A 1945 photo shows the maternity ward at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. Zoltan Kluger, GPO

The Volunteers Who Hug Babies Abandoned in Israel's Hospitals

300 babies are abandoned in Israel each year. Sivan Almoz, director of an organization that sends volunteers to be with those often ill infants, talks about her work and her own rough start.

Talking to: Sivan Almoz, 49, lives in Karkur, social worker and director of First Hug Association. Where: The organization’s headquarters in Ramat Gan. When: Thursday at 9:30 A.M.

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