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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 [...]

“Chalomot shelo Chalamti” – The Story of Shalva

By |2020-09-09T14:28:00+02:00September 12th, 2019|Updates|

Kalman Samuels releases his memoir book, telling his life story of triumph and hope. Jerusalem, Israel, September 6, 2019 - Dreams Never Dreamed, by Kalman Samuels was formally launched on September 6, 2019 at a private event at the Shalva National Center in Jerusalem, attended by 250 of Shalva's closest friends. The book launch event [...]

Sharing Professional Knowledge

By |2019-09-02T16:16:04+02:00September 2nd, 2019|Updates|

Shalva Presents at the Conference of the Israel Chapter of ISAAC - The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication   Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) helps millions worldwide who cannot rely on their natural speech to communicate.  The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) works to improve the lives of children and [...]

Part of Jerusalem’s Art Scene

By |2019-08-15T13:47:30+02:00August 15th, 2019|Updates|

Should you have visited one of the most popular art fairs in Jerusalem over the summer, you would have seen the most incredible display of handmade, whimsical ceramics, intricate jewelry pieces and packaged boutique teas.   All these products and more created by members of Shalva's Creative Workshop, adults with disabilities, who have been working [...]

An Award from the Mayor of Jerusalem

By |2019-08-06T13:14:17+02:00August 6th, 2019|Updates|

The department of recreation and leisure of the Jerusalem municipality has a division for people with special needs, whose goal is promote inclusion of people with special needs into society by way of recreational and cultural activities.  As part of this program, every spring, Jerusalem has the Festival Tzamid, in which there are all sorts [...]

Camp Shalva 2019 – Sleepaway

By |2019-08-25T09:14:55+02:00August 5th, 2019|Updates|

The highlight of everyone's year, Camp Shalva, the sleep-away part, is like no other. Over 200 children with disabilities (out of 300 overall camp participants) participate in the sleepaway camp, just as many staff members and volunteers, activities non stop, and a full week of respite for their families. The children and staff spent an [...]

Support for the Entire Family

By |2019-08-05T14:47:24+02:00July 31st, 2019|Updates|

Although it is natural to focus on the child with special needs, often other family members are overlooked. Part of Shalva's ethos is that it is extremely important to support all members of the family. For that reason, various departments in Shalva have recently had events for members of the extended family. Grandmothers of our [...]

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