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Chanukas Habayis Ceremony for National Beis Hatzala in Israel
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The opening of the National Beis Hatzala in Bnei Brak on 7th Kislev was enhanced by the presence of many gedolim and Admorim. They expressed the value of the chesed enterprise of the Hatzala volunteers and its tremendous accomplishments since its founding fifteen years ago.

Senior members of Hatzala greeted Maran HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Steinman and HaRav Nissim Karelitz, who gave their brochos to the organization for its continued hatzlocho.

HaRav Shmuel Eliezer Stern, rov of the Hatzala Organization, expanded on the activities of the Hatzala, which today boasts over 40 active branches in Israel and whose membership of dedicated and devoted workers is selflessly committed to saving lives.

The Admor of Vishnitz and the Admor of Nadvorna also came to give their brochos.

HaRav Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau and HaRav Yaakov Edelstein spoke about the importance of the mitzvoh of pikuach nefesh -- saving human lives.

The head of the Bnei Brak City Council, R' Mordechai Karelitz, who was involved in setting up the Center, explained the benefits of the Hatzala activities for the well- being of residents of Bnei Brak and in a broader context for all the citizens of Eretz Yisroel.

Reb Moshe Chaim Sheinfeld, a well known askan in the Bnei Brak community and philanthropist whose generous donation financed the building of "Beis Hatzala", expressed gratitude for having had the opportunity and zechus of assisting this "chesed enterprise." The objective of the Beis Hatzala is to enable Hatzala to centralize all its activities under one roof, with a new call center, training and lecture facilities and storage for equipment and medical supplies.

Reb Mordechai Barzilai, founding member and director of Hatzala Volunteers Organization, thanked the gedolim and many personalities who honored the occasion with their presence and in particular to the entire Hatzala membership who together are the partners in the worthy cause of saving human lives.

Rabbi Meir Porush MK was among the many distinguished guests attending the opening, as well as leaders of other chesed organizations from the whole country. Senior police officers, ministers and people whose lives were saved through chasdei Shomayim and the resourcefulness of the Hatzala Volunteers came to show their appreciation.

R' Aron Teitelbaum, son of the Satmar Rebbe who was on a three day trip in Eretz Yisroel made time to visit the Beis Hatzala and addressed a large crowd in the early hours of the morning. He spoke moving and warm words of admiration and encouragement in this important step -- opening the center as a basis for developing life saving in Eretz Yisroel.


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