Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel
208 East. 51st St., Suite 303, New York, New York 10022
Contact:  Michael Brown, VP (646) 833-7108,

Our mission is to support the lifesaving efforts of United Hatzalah of Israel. United Hatzalah of Israel is the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Services organization that provides the fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. United Hatzalah’s service is available to all people regardless of race, religion or national origin.
United Hatzalah has more than 2,500 volunteers around the country, available around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With the help of our unique GPS technology and our ambucycles, medically equipped motorcycles, our average response time is 3.5 minutes.
Our volunteers arrive at the scene of medical emergencies as soon as possible and provide the patient with appropriate medical help until the ambulance arrives.

Our Mitzvah Program provides synagogues, through B’nei Mitzvah students, annual tzedakah drives, and mitzvah days, an opportunity to partner with United Hatzalah volunteers in their efforts to save lives in Israel. To participate, individuals, classes, or the entire congregation agree to dedicate their time, creativity, and a minimum of $1,400 to a project that matches their interest. Some projects include raising funds for a live saving defibrillator ($2,500), a trauma and medical kit ($5,000), adopting a squad of 5 volunteers in Israel ($12,000), or our most popular and most gratifying, a fully equipped ambucycle ($26,000). They will learn about the importance of philanthropy, but most importantly, will gain a tremendous connection to Israel.

Once your project has been completed, we invite you to join us in Israel! Upon your arrival, participants can tour our headquarters, meet the volunteers, see the life saving equipment and experience the thrill of participating in a live saving call. Best of all, we will have a dedication ceremony for the project, including family and friends!

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