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Jay Leno Raises $50K in One Minute for United Hatzalah in Israel, Donates Ambucycle

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

At a special concert fundraiser for Israel’s largest volunteer EMS service held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on Sunday, United Hatzalah was honored by Jay Leno, who performed a long comedy set and offered on the spot to donate a $36,000 fully equipped ambucycle for the EMS organization to use to save lives in Israel.

The former Tonight Show host called Eli Beer, Founder and President of United Hatzalah, to the stage after his act to tell him “What you guys are doing is so special I am so proud to be here and be part of it. I have 117 motorcycles in my collection but none of my motorcycles save lives. I want to donate an ambucycle with all of the trappings.” The ambucycle, once it is outfitted and adorned with Jay Leno’s name, will join the fleet ambucylces of over 400 used by the volunteer EMS organization to continue to provide free treatment to anyone who needs while cutting down emergency response time throughout the country to under 3 minutes. Leno, who traveled from Los Angeles specially for the concert, also challenged the audience to join him in supporting lifesaving in Israel by donating on the spot to the organization and offering that anyone who donated $1,000 would receive a free tour of his garage to see his large car and motorcycle collection. Leno’s rare car and motorcycle collection is considered to be one of the finest in the world. Thanks to Leno, an additional $50,000 was raised on the spot to support saving lives in Israel.

The concert took place at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in midtown Manhattan and featured performances by musical entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer and the Rock band 8th Day. The event also featured Neginah Orchestra was hosted by Jewish Radio personality Nachum Segal and produced by Suki and Ding. The event was made possible by the sponsorship of many amazing supporters among them, Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein together with Bob and Amy Book,Mark and Barbara Silber and the Carey and Tammy Wolchok family as well as many others. The venue, which can seat close to 1,300 people, was a complete sell-out.

Leno got a first hand look at the ambucycles of United Hatzalah as he made his grand entrance onto the stage riding one of the organization’s ambucycles and wearing a EMT vest identifying him as a supporter of the organization. After receiving a miniature silver ambulance from United Hatzalah to add to his collection, Leno told the crowd “See you next year in Jerusalem.” This statement both invoked a famous Jewish refrain and hinted at Leno continuing his yearly visits to host big events in Israel. In 2014 and 2015, Leno hosted the Genesis Prize award ceremony in Israel, following which he was attacked on social media for his support of the country. Leno brushed off the attacks and kept coming back to support the Jewish state in spite of the chastisement.

“People want a good time and people want to do good deeds,” said Founder and President of United Hatzalah Eli Beer. “So for those who cannot physically come to Israel, like Leno did, but still want to help, the concert was a golden opportunity to come out and support the country while performing one of the greatest gifts of loving kindness that there is, saving lives. What Jay Leno, Lipa, 8th Day and the audience did here tonight is an act of charity that keeps on giving for generations and generations to come.”

Jewish Press Staff

Help Us Save Lives and WIN BIG!

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Thousands of Israelis are participating in United Hatzalah’s mega Chinese Auction, to be held on Thursday, May 14. The “120 seconds for 120 years” auction features 120 prizes, all donated or sponsored privately. All proceeds of the giveaway will go to purchase new equipment for United Hatzalah.

Within just the first couple of weeks of ticket sales, United Hatzalah already has raised sufficient funds to begin purchasing new equipment, particularly defibrillators for children. United Hatzalah Chairman Zeev Kashash explained that though they operate as a not-for-profit volunteer organization, United Hatzalah must cover the high costs of purchasing medical equipment.

“We are specifically raising money to be able to increase our reach by providing our volunteers with more equipment and training more volunteers so that we can respond to emergencies quicker,” said Eli Beer, president and CEO of United Hatzalah. “Our goal is to reach a response time of 120 seconds, which will certainly allow us to save more lives and treat more emergencies. As leading first responders, our network of 2,500 volunteers are stationed across Israel and serve all communities using extensive GPS technology and medical expertise in emergency situations. Your participation in this auction will improve our free service.”

To sign up or for more information, please call 02-940-1401 or visit http://www.ca.1221.org.il/en/homepage.html

Daniela Berkowitz

Portable Emergency Medical Clinic in… Meron

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Tens of thousands of people visited Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai’s (Rashbi) graveside in Meron on Lag B’Omer, last night.

Over 150 people were treated at the four United Hatzalah emergency medical clinics set up in Meron. Most patients were treated for falls, burns, lacerations, fainting and shortness of breath and not more serious conditions like in previous years.

The number of injuries is dramatically less than from previous years, according to United Hatzalah medics. United Hatzalah will maintain coverage in the area until Shabbat. Leon and Simi Melohn of Manhattan sponsored the four pop-up Lag B’omer clinics in Meron.

Using inter-agency cooperation from the police, fire rescue and ambulance command centers, United Hatzalah volunteers were able to ensure that all who traveled to Meron were safe. All command centers also had United Hatzalah communication gear, including the LifeCompass GPS smartphone system, to ensure immediate response to any incident.

Given the years of experience leading medical security at Kever Rashbi and in light of the recent tragic incidents at the funeral of Rav Wosner ZT”l in Bnei Brak, United Hatzalah planned a thorough strategy for prevention and response during this busy holiday.

Eli Beer, founder of United Hatzalah commented that “This year United Hatzalah activities saw unprecedented cooperation and collaboration with the police and government authorities. The support by Leon and Simi Melohn provided United Hatzalah with the dedicated resources needed to provide maximum preparation and operational response.”

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Israeli Search and Rescue Underway in Nepal

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

A 20-person delegation comprised of volunteers from Israel’s leading rescue organizations already has set up a field hospital and begun reaching out to earthquake victims in Nepal. Coordinated by IsraeLife and including representatives from United Hatzalah, Zaka and F.I.R.S.T., the rescue mission arrived on Monday and split up into two camps – one stationed in Kathmandu and the other in smaller villages in the periphery.

Crowds of injured and distraught gather at the IsraeLife field hospital, staffed by United Hatzalah, Zaka and FIRST.

Crowds of injured and distraught gather at the IsraeLife field hospital, staffed by United Hatzalah, Zaka and FIRST.

Dov Maisel, a member of the joint delegation and United Hatzalah volunteer, explains conditions on the field:

“Many communities have been utterly destroyed… their hospital or medical center is gone – they have nothing.”

So far, the Israeli rescue team is treating injuries, pulling people out of rubble, rescuing victims from remote locations and consoling those facing grave tragedy.

“It is very difficult. After this kind of incident you have many wounded people who have nowhere to go – and they have fractures, an infected cut – all sorts of wounds… and they have no one treating them. Our mission is to help as many people as possible,” he said.

Working with Nepalese authorities: Members of the IsraeLife delegation join in rescue efforts with Nepalese authorities.

Working with Nepalese authorities: Members of the IsraeLife delegation join in rescue efforts with Nepalese authorities.

Crowds of injured and distraught gather at the IsraeLife field hospital, staffed by United Hatzalah, Zaka and FIRST.

Crowds of injured and distraught gather at the IsraeLife field hospital, staffed by United Hatzalah, Zaka and FIRST.

Eli Pollak, CEO of IsraeLife, said, “We decided to enlist the cooperation of the prominent Israeli emergency agencies in order to maximize the capabilities of the delegation, which is made up of experts in serving the needs of the disaster area. We are preparing for a long stay that will provide solutions to the Israelis living in Nepal and local residents.”

Dov Maisel of United Hatzalah gives vaccine to Nepalese boy at the IsraeLife field hospital on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

Dov Maisel of United Hatzalah gives vaccine to Nepalese boy at the IsraeLife field hospital on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

Jewish Press Staff

United Hatzalah Treated 113 People at Rav Shmuel Wosner Funeral

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Hundreds of United Hatzalah volunteers on foot, ambucycle and ambulance treated 113 people at the funeral of Rav Shmuel Wosner zt”l.

Their greatest challenge came when the procession tried to exit through the narrow entrance of the Yeshiva Chochmei Lublin. In the tumble of people pushing and shoving their way out, over a dozen people were hurt, 4 critically, one of whom later died of his injuries.

The scene was initially only accessible by ambucycle medics and volunteers on foot who waded through the teeming crowd to reach the injured parties. At one point multiple agencies were working together on 3 simultaneous resuscitations.

The United Hatzalah ambucycles also played a vital role in clearing paths for the ambulances to and from the scene.

United Hatzalah Chairman Zev Kashash commented “There have been much larger and more challenging funerals that have occurred in daylight and in the heat of the Bnei Brak summer. This was not a particularly dangerous environment. All communal and rescue organizations will review their procedures and planning for these types of events in order to hopefully avoid preventable tragedies.”

United Hatzalah volunteers were also on scene to accompany the victim Rabbi Mordechai Gerber from to his home in Elad to his burial in the Segula Cemetary in Petach Tikva.

Jewish Press News Briefs

AIPAC Honors United Hatzalah as Leading Innovator [video]

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

United Hatzalah (UH), Israel’s premier volunteer emergency response network, was honored for its leadership, innovation and service yesterday by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. The organization’s Founder and President Eli Beer stunned the 16,500 conference participants by arriving on stage lights and sirens blaring on an ambucycle, a specially equipped motorcycle ambulance designed by United Hatzalah to speed up emergency response times.

The “game-changer” organization was recognized for its innovation in effectively and efficiently assisting in saving lives. With a network of 2,500 volunteers across Israel, United Hatzalah responds to 700 emergency calls daily, using tailored GPS technology and smartphone app to respond to crises within minutes after the initial report. The successful United Hatzalah has been a model for the world, with EMTs in Argentina, Brazil, Panama, Lithuania, Ukraine, Rwanda and Jersey City now implementing the Israeli-developed strategies and methods.

“Driving in on a United Hatzalah ambucycle, one of Israel’s outstanding innovations, talking in front of 16,500 people, and hearing them cheer made me tremendously proud of what UH does every single minute to protect Israel, and proud of the work we are doing to export this beautiful concept to wherever it is needed,” said Beer. “As an Israeli I am happy that there are organizations like AIPAC that work day and night to protect Israel and help spread the good word about the work the people of Israel do for this world.”

Eli moved and motivated the huge crowd of passionate supporters of Israel with his heartfelt presentation. Throughout the 3-day convention visitors are welcomed to United Hatzalah’s showcase display of technology, training and emergency medical first response.

To learn more about United Hatzalah, visit representatives at the AIPAC Policy Conference Village or online at http://israelrescue.org/

Jewish Press News Briefs

Three Car Crash Near Beit Shemesh

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

At least ten people were injured in a serious three car crash Saturday evening around 9:00 p.m. The accident occurred on Highway 375 near Beit Shemesh, according to United Hatzalah, whose volunteers were on the scene treating patients.

United Hatzalah is an independent non-profit volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Organization that assists in responding to medical emergencies throughout Israel.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

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