Wheelchair-accessible ambulance dedicated in memory of Lord Jonathan Sacks

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Wheelchair-accessible ambulance dedicated in memory of Lord Jonathan Sacks

The late Chief Rabbi's brothers Brian, Alan and Eliot attend event in Jerusalem hosted by UK Friends of Yad Sarah

Eliot Sacks, Alan Sacks, Brian Sacks, Michael Marks. R. Uri Lupolianski.  Founder Yad Sarah
Eliot Sacks, Alan Sacks, Brian Sacks, Michael Marks. R. Uri Lupolianski. Founder Yad Sarah

The UK branch of Israel’s largest national volunteer organisation has unveiled an ambulance dedicated to the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Zt”l.

UK Friends of Yad Sarah hosted the event in Jerusalem, welcoming Brian, Alan and Eliot Sacks – brothers of late Chief Rabbi, amongst other guests including Yad Sarah founder Rabbi Uri Lupolianski.

The vehicle will be added to Yad Sarah’s fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles, which last year year alone executed more than 12000 rides. Services are available 6 days a week and volunteer drivers provide transportation services to hospital appointments, school and work places as well as a trip to the beach or shopping trip for those who have no other means of leaving home.

Pic: UK Friends Yad Sarah

Eliot Sacks said: “My brother concluded his much- viewed TED Talk with the following words: ‘A nation is strong when it cares for the weak. It becomes rich when it cares for the poor. It becomes invulnerable when it cares about the vulnerable’. It would be hard to think of an organisation that embodies these values more fully than Yad Sarah.”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks speaks at TED2017 – The Future You, April 24-28, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED

Adam Caplin, chair of the Trustees, UK Friends of Yad Sarah said the organisation was “delighted to be able to dedicate this much needed ambulance in memory of the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Zt”l,  a man of faith, learning, dignity and humanity.”

Founded in 1976, Yad Sarah is the leading volunteer-staffed organisation in Israel and provides a vital array of compassionate health and home care services for over 1 million Israelis annually.

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