SHALVA Updates & Interesting Stuff

Ambassador David Friedman Celebrates Chanukah with Shalva’s Children

By |2018-12-12T15:31:52+00:00December 12th, 2018|Updates|

U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David M. Friedman and his wife Tammy visited Shalva on Sunday to participate in the lighting of the eighth candle of Chanukah and to distribute gifts to the children.  At one point the Ambassador said, I must find another way of saying amazing because that is all I can think of. [...]

American Friends of Shalva Receives Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating

By |2018-12-12T12:01:49+00:00December 12th, 2018|Updates|

American Friends of Shalva was awarded the highest possible rating by Charity Navigator for upholding exemplary standards in financial accountability and transparency. This is the third consecutive year that Shalva has received this exceptional status. According to the financial experts at Charity Navigator, “Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that American Friends of Shalva Israel exceeds [...]

Shalva Tea – A Heart Warming Cooperation

By |2018-12-12T12:10:02+00:00December 4th, 2018|Updates|

Shalva Tea was founded by David Ross, a committed environmentalist with a Master’s Degree in Forestry from Yale University. Throughout his fieldwork in Israel, Ross would stumble upon an abundance of native aromatic herbs, and bring them home to drink as relaxing teas. As an avid forager and herbal enthusiast, Ross did not find any [...]

Heroes in Uniform 

By |2018-12-12T12:10:12+00:00December 4th, 2018|Updates|

Recently, the Ofek group at Shalva was thrilled to have a visit by representatives of the Israel Police Force. Following individual group activities with the police officers, the officers met with the entire program together. Sappers showed the children the remote control robot that analyzes and neutralizes suspicious items or bombs. Forensics officers explained to [...]

Shalva Band Represents Israel at Eton College Interfaith Concert

By |2018-12-12T12:04:00+00:00December 4th, 2018|Updates|

Amidst rigorous academics; the students of Eton College in England, dressed in suits with tails, paused their studies for a musical performance by the Shalva Band and learned a most unique lesson on inclusion and hope. Comprised of especially talented musicians with disabilities from Israel, the Shalva Band has become an international model for values [...]

Shalva Band Closes the 2018 GA Assembly

By |2018-12-12T12:03:45+00:00December 4th, 2018|Updates|

Powerful Performance Sends Take Home Message of the GA: The importance of dialogue is fundamentally linked to the importance of listening to one another The General Assembly, an annual gathering of the top Jewish leaders from Israel and North American, was held this year at the Tel Aviv Convention Center from Oct. 22-24. This year's [...]

IDF and Shalva Join Forces

By |2018-12-12T12:03:34+00:00December 4th, 2018|Updates|

Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, IDF and Shalva National Center Join Forces for Inclusion of Soldiers with Disabilities in the Community The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services announced that it will be partnering with select organizations to carry out its newest national initiative: the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in volunteer [...]

AIPAC Mission Explores Innovation in Integration 

By |2018-12-12T12:03:22+00:00December 4th, 2018|Updates|

Over 150 members of AIPAC’s North American Leadership spent the morning at the Shalva National Center where they learned about Israel’s leading innovations in the field of disabilities. The audience were blown away by the fantastic Shalva Band which comprises eight adults with disabilities who performed both the American and Israeli National anthems and a [...]

Conquering Kilimanjaro for Shalva

By |2018-12-12T12:03:00+00:00December 4th, 2018|Updates|

After battling cancer, Mark Joffe faced another challenge, as he joined an international group of climbers and headed to Tanzania, Africa to climb the 19,000 ft. high Mt. Kilimanjaro; but not before dedicating his climb to the children of Shalva. Mark was determined to making his journey as meaningful as possible and raised three times [...]

Summer Camp 2018: Great Success!

By |2018-12-12T12:01:32+00:00August 15th, 2018|Updates|

Shalva's summer camp, held in the first week of August, was a great success. Hundreds of children and their counselors had an amazing, much needed respite, "sleep away" experience with outings, adventures, connection and fun! The camp allowed the Shalva kids to have a special summer experience and gave their parents a period of respite. [...]