SHALVA Updates & Interesting Stuff

Canadian ambassador at Shalva

By |2022-12-15T16:52:43+02:00December 15th, 2022|Updates|

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 lights torch – Israel’s Independence Day

By |2022-12-15T15:59:18+02:00December 15th, 2022|Updates|

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 [...]

Kilimanjaro is on Shalva’s hands

By |2022-12-15T15:40:58+02:00December 15th, 2022|Updates|

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 [...]

Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem & Shalva’s children

By |2022-12-15T15:17:50+02:00December 15th, 2022|Updates|

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. [...]

Waldorf Astoria lights candles at Shalva

By |2022-12-15T15:03:48+02:00December 15th, 2022|Updates|

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 [...]

Chairman of the Knesset finance committee at Shalva

By |2022-12-15T16:52:29+02:00December 12th, 2021|Updates|

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.

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

By |2022-12-15T14:30:24+02:00November 15th, 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 [...]

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