“Health connection” is a voluntary aid and support for those hospitalized and their families.
In our activity we bring into hospital the sounds and actions that remind the hospitalized of the normallife cycle outside the hospital: on Saturdays, kiddush ceremonies are held in the various wards, onRosh Hashanah a shofar is blown, on Hanukkah a menorah is lit in various centers and on Purim weoffer listening to the reading of the Megillah for whoever can’t come in here it in the synagogue.These meetings bring happy moments and precious minutes of satisfaction to the hospitalized,encourage them and connect them to the Jewish tradition. Usually, it is not just a technicaloperation, and many times these encounters form the basis of an exciting human encounter, aconversation, and an attentive ear that they so often lack.
In addition, we operate a guest apartment near the hospital, which is available to families onSaturdays and allows them to stay with their hospitalized family member. Unfortunately, not allfamilies are able to withstand the heavy burden of inpatient care, and many of them find themselvesalone for long hours without having a close person by their side to help or be by their side. We areaware of this, and our representatives try to locate those who need it and devote personal time andattention to those in need.