SHALVA Updates & Interesting Stuff

Yes, the Band did Perform Bollywood Songs for the Indian Foreign Minister

By |2021-11-08T15:36:19+02:00November 8th, 2021|Updates|

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 Visits Shalva’s Sukka

By |2021-11-08T15:23:48+02:00November 8th, 2021|Updates|

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.

By |2021-11-08T15:19:37+02:00November 8th, 2021|Updates|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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