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Shalva’s Children Have More to Smile About: Oral Health for Everyone – OHEV

By | 2017-06-07T12:33:41+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Updates|

Our dental health clinic is bringing healthy smiles to Shalva's children. Studies suggest that children with disabilities are often one of the most underserved populations for dental care. Individuals with disabilities have more oral disease, dental caries, missing teeth, and difficulty in obtaining dental care than the general population. To counteract this trend, Shalva has [...]

Bnot Mitzvah Bake Cakes for Shalva

By | 2017-06-06T11:33:35+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Updates|

A group of 16 girls from Modiin, all celebrating becoming Bnot Mitzvah in the coming year, have spent much of this year voluntarily doing acts of kindness. One such chesed was a visit to Shalva on February 21st.The girls were deeply moved by the people they met there and their experience. So much so, that [...]

Shalva’s Grand Opening Celebration

By | 2017-05-10T07:34:01+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Updates|

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 [...]

Shalva Recycling Center

By | 2017-06-04T06:03:56+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Updates|

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 disabilities gives [...]

Down Syndrome Conference at Shalva

By | 2017-07-11T13:15:03+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Updates|

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 [...]

We Were Team Shalva 2017!

By | 2017-07-11T13:15:03+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Updates|

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 [...]

Academic Committee Chairperson receives Israel’s most prestigious award

By | 2017-07-11T13:15:03+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Updates|

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 [...]

Hands (and feet!) around the world

By | 2017-02-22T11:30:25+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Updates|

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 [...]

Delicious. Inspiring. Revolutionary: Café Shalva

By | 2017-07-11T13:15:04+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Updates|

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. [...]