|Yesterday in Jerusalem: Bnai Brith UK visitors hear |
about the Malki Foundation Yad Sarah Joint Venture's
first twelve years from Arnold Roth
Keren Malki is honored to have been included in the tour this year. Yesterday, the 27-person group visited the Keren Malki Equipment Lending Unit at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem. They were met by Arnold Roth, the Malki Foundation's honorary chairman; Debbie Fishman, director of programs; and Deborah Roitman, director of Yad Sarah's Guidance and Exhibition Centers.
Yad Sarah is the largest voluntary organization in Israel. It provides medical and rehabilitative equipment on loan, free of charge to anyone who needs it - from a stock of over 250,000 items.
|Hearing about the Guidance and Exhibition Centers from Deborah Roitman|
Arnold Roth spoke to the group about the circumstances that lead to the establishment of the Malki Foundation. He shared some moments of what he called Malki's beautiful life - a life lost in a senseless act of terror. He explained the synergy that has existed between Keren Malki and Yad Sarah since our joint venture was established in 2002. The central point: both organisations are dedicated to enabling people of all abilities to live in the natural home environment.
Until Keren Malki approached Yad Sarah to establish the JV, the older organization had no focus on lending equipment for the care of children. Today, a dozen years later, hundreds of basic assistive devices including walkers, supportive chairs and bathing accessories are loaned out on a monthly basis all over the country.
The visitors departed with a sense of uplift and perhaps a little inspiration having taken a close-up look at one of Israeli society's truly constructive aspects.