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Our Centers in Israel

Beit Halochem Centers in Israel are 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.

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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AIPAC/AIEF Delegation Visits Beit Halochem

In the first week of September 2019, a very distinguished delegation of American friends, many of whom have a military background, visited Beit Halochem. Part of a now three-year collaboration between Beit Halochem and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the American Israel Education Fund (AIEF), the delegates met disabled veterans, toured the Beit Halochem facility, and discussed issues related to the heroes’ rehabilitation challenges and accomplishments.

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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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