Volunteering in Israel

President's Medal 2008

The Office of the President of Israel and the National Council for Volunteerism in Israel congratulate recipients of the Presidents Medal for Volunteerism


Individual recipients of the medal for 2008:

  • Shoshanna Agangi for the development and advancement of volunteerism in Beer Sheva and its surrounding area
  • Guila Seidel - for aid to blind and visually impaired children, and their families.
  • Atara Haimovitch for the foundation and management of a welcoming house for special needs children suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, requiring respiratory equipment
  • Zeev Factor for material and social aid to 30,000 needy holocaust survivors
  • Benjamin Kiryati for aid to the needy, and for the creation of an enterprise to nourish children in distressed areas of the country
  • Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon for his efforts to re-integrate hundreds of former Gush Katif residents into the workforce
  • Amin Kassam for his activities to preserve Bedouin heritage and to promote Bedouin and Jewish co-existence

 Organizational recipients of the medal for 2008:

  • Hasdei Naomi for aid to needy families and bedridden hospital patients
  • LEAD for its educational activities and development of young leadership among youth groups
  • NATAL (Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War) -  for its psychological aid to victims of terror and emergencies in Israel
  • YEDID (The Association for Community Empowerment) for its activities for the advancement and preservation of social rights for the needy

 Youth recipient of the medal for 2008:

  • Levi Levayev for three years of support and assistance to improve the quality of life a disabled senior citizen

 Citation for an extraordinary act to benefit society

  • The late Omri Gilor who at 12 years old expressed his wish to donate his organs, and in his death saved the lives of others
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