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Florida Friends of FIDV: Together We Can Make a Difference

Izzy Ezagui, an American-born Israeli soldier wounded in 2008 while on active duty, shared his story with a group of friends of FIDV in Boca Raton on March 31, 2013. Ezagui as a young adult determined to make Aliyah, and to do something important by protecting Israel. It was completely

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Beit Halochem Ashdod: Now is the Time to Become a Partner

Please partner with Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans-Beit Halochem as we start raising the critically needed funds to build a new Beit Halochem in Ashdod. When completed, Beit Halochem Ashdod will serve the more than 6,500 disabled veterans and their families living in the Coastal region between Ashkelon and Rishon

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5 Towns 5K Run/Walk Set for April 21st

Please join us for our annual 5K Run/Walk to raise critical support for Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans (FIDV), which supports Beit Halochem centers in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Beer Sheva. Beit Halochem provides rehabilitation, recreational, and social services to disabled Israeli veterans and their families, and survivors of

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President Shimon Peres Launches the ZDVO’s Hanukkah Torch Race

More than 200 Zahal Disabled Veterans took part in the 3rd annual Hanukkah “Torch Race.” President Peres ‘launched’ the race from his official residence in Jerusalem during Hanukkah last week. Riding hand bikes, tandem bikes and regular bikes, the Zahal Disabled Veterans began their route through the streets of Jerusalem,

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8 Medals for Israeli Paralympic Delegation

Israel’s national team won 8 medals in the 2012 Paralympic Games. In total, 1 Gold, 2 Silver, and 5 Bronze medals, were earned. The Gold medal was won by Noam Gershony in the wheelchair tennis (quad category) after beating the #1 ranked player. The medal breakdown is as follows: Shraga

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Noam Gershony wins Gold at Paralympics

Previous to the start of the 2012 London Paralympics, Noam Gershony was one of Israel’s and FIDV’s greatest hopes for winning a Gold medal. Gershony is a member of Beit Halochem (Tel-Aviv). Noam won the Gold medal in wheelchair tennis (quad category) after beating the #1 ranked player, David Wagner

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FIDV-Sponsored Athletes Compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games

FIDV-Sponsored Athletes Compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games This year will be the biggest Paralympic Games to-date, featuring 4,200 participants from 160 countries, competing in 20 different sports. Among those participating are our Beit Halochem athletes. This year’s fifteenth competition starts August 29th and ends September 9th. It is through

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Blind Golfer Zohar Sharon Does it Again

Zohar Sharon won his fourth world title in the B1 division of the World Blind Golf Championships on July 17th. The 59-year-old fired a 45 on the front nine and finished with a 98 for a two-round total of 216. According to Zohar, “It’s still hard to understand that I have

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Fifth Annual Courage in Motion Bike Ride Raises Funds for Beit Halochem Centers

Cyclists will ride from October 21st-25th 50-120 kilometers per day alongside Israel’s disabled veterans. Riders pay a registration fee and raise a minimum of $2,500. With these monies, rehabilitative bike programs at Beit Halochem Centers are funded in addition to physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, therapeutic devices, specialized equipment, sport coaching and cultural

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