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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 [...]

Shalva Culinary Institute – C’est Magnifique!!

By |2020-03-25T23:45:18+02:00February 16th, 2020|Updates|

All budding chefs dream of meeting and learning from a Michelin star chef so no one was more thrilled than our culinary school graduates who last week met and prepared pastries alongside Chef Christophe Tuloup of Lyon, France. The event was a part of So French So Food - the French culinary week in Israel and we are honored [...]

Meet Israel’s Future Table Tennis Stars

By |2020-02-16T17:35:26+02:00February 16th, 2020|Updates|

Shalva's sports programs have added a new dimension.  In addition to judo, basketball, swimming, and soccer, Shalva has opened the very first professional table tennis training group for individuals with disabilities in Israel.  For now, the participants in this group are members of our Rising in Rank program, young men with disabilities doing voluntary army [...]

Rising in Rank – We Salute You

By |2020-02-13T19:13:08+02:00February 13th, 2020|Updates|

The walls in the Metzudat Adumim post shook to the thunderous and enthusiastic swearing in of five new members of Israel's Border Patrol - young men in the first class of our Rising in Rank program.  The program operates in collaboration with Shalva, the Israel Defense Forces and the Jerusalem College of Technology.  The ceremony [...]

Shalva Colors Jerusalem with Hope for Chanukah

By |2020-02-13T18:42:41+02:00February 13th, 2020|Updates|

As millions of Jews around the world gathered to celebrate the festival of lights with candle lighting ceremonies, the city of Jerusalem took on the mandate of “lighting up the night” to a whole new level with the unprecedented gesture of illuminating city landmarks in recognition of Shalva's work. Timed to coincide with a special [...]

Shalva Band at the IAC Convention

By |2019-12-11T13:52:45+02:00December 11th, 2019|Updates|

Shalva Band Performs Before Thousands at Florida Convention The Shalva Band continued their world-wide tour with a performance before nearly 4000 attendees at the Israeli-American Council (IAC) in Hollywood, Florida.  The IAC National Summit 2019 brought together a diverse group of Israeli-Americans, Jewish Americans, and Israelis for critical dialogue, and inspiring sessions. Participating and speaking [...]

UN Comes to Shalva

By |2019-11-20T14:32:31+02:00November 20th, 2019|Updates|

UN Human Rights Council Comes to Shalva to Experience Humanity at its Best Ambassadors from across the globe recognize Shalva's disability care and inclusion programs as models of human dignity, inspiration for social services in other countries. Ambassadors representing countries from 4 continents, comprising the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva visited the Shalva National [...]

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