As many of you know, I participate in the Sar-El Program which involves work on an army base in Israel. I just finished three weeks of volunteer work on the only base that handles medical supplies for the entire Israeli army. I packed bags for field surgeons and combat medics and also for international emergencies where Israel sets up field hospitals such as in Haiti during the past earthquake.+ Read more
Before I begin recounting my first Sar-El experience I think it would be appropriate to explain the origin of Sar-El.
Sar-El was founded in 1982 by General Davidi who was the force behind the programme and from 1982 to the end of his life, it was his life! The name is an acronym from the Hebrew which translates as volunteer service for Israel. + Read more
This was my fifth Sar-El stint, and as with every other one, this again was the best. Of course, I can’t say where we went and what we saw, but this trip was truly special. We were at a base in an area that I never thought we would be sent to; we served with a battalion that I never thought we would be assigned to. + Read more