Shalva founder Rabbi Kalman Samuels
Worthy citizens of Jerusalem

Among this year’s Yakir Yerushalayim laureates are Shalva founder Rabbi Kalman Samuels and Hadassah Oncology head Prof. Tamar Yablonski-Peretz.

First wine made by a blind and deaf person in Israel

Yossi Samuels is the inspiration behind Shalva, an association dedicated to providing transformative care for individuals with disabilities, empowering their families and promoting social inclusion.

For the first time, volunteers from Shalva join Border Police

The graduates came to Shalva at a young age with the goal of one day volunteering in the IDF, especially in the Border Police.

Jerusalem goes purple in support of Shalva

In support of an organization dedicated to helping disabled children their families, the walls of the Old City, Safra Square and the Chords Bridge were all lit up in purple.

Shalva band performs at the Israeli-American Council annual event beside US President Donald Trump.
Shalva band makes American debut at Israeli-American Council event

US President Donald Trump stood on stage for the whole performance. At the end, a member of the band embraced the president. Another told the president, "I love you so much."

Fallen IDF soldiers
A parallel reality

One possible conclusion is that Israel is plagued by the existence of “parallel realities” – one experienced by the general public, and the other by its elected leadership.

UNHRC members learn about inclusion in Shalva visit

During their visit, the visiting ambassadors to the UN Human Rights Council met with several of Shalva’s program participants and professional staff as well as Yossi Samuels.

Demi Lovato visits shalva
Demi Lovato is a hit at Jerusalem's Shalva Center

The Shalva Band told Lovato that she had motivated their famous ‘Here Comes The Sun’ song.

Jamie Foxx praises Shalva Band

"This is so beautiful and close to my heart! What an inspiring group of talented young men and women!"

RABBI KALMAN Samuels with the Shalva Band.
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