Writer/producer Ori Elon shares a funny insight about the plot line that delights the cast: Ayelet Zurer (Elisheva), Neta Riskin (Giti) and Dov Glickman (Shulem).

United Hatzalah of Israel’s event hosted the cast members of the Netflix hit ‘Shtisel’ and demonstrated how their volunteer EMTs are saving lives.

Photos by Yakov Faytlin

More than 450 people recently attended United Hatzalah of Israel’s event featuring cast members of the Netflix hit Shtisel. Moderators Dr. Joel Kahn and Mimi Markofsky led the audience through an insightful and fun dialogue with Dov Glikman (Shulem), Neta Riskin (Giti), Ayelet Zurer (Elisheva) and writer/producer Ori Elon.

Cari Margulis Immerman, United Hatzalah of Israel Midwest director, showed a powerful video produced by Muslim Israeli blogger NAS Daily. NAS has millions of followers on social media platforms, and he wanted the world to see how United Hatzalah’s 6,000 volunteer EMTs — Jews, Christians, Muslims, men and women — work together to reach those in need, “uber-style” at no charge.

To illustrate how this fast response saves more lives, Kahn shared how the ambucycle sponsored in memory of his father enabled a medic to restore life to a young toddler who had just minutes earlier swallowed deadly chemicals.