ZDVO NEWS HEADLINES
At a moving ceremony which took place yesterday at Tel Aviv’s Beit Halochem, 160 members of the ZDVO were the happy recipients of a motorized scooter, donated by Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson through the Friends of the ZDVO in Israel.
Avigdor Lieberman recently met with Roni Gozlan, a former Border Policeman from Jerusalem who lost both his legs when the suicide bomber he threw himself upon, blew himself up.
With You and Thanks to You – The 2016 Annual Recognition Day Honoring Zahal Disabled Veterans and Victims of Terror
In anticipation of the 2016 Recognition Day Honoring Zahal Disabled Veterans and Victims of Terror, Chen Gusler, a song writer and director wrote a beautiful song and Israeli singer/songwriter Amir Benayoun recorded it together with two Zahal Disabled Veterans Gadi Ephraimov (wounded in Operation Protective Edge, suffering from PTSD) and Rami Amar (wheelchair bound, wounded during a combat mission in Nablus).
In moving ceremonies which took place in December at the five Districts of the organization, a total of 395 Academic and Arts and Crafts Scholarships, were awarded totaling some NIS 2,160,000 (US $ 570,000)
People come to this beautiful yet beleaguered part of the world for all sorts of reasons. Some want to soak up some rays, others are drawn by the surprisingly varied offering of natural landscapes and historical sites, and there are those who are fired by ideological motives.
Zahal Disabled Veteran Zohar Sharon, won First Place at the ISPS Handa World Blind Golf Championship.
This was the sixth consecutive world championship title for Zohar who, together with his caddy and coach Shimshon Levy, participated in the recent event which took place at the Shinrinkouen Golf Club, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
The IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport
Blind veteran Shlomo Lazmi (Tel Aviv’s Beit Haloachem) took part in the IBSA (International Blind Sport Association) Tenpin Bowling Singles World Championship which took place on August 23rd.
Five members of the House of Lords visited Jerusalem’s Beit Halochem, for a very moving first time visit of its kind. The visit was an initiative of Beit Halochem UK.
A delegation of 20 Zahal Disabled Veterans took part in last week’s Berlin Marathon, one of the five largest marathons in the world.
In July, Beit Halochem Canada brought 42 bar and bat mitzvah aged Israeli children for camp in Canada. These “Kids of Courage” and their three counselors each have a parent who is an Israeli veteran with a severe disability (70% or more) and member of one of the four Beit Halochem centres in Israel.
Youths from Montreal, visit Beersheva’s Beit Halochem As part of an ongoing program of cooperation between the cities of Montreal and Beersheva
On Thursday morning August 4, 2016, a group of Canadian youths who are part of a program called The Junior CIT (Councilors in Training) Adventure, visited Beersheva’s Beit Halochem.
On July 3, 2016, a new children’s playground was dedicated at Beit Halochem Tel Aviv. Underwritten by The Martin and Sandra Weinstein Family Foundation.