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Our Beit Halochem Centers

Beit Halochem is a home away from home where disabled veterans come to regain their physical abilities and learn new skills on the long road to regaining their quality of life and independence. These courageous men and women have personally sacrificed so much for the State of Israel. They deserve the best after they leave the hospital, and Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans-Beit Halochem is there to help them rebuild their lives.
  • Members are encouraged to participate in sports and related activities suited to their individual disabilities. There are also many social, language study and arts based programs offered at the Centers.
  • Treatment in the physical therapy institute complements other measures in the overall rehabilitation process. Treatment is also available, if necessary, for members whose health has deteriorated over the years. A team of skilled physical therapists treats those referred by rehabilitation specialists in hospitals, or by clinics of the Israel Defense Ministry Rehabilitation Division.
  • Beit Halochem centers range in size from 5,500 square meters to 10,000 square meters. Standard design and equipment includes an auditorium, multipurpose gymnasium, classrooms, fitness rooms, swimming pool, occupational therapy unit, physical therapy unit, cafeteria, offices and a social wing.
  • A great deal of thought and effort went into design and construction at each Beit Halochem center. All facilities are specially adapted to accommodate various disabilities. Particular attention was paid to the needs of the blind and those who need to use wheelchairs. The sports, classes, and social events held on the premises have been adapted to make it possible for all veterans to participate.

Beit Halochem Ashdod

An integral part of our mission is to offer disabled veterans and their families all the tools to rehabilitate and reintegrate into society. Vital to this is convenience – to have a Beit Halochem in close proximity to those women, men and families being served. Ashdod was chosen as the site of the fifth Beit Halochem center after years of research and surveys. Situated on 7.4 dunams of land, the new center will be a hub for disabled veterans living in Israel’s Southern Coastal Plain.

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Beit Halochem Beer Sheva

Over 1,000 guests attended the Grand Opening of Beit Halochem in Beer Sheva on April 13, 2011. The facility serves thousands of disabled veterans and their families living in southern Israel, as well as the victims of terror attacks. It offers top-notch facilities within easy reach of veterans who previously had to long distances to get services. The center contains swimming, therapy, art, and performance facilities.

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Beit Halochem Haifa

Beit Halochem Haifa was opened in 1986. The Brith Sholom Foundation in Philadelphia undertook the major portion of the facility’s funding. Because of its unusual architectural features, it is considered one of Israel’s more interesting buildings.

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Beit Halochem Jerusalem

The Beit Halochem Center in Jerusalem opened in 1994, for the benefit of the members of Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization living in the Jerusalem area. The facility grounds encompass some ten acres of beautiful landscaping, in the south-western part of Jerusalem. Located between the new suburbs of Gilo and Givat Masua, the center offers a panoramic view of the Judean hills.

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Beit Halochem Tel Aviv

Beit Halochem Tel Aviv opened its doors in 1974, just after the Yom Kippur War. It was built on seven acres of land allocated to the Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization by the late Yehoshua Rabinovitz, then mayor of Tel Aviv. The principal contribution for the Center was provided by the Aktionskomitee “Pro-Israel” of Switzerland.

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Beit Kay in Nahariya

Established in 1958, Beit Kay is a Rest and Recreation Center for Zahal Disabled Veterans and their families. It was built in the northern resort town of Nahariya on land donated by Mrs. Vera Weizmann, wife of Israel’s first president, the late Dr. Chaim Weizmann.

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