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“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. [...]

Dreams Never Dreamed

By |2020-07-28T10:11:24+02:00July 27th, 2020|Dreams Never Dreamed|

Kalman Samuels was raised in a nonobservant Jewish home in Vancouver, Canada where he attended Sir Winston Churchill High School. Upon his graduation in 1969 he was given academic and basketball scholarships to the University of British Columbia. After his first year studying philosophy he travelled Europe with plans to undergo coursework in France. However [...]

10th Annual Down Syndrome Day Conference Goes Virtual

By |2020-07-22T11:18:56+02:00July 22nd, 2020|Updates|

On July 21, 2020 Shalva held its annual conference marking World Down Syndrome Day- this time, virtually over Zoom, exactly four months after its originally scheduled date was delayed by the COVID-19 lockdown. The conference was co-hosted by Shalva, the Hadassah Medical Center and the Jerusalem Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs [...]

Every Summer has its Own Story

By |2020-07-22T11:18:20+02:00July 22nd, 2020|Updates|

This year summer camp at Shalva is looking a little different, but we’ve planned creative projects and activities within the parameters of the current health regulations to ensure that our children are having fun while keeping healthy and safe. Shalva’s day camp will be operating through most of July and August, with Shalva’s traditional week-long [...]

Shalva Band Launches New Single – TOUCH

By |2020-07-22T11:09:32+02:00July 22nd, 2020|Updates|

The COVID-19 outbreak resulted in tens of cancelled performances for the Shalva Band, as well as a cancelled tour in the United States. The new reality which resulted from the COVID-19 outbreak; however, led to new opportunities, including a collaboration with the famous Israeli composer and conductor Kobi Oshrat. The Shalva Band and Oshrat recently [...]

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