Seeking dedicated volunteers for a unique support program for Holocaust survivors!
The program includes training sessions led by professionals in the field, on the following topics:
Familiarity with the topic of old age,
Familiarity with the area of Holocaust survivors
Health promotion support
Social support, and more
At the conclusion of the training sessions, we will link up each volunteer with a Holocaust survivor. Guidance, support, and accompaniment will be provided to the volunteers throughout the stages of the program by a social worker and other professionals.
If you are interested in joining this unique volunteering opportunity, call Ayala or Orit as soon as possible and you will be invited to an explanatory evening.
For details, call:
Ayala Feldman MSW, program coordinator, 054-6305755
Orit, Geriatric Services Division – 073-3956811
July 16, 2014
Chessed by the Way, on the Way
I wanted to tell you about an amazing project I am a part of: Across the country, there are more than 50 Ezer Mizion “What’s Up” groups, in which car owners are asked to offer their volunteer assistance in transport services, giving people a lift to hospitals around the country (when they are anyway on the way out of the city or back to the city, offering them an unusual, “no-sweat” chessed opportunity). There are already some 1500 volunteer members in these groups, who are privileged to help dozens of people every day, at the average count of 500 cases a week!!!
In these groups, exchanges are carried out for this purpose alone, without any idle chatter, all in order to maintain the momentum and attract more chessed-seeking drivers who want to offer their help without unwanted interruptions.
To join a group in the Ayalon region, send a message to Yehuda Mizrachi 054-817-7253.
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
For the first time in the history of medical and chessed services in Israel, a multifaceted, broad-range collaboration was announced between the biggest medical entity in the country – Klalit Medical Services – and the biggest chessed entity in the country – Ezer Mizion.
By: Hilah Palach, Yom L’yom
Last week a meeting took place between representatives of two entities, with many people in attendance. The meeting represented an unprecedented event in the world of medicine and the world of chessed. It was one of those groundbreaking events that make people ask themselves, “Why didn’t we think of this earlier?” Continue reading A Healthy Partnership
An honorary ceremony recently took place at the Ichilov hospital saluting the hundreds of volunteers who give selflessly of their time and energy on behalf of the patients hospitalized at Ichilov. At the event, special certificates of honor were awarded to three volunteers in recognition of their outstanding dedication and extraordinary effort on behalf of the patients.
One of the volunteers awarded a special certificate was Devorah Smutney, a veteran Ezer Mizion volunteer at the hospital. Continue reading Salute to an Outstanding Volunteer!
Hamodia, Israel – September 2013 Section 2
The Chessed Doers
Sharing the Burden
A glimpse at Ezer Mizion’s world of chessed. Volunteering with all their heart, with dedication and consistence
Serious illnesses, trying situations — There are those who immediately step forward, the minute they hear about such things * They are called Ezer Mizion and anything connected to illness and coping with it is their department * Ezer Mizion is the address for patients and their families * They stretch out a hand, ease the pain, calm the fears, and provide assistance, enveloping everyone coping with medical challenge in a soft blanket of ahavat Yisrael * Avinu malkeinu, our Father, our King, send a full recovery to the ill of your people!
By S. Yaakovson
Thousands of people, each one with his own story. Each individual is a world in himself, each family — a complex system that enters a difficult and painful period. Continue reading A Reprint from Hamodia, Israel