Last Chanukah, during candle lighting, United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs Keren Poster and Penina Rosenberg received an alert on their communications devices about a birth in progress in a house in Ramat Beit Shemesh. 

Leaving their families behind, Poster and Rosenberg rushed to the scene and found Zisse Klein, a woman in her 20s, in active labor. The EMTs set up a birth kit and soon delivered a beautiful baby girl. However, they immediately observed that the infant wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse. Poster and Rosenberg initiated CPR and provided assisted ventilation to the newborn. Thankfully, due to their efforts, the baby’s pulse and breathing were successfully restored. Klein and her baby were then urgently transported in an intensive care ambulance to Hadassah Ein Kerem for further care.

On Wednesday, Poster and Rosenberg were reunited with the Klein family, who thanked them for saving their baby girl’s life. “Thank you for your dedication to saving lives around the clock with such care and professionalism,” said Zisse Klein as she presented the EMTs with a certificate and a gift to show her appreciation. 

“Thanks to the medical knowledge that we acquired at United Hatzalah, we were privileged to provide the assistance that was needed in a timely manner,” said Poster and Rosenberg. “We are so thrilled to see both of you today, healthy and smiling.”