Tag Archives: Israel

Beit Shemesh Man Revived by United Hatzalah’s EMT’s After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

On Tuesday afternoon, a man in his 60s suffered a cardiac arrest in an open park on Nahar Hayarkon Boulevard in Beit Shemesh. Worried passersby called the United Hatzalah Dispatch Center for assistance. The dispatch center automatically notified the closest … Continue reading

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Of Fire, Ladders, and Leaps Of Faith

Being trapped in a burning building is a nightmare that thankfully few people ever have to face. Jumping out of windows to escape is usually a scene reserved for movies. Real life, though, can sometimes be just as dramatic as … Continue reading

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Early Morning Rescue Saves The Life of Jerusalem Man Who Suffered A Cardiac Arrest in Front of His Family

Early Sunday morning, just before 4:00 a.m., a man in his late 60s was not feeling well at an apartment on Abulafya Street near Nachalot. He began to make gurgling sounds and his wife and daughters woke up from the … Continue reading

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Venture Capitalist Eric Reiner Joins U.S. National Board of United Hatzalah, Appointed President of Young Leadership for the Organization

In an effort to expand awareness and support for emergency medical services in Israel, Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel is pleased to announce that the Founder and Managing Partner of Vine Ventures,  Eric Reiner, has joined the organization’s U.S. National … Continue reading

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Treating The Trauma of Hurricane Ian One Survivor At A Time

My name is Einat Kauffman and I am the Clinical Director of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU). I am one of seven members of our current relief mission to Fort Myers and Naples in Florida providing emotional … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Sends Relief Mission To Florida In Response To Hurricane Ian

Just over a week after United Hatzalah sent a mission to Puerto Rico to assist with Hurricane Fiona, the organization dispatched a second relief team, this time to assist in Florida following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian. “This is … Continue reading

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Helping Others Learn How To Help Themselves

By Avishai Levkovitz My name is Avishai Levkovitz and I am a social worker. I have been volunteering with United Hatzalah as part of the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU) for a short time now and I was asked … Continue reading

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After the Rains Come

By Gaby Hilkowitz Rurka There is a lot of emotional and psychological trauma currently in Puerto Rico. A lot of it dates back to Hurricane Maria which took place in 2017 when large parts of the island were devastated by … Continue reading

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The Loss Here Is Real – A Psychologist First Responder In Puerto Rico Speaks About The Devastation Following Hurricane Fiona

By Kamila Forkosh-Lavan My name’s Kamila Forkosh – Lavan, and I’m a practicing psychologist from Jerusalem. I volunteer with United Hatzalah of Israel’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit, a unit that provides psychological first aid for people suffering from mental … 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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