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Sports at Shalva – growing by leaps and bounds

By |2019-06-18T13:34:28+00:00June 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Sports plays a big role in Shalva's programs. Our judo program continues to be a favorite. Under the direction of Olympic medalist Judoka Ori Sasson, the students continue to develop their skills, and recently graduated to the next level, receiving their yellow belts. We were privileged to have a visit from Moshe Ponte, former Olympic [...]

Shalva Receives Two Prestigious Honors

By |2019-06-17T15:39:32+00:00June 17th, 2019|Updates|

Shalva receives prestigious honors from Bar Ilan University and Ruppin Academic College Kalman Samuels, founder of Shalva recently received an honorary doctorate and esteemed fellowship awards from two Israeli academic institutions - the titles of Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Bar-Ilan University and Esteemed Fellow from the Ruppin Academic Center. The award ceremonies took place [...]

Conference on Very Early Intervention

By |2019-06-10T15:25:41+00:00June 10th, 2019|Updates|

Shalva's Conference on Very Early Intervention for infants with disabilities took place on June 3 and was an amazing success. It was attended by over 200 disability professionals and was sold out quickly. The majority of lecturers were our own Shalva staff because they truly are THE experts in this field. Shalva's Me and My [...]

Shalva Band Wins the Hearts of the World at the Eurovision

By |2019-06-10T14:54:29+00:00June 10th, 2019|Updates|

The celebrated Israeli Shalva Band performed as guest artists at the Eurovision Semifinals, bringing the international audience to their feet with roaring applause and not a dry eye left in the theater. The band was introduced as, "One of the most beloved musical acts in Israel," due to their inspiring messages of inclusion, their exemplary [...]

An Extraordinary Culinary Experience

By |2019-05-08T09:12:03+00:00May 8th, 2019|Updates|

Young Adults with Disabilities Prepared a Meal for Holocaust Survivors Translated and excerpted from a Ynet article by Inbar Tvizer May 1, 2019 A group of students of culinary arts, who have disabilities, hosted some thirty Holocaust survivors at a dinner that they prepared, and heard their testimonies. “We are accustomed to receiving from [...]

Off to the Races! Jerusalem Marathon 2019

By |2019-05-05T13:51:01+00:00March 27th, 2019|Updates|

It was magical!  It was exciting! It was record-breaking!  This year, for the tenth year, Shalva led the Jerusalem Marathon with the largest contingent.  Some 650 runners came from across the world, joining forces with some 1000 runners here in Israel, to represent Shalva and run for hope, love, dignity and opportunity. The runners ran [...]

Home Sweet Home

By |2019-03-27T13:14:25+00:00March 27th, 2019|Updates|

Shalva's first apartment for women with disabilities has opened its doors. This is the third apartment for adults with disabilities that Shalva has opened, and more are in the planning stages. These beautiful independent living apartments afford the residents an opportunity to build their futures and be participating members of their communities.  Enveloped by professional [...]

The Riklis – Cooperberg Culinary Institute (RCCI)

By |2019-03-27T12:22:24+00:00March 27th, 2019|Updates|

Shalva launched its first culinary course to train and prepare young adults with disabilities for future employment within the food industry including restaurants, hotels, catering businesses, and other food service institutions. The initiative is being underwritten by Ira Riklis and his daughter Dr. Jordana Cooperberg. “We like how Shalva thinks outside the box when it [...]

Snoezelen Therapy and Snoezelen Training at Shalva

By |2019-02-06T11:17:44+00:00February 6th, 2019|Updates|

Snoezelen MSE (Multi Sensory Environments) are relaxing gentle sensory environments which are used both to calm and to stimulate. The Snoezelen rooms are used as part of early intervention programs such as Me and Mommy for sensory stimulation, to promote communication, and as calming place for both baby and mother.  For the older children, it [...]