At Belev Echad, our mission is to give the gift of gratitude to wounded IDF veterans, repaying them for their enormous bravery and sacrifice. Our programming is designed to assist them in the small ways that we can on their road to integration back into civilian life. Belev Echad contributes to that journey by forming a community of veterans and civilians that work together to heal the physical and emotional wounds of combat.
The Belev Echad flagship program brings wounded IDF veterans to New York City for a ten-day tour to enjoy the camaraderie of those with similar experiences, and receive thanks and support from the New York Jewish community. Our 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.
In addition to our NYC Tours, Belev Echad provides a host of ongoing programs designed to ease the return to civilian life through providing necessary and valuable support throughout the transition. Our programs offer health advocacy, scholarship grants, professional development programming or simply a warm meal and a kind word. We commit to provide practical, meaningful support that makes all the difference for our brothers and sisters in need.
Bar & Bat Mitzvah Project
Mazel tov on your child becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah! In partnership with the Bar/Bat Mitzvah child, Belev Echad will help your child come up with an amazing project that will benefit not only your child but also others in need. We know there’s a hero inside of your child and we we will show your child many ways to make a difference in the community, and the world, and let your child’s inner hero shine through on his way to becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We cannot wait to see what amazing things your child will accomplish!
Dear Rabbi Vigler,
Bruce and I wanted to let you know what an honor and a pleasure it was to meet and host the Soldiers the other evening. They are all such fine, wonderful, caring and brave young men. We were so impressed by each and every one of them. We certainly know that their families, and of course Israel and the IDF, must be so proud of them. They are all heroes. You of course are an incredible blessing in their lives. Along with Belev Echad you have brought such happiness and joy and fun into their lives. You are also AMAZING! Please wish all of them a good trip back to Israel and let them know we hope to see them again sometime. Thank you again for everything!
Shabbat Shalom and All Our Best To You And The Soldiers!