Eli Beer - A Committed Resolve to Selfless Endeavors - Episode 57
The Great Day Podcast with Meir Kay
Eli Beer was born in Israel. When he was seven he witnessed his first terror attack. This traumatic experience, coupled with his desire to help save people, encouraged him to become a volunteer medic. Eli has been involved in emergency medical first response in Israel since 1988. With 25 years of life-saving experience, he has responded to some of the worst civil, wartime, and terror-related incidents. Eli currently serves as Founder and President of United Hatzalah; lecturer to health organizations worldwide on the importance of receiving medical care within the first few minutes of an incident through a network of volunteers; has expertise in creating cohesive and integrated responses to mass casualty incidents as well as terrorist attacks; is a pioneer in the field of GPS-based technology for medical responses; recipient of awards, including the 2010 Social Entrepreneur for Israel received by the Schwab Foundation, the 2011 Presidential Award for Volunteerism in Israel received by President Shimon Peres, and the 2012 Young Global Leader award. Married with 5 children and when not saving lives or guiding United Hatzalah, he manages the family real estate company, Beer Realty.If you have any doubt about the power of one of a one person can do that, that will be put to rest through this conversation. You see, Eli shows us that with passion and a little chutzpah, we can be the change we want to see in the world. You can be that change. You can make a difference. Eli a fantastic storyteller and is a beautiful soul. I mean, this is, I believe, is one of my longest podcast episodes to date. There are so much goodness and inspiration shared in this following conversation. And I thank you for taking the time today to listen to this podcast episode with Eli Beer on the Great Day podcast.Connect with EliTwitterInstagramFacebookWebsiteDon't forget to subscribe to The Great Day PodcastLove The Great Day Podcast? Want to find out how to support the show? Click the link below to join my new Patreon page.Become Patron on My Patreon Page HERE!Did I mention that I am now an author?! Check out my new book "A Kids Book About Optimism"And be sure to follow my Instagram page and Facebook page to stay up to date on everything I'm working on.I'm Meir Kay and Have A Great Day! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Today's episode is a special one. It's a conversation between Rabbi Wildes and Eli Beer. Eli is the founder of United Hatzalah of Israel, a life-saving emergency medical organization. Eli is used to being the healer, but earlier this year he contracted COVID and was put into a medically induced coma for a month. In today's episode, you'll hear all about how Eli rescues others and what happened when he became the one in need.To learn more about United Hatzalah, please visit www.israelrescue.org.
S1E55 - Eli Beer on Deuteronomy 30:19 – “Choosing Life”
The Rabbi's Husband
Mark is so delighted to welcome his very good friend and partner in United Hatzalah, Eli Beer, to the podcast today. As a young man, Eli identified the importance of receiving medical care within the first few minutes of an incident, and he has dedicated his life to addressing this fact, leading him to become the Founder and President of United Hatzalah. This organization now has several thousand medics throughout Israel who treat 1,900 emergency calls a day, saving easily 200 lives every day in every sector of Israeli society. The passage Eli has chosen to discuss today is his bar mitzvah portion which continues to guide his life to this day, Deuteronomy 30:19. Eli begins by sharing the only thing he actually remembers from his bar mitzvah, his passion in life, and what it feels like to save a life. He provides examples from his life of doing more than the minimum expected, setting the example for others, and the essence of the Torah. He and Mark reflect upon Mark’s son’s joy in partnering to help save lives, their experience with volunteers and donors, and what bothered Eli the most when he was severely ill recently. Eli finishes by sharing the lessons he has learned about mankind that relate directly to the theme of today’s passage and the Jewish calling to which he has so passionately dedicated himself – choosing life. As you listen to his story here today, you will undoubtedly come to share the immense amount of admiration and respect which Mark holds for this remarkable individual and his devotion to bringing the very essence of the Torah to life. Episode Highlights: The only thing Eli actually remembers from his bar mitzvah Eli’s passion in life Choosing life The feeling of saving a life Examples from his life of ‘doing a lot more than just the minimum’ Setting the example for others The essence of the whole Torah Mark’s son’s joy in partnering to save lives Eli’s perspective on volunteers and donors The most generous donors What most bothered Eli during his COVID-19 illness The Jewish tradition of wanting to do more The lessons about mankind that Eli has learned Quotes: “My passion was always, always, always saving lives.” “As a child, I saw that bomb attack on a bus in Jerusalem and I saw people get killed and get hurt.” “It really shaped my life, the way I am now.” “When you make that choice, you will end up choosing life in a more fuller and deeper way than you could ever have done if you were commanded to do it.” “You realize how much giving gives you.” “You ‘re the most generous person in the world, probably.” “I think that I could always do a little more.” “The greatest Jewish contribution to humanity is dissatisfaction.” “The Jewish people always choose life, and not choose death…we always look at the bright side of a thing, let’s go forward to helping other people.” “I feel like every human being becomes a much happier person when he gives to others.” “If you want to be happy, make someone else happy.” “That’s what we live for. We live for doing happiness for other people for saving other people for helping other people. And that is what comes back to us right away.” Deuteronomy 30:19I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day: I have put before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life—if you and your offspring would live—https://www.sefaria.org/Deuteronomy.30.19?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en Links: The Rabbi’s Husband homepage: http://therabbishusband.com/ Mark’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/markgerson?lang=en
We were privileged this week to be joined by Eli Beer, Founder and President of United Hatzalah (https://israelrescue.org/). We discussed his personal inspirations, the successes and challenges involved in building a multi million dollar and ethnically diverse nonprofit, as well as his own takeaways from his battle with Covid-19 (17:18). Other segments include "Board of Directors" (5:05), and two new segments called "Linkedin Film Room" (52:03), and "Office Would You Rather" (56:30).
#17: Special Guest - Eli Beer, Founder of United Hatzalah
Behind the Bima
Rabbis Efrem Goldberg, Philip Moskowitz, and Josh Broide, from Boca Raton Synagogue, shmooze about contemporary issues. Every week features an unscripted and lively discussion, special guests, and a behind-the-scenes look at leading a large and dynamic Jewish community. Connect with Rabbi Efrem Goldberg:Website: https://rabbiefremgoldberg.org/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/efrem.goldberg Twitter: http://twitter.com/rabbigoldberg
At the tender age of 8 when he witnessed a bus bomb explode on the bus he had just descended from, Eli decided he had to do better at saving lives. Incredibly at the age of 15 he started Hatzola. That soon became United Hatzola because there isn’t a village, town or demographic in Israel that isn’t represented within Hatzola. They are in the business of saving lives… within 90 seconds. Eli’s miraculous life has continued with him contracting Covid and surviving after 4 weeks in a coma. Whilst he is not at full capacity just yet, he still found time to give us an interview and if this isn’t full capacity we don’t know what is! Eli’s story is incredible- a worthwhile finale to the Jams radio term! Enjoy!
Eli Beer Unites people around the world as he saves lives with his revolutionary approach to Emergerency Response
Changing the Course
Eli Beer was just a six year old boy when he witnessed a bombing. The memory stayed with him for a long time and he promised himself that one day he would save lives. Eli is a man who keeps his word and then some. In this week's Episode of Changing the Course, Eli talks about his miraculous recovery from the Coronavirus from intubation to extubation as he retells the chilling memories of being sedated for 30 days. His story is one of hope and of survival but ultimately his story is one of heroism. We can all be heroes in our everyday life, we just need to take opportunities that lie in our midst. Eli has taken those opportunities and in doing so he has saved thousands of lives and united those from varying walks of life. Eli, the world is brighter because you are in it. We are so happy for your recovery.