Celebrate your Simcha in the heart of Jerusalem in our vibrant, beautifully designed center. Our inclusive atmosphere is the perfect place to host a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Britot, special birthdays and anniversaries, graduations, reunions and conferences, while at the same time improving the lives of thousands of children with disabilities.
Having an event at Shalva introduces the broader community to the world of disabilities through a direct experience of reverse inclusion and adds social value to your event.
ROOMS AVAILABLE AT SHALVA
- Event Hall- Ulam Yahalom- accommodates up to 120 with dance floor (140 without)
- Beit Knesset- 200 seats
- Auditorium- 341 seats
- Conference Rooms- for groups of 15-40 people
- Café Shalva- Coffee Shop (Dairy Mehadrin)
It’s not just a venue….
HOW TO MAKE SHALVA PART OF YOUR BAT/BAT MITZVAH CELEBRATIONS
* Below activities at an additional cost.
Take advantage of our beautiful facilities and inclusive atmosphere and host your Bar/Bat Mitzvah at the center. Coordinate a flower crown workshop led by our Shalva graduates, as an add on to your event. Alternatively schedule a basketball clinic in our Shalva gym, led by Tamir Goodman, to add to your event.
Shalva has created a selection of specially produced gifts, which would make perfect gifts for your guests. Shalva Tea Gift Box – 6 flavors of teas inspired by herbs from different regions in Israel
and packaged by the adults in Shalva’s Workshop Program.
- Yossi’s Wine – Bottles of wine produced by Herodion Winery, blended by Yossi Samuels, a sommelier who is blind and deaf and the inspiration behind the founding of Shalva.
The wine is packaged with a special braille label.
- Olive Oil – Highest quality local olive oil created in collaboration with Shalva
- Box of Chocolate – Individually wrapped chocolates packaged with inspiring messages
Bnei Mitzvah Program
Mark the occasion of your child becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in a meaningful and memorable way. Each child who participates in the program has their own individual plaque on our gorgeous Bar/Bat Mitzvah Wall on the Dining and Events Hall of the Center, with their name, date and hometown. In addition, when families visit, we arrange a special tour, make a presentation to the celebrant and arrange for them to participate in an activity with Shalva’s children. This is a tremendous statement of support for inclusive values.
Make special “care packages” for Shalva’s children participating in the respite program. Pack a bag with items that will enhance their sleepover, and affix custom labels on the bag marking this special chessed activity.
Want to add some excitement to your simcha? Ask us how to reserve the Shalva Band to perform at your celebration. The Shalva Band is world renowned for their talent and inclusive approach. Another great social initiative from the Shalva organization. Special rates apply for events in the Shalva National Center.
A special event for a child with disabilities
It is obviously also an IDEAL place to host the Bar or Bat Mitzva of a child with disabilities. Every detail of the event will focus on what is best for the child making it an incredible experience.