Beit Halochem is a unique rehabilitation, sports and recreation center serving disabled veterans and their families. It provides a place where the disabled undergo the various treatments, which they need for as long as they live. Emphasis is placed on sport as a rehabilitative tool along with a wide array of social and cultural programs.
Beit Halochem applies the philosophy that the disabled should be cared for in an environment that is both congenial to them and to those around them. In keeping with that philosophy, it offers a variety of activities to occupy the family grown-ups and children alike.
An important feature at Beit Halochem is the meeting of “generations”, bringing together old-timers with newcomers who must learn to adjust to the difficult and complex world of disability.
The General Assembly of the Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization (the ZDVO’s governing body) approved the construction of a fifth Beit Halochem to be located in the City of Ashdod.
About 5,600 Zahal disabled veterans, living in the country’s central region, are active members of Beit Halochem Tel Aviv. Including their immediate families, the overall members comes to 14,000.
Over 2,700 disabled veterans who live in the north make up the active membership in Beit Halochem Haifa, with a total of 6,500 participating members, families included.
3,500 disabled veterans are currently enrolled at the Beit Halochem Jerusalem. Together with their families, the Center serves some 9,000 members.
Established in 1958, Beit Kay is a Rest and Recreation Center for Zahal’s disabled veterans and their families. It was built in the northern resort town of Nahariya on land donated by Mrs. Vera Weizmann, wife of Israel’s first president, the late Dr. Chaim Weizmann. Originally, the center served the 6,000 disabled veterans of the […]
Beer Sheva’s Beit Halochem was opened in January 2011. It serves a community of more than 3,000 ZDVO members and their families at the Southern District.