Category Archives: Women Volunteers

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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After A Month Without Medication Ukrainian Refugee In Serious Condition Receives Medical Care At Moldova Border

On Saturday, a team operating today on the Palanca border between Ukraine and Moldova identified long queues on the Ukrainian side and requested to enter to see if there were refugees that required medical attention inside the border. Vicky Tiferet, who … Continue reading

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A Firsthand Look From The Ground As Part of Operation Orange Wings

By: Hadas Rucham “So, how was it???” I returned from the United Hatzalah humanitarian aid delegation to the Ukrainian border over a week ago and I still do not know how to answer this question that I have been asked … Continue reading

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Joint Operation Between The Jewish Agency, United Hatzalah, and Beilinson Hospital, Airlifts 6 Critically Ill Ukrainian Refugees To Receive Medical Care In Israel

On a plane that was especially charted by United Hatzalah and converted into a flying intensive care unit, left Israel this morning on its way to Bucharest in a joint operation between the Jewish Agency, Beilinson Hospital (from Clalit), and … Continue reading

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