Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Selflessly Helping Others Is The Best Remedy – A Responder Discusses Providing Psychological First Aid After The David’s Tomb Terror Attack

By Ariel Drei At 1:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, I was dispatched to provide psychological first aid to people suffering from severe emotional stress reactions to the terror attack that took place at David’s Tomb near the old city of … 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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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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Dramatic Rescue At Jerusalem Senior’s Residence Saves The Life Of A Choking Man

At 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening, Shalom Klein was working at Yeshivat Ohel Shimon Erloi in Katamon when he was suddenly alerted to a medical emergency occurring nearby. Shalom in addition to being a manager at the Yeshiva also volunteers … Continue reading

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Mass Casualty Incident Training Drill

United Hatzalah took a lead role in a strategic mass casualty drill that took place last week. As an emergency medical response organization, our volunteers must prepare for the worst while we hope for the best. Several times a year, … Continue reading

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Shalom Avitan’s Amazing Week of Lifesaving

On Monday night at around 11:00 p.m., a man suffering from intense chest pains in his home on Monbaz Street in Jerusalem called the United Hatzalah dispatch center for help. Luckily enough for him, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Shalom Avitan … Continue reading

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In Memory of Eli Kay

During a special memorial that took place on Monday evening, the second night of Chanukah, the family of terror victim Eli Kay participated in the candle lighting ceremony at the Western Wall together with some of the first responders who … Continue reading

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Saving a Life Amid Hanukkah Preparations

A 73-year-old man who was suffering from a number of prior medical conditions collapsed on Sunday morning just after 11:00 a.m. on Zangvil Street in Jerusalem. Worried family members called emergency services for help in order to try to save … Continue reading

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The Minister of Social Equality’s visit to the United Hatzalah Headquarters

The Minister of Social Equality, Meirav Cohen, took a tour of the United Hatzalah headquarters in Jerusalem with the staff of her bureau on Tuesday. United Hatzalah’s CEO Eli Polak, together with VP of Operations Dov Meisel, Israel Director of … Continue reading

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