web analytics
March 30, 2015 / 10 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


Red Cross Visits Magen David Adom

New York Red Cross CEO Josh Lockwood

New York Red Cross CEO Josh Lockwood

There’s nothing like sharing knowledge. Last month a delegation of New York Red Cross leaders – including American Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern – visited their colleagues at Magen David Adom in Israel to compare notes on how they respond to natural disasters and terrorism.

“One thing that was fascinating to see,” Josh Lockwood, CEO of New York’s Red Cross, told The Jewish Press, “was Magen David Adom’s use of Smartphone technology in responding to emergencies.” With the technology, Magen David Adom is able to locate and notify the five closest trained responders to an emergency site. “In a life-and-death situation when every second counts,” said Lockwood, “being able to activate those closest by can save lives.”

For its part, Magen David Adom picked up strategies from their Red Cross colleagues on responding to earthquakes. Historically, a major earthquake has struck the land of Israel every century or so. It last suffered one in 1927, and some fear the country is soon due for its next one.

Magen David Adom was also interested in how the Red Cross partners with government in responding to crises, Lockwood said.

Overall, Lockwood wrote in a post-visit summary that he and his colleagues “were privileged to make new friendships with a diverse and dynamic workforce.” He told The Jewish Press he is also proud that New York’s Red Cross lobbied the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to recognize Magen David Adom as a member organization in 2006 after having denied it that status for decades due to, what many regarded as, political considerations.

About the Author: Elliot Resnick is a Jewish Press staff reporter and author of “Movers and Shakers: Sixty Prominent Personalities Speak Their Mind on Tape” (Brenn Books).


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Red Cross Visits Magen David Adom”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
PLO / PA / Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.
PA Back Down on ICC in Exchange for Frozen Tax Revenue
Latest Sections Stories
Neuman-Rabbi-M-Gary

Are we allowed to lie for shalom bayis? It would seem so, but what might be a healthy guideline for when it’s okay and when it’s not?

book-To-Fill-The-Sky-With-Stars

The connection between what I experienced as a high school teenager and the adult I am today did not come easy to me.

Respler-032715

Isn’t therapy about being yourself; aren’t there different ways for people to communicate with each other?

South-Florida-logo

Jack was awarded a blue and gold first-place trophy, appropriately topped off with a golden bee.

Participating in ManiCures during the school day may feel like a break from learning, but the intended message to the students was loud and clear. Learning and chesed come in all forms, and can be fun.

Building campaign chairman Jack Gluck has led the effort over many years.

When using an extension cord always make sure to use the correct rated extension cord.

There was no question that when Mrs. Cohen entered the room to meet the teacher she was hostile from the outset.

Szold was among the founders and leaders (she served on its executive committee) of Ichud (“Unity”), a political group that campaigned against the creation of an independent, sovereign Jewish state in Eretz Yisrael.

My friend is a strong and capable Jewish woman, but she acted with a passivity that seemed out of character.

“If you don’t stand straight, you’ll never get a husband.”

First, sit down with your helpers and a pen and paper and break the jobs down into small parts.

More Articles from Elliot Resnick
Dr. Yael Ziegler

What I think is going on here is the Midrash is making a comment about Rut’s love for Naomi being some sort of reflection of how we have to love God.

HarperCollins’s omission was especially egregious because it is a major general and educational publisher.

I said to myself, “This story has got to be told. We’re losing this generation of World War II and if we don’t listen to them now, we’ve lost it.”

Nouril concluded he had no choice: He had to become more observant.

I was very pro-Israel, I was very proud of being Jewish, and I was living in New York at the time as a single man in my 20s and I was just looking for a little bit more.

A school voucher means the state is giving you a voucher to send your kid to whatever school you want. That might be problematic as far church-state issues are concerned.

It’s not an admiration. It is simply a kind of journalist fascination. It stands out, it’s different from more traditional Orthodoxy.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/features/red-cross-visits-magen-david-adom/2013/10/23/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: