Almost 40 years ago, my wife, Michal, and I decided to
create a charitable project whereby we would purchase a number of vaporizers
and lend them out to families who needed them for a sick child. Operating from
our home, we advertised our service by hanging posters around the neighborhood
of Ezrat Torah where we lived. Before long everyone knew about our service and
where to find us.
Today, the project that became Yad Sarah is known all
over the world as an organization that strives to do good work and provide
assistance to all those in need. Hundreds of thousands of people benefit from
the many services of Yad Sarah and thousands of staff members and volunteers
work together to improve the quality of life of so many suffering from
functional disabilities and illness.
Over the years, Yad Sarah has grown and developed and
the world has changed and advertising its services through neighborhood flyers
has become obsolete. The Internet helps us reach a large audience all over the
world. Through our website people can come to know Yad Sarah and learn about
its many services and projects, as well as the many opportunities available to
But, despite the far-reaching technological
developments and the endless possibilities to advertise our services, our
mission remains the same as it was when we hung those first posters in Ezrat
Torah: to help those patients - and their families - recuperating at home from
disability, illness, accident or surgery.
“Each one helps the other, saying to one another, “take