Music that Changes Lives
The Shalva Band is comprised of 8 talented musicians with disabilities and performs to the highest musical standards by invitation at cultural venues and dignitary events throughout the year. Inspiring crowds with its musical repertoire and charm, the band is one of Shalva’s most celebrated inclusion programs.
The band members are employed by Shalva as musicians and they also study, work, and volunteer in the broader community. Some of them are graduates of Shalva’s rehabilitative programs and their musical talents were discovered and developed through Shalva’s music therapy program. What began as a unique outlet for talented Shalva program participants in 2005, has developed into a model for cultural inclusion and continues to impact audiences and musicians throughout Israel and beyond. With the band’s growing popularity in Israel, the Shalva Band regularly performs with celebrity artists and at the fore of popular music forums. In addition to being a delightful and inspiring musical experience, the band’s performances shatter attitudinal barriers, causing mesmerized audiences to believe in human potential and dignity.
The music will take you on a journey
About musical culture as a language that unites people of all countries and abilities
Your own creativity, potential, and contribution to making the world a better place
Inclusion of people with disabilities in a positive and inspiring way
Differently about challenges, achievement, bravery, and acceptance
To Connect With Israel
And be proud of the values it represents, and the opportunities it affords to less advantaged members of society
To Open your Eyes to a New World
Where the sky is the limit and people are first and foremost people, united by our humanity
The greatness made possible through motivation, hard work and the human spirit
Shalva, the Israel Association for Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities provides an all encompassing range of services for thousands of people with disabilities from infancy to adulthood and their families. Shalva’s comprehensive life-cycle programming provide leading-edge therapies, inclusive educational frameworks, social and recreational activities, employment training and independent living, as well as respite and family support. Shalva gives equal access and opportunity to all participants regardless of religion, ethnic background, or financial capability.
The Shalva National Center’s advanced programs and facilities create new frontiers in disability rehabilitation, research, and inclusion; defining new standards in the field and impacting the world beyond those in Shalva’s direct care.
For more information www.shalva.org.