How do you do it?
Becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a really big deal, and you’re well on your way to being a leader of tomorrow. The best way to transition into adulthood is through social responsibility, by doing something meaningful for the community. Shalva offers two inspirational ways to elevate your momentous occasion. We’re sure you’ll love these ideas.
OPTION 1: Come Dance With Us!
Come join Shalva in Israel!
You and your family will celebrate with the children of Shalva as your guests of honor. You’ll arrive to a buzzing dance floor and move on to a heart-warming festive meal and/or a Mitzvah Project.
From our experience, this is something that remains forever in everyone’s memories.
OPTION 2: Build a Bridge!
Your Role is Unique
You don’t have to travel to Israel to pass on the inspiration because there’s more than one way to connect your Simcha to the children of Shalva from abroad.
Either share a portion of your gifts with the children of Shalva, or lead a Mitzvah Project to mark your special day. We’ve seen Challah Bakes, Sport Tournaments and lots of other creative fundraising ideas.
Decide on a mitzvah project, announce it to your family and friends, direct them to Shalva’s online donation page and ask they mention your name or else set up a personal page on https://www.crowdrise.com/shalva.
In return, participants who donate $180 or more receive a beautiful certificate, suitable for display, which acknowledges their partnership with Shalva’s Twinning Project and for a minimum contribution of $1,800, participants receive a special plaque, to be beautifully mounted on Shalva’s ‘Torah Scroll of Honor.’
We’d love to tell you about any of the wonderful programs you can sponsor through your donation.
Sponsor Shalva’s basketball team. The 12 players, ages 17-18, practice once-a-week with a professional coach from Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club and for 90 minutes the kids step onto the court fulfilling their dreams to become star players.
The Shalva Band provides an opportunity for children to express themselves through music and shatters misconceptions about individuals with disabilities, proving how talented and capable they are.
Shalva’s hydrotherapy center serves hundreds of babies, children and teenagers with disabilities from around the country. Through swimming, the children learn how to trust themselves, their bodies and the society around them.
There are so many abilities that we take for granted. But when a child is born with disabilities, only intervention that starts during infancy and continues over the long term ensures that strength, social-skills and tools for independent living will be learned and maintained.