A Tour of

Each year, Belev Echad takes wounded IDF soldiers on a Big Apple Flagship Trip, giving them the experience of a lifetime. Touring NYC, and experiencing the best this city has to offer, all while showing them the love they deserve, allows them to forget their troubles, worry and pain. The trip is designed to motivate these wounded veterans through the toughest parts of their rehabilitation and to create a lifelong community to help alleviate the isolation that unfortunately many of them experience. The experiences, memories and relationships that this trip provides changes the lives of each and every participant.

The Tour

While American teenagers are safely in college, the young men and women of the IDF are serving on the front lines, risking life and limb to ensure the safety of the Holy Land. The injuries sustained by these young soldiers during their years of service forever changes the course of their lives. We are deeply indebted to these courageous heroes.

Each year, Belev Echad hosts groups of these wounded warriors as a small gesture of gratitude to these men and women to whom we so much. Our ten day NYC Tour provides respite for the body and psyche through visits to classic city sites, shows, sporting events and community activities that heal the spirit and soul, creating memories that last a lifetime.

“There are no words to describe how much good you have given me since my injury. Continue your incredible work. I hope to see you in NYC again soon.”

- Yotam, Wounded IDF Veteran

“A person that is deprived of a limb or a faculty this itself indicates that G-d has given him special powers to overcome the limitations this entails, and to surpass the achievements of ordinary people. You are not ‘disabled’ or ‘handicapped,’ but special and unique, as you possess potentials that the rest of us do not.”

The Lubavitcher Rebbe,

Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson Speaking

to wounded IDF veterans

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Bruchim Habaim! Soldiers Arrive!
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Day 2

One World Trade Center
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Visit the Ohel, Resting place of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Visit Chabad-Lubavitch World HQ

Day 3

Racing cars for our heroes
The Beast
Communal Shabbat Dinner

Day 4

Shabbat Services
Kiddush Luncheon with Belev Echad soldiers
Chill in Time Square

Day 5

Depart to the Hamptons
Communal BBQ

Day 6

Shopping at Jersey Gardens Mall

Day 7

Helicopter Ride
Jet Skiing

Day 8

Madame Tussaud's
Ripley's Believe it or Not
Broadway Show
Soccer Game

Day 9

Tour of the UN
Apple Store
Leave to JFK

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Be a partner in support of IDF soldiers and veterans - you can make a world of difference.