July 27, 2021 9:20 pm at 9:20 pm #1995117
Were the hatzalah stickers ever yellow at one point or is that just a mismemory? I remember the orange ones being around always but for some reason I seemed to remember yellow ones at well. Aren’t the yellow stickers easier to read the digits from since the orange contrast is quite high?
Also is hatzalah a unified organization? If so why the 4 or 5 variations of spelling out the word in English?July 28, 2021 9:10 am at 9:10 am #1995157besod emunaParticipant
The stickers have varied somewhat over the years. They’ve been around for well over 40 years.
There’s “Central Hatzalah” for NYC and the Catskills. But each neighborhood in the city has its own division. Each division fundraises separately. And can print material on their own. But they all use the same emergency telephone numbers/call center.
The NYC Hatzalah is the original Hatzalah. It started in Williamsburg. Which is why the two phone numbers are both from Williamburg exchange (230- and 387-) numbers, originally from New York Telephone (now Verizon.)
Outside NYC/Catskills each Hatzalah is its own entity.August 1, 2021 10:21 am at 10:21 am #1996187
Isn’t the number 212/718? 212 is Manhattan area code. Also I’m referring to the NYC stickers. Im almost certain they used to have yellow ones at some point. Can anyone back that? Also isn’t black digits in yellow background easier to read than black on orange?August 1, 2021 11:07 am at 11:07 am #1996196ujmParticipant
When Hatzalah started 212 was the area code for all five boroughs of New York City, including Brooklyn. 718 only became the new area code in the 1980s.
I recall yellow stickers a long time ago (1980s/90s) as well.August 1, 2021 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm #1996200
Ya I remember then from around the 90’s even early 2000. Why did they stop making them. I heard the orange stick out more but my personal opinion is that the digits are easier to read on the yellow background. Plus the orange ones look kind of scary.August 1, 2021 1:05 pm at 1:05 pm #1996202
Also what’s the deal with the 5 or more spring variations. Isn’t it a unified organization?
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