award – 5th Night of Hannukah Recipient – The Muslim Woman Living Her Dream From Kfar Qassem

Every night throughout Hanukkah, United Hatzalah will be awarding one highly dedicated volunteer with the annual Korenvaes Miracle Award. Tonight’s recipient, on the fifth night of Hanukkah, is Miriam Bader from Kfar Qassem Miriam Bader is a Muslim woman living … Continue reading

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