Tag Archives: Ten Kavod

“A Team of Angels”: Helping an Amputee Find a Reason to Live

Two weeks ago, United Hatzalah “Ten Kavod” volunteers from Kfar Saba set out on a mission to dramatically improve an elderly water sports enthusiast’s quality of life by helping him experience the sea in a way that he had not … Continue reading

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Helping a Gentleman Who Can No Longer Help Himself

“Never in my life did I think that I would rely upon volunteers to come to my house once a month in order to take me to my favorite spot in the world. The place where I feel the most … Continue reading

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Dignity Becomes Them Lest We Forget

In many instances in Israel, elderly people, especially those who live on their own a long distance away from their children or loved ones, do not receive the help that they need and deserve. One of United Hatzalah’s community outreach … 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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Going Beyond the Emergencies and Providing Preventative Medical Care to The Elderly

United Hatzalah has become well known in the field of emergency medical response in Israel. Over the last decade, the organization has grown considerably, along with the demand for its services. Recently, the organization and its volunteers have taken steps … Continue reading

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Bridging the Generation Gap in The Druze Community – A Model for Israeli Society

“I believe that one of the challenges facing Israeli today is a lack of connection and understanding between our youth and the golden-years generation.” So said Yasmin Kara, the Spokesperson for the Druze Division of The General Federation of Working … 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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Towards Year’s End, United Hatzalah Sets Sights on Building up the Periphery

 With the end of the Gregorian calendar year quickly approaching, United Hatzalah, Israel’s national volunteer emergency services organization, is expanding its efforts in Israel’s periphery. Having graduated 140 new EMTs in the month of October, the organization has added to … Continue reading

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After his call to a Holocaust survivor, a United Hatzalah volunteer wrote this beautifully heartbreaking letter

The Ten Kavod (Give Respect) is United Hatzalah’s Project to pair volunteers with Holocaust survivors in need. We recently received this letter after one of our volunteers went on his first Ten Kavod call. Continue reading

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