The newly wounded from Operation Protective Edge came to Beit Halochem for the first time in early September. For some of them, it was the first time they had left the hospital since being wounded. They will begin and continue their rehabiliation at our centres for the rest of their lives.
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.
Visiting the Newly Wounded from Operation Protective EdgeChannel 2 news report: Beit Halochem member Achiya Klein visits the newly wounded at Tel Hashomer hospital after Operation Protective Edge in August 2014. Achiya was wounded while serving in the IDF in November 2013.
Tal Keidar lost an eye and was wounded by shrapnel during Operation Protective Edge.
Why Beit Halochem Needs Your Support!
We take care of Israel’s wounded.
The number of Israel’s casualties from Operation Protective Edge are heart-breaking:
66 soldiers gave their lives in defense of the State of Israel, and more than 1,000 were injured, 600 of whom were hospitalized.
Israel's disabled veterans, along with Beit Halochem volunteers, visit the newly wounded and traumatized soldiers giving vital comfort and support to them and their families.
When the injured meet other young disabled veterans from Beit Halochem it helps them begin to understand that they are not alone, that there is an organization that will take care of them from today and for the rest of their lives.
We at Beit Halochem Canada, Aid to Disabled Veterans of Israel, know that even after the fighting has stopped, the battle has only begun for our many brave heroes.
They will begin and continue to receive rehabilitation at one of our state-of-the-art Beit Halochem Centres in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Nahariya and Beer Sheva. These facilities boast an array of exceptional rehabilitative services including: physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, therapeutic devices, specialized sports equipment and training, family-oriented programming, creative and cultural activities.
Beit Halochem assists over 50,000 disabled veterans and victims of terror and their families.
BEHIND THE HEADLINES AND BEYOND THE FRONT LINES, Beit Halochem is there to support our wounded veterans when they need us the most. Please give generously today!
Toronto Celebration of Life Concert
Photo: Suri Epstein / Jewish Tribune
Beit Halochem's vets best advertising for help organization
Published in the Jewish Tribune / June 17, 2014 / by Suri Epstein
A recent concert at the Toronto Centre for the Arts showcased Beit Halochem’s critical role in helping more than 50,000 Israeli disabled veterans and victims of terror. “Here the wounded get the tools they need to put their lives together,” said Toby Feldberg, president of Beit Halochem Canada. Read full article here.
Celebration of Life Concert
Published in the Canadian Jewish News / June 25, 2014 / by Vicky Tobianah
Over 1,000 people came out on June 12 for Beit Halochem Canada’s annual Celebration of Life concert to hear Israeli music and first-hand stories from Israeli soldiers wounded in war. The event, which has been held for more than 20 years, raises funds for the more than 50,000 injured Israeli soldiers, and raises awareness about the work that Beit Halochem Canada does in supporting these disabled veterans. Read full article here.
Photos © Sid & Nancy Golden
Photos © Sid & Nancy Golden
2014 Toronto Group Visit
Photos © Sid & Nancy Golden
Thank you to all our dedicated volunteers, generous donors and gracious host families. We couldn't have done it without you!
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.
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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE NEXT CiM RIDE, October 26-30, in Israel!.
- Courage in Motion Bike Ride in Israel, October 26-30 2014 DETAILS
- Hannukah Party, December 4, 2014
- Yom Ha'atzmaut Mission to Israel: April 20-30, 2015
- 2015 Celebration of Life concert: May 31 (Calgary), June 2 (Montreal) and June 4 (Toronto)
- Annual Golf Day, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Copper Creek in Kleinburg, ON
- Courage in Motion Bike Ride in Israel, October 18-22, 2015.
- Courage in Motion Bike Ride in Israel, September 18-22, 2016.