United Hatzalah Emergency COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response Fund


Following a challenging four weeks battling Covid-19, being intubated and put on a respirator, Eli Beer has made a miraculous recovery. Over this period, the doctors and medical staff at the hospital in Miami, along with the global support of the UH family, have provided Eli with the necessary strength and resilience to overcome this deadly illness.

Meanwhile, Israel remains in lockdown. Over 13,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases and over 30,000 remain in quarantine. During this time, our national network of 6,000 volunteer medics continue to respond to lifesaving emergencies, and we must continue to provide them with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) so they can be safe as they respond to help others.

To respond to the huge need, United Hatzalah has launched a first of its kind Humanitarian Hotline, in partnership with the Ministry of Social Equality, Lev Echad, and Matnasim. The hotline connects tens of thousands of volunteers to elderly and disabled individuals in need of food and medicine. Volunteers are dispatched to make these deliveries and ensure Israel's most vulnerable citizens have everything they need.

Our community of 6,000+ highly trained volunteer medics, together with our national Humanitarian Hotline, are playing a key role in filling an extremely important gap across Israel, at no charge. But this is only possible with your support. Please donate today and help ensure the safety of all Israelis during these perilous times.



The incremental costs to United Hatzalah of responding to this crisis, including PPE kits, additional medical equipment and increased staff, is approximately $28,000 per day.

Product Cost
Sponsor a Humanitarian Call $36
Personal protective equipment (PPE) Kit includes a protective apron, a face shield, a mask, and gloves $50
Additional dispatch staff cost per day $250
Oxygen Tanks and Other Critical Equipment $360
General Medical Supplies $1,800
Daily Incremental Cost $28,000
To Goal: $976,205
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Uriel and Penina Davis (Beer)

In honor of of our dear father Eliezer Yehudah ben Chaya. May he have a full and fast recovery.

2 months ago

₪1,221.00

Avigail Beer

אבא, אני מתגעגעת אלייך כלכך. תרומה לרפואתך לארגון שאנחנו כלכך אוהבים! מתפללים שתשב איתנו השנה בליל הסדר. מבידוד לחירות. אביגיל

2 months ago

₪1,221.00

Adina and Yisrael Beer

Wishing our Abba a speedy recovery with love.

2 months ago

₪440.00

Meir and Libby beer

With love to Abba

2 months ago

₪1,221.00

Gitty Beer

In honor or my beloved husband Eliezer Yehudah ben Chaya. May we have a quick and complete recovery. Waiting impatiently to spend the next 70+ years together.

2 months ago

₪1,221.00

S & M S

4 days ago

$1,000.00

Jennifer G M

4 days ago

$1,000.00

Linda B

4 days ago

$1,800.00

Douglas C

4 days ago

$36.00

S & D Family

4 days ago

$1,000.00

Roberta and Daniel G

4 days ago

$1,800.00

Congregation B E

4 days ago

$7,200.00

Howard S

4 days ago

$1,000.00

B F

4 days ago

$1,800.00

Gavin M

4 days ago

$1,246.00

C M F

4 days ago

£100.00

E P

4 days ago

£5.00

Michael and Edith G

4 days ago

$1,000.00

Tali K

4 days ago

$360.00

Belinda Holder

4 days ago

£50.00

Roy Hakimian

In honor of my father, the late Khosrow Hakimian (Shmuel Ben Ahron)

6 days ago

$1,845.00

Jeremy Lustman

Thank you for all of the hard work you do for our country and its people. Your...

6 days ago

$283.00

F J P

1 week ago

$120.00

M R F

1 week ago

$5,000.00

Joyce and David F

1 week ago

$1,800.00

Anonymous

1 week ago

₪3,600.00

R F

1 week ago

$1,800.00

J C F

1 week ago

$2,000.00

Geoffrey S

1 week ago

£500.00

Alan W

1 week ago

£1,000.00

G C

1 week ago

$1,080.00

Audrey S

1 week ago

$1,008.00

Gustavo C

1 week ago

$2,500.00

Gary and Lori C

1 week ago

$3,094.00

Eva C

1 week ago

$72.00

Sharona B

1 week ago

$180.00

David and Esther M

1 week ago

$1,800.00

Abbey and Helene B

1 week ago

$1,800.00

Michal C

1 week ago

$7,800.00

Brian and Naomi K

1 week ago

$1,025.00

Anonymous

1 week ago

₪100.00

Anonymous

1 week ago

$18.00

Leslie & Andrew Wachtel

In honor of Raphael Poch.

2 weeks ago

$369.00

Naomi Maurer

In honor of Eli Beer

2 weeks ago

$300.00

מלכה פרטוש

2 weeks ago

₪250.00

Eli Elefant

2 weeks ago

$1,800.00

Dan Freeman

Love your work, Eli!

2 weeks ago

$100.00

מנואל קורן

2 weeks ago

₪5,125.00

Rozanne Polansky

Keep up the good work. Refuah sheleimah to Eli Beer

2 weeks ago

$36.00

Lois Gornish

in memory of Sholma ben Avaraham, Gittel bas Avraham Yitzchak ...

3 weeks ago

$26.65

John Fransman

G'd bless you and get well and strong again soon Eli Beer

3 weeks ago

£250.00

kevin gothelf

Incredible work - and miraculous recovery for Eli - BH

3 weeks ago

£1,430.00

Perri Polansky

Thank you for all the wonderful work you do.

3 weeks ago

$1,845.00

Andrew Rosen

3 weeks ago

$300.00

Joseph Fagan

Kol HaKavod and Rafuag Shelayma to Elise Beer, in memory of Tob Rick bas Dan

3 weeks ago

$18.45

Robert and Rebecca K

in honor of Eli Beer

3 weeks ago

$360.00

Miriam S

3 weeks ago

$100.00

Hagi S

3 weeks ago

$1,845.00

Harry S

3 weeks ago

£100.00

Avrohom W

3 weeks ago

$1,000.00

Amy H

3 weeks ago

$1,000.00

E B

3 weeks ago

$50.00

M & F A

3 weeks ago

£5,000.00

P & A G

3 weeks ago

$1,800.00

Karen Goodkind

With gratitude for all you do and so delighted that Eli is home and recovering.

3 weeks ago

£500.00

Debra Silver

3 weeks ago

$369.00

Yosef Kanar

Hey Eli, we are so happy and thrilled that you're back home with your family healthy...

3 weeks ago

£36.90

לירן גולן

3 weeks ago

₪51.25

robert kahan

3 weeks ago

£18.00

Mark Levy

3 weeks ago

$360.00

Anonymous

Thank you for all the work that you do! Special thanks to Carolyn for her excellent...

3 weeks ago

$126.00

Yaakov Florans

In Honor of Peri Nitkin Miami Represent. Doing great things.

3 weeks ago

$51.25

Michael Steinberg

We love you, Eli!!!

3 weeks ago

$3,000.00

Patricia Luna

In honor of Andrea and Elisha Plonka.

3 weeks ago

$100.00

Naomi Jacobson

In honor of the yahrzeit of Peter Brothman,

3 weeks ago

$27.00

Dusia Kretchmer

Dear Eli, be well and continue your important endavour . Chag Sameach Dusia and...

3 weeks ago

$36.90

Myrna Berlin

3 weeks ago

$360.00

Michael Zimmerman

In tribute to Eli Beer's full recovery and may Hashem continue to watch over his...

3 weeks ago

$360.00

Anonymous

3 weeks ago

₪120.00

Morton & Stacy Weinstein & Nerenstone

In appreciation of Michael and Lauren Moshi

3 weeks ago

$2,562.50

Sharon Simbler

Thank you for your amazing work, now and always

3 weeks ago

£50.00

Anonymous

3 weeks ago

$102.50

Mazal Laham

3 weeks ago

₪184.50

Michael & Jackie Abels

In gratitude for the recovery of Eli Beer and the work of Hatzalah Orli & Michael Abels

3 weeks ago

$1,800.00

Allan Raskin

Welcome back Torah Blessings to all !!!!

3 weeks ago

$184.50

virginia maas

Sending contribution in response to Brad Yellen's appeal for help

3 weeks ago

$102.50

Anonymous

3 weeks ago

$72.00

Anonymous

ישר כוח! ה' יחזק את פעילותכם!

3 weeks ago

₪250.00

Dov H

lizchus eli beer

3 weeks ago

$1,800.00

Mark and Judy G

In honor of Eli Beer - wishing him and all who are ill a Refuah Shleimah.

3 weeks ago

$1,800.00

Alex Mann

3 weeks ago

$1,800.00

J and D M

3 weeks ago

$5,000.00

W & S A

3 weeks ago

$5,000.00

L & L W

3 weeks ago

$5,000.00

P and Z R

refuah shlemah Eli

3 weeks ago

$400.00

Scott sheps

3 weeks ago

$36.00

Scott Sheps

Welcome home Eli - may you and all those affected by COVID19 have a recovery and those...

3 weeks ago

₪36.00

Anonymous

3 weeks ago

₪51.25

Aton Ben-Horin

4 weeks ago

$205.00

Anonymous

4 weeks ago

₪51.25

We're thankful for your overwhelming support of Eli, the full list of supporters can be viewed here.

Mark and Rabbi Erica Gerson, International Chairman of United Hatzalah

smiling philanthropist

Mark Gerson is the co-founder and Chairman of the Gerson Lehrman Group. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Julius, the co-founder and Chairman of Thuzio, co-founder and co-Chairman of Voray, and the co-founder of Quality Reviews.

Mark is the International Chairman of United Hatzalah, having co-founded the International organization with Eli Beer in 2006. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of the African Mission Healthcare Foundation, which supports the work of Christian medical missionaries serving in Africa. As part of that work, he and his wife Erica started the annual Rabbi Erica and Mark Gerson L'Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service now entering its third year. He is also the co-founder of United Rescue, which is bringing the United Hatzalah model of crowd-sourced volunteer first response to the United States. Mark is also the author of books on intellectual history and on education, and has published articles on subjects including the Biblical Jonah, Frank Sinatra's legacy and the OJ Simpson case in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, The Weekly Standard and other publications. He is a graduate of Williams College and Yale Law School.

Rabbi Erica Gerson graduated from Amherst College, magna cum laude, and received both Rabbinical ordination and a Masters in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2007. Erica is a member of the Board of Directors of Rodeph Sholom School, a Reform Jewish day school. Erica is also a board member of United Hatzalah of Israel.

Mark and Erica live with their four children in Manhattan.

Harvey and Gloria Kaylie

Harvey and Gloria Kaylie

The Kaylies have made a permanent impact on the nation of Israel and the Jewish community in the United States. Since the 1970s, Harvey has made a prestigious and economic impact on Israel through the success of Ravon Electronics, a branch of the 1969-founded company Mini-Circuits Inc., of which Harvey was President. With Gloria by his side in spirit and in deed, Harvey made the company a global leader in radio frequency and microwave signal processing components.

However, this was just the start. Throughout their lives the Kaylies have made giving a priority. Today, their philanthropy has helped young people with developmental disabilities integrate with their peers via Camp Kaylie; benefitted Jewish education through support of Yeshiva University, Yeshiva Har Torah, and a variety of Jewish Federations; and they have impacted social services and health care in Israel. Their most recent donation for establishment of the Kaylie Kidney Health Center of Excellence at Rambam Health Care Campus will facilitate innovative kidney research—impacting kidney health at a global level, and ensuring the best possible medical care for kidney patients in Israel’s northern region.

Saving Time. Saving Lives.

Founded in 2006, United Hatzalah has grown to become the largest independent, non-profit, nationaly recognized and fully-volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) orginization in Israel, responding to over 900 emergency calls a day. United Hatzalah's 6,000 medics, paramedics, and doctors create a web of emergency first responders, each connected to a GPS-based dispatch system which, together with our innovative transportation solutions, provids lifesaving aid faster than any other EMS organization in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

United Hatzalah has democratized access to emergency medical services by providing its services free of charge and has improved victim outcomes by getting first responders to the scene of an emergency three times faster than an ambulance. Our volunteers, spotted at every medical emergency, have been dubbed 'Angels in Orange' after their trademark orange vests. United Hatzalah has set a goal to grow to 6,000 volunteer medics in Israel by 2020 and further reduce the average response time to just 90 seconds nationwide.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 State of Affairs In Israel and How United Hatzalah is Helping

Israel is under lockdown. Thousands of confirmed cases and over 30,000 in quarantine.

Israel is in lockdown. Over 1,000 confirmed cases and more than 50,000 citizens in quarantine. In mere weeks, this potentially fatal virus has escalated into a national crisis. Similar to many other countries, all schools are now closed, as are restaurants, shopping malls and all other entertainment venues.

With national ambulance services currently overtaxed, more Israelis are turning to United Hatzalah for medical care and information. Since the outbreak of the pandemic in Israel, the average daily call volume to our dispatch center is up by 40%. To meet this increasing demand, we've added more trained dispatchers. Even as the demand rises, our network of 6,000 highly trained volunteers continue to achieve a rapid response time of less than three minutes, and in less than 90 seconds in metropolitan areas.

As always, United Hatzalah offers these services at no charge.

Track Virus App

Track virus an Israeli app that has been developed together with United Hatzalah of Israel and will enable anyone with the app to know if they have been in contact with anyone positively diagnosed with coronavirus.

A Letter from our Chairman

Dear Friend of United Hatzalah,

In the Book of Genesis, Jacob is on a journey to see his brother. An unnamed “man” appears and engages Jacob in a nightlong wrestling match. Jacob is injured, but emerges victorious. Still, he tells his opponent, “I will not let you go until you bless me.”

One should always, we learn, emerge from a struggle with a blessing.

Eli Beer is in a struggle due to a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19. On Friday evening he was put on a ventilator to assist his breathing. We expect Eli to be sedated for two days to two weeks, and expect he will experience a full (if slow and difficult) recovery. We are grateful for the outstanding care Eli is receiving at the hospital in Miami, and for the remarkable support that UH supporters are providing for him in Miami.

For all of those who love and admire Eli, we have something profound within our power: we can enable him to emerge from this struggle with a blessing. The attached video, which he apparently made a moment before he was sedated, shows how he would like to be blessed. We can imagine his smile — and indeed joy — if, upon awaking, he sees this page filled of support and supporters.

May God bless you — and Eli and the volunteers of United Hatzalah, who are working nonstop in very difficult and dangerous circumstances to save the lives of their neighbors in need from regular and irregular challenges.

Mark and Erica Gerson
Chairman and Board Member, United Hatzalah