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A Model of Excellence for the World

By |2021-07-19T09:15:46+02:00July 14th, 2021|Updates|

We are grateful that once again our doors are open to delegations and visitors from around the world. A Japanese delegation visited Shalva headed by Japan’s Ambassador Mizushima and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. The delegation came following "Dreams Never Dreamed", Kalman Samuels memoir, being translated into Japanese. [...]

An Airforce Like No Other

By |2021-07-14T13:29:00+02:00July 14th, 2021|Updates|

Commander of Israel's Air Force, Amikam Nurkin, came to Shalva with 30 officers for a day of volunteering, activities and disability awareness training. It was an incredibly enriching experience for both the soldiers and Shalva's children. This wonderful partnership with the Air Force repeatedly shows us how exemplary the values of our soldiers and commanders [...]

Building Bridges to Peace – Through Music

By |2021-03-15T13:01:38+02:00March 15th, 2021|Updates|

Shalva Builds Bridges to Peace  ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ performed for the first time in Hebrew, Arabic and English  The Shalva Band, accompanied by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, performed a unique virtual ‘duet’ of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ with notable musicians from the United Arab Emirates in honor of Shalva’s 31st anniversary [...]

New Year, New Hope! Proud to be a part of Israel’s vaccination effort.

By |2021-01-04T15:50:26+02:00January 4th, 2021|Updates|

On Sunday, January 3rd, 2021, over 1,000 people, individuals with disabilities, along with caregivers, therapists and medical staff, received the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccinations at the Shalva National Center in Jerusalem, and the reactions and feedback from recipients were overwhelmingly positive. The critical drive was run in conjunction with the Ministries of Health and Welfare and of course with [...]

“Honorary Citizen of Jerusalem” award received

By |2020-09-13T13:46:23+02:00September 10th, 2020|Updates|

Kalman Samuels, founder of Shalva, recognized for life’s work benefiting thousands of children with disabilities and their families over 30 years On Tuesday September 8 Jerusalem celebrated some of its most honorary citizens with the ‘Yakir Yerushalayim,’ Honorary Citizen of Jerusalem, award ceremony recognizing 12 Jerusalem residents over the age of 65 who have impacted [...]

Dreams Never Dreamed – The Story of Shalva

By |2020-09-09T14:49:58+02:00September 9th, 2020|Updates|

The extended Shalva family congratulate Kalman Samuels, Founder and President of Shalva, on the release of his book "Dreams Never Dreamed". Kalman's memoir chronicles his personal journey of self-discovery, tells the story of his son Yossi's tragic injury during infancy, and gives a behind-the-scenes perspective on the establishment of Shalva and the Shalva Band. Based [...]

Opening Even More New Doors of Opportunity

By |2020-09-13T13:37:38+02:00September 8th, 2020|Updates|

In recent months, Shalva’s adult service programs have been experiencing an influx of applicants; many of whom are young adults with disabilities who were left without rehabilitative frameworks during the COVID-19 country-wide lockdown from mid-March-May 2020. Shalva is preparing to open three additional independent living apartments by the end of 2020 for 18 new Shalva [...]

The Shalva Academy

By |2020-09-13T13:02:00+02:00September 6th, 2020|Updates|

The Shalva Institute for Education, Training and Research is a long-awaited dream-come-true for Shalva; introducing an educational forum to share Shalva’s expertise in the field of disability care beyond participating in our core rehabilitative programs. The Shalva Institute will offer a range of virtually-based continuing education courses, lecture series, conferences, and personalized professional guidance packages. [...]

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