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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 […]

Shalva Welcomes Students Whose School Burnt Down

By |February 15th, 2017|

Last week, in a devastating fire that left its mark on the Neve Yaakov neighborhood of Jerusalem, the Maskilei Pihu middle school was destroyed. The school is a fixture of the community and provides special education for young adolescent boys from the religious sector around Jerusalem.

With nowhere to hold classes, Shalva immediately answered the call […]

No Photos Please

By |January 3rd, 2017|

Over Chanukah, the children of a unique branch of Shalva’s After School Activity Center were invited for a three-day marathon of fun; a mini-vacation at Shalva. They were treated to sleepovers, movie parties, carnivals, sports, arts and crafts, singing, dancing and much, much more. For the children themselves, the extended sleepover was an exciting change […]

NGOs Come Together for Annual Conference

By |December 22nd, 2016|

On Wednesday, Israel’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services held their annual NGO conference in the Shalva National Center.

The Ministry’s choice of Shalva as the venue for this important annual summit is a strong statement of the ever-strengthening partnership between the Shalva and the Israeli government. When addressing the audience of 360 leading personalities […]

Millions Raised in an Evening of Extravagance

By |December 22nd, 2016|

At the annual Shalva Gala Dinner, 2,000,000 NIS was raised to benefit Shalva’s many programs for children with disabilities including a new Judo program to be headed by the esteemed Israeli Olympic bronze medalist Ori Sasson. Sasson donated his Rio Olympic Judo Jacket to Shalva which was auctioned at the dinner for $100,000. The Gala […]