Light in the Tunnel (Mishpacha 12/14)


The K. family’s living room was well-lit. But neither the sparkling chandeliers nor the glowing fluorescents could banish the darkness that prevailed there.

As long as there were only suspicions and conjectures, they managed to somehow suppress them. But when the unequivocal results arrived, they could not ignore the facts anymore. The father of the family, the supporting pillar, the broad shoulders that carried the entire family – was diagnosed with anxiety

Malka felt as if the sky had crashed down on her. At night, on the tear-drenched pillow on the ward, she had a frightening dream, blacker than black. Continue reading Light in the Tunnel (Mishpacha 12/14)


Ezer Mizion Volunteers are Always on Standby and Ready to Provide for Families in Need

pr food delivery IMG_0174After Tuesday’s harrowing terrorist attack at the Bnei Torah Synagogue in Har Nof, Jerusalem, Rebbetzin Tzipporah Heller, the Mother in Law of one of the injured, shared her personal story of the events.

She described the frantic phone call from her daughter expressing that her 12 year old son just ran home from the synagogue after escaping the attack and that her husband Shmuli was still unaccounted for. After learning that her husband was injured and transported to Haddassah EIn Karem Hospital the family hurried to be by his side. Mrs. Heller expressed thanks to the hospital social worker and Ezer Mizion:

“The hospital social worker, Aviva, who is blessed with the rare gift of being empathic without being overbearing, and the women of Ezer Mizion (a volunteer organization) kept us well supplied with food, calming conversation and practical advice.” Continue reading Ezer Mizion Volunteers are Always on Standby and Ready to Provide for Families in Need


From a Volunteer’s Vantage Point

Yerucham Turner, a volunteer at the Ezer Mizion’s Elad branch, tells the public about the Elad branch’s marked expansion this year and about the tremendous work being quietly done here in the city every day.
pr general helping hand 2About a year ago, a moving article appeared in an Elad publication asking for local volunteers to join Ezer Mizion. The article spoke to me and, without hesitation, I knew I wanted to be part of this. Something unique began to grow in our city…quietly…unobtrusively… out of the spotlight.
And so, I joined, at first, as a volunteer driver to transport patients to and from the hospital. Continue reading From a Volunteer’s Vantage Point


A Typical Scene at the Emergency Room

My 13-year-old daughter just wanted to be helpful and save me time when she took the new, razor-sharp kitchen knife and started chopping vegetables for me. But when the knife slipped, causing a deep gash in her finger, the minutes saved cost me a good few hours, as we ended up spending the morning at the Hadassah Hospital Emergency food delivery IMG_0174

A hospital emergency room is a world in itself, as anyone who has experienced it can tell you: all kinds of people, all sorts of illness and injuries. And the ever-present smile of the Ezer Mizion volunteers deftly cutting through the heavy atmosphere.

The woman next to me looked so helpless and miserable. Continue reading A Typical Scene at the Emergency Room


Volunteers Fill in as Hadassah Hospital Strikes

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 volunteer hospital 2 14 IMG_0787

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


Memories of Horror

It’s all about giving back, says Adva Anter, giving to others like so many gave to us. That’s why I enlisted. I want to help my country. My brothers had wanted to do that also and now I’m taking their place. I hope they’re proud of me, their little sister. They would want me to help so that what happened to them would not happen to others. pr Oranit Adva Anter corrected photo R

Newly enlisted in the IDF, Adva recalls memories that she would rather forget. “It was going to be such a fun trip. Continue reading Memories of Horror


28 Days!

Ever since the Cancer Monster  had the nerve to join our family circle uninvited, “Ezer Mizion” has become our new household word.  Their sunshine has permeated every aspect of our lives.  

pr cancer support maoz 2013When our sweet little Maoz’s cancerous tumor was discovered, everything went very quick, breathtakingly fast. Continue reading 28 Days!


Meals & Volunteers

Dear Ezer Mizion

Shalom U’verachah!

We greatly appreciate the assistance you gave us over the last few months – both the meals provided at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital and at Alyn Hospital, and the volunteers who came to take shifts with our dear grandson, Yosef Eliyahu Kahn, may Hashem send him a full and speedy recovery.

You helped us and continue to help us get through this difficult time.

May you merit many mitzvahs!


Simon and Shoshana Kahn



The Angels of Ezer Mizion

Dear Ezer Mizion

With heartfelt thanks and appreciation, I want to share my story with you. During the nine weeks that my dear mother a”h Miriam Malka Reiss bat Reb Yehoshua z”l was hospitalized at the Shaarei Zedek Hospital, the Ezer Mizion “angels” came through the ward every evening with a tea/coffee cart and brought a smile into the lives of the patients and their families.

Every day I received a meal or a sandwich courtesy of Ezer Mizion.

“Who is like you, Yisrael!”

Thank you so much, and may you continue your holy work.

 Wishing you a happy New Year,

Shaindy (Sheila) Zohn