The Beit Halochem centre in Haifa opened in 1986. The Brith Sholom Foundation in Philadelphia undertook the major portion of the facility’s funding. Because of its unusual architectural features, it is considered one of Israel’s more interesting buildings.


Situated on the western slopes of the French Carmel, the complex covers about 7,000 square metres. The three-story building houses a social wing, 180-seat auditorium, multipurpose gymnasium, classrooms, fitness rooms, indoor swimming pool, shooting gallery, cafeteria and offices. Over 2,500 disabled veterans who live in the north make up the active membership, with a total of 8,000 participating members including families.