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Updated: Apr 30, 2020

Location: 1 Shalva Road Street, Jerusalem



Shalva, the Israel Association for the Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities is dedicated to providing transformative care for individuals with disabilities, empowering their families and promoting social inclusion.


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Tsippy Goldstein Just got back from an awesome afternoon at Shalva National Children’s Center, we started out at the park which is great and then went on to a soap workshop which i organised as an activity for our shul that was amazing! One of the The Shalva Band להקת שלוה members was our teacher and he was so funny and we all loved him. We left there with awesome looking and smelling bars of soap that we made 🙂 and of course after that had a yummy dinner at the קפה שלוה Cafe Shalva!! A great time was had by all! and best part is that by doing this we donated to this very special place!!


Visit / Tour The Shalva National Center

Experience first hand the magic of inclusion. The hour-long tour of the Shalva National Center will give you an insider’s glimpse into our programming. During the tour, visitors learn the story of Shalva, its vision, the challenges, and about the many varied activities within the Center. Groups: For groups over 10 participants, please schedule in advance by contacting Individual visitors: Under 10 participants, join one of Shalva’s “Open House” Tours offered once a month. Please email for exact dates and times. Tours are free of charge and given in English or Hebrew.

Before or after the tour, you can take advantage of on-site activities including –

Cafe Shalva

An inclusive, family-friendly, boutique café, offering a menu of Mediterranean-Italian fusion cuisine. The café is an equal opportunity work setting with a staff comprised of adults with and without disabilities working side-by-side. Visit the Cafe website HERE.

Shalva SHOP

The Shalva SHOP carries delightful and unique gifts created with love including ceramics, handmade soaps, and jewelry in partnership with YVEL. Products are designed and created by Shalva’s adults with disabilities in our Creative Studio and are made of the highest quality materials. Also available are boutique teas packaged by Shalva graduates and custom artwork by David Gerstein for Shalva.

Inclusive Workshops

Prepare beautiful soaps made from high-quality materials. Shalva graduates are trained to lead the workshops and teach visitors not only about the beauty of creating with one’s hands but also about the magic of inclusion. Participants to the workshop leave with a bar of soap and an important lesson about acceptance and equality. Cost of workshop: 40NIS per participant, a minimum of 7 participants per workshop and a maximum of 30. Proceeds from all these initiatives, after all related expenses, benefit Shalva’s children. For more information, contact or by calling 02-6519555 x. 246

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