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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020




The hundreds of volunteers around the world who serve with the Hatzalah Emergency Medical Service (EMS) collectively personify this humanitarian organization’s treasured status in the Jewish world. 2020’s coronavirus pandemic has seen an unprecedented demand for Hatzalah’s services. The organization witnessed a 250 percent increase in emergency calls as the pandemic raged. In addition to medical response, Hatzalah worked with rabbis and community leaders to communicate to Jewish communities the need for self-isolation and the implementation of safety precautions. Multiple Hatzalah chapters donated ventilators and masks, as well as other vital personal protective equipment to local hospitals in short supply. (Photo: Chabad Info)


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