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Three Holocaust Survivors Rescued From Kyiv Brought To Poland For Care and Safety

By Aharon Ben Arush A few days ago, amid air raid sirens and bombings, we were fortunate enough to rescue three Holocaust survivors from Kyiv and bring them to safety in Poland. As part of a major rescue operation that … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Refugee and Bereaved Holocaust Survivor Reunited With Her Last Remaining Relatives After Being Brought To Israel by United Hatzalah

On Thursday, as part of its first-ever chartered humanitarian aid flight to assist Ukrainian refugees in Moldova, United Hatzalah airlifted 160  refugees back to Israel. Some held Israeli citizenship, some came via the right of return, and some had decided … Continue reading

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The Will To Live – Ten Kavod Ma’alot

The Story of Yosef Arzad and Holocaust Survivor Mordechai Greenstein Yosef Azrad is the regional coordinator of United Hatzalah’s Ten Kavod (Giving Respect) program for the city of Ma’alot Tarshiha and the surrounding area. He oversees 20 volunteers who visit … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Encounter with a Holocaust Survivor

  Namah Abohaikal is a 22-year-old volunteer EMT living in the Arab village of Ein Naqquba, located 15 kilometers west of Jerusalem. She is the only Arab woman in the Mevaseret Zion chapter and has been volunteering with United Hatzalah for … Continue reading

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Seizing The Opportunity To Help A Blind and Homebound Senior Citizen

On Sunday around 3:00 p.m., Yehuda Amitay and Meir Vaanunu were transferring elderly patients to receive their Covid-19 vaccines in Jerusalem. When they arrived at the home of the next person they were supposed to transfer, a man in his … Continue reading

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Making Sure Israel’s Elderly Have a Happy Passover

As Passover preparations are moving full speed ahead, United Hatzalah’s Ten Kavod volunteers are working to make the lives of Israel’s elderly that much better this holiday season. In addition to the weekly visits and free medical checkups that Ten … Continue reading

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Helping Holocaust Survivors With Dignity

Esther Hotzlman is an 84-year-old widow who lives with one of her children in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem. She immigrated to Israel at the age of 13 after surviving the holocaust. Esther originally hails from Greece and has had … Continue reading

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