Representatives of Rescuers Without Borders (RWB – (formerly Hatzalah Yehuda and Shomron), an Israeli organization that provides emergency response and first aid to the communities of Judea and Samaria, joined Knesset Member Ayelet Shaked for a community gathering at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills on Nov. 29.
Attending the event were RWB Development Director Natalie Levy Sopinsky, Beth Jacob President Jess Dolgin, Beth Jacob Senior Rabbi Kalman Topp, Arutz Sheva’s Yoni Kempinski, and Beverly Hills Mayor Julian Gold, who was honored at the event for the efforts of the Beverly Hills City Council to counter the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.
“It is precisely thanks to strong moral leaders like Mayor Gold that we have been winning in our struggle against BDS,” Shaked said.
Shaked presented Sopinsky, who grew up in Delaware but now lives in Susya in Hebron, with an award for excellence in recognition of RWB’s work as emergency responders.
Addressing the audience of more than 800 people, Sopinsky said, “You come and visit your children, and when something happens, we are the ones who come to your aid.”
During her visit to Los Angeles, Sopinsky visited with members of Kehillat Israel in Pacific Palisades, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles and the women’s division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
RWB has more than 800 volunteer first-responders trained by Magen David Adom, the Israeli Red Cross, to be on the scene and render aid within minutes.
Source – Jewish Journal