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!
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.
When our sweet little Maoz’s cancerous tumor was discovered, everything went very quick, breathtakingly fast. Continue reading 28 Days!
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
A young mother discovers that the hospital has become a second home, gives birth to a younger sister who will save her older brother, and in the midst of all this — she, a settler from Kefar Tapu’ach, turns into the best friend of a mother from Gaza.
Being the mother of a sick child is not simple. Continue reading Another Planet
Meirav and Eli Hollander, parents of two-year-old Yair Yonatan
Our acquaintance with Ezer Mizion actually began on the giving end.
Today with other friends, we were among the first volunteers at the fun days that the organization runs for patients and their families.
Nine months ago, we experienced a tragedy. Our beloved toddler, Yair-Yonatan, drowned in the swimming pool. For long months, he was hospitalized at the Schneider hospital. Ezer Mizion volunteers appeared at our side from the first moment, offering good advice, and mainly support and a warm embrace.
When it was time to bring Yair-Yonatan home, Ezer Mizion took care of everything that was needed to care for such a child at home – a special bed, feeding equipment, nebulizer equipment, oxygen tanks, and more. Everything was delivered to our home quickly and thoughtfully. It isn’t easy to take a child who was a normal, healthy little boy, and adapt to the reality of a child with brain damage. We didn’t have to ask Ezer Mizion for anything. They simply were there for us and helped us.
Now the question is how to take the new situation of a child with brain damage to a good place, a place of giving. From our struggle with this difficulty, we learned how much giving to others strengthens you and helps you cope with things. Giving in the framework of Ezer Mizion strengthen and empowers us.”
The magnificent home of Adele and Jody Laboz in Deal, NJ was the site of a happening on July 11. Over 2000 women converged in support of Lottie’s Kitchen in Israel which provides meals for families dealing with serious illness.
Professional food demonstrations were presented by the foremost leaders in the world of cuisine such as Susan Shweky, Alice Adjmi, Geila Hocherman, renowned author of Kosher Revolution, the New Thinking about Kosher Cuisine, Florence Douek Chera, founder of Beyondmyrecipes.com, Victoria Dwek and Leah Shapiro, celebrated authors of the Made Easy Cookbook series, Tammy Carmona Polatsek, well-known event designer for The Breaking Dawn and 2009 Oscars, and the famed Joy Pierson & Chef Jorge PInede of Candle Cafe. Continue reading Lottie’s Kitchen 2013
It was a stormy night. The wind howled, rain poured down. Inside it was quite stormy also. With nine kids, it often was. She was tired. The clock, her friend, smiled at her and reassured her that in one hour, the kids would be in bed and she could snuggle under her feathery quilt with a cup of tea and the book that had been waiting for her attention for days. Utter bliss after such a hectic day. The cleanup could wait till tomorrow. It wasn’t so bad. The laundry was all caught up. The kids had done the supper dishes. Miriam had even scrubbed the pot. She could head for bed with a clear conscience. Ahhh, heaven…
And then the phone rang. Continue reading Lottie’s Kitchen Event Coming Up