ZDVO NEWS HEADLINES
Amb. Vivian Bercovici, has served as Canada’s Ambassador to Israel since 2014. Haim Bar, Chairman of ZDVO, recently had the pleasure to host her on her first visit to Tel Aviv’s Beit Halochem. During the visit she met with some of the members of the ZDVO and Beit Halochem
The Friends of ZDVO and Beit Halochem in Miami, established recently by Tzippy Faye Holand, Avi Samuel, Rafi Blum, Michael Dezer and friends, has become a reality. Last week the Florida Chapter launched its activities with an event for the benefit of the “Beit Halochem Ashdod Project”.
ZDVO Beit Halochem Australia kicked off their annual “ZDVO Week 2016” with a series of events in Sydney and Melbourne. Guests from Israel are Beit Halochem members Major (res.) Ofir Anidjar, wounded in Operation Protective Edge and Nati Hakshur, a victim of terror severely wounded during a missile attack on Beersheva in 2011.
The 2014-2015 Academic Scholarships Distribution Ceremonies were held this past December throughout the five Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization Districts. 350 Academic Scholarship were handed out totaling some NIS 1,900,000 ($488,000 USD).
"The Tiberias Marathon: My muddy mid-life crisis" - Impressions after running the “Tiberias Marathon” for the Benefit of ZDVO/Beit Halochem
The “Sea” of Galilee or Kinneret is in fact not a sea but a lake and hence makes an ideal location for first time runners and marathoners. The course is below sea level, flat as a billiard table (except for one small hill – but more of this later) and is cool in winter.
Hubert Habib, President of Association des Amis de Beit-Halochem en France was guest of honor at a Hannukah gathering in the Sucie en Brie suburb of Paris where he told members of the local community about the work of ZDVO and Beit Halochem, screened a promotional film and raised funds.