Established in the wake of the War of Independence (1949), with the purpose of providing the 3,400 disabled soldiers from that war with all their needs towards the long process of their rehabilitation. Today, more than 50,000 members are given a new lease on life at our facilities in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Beer Sheva. The organisation 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 this philosophy, Beit Halochem offers a variety of activities to occupy the family, grown-ups and children alike.
Beit Halochem UK recognises that the men and women of the Israel Defence Forces serve their country with courage and dedication. They are Israel’s first line of defence, a responsibility they face with inordinate bravery. The debt of gratitude that we in the greater Jewish world owe them is inestimable.
Funding from our generous donors enables our members to regain their dignity and quality of life through social, sporting and educational programmes, conducted alongside their rehabilitation.