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Shalva Tea – A Heart Warming Cooperation

By | 2018-12-04T12:23:27+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Updates|

Shalva Tea was founded by David Ross, a committed environmentalist with a Master’s Degree in Forestry from Yale University. Throughout his fieldwork in Israel, Ross would stumble upon an abundance of native aromatic herbs, and bring them home to drink as relaxing teas. As an avid forager and herbal enthusiast, Ross did not find any [...]

An Exciting Visit by the Police    

By | 2018-12-04T11:27:20+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Updates|

Recently, the Ofek group at Shalva was thrilled to have a visit by representatives of the Israel Police Force. Following individual group activities with the police officers, the officers met with the entire program together. Sappers showed the children the remote control robot that analyzes and neutralizes suspicious items or bombs. Forensics officers explained to [...]

Shalva Band Represents Israel at Eton College Interfaith Concert

By | 2018-12-04T12:22:52+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Updates|

Amidst rigorous academics; the students of Eton College in England, dressed in suits with tails, paused their studies for a musical performance by the Shalva Band and learned a most unique lesson on inclusion and hope. Comprised of especially talented musicians with disabilities from Israel, the Shalva Band has become an international model for values [...]

Shalva Band Closes the 2018 GA Assembly

By | 2018-12-04T11:14:42+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Updates|

Powerful Performance Sends Take Home Message of the GA: The importance of dialogue is fundamentally linked to the importance of listening to one another The General Assembly, an annual gathering of the top Jewish leaders from Israel and North American, was held this year at the Tel Aviv Convention Center from Oct. 22-24. This year's [...]

IDF and Shalva Join Forces

By | 2018-12-04T11:11:37+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Updates|

Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, IDF and Shalva National Center Join Forces for Inclusion of Soldiers with Disabilities in the Community The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services announced that it will be partnering with select organizations to carry out its newest national initiative: the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in volunteer [...]

AIPAC Mission Explores Innovation in Integration 

By | 2018-12-04T11:10:15+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Updates|

Over 150 members of AIPAC’s North American Leadership spent the morning at the Shalva National Center where they learned about Israel’s leading innovations in the field of disabilities. The audience were blown away by the fantastic Shalva Band which comprises eight adults with disabilities who performed both the American and Israeli National anthems and a [...]

Conquering Kilimanjaro for Shalva

By | 2018-12-04T11:05:31+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Updates|

After battling cancer, Mark Joffe faced another challenge, as he joined an international group of climbers and headed to Tanzania, Africa to climb the 19,000 ft. high Mt. Kilimanjaro; but not before dedicating his climb to the children of Shalva. Mark was determined to making his journey as meaningful as possible and raised three times [...]

Summer Camp 2018: Great Success!

By | 2018-08-21T13:25:50+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Updates|

Shalva's summer camp, held in the first week of August, was a great success. Hundreds of children and their counselors had an amazing, much needed respite, "sleep away" experience with outings, adventures, connection and fun! The camp allowed the Shalva kids to have a special summer experience and gave their parents a period of respite. [...]

Shalva National Center Approaching Two Year Anniversary

By | 2018-08-21T13:23:33+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Updates|

The upcoming academic year will marks two years since Shalva National Center opened its doors in the heart of  Jerusalem. What started out as a dream has since become our new reality. The new Shalva National Center has helped thousands of children and their families, held incredible events and special celebrations and hosted tens of thousands of [...]

Shalva Represents Israel at International Children’s Games

By | 2018-08-15T13:16:08+00:00 August 12th, 2018|Updates|

Shalva graduates Ortal Karp, Raphael Cohen and Tal Kima were thrilled to be invited to carry the official flag at the opening of the International Children's Games competition- which was held this summer in Israel ( for the first time ever!) Ortal, Raphael and Tal also performed on the stage as representatives of the Israeli delegation.  [...]