We were honored to host Lisa Stadelbauer - Canadian Ambassador to Israel. Lisa is a true advocate for individuals with disabilities and was visibly inspired by Shalva's participants and her meeting with Yossi. The visit was especially moving for Kalman who himself is a Canadian citizen, sort of closing a circle. Thank you Lisa!
Kalman Samuels, Founder and President of Shalva, lights a torch at Israel's 74th Independence Day Ceremony. "In honor of all the children and adults with disabilities in Israel, in honor of their devoted families, in honor of the thousands of wonderful volunteers, and in your honor, our friends and partners, whose support and belief in [...]
Our group of superhero climbers all summited and reached the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Unbeliveable 10 days of walking, through five different eco-systems, pushing themselves to the limit, sleeping in tents on the ground, on a mountain diet and all to benefit Shalva's children. We are inspired by the perseverance, grit, and dedication to making [...]
We were thrilled to host the great Noa Kirel - biggest star with the biggest heart in Israel who came to visit us at Shalva. Noa -an Israeli music superstar - met our children and sang with the band. Thank you Noa for your time, your sensitivity, your grace and the love you shared with [...]
We couldn't find a better way to recognize the International Day of Disabilities than with the the annual Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem tribute game that was held for Shalva's children. Shalva's children took center stage at the beginning of the game together with Jerusalem's Mayor Moshe Leon and Minister of Culture and Sports Hili Trooper. [...]
We want to thank and cherish Waldorf Hotel and their staff for lighting candles at Shalva which has become the annual highlight of our Hannukah. Thank you for an unforgettable afternoon of joyful activities at Shalva - face paint, crafts, games, donut decorating. Waldorf made this event to be above and beyond and gave our [...]
We are honored to host the Chairman of the Knesset Finance Committee, MK Alex Kushnir today. MK Kushnir toured the Shalva Center, met the children and adults in our different programs and was amazed by the extensive programming. Thank you MK Kushnir for the wonderful and warm visit.
We were thrilled to host Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi today, together with Indian Foreign Minister Dr. Jaishenkar and his wife Kyoko, who visited the Shalva National Center in Jerusalem. The visit began with Lihi Lapid and Kyoko Jaishenk touring the Center and an introduction to the many programs run by Shalva. [...]
Newly elected President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal visited our sukka at Shalva During their visit they met with some of our children and families, and with the organization's founder and president, Kalman Samuels. The moving visit ended with the President and his wife joining the Shalva Band for some fun and festive songs. [...]
Israel's Minister of Welfare, Meir Cohen, opened the school year at Shalva. We were honored to host him together with the Director General of his office, Sigal Moran, Senior Vice President and Director of Disabilities Gideon Shalom, the Civil Service Commissioner, Prof. Daniel Hershkovitz, and the top officials of the Ministry of Welfare. During the [...]