This past June, over 150 of SHALVA’s children took to the stage at Jerusalem’s Binyanei Ha’uma in the tenth annual SHALVA Idol performance. Before a packed audience of over 1,000 people, SHALVA’s children showcased their musical and vocal talents alongside famous Israeli artists from the “Israel Idol” television program. The SHALVA Idol performance is a unique forum for children with special needs to hone and express their creative skills while illustrating their immense potential as contributing members of society.
The SHALVA Idol performance serves as a highlight of the After School Activity Center’s music therapy program. Through the performing arts, the children learn important social skills, like responsibility and team work, and develop personal character traits through confidence building workshops.
SHALVA Idol is a chance for every child in the program to become a star: dancing, singing, or playing musical instruments in a truly empowering environment.