Sheryl Rosen

Here I am sitting in Toronto on my way home to Chicago and exhausted.   It’s a great exhaust as I just spent the most rewarding volunteer job at Save a Child’s Heart.  I had tears in my eyes when I left this morning as I will miss these rambunctious sweet caring brave kids.  I…

Janne Hoogervorst

Sometimes the best things in life happen when you jump right in without having any expectations. My weeks in the Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) home have definitely proven to be filled with many of those moments. When earlier this year I was looking for a meaningful way to spend a summer in Tel Aviv,…

Ariela & Sadie Sirlin

It is difficult to describe such an incredible experience as volunteering at Save A Child’s Heart in just a few words. When we first arrived at the house in Holon, we remember feeling immediately comfortable—something we imagine each child feels upon their own arrival as well. Everyone at the organization was friendly, inviting, and relaxed….

Sarah Ahdut

My journey at Save a Child’s Heart began three years prior to my volunteering there. In the summer before 11th grade I went on an NCSY trip to Israel and visited the SACH house as one of the daily groups. Just from the brief period of time I spent there I left with a heart…

Rose Fishbein

Reflecting on my time with SACH, I don’t know where to begin.  So I guess I will start from the first moment I entered the SACH gates.  One of the nurses in the house lets me in, as she turns around to expose a young girl held by a tied cloth around the nurse’s torso….

Sara Byer

My name is Sara Byer and I am 20 years old. I had first heard about Save a Child’s Heart when I was in elementary school. My school raised money every year for SACH. Then in 2016-2017 I took a gap year in Israel. While in Israel my program took us to visit the SACH…

Rebeca Gorodischer

Volunteering at Save a Child’s Heart is such a unique experience and I’m so glad to have been a part of the family that is fostered in the House. My first day of volunteering I was nervous about how I would be able to communicate with the kids, if they would even like me, and…

Adiell Melamed

Hello to everyone out there reading this, I know I have been distant these last couple of weeks but it is very difficult to post on a blog whilst away from home. I hope that this blog post will give you a good description of my Israel experience at Wolfson Medical Center and at Save…

Seeds of Peace

I was exposed to the work of Save a Child’s Heart at a very young age. My parents, great supporters of the organization, made sure that I understood the importance of Save a Child’s Heart’s purpose and knew about all of its incredible accomplishments. Because of this, I had always known that one day I…

Alexander Simon

I mean this literally when I say that I had no idea what to expect before arriving at SACH in mid-May. I had just finished finals for my first year of medical school and then I left for Israel the next day. Because of this, I hadn’t been able to appropriately plan for my journey,…

Shaili Perez

My name is Shaili Perez, and I am a medical student at the University of Ottawa in Canada. This summer, I was fortunate enough to do a two-week internship at Save A Child’s Heart. I witnessed the amazing work that SACH does; the surgeries they preform for the kids they bring in from countries where…