Elisa McCarthy

  In 2010, two years out of undergrad, I decided to leave my business consulting job in pursuit of a medical degree. As I had not taken any courses other than Bio (for non-premed majors), the first step would be to enroll in a post-baccalaureate premedical program. Because I hadn’t completed any meaningful clinical work…

Jordan Bade-Boon

As part of my final year of medical school I had the opportunity to undertake an elective rotation with SACH for 6 weeks. For the first 2 weeks of my stay I also had the bonus of staying in the SACH home, where I was immediately welcomed by smiling faces and bubbling personalities upon my…

Marley Waltman, Carly Goodman & Ally Hoffman

There are few things in life that stand out and stick with you forever. Our experience at SACH is on that list and we will never forget the 6 weeks we spent volunteering there. This was the most concrete expression of tzedakah that we have been a part of and we are so grateful for…

Jordyn Vernon

This summer, I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks as a medical intern with Save a Child’s Heart in Israel. Having just completed my second year of medical school I was grateful for some much-needed vacation time, along with the opportunity to experience the Israeli healthcare system. As a medical intern, I lived in…

Hannah Samuels

  This experience rose above and beyond any expectations I had, and I am in awe of all members of this unique organization. I started out the program thinking that I would spend my mornings in the hospital, and afternoons exploring Tel Aviv. That plan immediately changed once I met the children staying at the…

Alyssa Scher

I happened upon Save a Child’s Heart for the first time when I was just 15 years old. After spending extensive time doing in depth research into this incredible organization, I made a promise to myself that, when old enough, I would travel to Israel and become a member of the SACH family. So this…

Ariel Baron

Pure bliss is the best way to describe Save a Child’s Heart.  Sickness and poverty are forgotten; and, health and purpose replace it. Children from around the world are united in Israel with one a common goal; to be free of pain and disease. This summer I had the privilege of volunteering at SACH for…

Dinah Finkelstein

I decided to come to Israel to explore myself both personally and professionally. I am a recent graduate of a Master’s of Social Work with a specialty in Child and Family Welfare. I have always been fascinated with the concept of adjusting to new and chronic illness and before settling down to work in Canada,…

Alexander Grayston

As a third year medical student from the University of Glasgow, I didn’t know what to expect from my medical internship with Save a Child’s Heart (SACH). Being in a new place, in a new hospital where you don’t speak the language, and dealing with patients whose mother tongue is not English, was an intimidating…

Noa Emas

I came to Israel as a pre-college student, taking a year off before I start college in order to explore both myself and Israel. When I heard about Save A Child’s Heart, I quickly jumped at the opportunity and volunteered my mornings at the children’s home from January to May. Let me just say, nothing…

Yapha Rosen

In January 2017, I became a part-time volunteer. Although I did not plan on staying for more than three months, I ended up extending my time at SACH until May, and within that time I also became a full-time volunteer for two weeks. Those five months were the best of my life. When I first arrived…

Alexa Elias

I was a part-time volunteer at SACH from January through June 2017. The long spread of time allowed me to individually get to know so many kids, mothers, nurses, and those working at the house. During my time at the house, I was on my gap year and away from home and my family. However,…