Kalman Labovitz
Woman killed as a result of a direct hit by a rocket in Rishon LeZion

Woman killed as a result of a direct hit by a rocket in Rishon LeZion

Moshe Gomru, Commander, Central District ZAKA, who was at the scene of the fatal rocket attack this evening in Rishon leZion: "This was a two-story building that received a direct hit at the front of the building.  When I arrived, there was a large commotion. I saw a...

Mount Meron Tragedy: ZAKA’s First Hand Accounts

Mount Meron Tragedy: ZAKA’s First Hand Accounts

At least 44 people were killed and over 150 were injured at the mass Lag Ba'Omer festivities in Mount Meron in northern Israel in the early hours of this morning. ZAKA volunteer Haim Spielberg, who took care of the scene: "This is one of the most difficult disasters I...

Mass Casualty Event in Meron, ZAKA Responds

Mass Casualty Event in Meron, ZAKA Responds

Last night’s festive Lag Ba’Omer celebration on Mount Meron tragically turned into a Mass Casualty Event leaving 44 dead and hundreds injured in a deadly stampede. First and foremost, ZAKA Search and Rescue expresses its deepest condolences to the grieving families....

Statement from the ZAKA Search and Rescue Organization

Statement from the ZAKA Search and Rescue Organization

The management of the ZAKA Search and Rescue organization, its members and volunteers received with shock and astonishment the testimonies allegedly related to its chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav that were published Thursday by Haaretz. The organization's management has...

Looking back at 2020 and a statistic few have considered

Looking back at 2020 and a statistic few have considered

"Have we become indifferent?! It’s just shocking that this has become part of our routine." As we look back on the many tragic effects of the corona pandemic in 2020, there is yet another grim and alarming statistic to consider. In 2020, ZAKA volunteers dealt with 157...

ZAKA Volunteers visit the Horgen Family

ZAKA Volunteers visit the Horgen Family

ZAKA volunteers from Samaria who operated at the scene of the grizzly terrorist attack where Esther Horgan was murdered on Sunday, visited the grieving family offering their condolences. ZAKA’s team, which included the organization's chairman, Yehuda ‘Meshi’ Zahav,...

Donation In Memory of Ruth Newhouse

Donation In Memory of Ruth Newhouse

In memory of RUTH NEWHOUSE 1943-2021 RUTH NEWHOUSERuth’s life centered around her family, her music and all the people to whom she extended warmth and chesed.  Ruth was born in Richmond, VA in 1943.  Her family moved to Arlington VA after World War II, when her...