SHALVA Updates & Interesting Stuff

More Than a Bar of Soap, a Symbol of Transformation

By | 2017-09-19T10:51:37+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Updates|

The recently opened soaps workshop at Shalva is a symbol of transformation and represents our belief in a community of people working together to change the world, where all have the power to contribute. At the workshops, visiting student and adult groups, as well as children attending Shalva's after-school programs, prepare beautiful soaps made from high [...]

The Shalva Judo School Opens its Doors

By | 2017-09-18T14:55:51+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Updates|

A new judo school for children with disabilities was inaugurated at the Shalva National Center in the presence of Olympic medalist Judoka Ori Sasson, MK - Culture and Sport Miri Regev, Bank Yahav CEO Shaul Gelbard, President and Founder of Shalva, Kalman Samuels, and many other dignitaries. Ori Sasson earned international acclaim in 2010 by [...]

When International Communities Unite

By | 2017-09-20T13:49:51+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Updates|

Shalva Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with Russian Jewish Congress to Develop Programs for Children with Disabilities in Russia On Thursday September 14, 450 leaders of the Russian Jewish community gathered at the Metropol Hotel in Moscow to experience a historic advancement of Russia's social services system, whereby the Russian Jewish Congress committed to advancing the [...]

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 [...]