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The 2020 5Towns 5k Virtual International Run Features Many Israeli Veterans

For the first time, this annual event on behalf of Beit Halochem went virtual, and international. This year there was another new feature: We invited the disabled veterans of Beit Halochem to participate, too, by completing any physical activity of their choosing and sharing this with us. Together with these heroes of Israel, we honored and supported their rehabilitation through the Virtual 5Towns 5K.

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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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Group at 2019 Honor Delegation Meeting

2019 Honor Delegation Meets with FIDV in NYC

Reuven Magnagey and Oren Or Bittoun, two disabled veterans from Israel participating in the 2019 Israel Honor Day Delegation, spoke to the Board of Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans-Beit Halochem, and their guests, on November 19 in New York City. Michael A. Leichtling, FIDV Board Chair, and Advocate Edan Kleiman, new Chair of the ZDVO Board in Israel, welcomed everyone.

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