Every year on Lag Ba’Omer, thousands of Jews from all over the world traditionally gather at Rav Shimon Bar Yocha’s grave in Meron. Everyone comes with their personal story, their struggles and challenges to pray and beg for a salvation. It’s a powerful opportunity nobody wants to miss. But for many people – the elderly, disabled, wheelchair bound and handicapped, transport complications are way too difficult. For the last 15 years, Ezer Mizion has overcome a myriad of logistics and set up an ambulance headquarter around the base of the Meron mountain, shuttling people from the many parking lots up the mountain, straight to the grave.
At the entrance to Meron is our main headquarter with staff coordinating the requests throughout the day from the many people whose disabilities prevent them from hiking up the mountain.
Our 15 ambulances plus vans transport over 2000 people enabling them to pray on this day of holiness. The meeting point provides shelters with shaded tents and plenty of drinks for people waiting to be taken back down the mountain.
This awesome operation has received full backing and cooperation from the “National Center for Holy Sites” and the Israel Police
In the merit of all of us working together to provide the funds that enable the vulnerable to partake of this opportunity, may all our prayers be answered!