SHALVA Updates & Interesting Stuff

Shuk Purim at Shalva Gush

By | 2018-02-22T09:32:20+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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 [...]

A Chanukah Celebration of a New Sefer Torah at Shalva

By | 2017-12-19T15:06:24+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Updates|

An emotional candle lighting ceremony in Jerusalem as Yehuda Yitzchak Ha’Yisraeli commemorates the miracle of Chanukah, bringing light into darkness. The chief rabbis of Israel, Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, Israeli hero Yehuda Yitzchak Ha’Yisraeli and hundreds of supporters gathered at the Shalva National Center in Jerusalem to [...]

The Shalva Band’s ‘Living the Dream’ World Tour

By | 2017-11-23T12:09:17+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Updates|

The Shalva Band, which has inspired thousands of people around the globe with their viral music video, embarked on a four-week world tour at the end of October 2017 to perform in cities across three continents. The Shalva Band is comprised of seven adults with disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and various other handicaps, whose [...]

Miami Proclamation for Shalva Day

By | 2017-11-23T12:09:44+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Updates|

Miami Proclamation declaring Thursday, November 9th, 2017 as Shalva Day in the City of Miami. The American friends of Shalva’s South East Region had a successful charity kick off affair at Cinemax Cinemas in Brickell City Centre as they were presented with a proclamation by James Jackson, from the City of Miami—deeming November 9th “Miami’s [...]

Actress Louise Linton and Tammy Friedman, wife of US Ambassador visit Shalva

By | 2017-11-23T08:13:13+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Updates|

While US Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin was in meetings with Prime Minister Netanyahu, his wife Louise Linton together with Tammy Friedman, wife of US Ambassador to Israel, took time to come to visit Shalva. The two dignitary guests enjoyed a coffee at Café Shalva, a popular, boutique coffee shop at the Shalva center that inspires [...]

Shalva Palooza Carnival

By | 2017-11-14T17:05:48+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Updates|

On Friday, October 27. we had our first ever "Shalva Palooza Carnival" opening event for all the Yeshiva and Seminary students studying in Israel for the year. The carnival was run by these students for our kids in the ganim and maonim. The festivities included tens of different carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy, singing, dancing, a [...]