The brave men and women of the Israeli Defense Forces carry the sacred duty of protecting the Jewish homeland. Belev Echad was founded with the mission of repaying the enormous debt of gratitude we owe the brave warriors, through support and a whole lot of love.
Since the founding of the State of Israel, hundreds of thousands of young Jewish men and women have risked their lives and limbs to protect the Jewish people and ensure the security of our homeland.
Founded in New York City in 2009, Belev Echad established a global initiative to honor these brave warriors and their families, residing both in Israel and the United States, through a system of love, support and education. Through programs for wounded warriors, career counseling, scholarship funds and social and educational events, we make a small, but meaningful, contribution towards repaying them for their service.
“The toughest part was not the injury, the pain, the surgeries, or the months of rehabilitation. It was becoming myself again. To becoming the Shimon that I was before. This trip is a part of bringing me closer to being myself again.”
Belev Echad Alumni, 2013 trip
Belev Echad is a proud project of the Chabad Israel Center (CIC). Founded by Uriel and Shevy Vigler in 2005, CIC aims to create a community centered on Jewish life, education, and family—encouraging individual growth in a warm, nonjudgemental environment. We proudly serve the Israeli community residing in the Upper East Side of New York City.
CIC was established with the premise that regardless of religious background or affiliation, it is the inalienable right of every Jewish person to learn and participate in a heritage that belongs to us all equally.
We invite you to come and grow with us.
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