United Hatzalah Emergency COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response Fund


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.

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

Our community of 6,000+ highly trained volunteer medics are playing a key role in filling the gap to arrive quickly to help those in need at no charge. Israelis are turning to United Hatzalah for medical care and information. Our daily call volume is up 40%. To meet this increasing demand, we've added more trained dispatchers, purchased protective gear and other essential medical equipment. Even as the demand rises, United Hatzalah continues to achieve a rapid response time of less than three minutes, and in less than 90 seconds in metropolitan areas.



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
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
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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.

1 week 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

1 week ago

₪1,221.00

Adina and Yisrael Beer

Wishing our Abba a speedy recovery with love.

1 week ago

₪440.00

Meir and Libby beer

With love to Abba

1 week 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.

1 week ago

₪1,221.00

Howard Mischel

58 minutes ago

$50.00

Anonymous

1 hour ago

€42.00

Anonymous

2 hours ago

₪184.50

Sharon Estrin

We should all be healthy, and survive the pandemic. Thank you for all your help...

2 hours ago

$1,200.00

Jacques Nakache

3 hours ago

€26.00

Anonymous

4 hours ago

€43.05

Clifford Godwin

Please give us an update on Eli Baer4.

6 hours ago

$50.00

Anonymous

To a refua shleima of Eli Beer

6 hours ago

$18.00

Anonymous

Thanks for all

9 hours ago

€26.65

Ruth Beniflah

Refoua chelema pour tous les malades et sincères condoléances aux endeuillés.

9 hours ago

€20.50

Anonymous

Refuah Shlema for Eliezer Yehuda Ben Chaya and Nachman Ben Tamar for a speedy and...

9 hours ago

$360.00

Anna Haim Burak

Stay Safe

10 hours ago

$100.00

Anonymous

10 hours ago

₪184.50

Nicole Lascar

13 hours ago

€225.00

Anonymous

13 hours ago

$54.00

אבן יצחק צ'סיר

13 hours ago

₪184.50

Anonymous

15 hours ago

₪100.00

Anonymous

15 hours ago

$51.25

Anonymous

15 hours ago

$156.82

Anonymous

15 hours ago

€42.00

Anonymous

15 hours ago

$50.00

Cécile Gouet

18 hours ago

€200.00

Anonymous

18 hours ago

$51.25

Dylan Elfassy

18 hours ago

€43.05

Anonymous

18 hours ago

€230.62

ELISABETH SULTAN

TODA RABA Vé kol tov bichvil kola michpara

21 hours ago

€20.50

Anonymous

21 hours ago

$18.00

Anonymous

21 hours ago

€51.25

Laurent Benayoun

22 hours ago

€126.00

יהושע שיינברג

ע"י אפרת

23 hours ago

₪20.00

ידידיה סג"ל

לרפואת אליעזר יהודה בן חיה.

1 day ago

₪430.50

Joseph Raskas

Refuah Sheleimah to Shmuel Ben Deborah

1 day ago

$184.50

Hadassa Hecht

1 day ago

$36.90

Avraham and Leah Berkowitz

In honor of a full and speedy recovery of our hero Eli Beer

1 day ago

$73.80

Michael Steinberg

1 day ago

$1,800.00

Anonymous

1 day ago

£50.00

Carolyn Price

May God bless each and everyone of you who are helping those who are sick with this virus!

1 day ago

$51.25

Georgette Messika

1 day ago

€50.00

Elizabeth Levi Senigaglia

Thank you for your courage. Get well Eli Lots of love and hugs from Tverya. Rambam...

1 day ago

$205.00

Anonymous

God Bless you, your family and all of us. If we pray every day, miracles happen....

2 days ago

$51.25

Renee Haas

Sending thoughts and prayers for Eli The Haas Family

2 days ago

$102.50

Anonymous

You were suggested to me by Chabbad.com as those who might be helping the Haredi as...

2 days ago

$51.25

Tammy Landa

Refuah Shleimah to Eliezer Yehuda Ben Chaya...Eli Beer get well SOON!Mashiach NOW

2 days ago

$102.50

Anonymous

2 days ago

$260.00

Anonymous

2 days ago

$102.50

Anonymous

Blessings

2 days ago

$9.22

Anonymous

MERCI

2 days ago

€200.00

Anonymous

2 days ago

$36.00

Francis Cohen

Que Dieu vous garde en bonne santé ! Francine et Barbara Cohen

2 days ago

€500.00

Philippe COHEN

2 days ago

€43.05

Harry LORIA

Go on to save lives ! Thanks a lot

2 days ago

€126.00

Roland Journo

Je participe avec plaisir, soyez en bonne santé en Israël. Ma famille est la-bas....

2 days ago

€43.05

marcel cohen

Hazak oubarouh behtsla'ha

2 days ago

€55.35

Gerard Guigui

Mes félicitations pour le courage et votre travail si difficile.

2 days ago

€250.00

Michèle Boumendil

In Memory Of: Helene Messodie bat Rivka

2 days ago

$369.00

Lev Z

For a refuah shlemah for Eli

2 days ago

$1,000.00

G & P R

For coronavirus disaster relief, and in honor of Eli Beer's fully and speedy recovery

2 days ago

$20,000.00

M & B G

With prayers for a full recovery for Eli Beer

2 days ago

$50,000.00

H Family Foundation

2 days ago

$3,600.00

David ohayon

Hazak

3 days ago

€43.05

Anonymous

Que Dieu vous protège

3 days ago

€84.00

Michael Goodman

A friend and classmate, USMMA 1982, recommended you to me. It is through his strong...

3 days ago

$102.50

Anonymous

3 days ago

€43.05

SYDNEY GARCIN

3 days ago

€180.00

Anonymous

3 days ago

$51.25

שלומי הרשקוביץ

תודה ובהצלחה בהמשך. נא לשלוח קבלה לת.ד. 106...

3 days ago

₪100.00

elana & yaakov kermaier

for a refuah shleimah for Eli Beer

3 days ago

$256.25

Charlie&Judith Suissa

Courage,ça vas bien aller.

3 days ago

$43.05

Herman and Mia Weiss

3 days ago

₪184.50

Judith BALOUKA

Continuez ! restez en bonne santé ! Chabbat Calom et Hag Sameah !

3 days ago

€26.00

Jonathan Nitkin

In Honor of my fabulous daughter Peri Kayla and all that she is doing for Hatzalah's...

3 days ago

$102.50

Anonymous

3 days ago

$1.00

Harry J Reidler

Dear Elie We pray for your speedy recovery!! Lori and Harry Reidler

3 days ago

$1,000.00

André Claude Bismuth

On les remercie vivement et on est de tout cœur avec vous. Merci, merci, merci.

3 days ago

₪180.00

Joan Astrin

3 days ago

$50.00

Monique Azra

Félicitations pour ce que vous faites en ces moments aussi difficiles. De tout cœur...

3 days ago

₪266.50

Anonymous

3 days ago

₪51.25

Anonymous

3 days ago

₪180.00

Anonymous

3 days ago

€32.00

Anonymous

3 days ago

€102.50

Martine Fitoussi

3 days ago

€225.00

Anonymous

3 days ago

₪153.75

S & D S

3 days ago

$5,000.00

Ilan AYACHE

Beaucoup de courage. Respect ! Qu'Hachem vous protège.

3 days ago

€51.25

Shalom W

3 days ago

$54.00

B and Z P

3 days ago

$108.00

Naomi & Josh C

3 days ago

$180.00

D & M A

Refuah Shlema Eli Beer

3 days ago

$1,800.00

S Family

refuah shlema for Eli Beer

3 days ago

$250.00

Moshe B

refuah shelema for Eli Beer

4 days ago

$36.00

יוסף ויינר

4 days ago

₪180.00

Anonymous

4 days ago

€256.25

Marcelle Sitbon

Bravo pour votre courage et merci beaucoup !

4 days ago

€26.00

Florence Mettoudi

בהצלחה ! תזכו למצוות Qu'Hachem vous aide !

4 days ago

₪184.50

Sylvain Durstin

Bon courage !

4 days ago

₪180.00

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