Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Jerusalem Honors Local EMS Volunteers For Saving Lives

The Jerusalem Municipality honored exemplary first responders on Thursday at a special ceremony that took place at City Hall. Among the honorees presented with citations from the city for their exemplary service were select volunteers from the police, fire department, … Continue reading

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Standing Guard At Jerusalem’s Crossings – A Ramadan Initiative To Safeguard Palestinians Wishing To Enter Jerusalem

A new project has been taking place over the past few weeks in Jerusalem. During the hot days of Ramadan, United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs have been asked to join Israel’s border police and the military police in safeguarding the passage … Continue reading

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EMS Vehicle Donated To Israel In Memory Of Poway Shooting Victim On Yom Hazikaron

Just two weeks ago, Lori Gilbert Kaye was shot and killed in a synagogue in Poway, California on the seventh day of Pesach. The attack which claimed her life and injured several others was so horrific that it has impacted … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Woman Saves Taxi Driver

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Kayla Zur resides in Jerusalem and is one of the organization’s electric bicycle or E-Bike drivers. A few weeks ago, a 70-year-old taxi driver with two passengers in his vehicle suffered a heart attack and lost … Continue reading

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Former Psychotrauma Director Of United Hatzalah Wins Prestigious Bonei Zion Prize

The Founder and Former Director of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU) Miriam Ballin was awarded the Young Leadership Award among the recipients of the Bonei Zion prize from Nefesh B’Nefesh for her work in founding the new … Continue reading

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Saving Lives in Unexpected Ways

Yechiel Gurfein continues his amazing work as a United Hatzalah volunteer, saving lives with his emergency electric bicycle. Sometimes, Yechiel saves lives in unexpected ways. Recently, Yechiel was staying at a friend’s home in the central Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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In Less Than a Minute He Saved a Woman’s Life

On a recent Sunday afternoon, a 70-year-old woman was crossing the street in Jerusalem when she was struck and run over by a massive truck, severely injuring her legs. Horrified witnesses quickly called for help. Nati Osteri, a volunteer United … Continue reading

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Man Successfully Revived at Western Wall During IDF Swearing in Ceremony

On Thursday evening during the swearing-in ceremony of the Kfir Brigade at the Kotel, a man spontaneously collapsed to the floor.   Tair Aviani Carmi whose son was participating in the swearing-in ceremony, was in the crowd and standing just … Continue reading

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Carrying on the Miracles of Jewish Midwives

My name is Yaffa Goldschmiedt and I am a member of United Hatzalah’s Women’s Unit. One recent morning I was sitting down to have my morning coffee it was my minute to unwind without children without work, just a few … Continue reading

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The Man Who Really Puts The Uber Into Lifesaving

The network of emergency medical services operated by United Hatzalah is often referred to as the Uber of lifesaving. This is even more true in the case of Hadad Ischak, a taxi driver by trade who also serves as one … Continue reading

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