ZDVO NEWS HEADLINES
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.
In honor of the National Recognition Day for Zahal Disabled Veterans and Victims of Terror, the IDF’s Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Gadi Eizenkot, together with Commander of Manpower Directorate General Hagai Tupolianski and Colonel Yaffa Moore, Head of the IDF’s Casualties Division, visited Tel Aviv’s Beit Halochem.
“Courage in Motion”, the annual bike ride in which dozens of IDF Disabled Veterans take part alongside riders from North America, was successfully launched this past Sunday for the eight consecutive year.
Close to 400 young men and women came out on a rainy night to support Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans and the heroic warriors wounded while protecting Israel during Operation Protective Edge last year. Sponsored and coordinated by the Young Leaders Committee, this event introduced FIDV and Beit Halochem to many of the guests for the first time.