Volunteering in Israel
The US firefighters volunteering to protect Israel's south
A profile of the American firefighters who dropped everything in order to protect Israel's burning south from Hamas' kite terrorism.

As part of Jewish Community Centers service day, volunteers help out around DC
Its the 31st year that the D.C. Jewish community hosted The largest event of the year for the Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, D.C.
Its one of our four major days of service, along with Thanksgiving

Jewish Volunteer Center in West Palm recruits volunteers for service projects
The Jewish Volunteer Center gives the opportunity for volunteers to go to the Center and participate in a variety of services, be it delivering meals to seniors, supporting literacy, or combating hunger, among other projects, in making our community better,"

Holocaust Survivors Unexpected Mitzvah
Carrying the weight of history on their aging shoulders, they greet visitors, share their memories and pose for pictures. Having survived the Holocaust as youngers, their memories of the atrocities are different than those who first staffed the same station when the museum opened its doors in 1993, less than 50 years after the carnage had ended in Europe. Their Hebrew names are Avraham, Yosef and Shalom, and they are all too aware of their position as the keepers of memory, among the last witnesses of the greatest crime in the history of humanity

Jewish-run summer camps a welcome respite for refugee children
In addition to the usual activities, these programs for kids of new arrivals focus on cultural integration and giving parents leeway for work and education,
day camp for refugees run by the local Jewish Community Relations Council. Its one of a few summer camps across the country for refugees run by Jews. The camps hope to acclimate the new arrivals and ease the load for their parents. But mostly they want to provide a relaxed

The organizations that help the IDF's 6,500 lone soldiers
We have set ourselves the task of standing beside lone soldiers and supporting them during and after their army service,' says FIDF CEO Maj. Gen. (res.) Meir Klifi-Amir

After founding health care in pre-state Israel, Hadassah continues to innovate
As Israel approaches its 70th birthday, the role of Hadassah, the Womens Zionist Organization of America the legendary womens volunteer group Henrietta Szold founded to bring modern medicine to pre-State Israel is more resonant than ever.

Two of the pro-Israel group's flagship programs, among the many the Fellowship offers, are aimed at Israels elderly population and new immigrants.

American students get firsthand experience in Israel, MDA-style
Magen David Adom and Camp Ramah team up to offer teens an immersive internship program working as emergency responders, This summer,other teens are seeing firsthand how powerful it can be to have that really personal connection with someone who is very sick, she said, and how important a helping hand can be in a time of crisis.

Saving Lives Regardless: The Diverse Volunteers of Israels United Hatzalah
Israel may be the hardest country in the world in which to remain apolitical. This difficulty is felt even in the realms of EMS, where our goal is to simply save lives. The pressure can be intense, and while the sides in any conflict have reasons behind their actions


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