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Yad Sarah volunteers assist bereaved families to Yom Hazikaron commemorations

Dozens of youth volunteers from local high schools were present at the entrance to Mount Herzl in Jerusalem and Kiryat Shaul in Tel Aviv.

Yad Sarah helped bereaved individuals visit the gravesites and cemeteries of loved ones at ceremonies on Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day), on May 13, 2024. Credit: Courtesy of Yad Sarah.
Yad Sarah helped bereaved individuals visit the gravesites and cemeteries of loved ones at ceremonies on Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day), on May 13, 2024. Credit: Courtesy of Yad Sarah.

Yad Sarah, the leading nongovernmental healthcare and social services organization in Israel, helped bereaved individuals visit the gravesites of their loved ones and ceremonies at cemeteries this Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day).

Dozens of youth volunteers from local high schools were present with Yad Sarah wheelchairs at the entrance to Mount Herzl in Jerusalem and Kiryat Shaul in Tel Aviv. They wheeled people with difficulty walking as close as possible to the place of communion with the memory of their loved ones.

Rabbi Uri Lupolianski, founder of Yad Sarah, said: “Today, on Yom Hazikaron, and every other day of the year it is an honor for Yad Sarah to support bereaved families and victims of terror attacks. As nearly every family in Israel has a personal connection to the war, we embrace the mitzvah of providing support and relief to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country.”

Since the attack on Oct. 7, Yad Sarah has extended more than 13,000 pieces of medical and rehab equipment to those wounded and displaced. The organization remains committed to supporting the long-term rehabilitation needs of all individuals in Israel, throughout every stage of their journeys to recovery. 

Yad Sarah Yom Hazikaron Wheelchairs
Teen volunteers helped bereaved individuals visit the gravesites and cemeteries of loved ones at ceremonies on Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day), May 13, 2024. Credit: Courtesy of Yad Sarah.
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Yad Sarah, the leading volunteer-staffed organization in Israel, provides a vital array of compassionate health and home care services for people of all ages. Founded in 1976, Yad Sarah has 126 branches throughout Israel staffed by more than 7,000 volunteers. Although the organization is best known for its extensive lending service for medical equipment, its volunteers also drive wheelchair-accessible vans, reach out to the homebound, advocate for the elderly at risk for abuse, provide in-home geriatric dental care, staff its play center and more.

See more here: https://yadsarah.org/.

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