Volunteer Blogs

Young people, who spend time as Magen David Adom volunteers
in Israel, have the experience of a lifetime.

But don’t just take our word for it – read their blogs and learn about it from them!

Basya Vorchheimer
Basya Vorchheimer is a 19 from Melbourne, Australia who volunteered for Magen David Adom.
Click HERE to read Basya’s blog.

blog_juliaJulia Caplan
Julia is a former MDA Victoria Teens President
and is now a President of Young MDA Victoria.
She was a Magen David Adom Volunteer in 2011 and
2104, and has returned to volunteer yet again in 2015.
Click HERE to read Julia’s blog.

blog_michael_ellertMichael Ellert
Michael, an 18 year old from Perth, volunteered
for Magen David Adom while on a B’nei Akiva gap
year program. In 2016, he plans to enlist in the IDF and, hopefully, to serve as a combat paramedic.
Click HERE to read Michael’s blog.

blog_matani_rubinsteinMatani Rubinstein
Matani, an 18 year old from Melbourne, volunteered for
Magen David Adom. He will study medicine when
he returns home.
Click HERE to read Matani’s blog.

blog_daniella_maserowDaniella Maserow
Daniella, a 20 year old from Melbourne, volunteered for
Magen David Adom. She is amazed at the selflessness of
people – even at times of adversity.
Click HERE to read Daniella’s blog.

blog_alan_steinAlan Stein
Alan, a 20 year old from Melbourne, volunteered for
Magen David Adom. He describes his time with MDA as
one of the major learning experiences of his life.
Click HERE to read Alan’s blog.

blog_adina_rahamim3Adina Rahamim
Adina, a 21 year old social work and psychology
student from Melbourne volunteered for
Magen David Adom expressing her commitment
to MDA going back to when she was 8 years old.
Click HERE to read Adina’s blog.

blog_adam_cohenAdam Cohen When Adam, a 22 year old pre-medicine student from Melbourne, decided to volunteer for MDA, little did he know that he would be helping treat patients, while Hamas rockets rained down on Israel.

Click HERE to read Adam’s blog.

blog_mikey_rechtmanMikey Rechtman
Mikey, a 20 year old from Melbourne, volunteered for
Magen David Adom. Through his time with MDA
he gets to see the realities of life in Israel.

Click HERE to read Mikey’s blog.

blog_jaimieJaimie Chapman
Jaimie is from a Melbourne family who have supported Magen David Adom for many years. Following in her sister’s
footsteps, she decided to also spend time in Israel volunteering for Magen David Adom.
Click HERE to read Jaimie’s blog.

blog_ben_zajacBen Zajac
Ben, a 21 year old from Melbourne,
volunteered for Magen David Adom
spurred on by his interest in emergency medicine.

Click HERE to read Ben’s blog.

blog_yaelYael Lefkovits
Yael is a young lady from Melbourne, who volunteered for Magen David Adom during her gap year.

Click HERE to read Yael’s blog.

blog_joshJosh Tamir
Josh is a young man from Melbourne, who volunteered for Magen David Adom during his gap year.

Click HERE to read Josh’s blog.

blog_zoeZoe Diamond
Zoe is an 18 year old from Melbourne, volunteered for Magen David Adom during her gap year.

Click HERE to read Zoe’s blog.

blog_maxMax Kausman
Max is a young man from Melbourne, who volunteered for Magen David Adom during his gap year between February and June 2011.
Click HERE to read Max’s blog.

blog_michaela Michaela Simai
Michaela is a 20 year old from Melbourne
who has a deep love for Magen David Adom.
This isn’t her first time as an MDA volunteer and
Michaela is determined that it won’t be her last. When
she returns home, she intends to help MDA locally also.
Click HERE to read Michaela’s blog.

blog_sharon11Sharon Malecki
Sharon, originally from Queensland’s Gold Coast,
is Magen David Adom Victoria’s Program Co-ordinator
and is a former Co-President of Young MDA Victoria.
She was a Magen David Adom Volunteer from
December 2010 until February 2011.
Click HERE to read Sharon’s blog.

blog_shaiShai Glaizner
Shai is a young man from Perth, Western Australia, who, in 2012, decided to pake part in the MDA Volunteer Program.
Click HERE to read Shai’s blog.

blog_pjPJ Beran
PJ is a young man from Sydney, who volunteered for Magen David Adom during his gap year as part of the Maccabi Sports Leadership Program.
Click HERE to read PJ’s blog.

blog_kerrynKerryn Cohen
After completing her Biomedical Science
degree, Kerryn decided to swap a summer in
Australia for a winter in Israel and, as
part of experiencing life there, spend time
as a volunteer for Magen David Adom.
Click HERE to read Kerryn’s blog.

blog_ashleeAshlee Chapman
Ashlee is an 18 year old from Melbourne
who comes from a family which has a tradition
of supporting Magen David Adom. As part of her
Gap Year in 2012, she decided to volunteer
for MDA in Israel.
Click HERE to read Ashlee’s blog.

blog_gabriellaGabriela Goldschmidt
A student nurse from New South Wales,
Gabriela found Magen David Adom’s
Volunteer Program an experience that
she “would repeat in a heartbeat”.
Click HERE to read Gabriela’s blog.

blog_doronDoron Chester
A recent graduate of Sydney’s Moriah College
and a talented musician, Doron travelled to
Israel for his Hineini Shnat year and recognised
the importance of MDA within Israeli society.
Click HERE to read Doron’s blog.

lizaLiza Koens
18 year old from Perth, volunteered
for Magen David Adom in November 2016.
Click HERE to read Liza’s blog.

justine1Justine
18 year old from Perth, volunteered
for Magen David Adom in November 2016.
Click HERE to read Justine’s blog.

Noa Baker
18 year old from Melbourne, volunteered
for Magen David Adom in June 2017.
Click HERE to read Noa’s blog.