Beit Halochem Canada is proud to fund skiing for our wounded Heroes.
CiM riders raise over $300,000
Photo by Idan Peled
Cyclists from Canada, the USA, Australia and the UK joined Israeli disabled veterans and members of Israel’s national cycling team on a five-day magical adventure, Oct. 20-24. The journey began near Ashkelon and continued through the lush green hills of Jerusalem to spectacular views of the Mitzpe Ramon Crater and the rugged beauty of the Dead Sea.
Riding in Israel, meeting our Heroes, exploring Jerusalem, experiencing an interactive visit at an army base, wine tasting in a Bedouin tent and the closing dinner at Beit Halochem Tel Aviv made this year’s ride one of our best yet.
More than $300,000 was raised and will go towards the rehabilitative programs, including cycling at our Centres in Israel. Thank you to all our sponsors and cyclists!
Beit Halochem wheelchair dancers take the gold at Continents Cup 2013
Wheelchair dancer Nahum (Humi) Prital and his dance partner Gal Cucuy won the Gold Medal at this summer's 2013 Continents Cup in Moscow.
A lawyer by profession, Humi is a member of Beit Halochem Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Gal has been dancing with Humi as a volunteer for several years. Their winning dance, “The Robot”, was choreographed by Yelena Feitliher.
One hundred and fifty athletes from more than 20 countries competed at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Wheelchair Dance Sport Continents Cup, which was held Aug. 31-Sept. 1 in Moscow.
Organised by Russia’s Ministry of Sports and Wheelchair Dance Sport Federation, it was the fifth anniversary of the event under IPC management. The competition has existed since 1998, but prior to 2009 was called the Saint Petersburg Open.
Wheelchair dance sport is not on the Paralympic Games program but is governed by the IPC.
Mission participant makes the case for Israel's disabled veterans
Dalia Day returned to Canada inspired by the disabled veterans and victims of terror whom she met while on Beit Halochem Canada's Yom Ha’atzmaut Mission. She sent a moving letter to her family and friends:
Shalom Friends and Family,
I have just come back from Israel on a mission tour with Beit Halochem Canada. This is the Canadian group that aids disabled veterans of Israel. I only became aware of them a year ago when I had the pleasure of going to their concert in Toronto.
My trip has opened my eyes to realizing the importance of each Israeli soldier. They are the ones who stand on guard to protect not only Israel, but Jewish people all over the world.
I met many veterans, each with their own story and now with their own disability or disabilities.
I met a young man, 22 years old, same age as my daughter, who lost his arm working on a tank. I met an older veteran who stopped a terrorist in Jerusalem with his body. And I met a stunningly beautiful mother, wearing high heels, only to learn that she was missing the bottom part of her leg and was walking on an artificial leg. All these people's stories connected them to Beit Halochem centres around Israel and how these centres gave them a home, rehabilitation and hope ... for them and their families.
Beit Halochem takes care of more than 50,000 disabled veterans, victims of terror and their families, in state-of-the- art rehabilitation centres throughout Israel. Although there are endless organizations that need money, I feel today that Beit Halochem is one organization that really needs our support. Please join me as we do our part.
Giving them the help they need!After Israeli disabled veterans and victims of terrorism leave the hospital, they come to Beit Halochem rehabilitation, sports and cultural centres in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Nahariya and Beer Sheva.
These young heroes will need specialized therapy and rehabilitation for the rest of their lives. Your donations support ongoing programs and purchase much-needed equipment for the Beit Halochem centres, which boast an array of specialized facilities offering both physical and emotional support to the disabled victims, veterans and their families.
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