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Jews You Should Know

Jan 22, 2018


Rarely do we encounter a person whose own life has led literally to the saving of thousand of others'. In our conversation with Eli Beer we meet just such a man: his groundbreaking venture, begun at just 16 years old, has revolutionized emergency care in Israel and around the world.

In this episode, hear Eli describe his witnessing as a child of a bus bombing; his saving of the life of a Holocaust survivor using just his cloth kippah; his founding of a grassroots movement that now encompasses over 4,000 volunteers in Israel responding to over 1,000 emergencies each day. Along the way, Eli has brought together the most disparate parts of Israeli society: Jewish and Arab, religious and secular.

This episode is a MUST LISTEN for anyone interested in Israel, health care, Jewish unity, social entrepreneurship and passionate, creative Jewish leadership.



Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (, a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at

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