Last week, on Lag Ba’omer, the Hilula of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, all the various authorities worked feverishly to enable the masses of Jews to come to Meron safely for the traditional prayers at the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.
In spite of the complex logistics involved in handling the hundreds of thousands converging in a small area within a 24-hour period, traffic moved smoothly most of the day. In order to reduce the crush on the roads, only public transportation vehicles were allowed in to the area for the course of the Hilula.
This year once again, Ezer Mizion was assigned full responsibility to transport the handicapped and mobility impaired population to the gravesite. People with valid handicapped I.D. cards came to the Parod parking lot via the Sheva intersection, where Ezer Mizion ambulances, manned by courteous, experienced drivers, were waiting to shuttle them all the way up to the site.
Each year, more and more mobility-impaired individuals allow themselves to make the trip on Lag Ba’omer, thanks to Ezer Mizion’s special transport service, carried out by dedicated drivers with genuine concern for their passengers’ welfare.
Ezer Mizion’s volunteer network will step up activity in all the wards Additional manpower desperately needed to meet patients’ needs.
By Y. Sheinfeld
Due to the slowdown to “Shabbat mode” at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, the volunteer network is compelled to step up activity in all the hospital wards.
The Jerusalem branch of Ezer Mizion dispatches more than sixty volunteers each day to the five major Jerusalem hospitals. Continue reading Volunteers Fill in as Hadassah Hospital Strikes
While his friends are busy with their matriculation exams, 16-year-old Leor Gershon wakes up every morning in Ichilov hospital to a lesson on survival, as he fights the cancer that is ravaging his body.
A year and a half ago, Leor, a sports champion, was diagnosed with cancer. Since then, he has been undergoing grueling treatments and the doctors had to amputate his leg. Continue reading I Majored in Survival
He was an outstanding science teacher. Now he is battling cancer. Dr. Vladimir Detzkovsky was one of ten science teachers who were awarded citations of excellence. Would he be there in person to receive his award? Would he relive his productive years in the presence of those whom he had taught? Would he hear the applause? What a difference between receiving the award in the mail and being there in the limelight! What joy it would give him, enabling his spirit to be strengthened and join his body in the battle for life. Yet, for Vladimir, traveling was an impossible feat. Until Ezer Mizion’s Ambulance and Transport Division entered the picture. A ceremony took place at the Haifa Technion, where ten prizes were awarded to outstanding science teachers selected by Technion students. Note the equal expressions of joy on the faces of Vladimir and that of the Ezer Mizion driver who made his attendance possible.
Wishing you a full recovery, Vladimir! May you soon return to the classrooms where you were so much loved and admired.
The moment reports arrived that the snowstorm had begun, Ezer Mizion’s Emergency Phone Center jumped into action.
The Center provided a response for dozens of patients and mobility impaired individuals who needed ambulance transport. Continue reading Jerusalem in White