Newest Hatzolah Division Launches. Literally. [VIDEO & PHOTOS]


At the 50th Year Hatzolah International Conference in Jerusalem, members of the Executive Branch of Chevra Hatzolah announced the formation of Hatzolah Emergency Air Response Team (HatzolAir), a 501c(3) to be operational Summer 2019.

Isaac Stern, member of Chevra Hatzalah’s Executive Board proudly shared “Chevra Hatzolah is celebrating its 50th year saving lives across its many branches while new divisions are being established across NY, America and Worldwide. This summer we will be formally launching our newest Hatzolah Branch, Hatzolah Air, to assist patients and families with urgent and emergency transports for care beyond the capabilities of ground vehicles.”

HatzolAir is fully funded by donations and is launching with its first airplane, a Lear 60 capable of flying over 2000nm without refueling, based in the NY area, with active plans in progress to increase it’s fleet within the United States and across the globe.

More details to be released following the official launch.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. I hope this saves a lot of lives.

    “capable of flying over 2000nm without refueling”
    You mean km. 2000 nanometers is 1/500 of a millimeter.

    Moderators Note: nm = Nautical Miles

  2. May hashem help you that we should never need to use it.
    מי כעמך ישראל always ready to help a fellow yid the fastest way possible

  3. Absolutely beautiful. I worked with Isaac Stern on a project a year ago. If he is involved the job is getting done. No excuses, no ifs, no ands, no buts! Isaac Hashem should continue to bentch you, and all the people that are oskin btzorchei tzibur b’emunah! May this fleet never need to be used! May it stand as proud testimony to who you all are, and how far a yid is ready to go and help another yid!

  4. To be pedantic, moderators and rebmoish, nautical miles are abbreviated with an uppercase NM, while a lowercase nm means nanometers.

  5. For the intellectually courious….

    NM is used as the abbreviation for the nautical mile by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

    A nautical mile is based on the circumference of the earth, and is equal to one minute of latitude. It is slightly more than a statute (land measured) mile (1 nautical mile = 1.1508 statute miles ). Nautical miles are used for charting and navigating.

  6. In dollars and Cents, it does not make sense for Hatzolah to have their own planes.
    In strictly practical operation of an Emergency, it does not make sense either.
    As far as reliability for emergencies, it does not add up.
    Something is amiss, it just does not add up.

  7. @yudel – For the sake of honesty (not that Yudel Shain knows what that word is), but your son Simcha is a broker for private jet transportation. Just say it. So basically, this is a direct competition to what your son now does.

  8. just to set the record straight! The helicopter was donated by the rowe brothers of queens hatzolah! as a side note yudel i am wondering what your medical background is? choppers are used very frequently!! as a member of ems i can tell u in upstate its used tons! so if none asked you for money what is your issue. if your son wants to donate one we will have 2