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5K Run – A truly international effort

The Beit Halochem International 5K Run/Walk was held in North Woodmere Park on September 12, 2021. A hearty crowd of 200 persons of all ages joined in person, while disabled veterans and others in Israel partnered with us through a variety of physical challenges and sports.

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URGENT: FIDV REACHES OUT TO MEMBERS DURING ROCKET ATTACKS

In the last couple of days, hundreds of rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli cities, including the capital of Israel, Jerusalem. In response, the IDF struck military targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization in Gaza. Simultaneously, widespread civil rioting by some of the Arab population in various towns and cities throughout the country has erupted.

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Academic Scholarships Awards Distributed

During December 2020, ZDVO-Beit Halochem awarded 644 academic and vocational training as well  as creative arts scholarships, in a total amount of approximately NIS 2,600,000 (US$ 825,000) raised from private donors, Friends’ Organizations and endowments.

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Sports Scholarship Ceremony Held in Tel Aviv

Sixty Sports Excellence Scholarships were awarded at Beit Halochem Tel Aviv, for total value of $110,600 USD. In a special ceremony adapted because of the pandemic, the scholarship support went to excelling athletes and their coaches for their athletic achievements. Our brave men and women from all four Beit Halochem centers are truly inspiring.

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Centers in Israel reopen

After three months of closed Beit Halochem centers, Israeli disabled veterans are now able to resume therapy and other rehabilitative activities. Here is Nahum Prital’s story.

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2020 Leadership Additions at ZDVO-Beit Halochem

Major General Elyezer Shkedy, former Commander of the Israel Air Force and Director General of El Al, has been appointed Chairman of the International Board of the Friends Organizations of the ZDVO in Israel and the world over.  For the past five years, Shkedy had served as Chairman of the Board of the Friends of ZDVO in Israel.

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