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Down Syndrome Conference at Shalva

By |May 17th, 2017|

On March 21, Shalva was honored to host the Tenth Annual Down Syndrome Conference. This year’s focus was “The Therapeutic Relationship.”

Members of the scientific committee included:
• Prof. Yoav Marek- Ministry of Welfare, Dept. for the Treatment of Persons with Cognitive Developmental Issues
• Dr. Ariel Tenenbaum – director – Down Syndrome Center, Hadassah Medical […]

Shalva Recycling Center

By |May 15th, 2017|

The Shalva Recycling Center is open!! The Shalva National Center is a drop off point for glass bottles that are then sorted by our graduates. The funds generated benefit Shalva’s programming and the employment of individuals with disabilities. Recycling is an amazing communal environmental initiative, and the bonus of its employing individuals with […]

Shalva’s Grand Opening Celebration

By |May 10th, 2017|

As Israel celebrated 69 years and Jerusalem 50 years of unification, Shalva celebrated its Grand Opening.

History was made last week when hundreds of friends and donors traveled from around the world to gather in Jerusalem to celebrate the much anticipated grand opening of the new Shalva National Center; a home of love, a home of […]

We Were Team Shalva 2017!

By |March 21st, 2017|

We were Team Shalva. We were almost 1,000 runners, 550 from around the world. We are Team Shalva. We run for hope, love and human dignity.

Every person involved – from the dedicated Shalva staff to the participants – prepare all year for this momentous event, planning, fundraising and training. Although it always seems to pass […]

Academic Committee Chairperson receives Israel’s most prestigious award

By |February 22nd, 2017|

The Israeli Minister of Education has announced that Prof. Malka Margalit will receive the Israel Prize in Education for decades’ groundbreaking work in the field. As chairperson of Shalva’s International Academic Committee, Prof. Margalit oversees Shalva’s research, inclusion and ensures the dissemination of our models and findings.

Prof. Margalit has held and chaired countless professorships and […]

Hands (and feet!) around the world

By |February 22nd, 2017|

Our revolutionary programs’ wheels keep turning at a dizzying pace. There’s just so much going on! Here are three standout international cases of community engagement.

Have you heard about our ambassadors yet? You should. These young men and women, spending their post-high school year in Israel dedicate their time to interface between Shalva and their respective […]

Delicious. Inspiring. Revolutionary: Café Shalva

By |February 15th, 2017|

Café Shalva is officially open to the public and invites visitors to enjoy a rich selection of pastries, shakes, quality coffee and a step into a more inclusive world. How? The staff of Café Shalva, waiters as well as chefs, is comprised of seasoned restaurateurs working hand-in-hand with individuals with disabilities, graduates of Shalva’s programs.

A […]

Don’t Change the Channel!

By |February 15th, 2017|

Shalva’s incredible success has been the inspiration and muse for many organizations in both Israel and around the world. This ripple-effect is crucial to Shalva’s mission of broadening the collective consciousness and paving the way towards a better, more inclusive world for everyone.

You may have heard about Shalva’s popular Bnei Mitzvah Twinning project, when young […]

A Meaningful Celebration

By |February 15th, 2017|

Hannah Schechter from Teaneck, New Jersey, knew that the best way to transition into adulthood is with social responsibility. On the verge of her Bat Mitzvah, Hanna was exploring different options for a meaningful Chessed project. One thing was clear though: she was doing it in Israel.

Longtime friends of Shalva, Hannah’s parents reached out to […]

Spreading the Word

By |February 15th, 2017|

Social impact. How are our programs effecting not only the children receiving therapy, but the community as a whole? This signature ripple effect is central to Shalva’s mission. We can help a child walk, hold a spoon… hold a job, but if the culture isn’t embracing, then we’ve reached a dead-end.

That’s why our plethora of […]