United Humans

United Humans

Welcome to United Humans- a podcast that goes into the personal lives of our 6,000+ volunteer medics and their families. We're going to talk to and delve into their personal struggles, their challenges and their human side…. Let’s get to know these diverse volunteers from all across the country! Our only mission is saving lives and we’ll discuss how that doesn’t leave room for discrimination against color, race, religion or sexual orientation. Join us and let’s talk about fear, trauma, pain, and discuss the many flavors of people that exist in the organization. Share this with a friend and leave a positive review wherever you choose to listen to podcasts!


August 10, 2022 54 mins
Nechama and Tom Eisenman are the a truly cool EMS couple! Originally from NJ and MD, this awesome couple made aliyah and now live in Beit Shemesh with their 3 adorable kids. In addition to their full-time jobs and maintaining a family, they are both United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs. Date night for them is doing an ambulance shift together! This episode will make you laugh, smile and get you thinking about how you connect with your sp...
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This podcast is sure to get you thinking about many different topics about Israel, Judaism and the Diaspora dilemma, as Josh Wander covers much ground in this fascinating episode!

(A good listen around or on Tisha B'av itself.)

Josh is a man who wears many hats (including a cowboy hat), and is often labeled “controversial” for simply stating what he says is “Truth”, this flaming religious Zionist is simply remarkable. Josh Wande...
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Yechiel and Yonatan, father and son, learned to become medics together. Originally from Chicago and now living in Efrat, they feel privileged to be part of the United Hatzalah family. Get to know them and listen to some of their wild stories!

To watch the movie that Yechiel mentions in the podcast about his tennis story, click here: https://youtu.be/gXWepLUrYZg

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Avi Marcus is a long-time paramedic and the deputy-head of the Medical Operations Team and the Director of United Hatzalah's Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit. Kalanit Taub is a medic volunteer and a full-time working mom. Both were at Meron last year when the tragedy occurred. Today, marks the first anniversary of that terrible tragedy. In this difficult but important episode, Kalanit and Avi speak about their experiences...
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In 1980 Brenda Horwitz-Prawer made Aliyah when she was just 19-years-old. Today, she is a retired principal, very active United Hatzalah medic, an elected City Council member in Ma'aleh Adumim and an inspirational woman who has a lot to say about moving to Israel and making it her eternal home. She has been through various difficult challenges, but with her husband, three children and grandchildren, she feels she has been a t...
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Pnina Weiss Peretz made Aliya from Dallas, Texas, together with her family in 1992. In September 2002, she lost her 21-year-old brother Ari who was a soldier in the Israeli army. Ari, H'yd, was killed saving his friend's life when they were both shot performing guard duty. Today, on Yom Hazikaron, we remember our fallen soldiers and this story is sure to help you plug into the meaning of the day. Today, Pnina lives in Mod...
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In this episode, you will hear a first-hand encounter from Dr. Sharon Slater and Rabbi Daniel Katzenstein- who are both founding members of the Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit. They were both in Moldova assisting the refugees and on this podcast, you will hear some harrowing stories and detailed accounts of what this mission was all about- especially from the view point of the Psychotrauma volunteers. Want to hear what is goi...
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Dr. Einat Kaufman has a Ph.D. in psychology and is an expert in anxiety, trauma, and bereavement psychology. She has a private practice in Rishon Letzion and is also the head of United Hatzalah's Psychotrauma Criss and Response Unit. Listen to Einat talk about her personal story as well as what the Psychotrauma Unit is all about!
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February 22, 2022 55 mins
Yosef (Yogi) Rimel was one of the first volunteers in United Hatzalah. In 2006, when the organization was officially founded, he was there standing proud. Yogi has a lot of incredible stories he shares on this podcast but you might recognize his last name from this horrific story 2 years ago: His daughter in law Tzippi and 3 week old granddaughter, Noam, were killed in a horrific car accident that also left Yogi's son, Ephrai...
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Maayan was a paramedic in the army, is now a volunteer paramedic in United Hatzalah, and is in her 5th year of medical school. She is married to Jessica and they are mothers to their baby Eli. She is a woman who represents equality, justice and is the definition of "Do not judge”. She truly believes never judge or sum up a “group of people” by one person. Her messages on humanity, including gay pride, drives the message of Unit...
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January 25, 2022 57 mins
Esther Pamensky did not grow up religious and never dreamed she would live in Israel. Today, she lives in Jerusalem with her husband and 4 kids and is a medic for United Hatzalah. But her journey has not been easy! An eye witness to 9/11, losing her brother and father, and many other challenges has brought her to where she is today: a truly remarkable woman.
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January 18, 2022 54 mins
Noa Salant was born in Jerusalem and now lives in Tel Aviv. She is an actress, learning to be a group facilitator, a teacher, a yogini, and is the woman who rides her bike through the busy city of tel Aviv with her medic bag and blonde curls bouncing up and down as she saves lives. Her story is powerful but her messages are even more incredible. This podcast will make you think about a woman's role in a "man's world"...
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Lillian is from Kenya and Edith is from Nigeria. They have lived in Israel for many years and how they got here is a podcast onto itself! Devout Christians and believers in Tikun Olam (making the world a better place), they were deeply inspired by the volunteers of United Hatzalah and joined the NREMT class of 2020. They graduated, and since this podcast was recorded, have received their vests, bags and are going out on calls. ...
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December 28, 2021 65 mins
Ari Deutsch wears black and white and is a typical ultra-Orthodox Jew. He is the teacher of many of our medic courses (in Hebrew) and in the last few years has taught all the NREMT classes (in English) as well as the NCSY Camp Rescue summer program. In this podcast Ari shares all the many kinds of people he has interacted with as a medic and as a teacher and how he relates to people different than him. His perspectives and views ar...
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This episode is truly incredible because Jennifer is simply an amazing person who shared her journey with us. There is a trigger warning on this episode because she speaks about mental health issues and suicide. The depth of which she shared was so touching that you will most certainly hear sniffles and silent tears…but it’s truly a crucial episode with important messages.
We wanted to share a few links here:
To join Jennifer’s grou...
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December 15, 2021 6 mins
Welcome to United Humans- a podcast that goes into the personal lives of United Hatzalah's 6,000+ volunteer medics and their families.

Hosts Amy Ozeri and Sarah Bechor facilitate these meaningful conversations and delve into the guests personal struggles, their challenges and their human side….

Get to know these diverse volunteers from all across the country and walks of life!

United Hatzalah's only mission is saving ...
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