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,…

Sophie Rodney

My experience at Save A Child’s Heart was completely different from what I imagined it to be. I pictured myself being around disheartened families facing the terrible burden of pediatric heart disease. However, I actually found myself surrounded by more love and hope than I have ever before. I will never forget my first volunteer…

אמיר כץ

זה זמן רב שרציתי להתנדב באיזושהי מסגרת, אבל כל פעם צץ משהו אחר שלא אפשר לי, לפני כמה שנים גיליתי (רחוב אחד מביתי) את ארגון הצל ליבו של ילד http://www.saveachildsheart.com, וזה היה לי ברור שאני הולך להתנדב שם, עוד ב 2013 רציתי להתחיל אבל לא יכולתי להתחייב למשמרת קבועה, אי שם באוקטובר 2015 בעקבות מפגש…

Bianca Kirsh

As soon as I walked into the doors of the Children’s House on a rainy Sunday morning, an overflowing sense of joy rapidly found its way into my heart. My name is Bianca Kirsh, I’m from Brazil, and this is the story about my first week of volunteering with Save a Child’s Heart.     Not long…

Rotem Fellus

My first day at Save a Child’s Heart was unforgettable in many levels. The visual impression is that of a place that is not associated with sickness or pain. There are colours all around, small children running about, playing, and moms talking and laughing. So when I entered the SACH building for the first time, I really didn’t…

Scarlett Bach

“Balagan,” the Hebrew slang word for chaos or a mess, was just about the first word I heard upon entering 16 Haviva Reik. Since then, that word has continually echoed throughout the SACH house. “Don’t make balagan!” “YOU! Very, very big balagan!” I can hear those phrases resounding downstairs as I write this post from…

Caleb Coomes

During my time at Save a Child’s Heart, I documented my experience with a (almost) daily Facebook post and would like to share them with you here! Day #2 (June 5th, 2017) Another end to an even better day! We had 3 groups visit today through the morning and afternoon – so, needless to say,…