Toronto Celebration of Life Concert

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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.

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Pre-concert dinner

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2014 Toronto Group Visit

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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.

Thank you,
Dalia Day

 


 

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.



Tough Mudders run for BHC

image: Tough Mudder logo A group of Tough Mudders will be racing Aug. 17 to raise money for Beit Halochem Canada. They call themselves the HeBros. Tough Mudder is a 18- to 20-km military-style obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit. Support the HeBros as they support our disabled Israeli Heroes.
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Give through Greeting cards

Thumbnail of Rosh Hashana card Donate to Beit Halochem Canada and, at the same time, send greetings to family and friends with our cards. Our cards are designed by disabled veterans who are members of the Beit Halochem centres in Israel. The cards are suitably inscribed, and you can also add a personal message. We also offer thank-you notes and special occasion greeting cards for sending year-round.
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