Spring & Summer Newsletter
Leadership and Management

Gila Milstein, President

Arik Chaim, Secretary

Dr. Daniel Lieber, Advisor

Dr. Daniel I. Brison, Advisor

Sigal Ankri, Co-Founder & Patients Director

Batya Levy, Office Manager & Volunteers Director

Ofra Etzion, Las Vegas Director 

Dear Stand By Me family, 

We are happy to send you our newsletter to update you on what we have been up to during an active first half of 2015.

To our donors and supporters - please know that your support and contributions go a long way. It enables us the opportunity to provide valuable services for our patients. 

We officially started our operations in Las Vegas, where we found a very supportive and warm community. We'd would like to welcome Danielle Pokroy Mizrachi, a therapist who joined the Las Vegas team of volunteers. 

We also embraced new patients and volunteers, attended the Celebrate Israel festivals in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and continued growing our family in the Israeli-American community, while - as usual - providing the best care we can for our beloved patients. 

As usual, we ask that you continue to spread the good word about us. We always need more volunteers and our mission is to be available for every Hebrew speaking cancer patient (and family) who needs our help in the areas we operate it. 
Stand By Me at the Celebrate Israel Festival
Stand By Me at Celebrate Israel Festival
Stand By Me Volunteers

May was a big month for us: we had booths in both the Los Angeles and the Las Vegas Celebrate Israel festivals!

Special thanks to our dedicated volunteers for donating their time and energy.

Additional thank you to people who contributed to making our participation meaningful:
  • Benzi Sarfati, Arura, for donating materials for arts and crafts, that helped us make beautiful Star-of-David necklaces
  • Children who visited our booth and created ‘get-well’ cards for our patients
  • Nira Gat, for donating supply of arts and crafts
  • Zohar Davidov, for the beautiful Tattoos Art
  • Yossi & Aliza SimsoliNext Level Apparel, for generously donating beautiful Stand By Me t-shirts and hats!
Laughter Workshop :)
Stand By Me  Laughter Workshop
Thank you Ori Dinur for leading a Laughter Workshop for our volunteers and patients!
Passover 2015
Stand By Me Passover Gift Baskets
We would like to send a special note of appreciation to the donors who helped us prepare Kosher gift baskets for our patients for Passover:
Stand By Me Video
Stand By Me Video
Please watch our video from last year, which shows the vital role that Stand By Me plays in helping cancer patients and their families.
Books in Hebrew Available
Hebrew Books
NEW!! We received a variety of books in Hebrew. If anyone is thirsty for a good read - please reach out to Batya at to coordinate having a book delivered to you.

Ora Liebrecht thank you  for your generous contribution!

Purim with B’nai and B'not Mitzvah: מסע אל הבגרות

B'nai and Bnot Mitzva


We would like to thank B’nai and B'not Mitzvah from Mati Israeli Community Center for choosing to partner with Stand By Me for their mitzvah project as part of their Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparations. Thank for the great Mishloach Manot and for bringing Stand By Me patients such joy and happiness!
Congratulations to our family member Miri Hod who graduated from Pierce College with honors and was admitted to California State University Northridge!

Mazel Tov to the Amrani family for Tomer & Andrea's wedding!

We wish Tomer & Andrea many years of happiness and a wonderful marriage!

Arie & Madlen - we are sending you lots of love from the Stand By Me family. 

Thank You to Our Volunteers & Donors

We are forever grateful to the MANY restaurants & service providers for providing free meals, professional services and smiles to our patients. Thank you for being a part of the Stand By Me family! 

Below are a few of our wonderful supporters:
Los Angeles

D'Best Automotive

D'Best Automotive

14748 Calvert St.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
(818) 535-0090

Unique Pastry

Unique Pastry

18381 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 757-3100

Sara J Pastries & Cakes

Sara J Pastries & Cakes

7307 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91303 
(818) 347-6241

Tel Aviv Glatt Kosher Grill

Tel Aviv Glatt Kosher Grill

6846 Reseda Blvd, Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 342-6666


Koby B Hair Salon

13810 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 905-6388

Las Vegas

Sababa Mediterranean Grill

Sababa Mediterranean Grill

3220 S Durango Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 547-5556

Jerusalem Grill Las Vegas

Jerusalem Grille Las Vegas

48215 W Flamingo Road Suite 6 and 7
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 341-5555

The Heart of a Volunteer
Want to Volunteer with Us?

We need volunteers to help with:
  • Visitation
  • Phone calls and keeping in touch with the patients
  • Child care / babysitting
  • Driving / deliveries
  • Food preparation
  • Specialty / professional services
Please reach out to our Volunteers Director, Batya Levy, at:
PayPal Donations
Our mailing address is:
Stand By Me Inc.
15910 Ventura Blvd., Suite 812
Encino, CA 91436