Evan Agatston, Yoseph Haddad, and Elizabeth Hirsch

Dor Hadash/New Generation of Leaders Beit Halochem USA

In each generation, it takes a group of committed people to continue a family legacy of philanthropy. Helping people is part of Jewish life. Now a new group, the Dor Hadash Board, currently in formation, is focusing on bringing awareness and financial support to the four Beit Halochem rehabilitation centers in Israel that serve more than 50,000 disabled veterans, terror attack survivors, and their family members.

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President Yitzak Herzog Lights Candles at Beit Halochem Tel Aviv

Israel’s President Yitzhak Herzog lit the first Hanukkah candle at Beit Halochem Tel Aviv. This ceremony also marked the occasion of the Day of Appreciation for the Zahal Disabled Veterans and Victims of Terror. Among those present were Edan Kleiman, Chair of the ZDVO, and Abie Moses, representing victims of terror.

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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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Guardians of the Walls screenshot


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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FIDV Applauds Approval of Veteran Care Reform Package

On Thursday, May 6, Ministers agreed to push through the Defense Ministry’s plan to reform the treatment for wounded IDF veterans. The outline, dubbed “One Soul” and budgeted at around NIS 300 million, will go toward the immediate hiring of 60 people for the Rehabilitation Department, and toward additional support for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. (YNET)

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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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