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Shalva’s Children Open the 2018 European Judo Championship

By |2018-12-26T09:32:43+00:00April 29th, 2018|Updates|

Participants of Shalva’s Judo school participated in the official opening ceremony for the European Judo Championship and lead a demo practice for the audience. Among all the Judo players who participated in the three day fight for the championship, was a group, a little bit different that everyone else – 10 young trainees with disabilities from [...]

Team Shalva in the 2018 Jerusalem Marathon

By |2018-04-09T10:51:15+00:00April 9th, 2018|Updates|

Neither rain, snow, sleet nor gusting winds could stop many of the 680 runners, most of whom are Jewish high school students from New York and New Jersey, from departing Wednesday evening March 7th  for Israel from Newark and JFK airports to run, jog or walk in the  March 9th Jerusalem Marathon as part of [...]

Shalva’s Bnei Mitzvah Party On!!

By |2018-04-09T10:51:04+00:00April 9th, 2018|Updates|

A group of children at Shalva, all of whom were becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah this year, had a joint celebration of their coming of age.  The event began weeks in advance, when the children went shopping with the Shalva staff to Tamnun (a clothing chain) to shop for clothes for the occasion, all donated [...]

30 NFL Football Players Share the Field with Shalva’s Children

By |2018-04-09T10:51:22+00:00April 9th, 2018|Updates|

As part of their visit to Israel, some 30 NFL football players came to the Shalva National Center in Jerusalem, where they had a tour of the facilities and enjoyed a game of football with the children. A group of football players from the NFL in America, came for a special visit to Shalva in [...]

Dental Students Learn About DisABILITIES at Shalva

By |2018-04-09T10:54:04+00:00April 9th, 2018|Updates|

A group of students from Temple University School of Dentistry, accompanied by Dean Amid Ismail and Associate Dean Jo Ann Nyquist, visited Shalva for three days, to experience how children with disabilities  have abilities. The multiethnic group, which included American Christians, Muslims and Jews, were joined one day by a group of dental students from [...]

Shuk Purim at Shalva Gush

By |2018-02-22T09:32:20+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Updates|

On Monday, Feb. 19, Shalva Gush hosted its traditional Purim fair.  Every year, we invite the Alon Shvut community to our Shuk Purim.  The market is open to all, free of charge.  This is a way of strengthening our connection to this amazing community and thanking them for their longstanding cooperation. It was particularly moving [...]

Midreshet Eshel Hosts Spa Night for the Shalva Girls

By |2018-02-20T10:49:54+00:00February 20th, 2018|Updates|

After weeks of anticipation and preparation, the night was finally here. We gathered our yoga mats, the most green cucumbers, and the best nail polish we could find, and made our way to Shalva for “The Eshel and Shalva Spa Night”. Shalva's magnificent new facility was the perfect venue for our event. We began setting [...]

Mayor Francis Suarez of Miami visits Israel

By |2018-03-05T14:48:28+00:00February 19th, 2018|Updates|

"When you see a tragedy such as the one we experienced yesterday, it makes you wonder where you are really safe and where you're not." Less than a day after the tragic episode in Florida, the Mayor visited the Shalva National Center, and referred to the shooting incident that took 17 lives. Last week, Mayor [...]

Vocational Training Programs for People with Disabilities

By |2018-01-25T12:21:59+00:00January 25th, 2018|Updates|

For the first time in Israel - at Shalva! Accredited by the Ministry of Labor and Social Services The Vocational Training Ccenter was established by Shalva to provide young adults with disabilities with the job skills necessary to effectively join the mainstream job force. The vision behind it is the belief that not only are [...]

Hapoel Jerusalem’s Victory for Shalva’s Children

By |2017-12-19T15:07:01+00:00December 19th, 2017|Updates|

On Saturday night December 16, 2017, Hapoel 'Bank Yahav' Jerusalem Basketball Club continued its annual tradition of hosting the Shalva Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team at its game at the Payis Arena.  The exciting game was decided in the last few seconds, when Hapoel Jerusalem beat Hapoel Holon 88:86. Before the game began, the Hapoel Jerusalem [...]