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Major advancement in oral healthcare for those with disabilities

Israel leads groundbreaking medical advancement in oral healthcare of people with disabilities.

Major advancement in oral healthcare for those with disabilities

Defense Minister Gantz plays basketball with Shalva kids

Despite heightened security alert following arrest of Islamic Jihad leader, Ministers Gantz and Tropper keep word to Shalva kids.

Defense Minister Gantz plays basketball with Shalva kidsplayer

'Israel tells people with disabilities: We will overcome together'

PM tells Shalva Center: We have passed this law so that people with disabilities and their families won’t have to do it all alone.

'Israel tells people with disabilities: We'll overcome together'

Founder of Shalva disabilities organization excited to be Independence Day torch lighter

Kalman Samuels, Shalva founder and president, looks back on how far Israel has come over 30 years in integrating people with disabilities.

Shalva founder excited to be Independence Day torch lighterplayer

Canadian-born founder of Shalva tapped to light Independence Day torch

Canadian immigrant Kalman Samuels, founder of group aiding the disabled, to light torch at Israel's Independence Day ceremony.

Canadian-born founder of Shalva to light torch

Young girl with disabilities receives yellow judo belt from Israeli Olympic medalist

9-year-old Alisa, who was born with Prader Willi Syndrome, received judo belt from Israeli Judo Medalist Ori Sasson in Shalva program.

Olympic medalist gives girl with disabilities yellow judo belt

Olympic medalist presents judo belt to 9-year-old with disabilities

Young girl with disabilities receives yellow belt judo ranking from Israeli Olympic medalist Ori Sasson.

Olympic medalist presents judo belt to girl with disabilities

President Herzog visits Shalva Center for Persons with Disabilities

Event marks 30 years since the organization was nationally recognized by his grandfather during his presidency.

President Herzog visits Shalva Center that helps the disabled

Breathtaking performance of 'A Million Dreams' inspires million

Musicians with disabilities perform 'A Million Dreams' for World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Committee Conference.

Breathtaking performance of 'A Million Dreams' inspires millionplayer

Japanese find inspiration in life story of Israeli founder of non-profit for disabled

Rabbi Kalman Samuels’ memoir about his son - rendered blind and deaf during infancy - has received international acclaim; recently in Japan.

Japan inspired by Israeli founder of non-profit for disabled

Watch: Shalva Band performs 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'

In spectacular hit event, the Shalva Band goes public with 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'- in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.

Watch: Shalva Band performs 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'player

Shalva launches mass vaccination campaign for the disabled

Shalva National Center in Jerusalem launches vaccination drive for the disabled, inoculating 1,200 in one day.

Shalva launches mass vaccination campaign for the disabled

Under lockdown, Shalva’s children with disabilities need a lifeline of support

Shalva: "This year, we need you more than ever."

Shalva’s children with disabilities need a lifeline of support

Yakir Yerushalyim ceremony awards Jerusalem’s all-star citizens

Kalman Samuels, founder of Shalva, recognized for life’s work benefiting thousands of children with disabilities and their families.

Yakir Yerushalyim ceremony awards Jerusalem’s all-star citizens

From bullying and embarrassment to fulfillment and pride

Raphael Cohen, who was born with Down Syndrome, recounts how he was bullied as a child but found his place after joining Shalva.

From bullying and embarrassment to fulfillment and prideplayer

SHALVA asks you to help individuals with special needs

With SHALVA not able to travel around the world & meet wealthy donors, it's asking you to help special needs individuals get help they need.

SHALVA asks you to help individuals with special needs player

From where does the strength come?

From where does the strength come?

Watch: The Goldin family meets the Shalva Band

Missing soldier's parents meet members of the Shalva Band, and band member Yair Pomberg recounts his prayers for missing soldiers' return.

Watch: The Goldin family meets the Shalva Bandplayer

Jerusalem lights up for Shalva

The Old City, City Hall, and the Chords Bridge were lit in purple lights to salute Shalva's actvity for the disabled and their families

Jerusalem lights up for Shalvaplayer

Watch: Florida mayor joins Israel's Shalva band on stage

Bal Harbour Mayor Gabriel Groisman takes stage at special-needs band Shalva's performance to give speech but says 'I'd rather sing instead.'

Watch: Florida mayor joins Israel's Shalva band on stageplayer

Watch: Shalva Band moves US President

The special-ed Shalva Band sang in front of President Trump at the IAC conference in Florida. Trump: Don't stop dreaming.

Watch: Shalva Band moves US Presidentplayer

Shalva Band to perform alongside President Trump

Shalva Band to perform at Florida summit next to POTUS. 'We dreamed of reaching far, but we never could have dreamed of standing here.'

Shalva Band to perform alongside President Trump

Pop star Demi Lovato apologizes for Israel trip, then erases

"Going against all advice right now and apologizing," Lovato writes on Instagram, before erasing post several minutes later.

Pop star Demi Lovato apologizes for Israel trip, then erasesplayer

Demi Lovato's photo with special needs kids in J'lem goes viral

In Israel, Demi Lovato praises 'amazing center' for special needs children, posts after 'falling in love' with 'little beauty.'

Demi Lovato's photo with special needs kids in J'lem goes viral

Pop star Demi Lovato meets with Shalva band in Jerusalem

During trip to Israel, pop star Demi Lovato visits Shalva Center for people with special needs in Jerusalem, meets with Shalva band.

Pop star Demi Lovato meets with Shalva band in Jerusalemplayer

Shalva Band to attend IAC National Summit

Special-ed band who moved audiences worldwide to perform at annual event scheduled to take place later this year in Florida​.

Shalva Band to attend IAC National Summitplayer

How Shalva used Eurovision appearance to promote integration

The Shalva band's meteoric success has enabled the Shalva organization to embark on many new ventures.

How Shalva used Eurovision appearance to promote integration

Celebrating the work of a man who changed life for the disabled

Kalman Samuels, founder of Shalva National Center in Israel received prestigious honors for improving Israeli disability services.

Celebrating the work of a man who changed life for the disabled

Eurovision climax: The countries which made it to the final

The Shalva band's performance on Thursday night is met with enthusiastic applause with the crowd rising to their feet to cheer excitedly.

Eurovision climax: The countries which made it to the finalplayer

Watch: Shalva Band in the Eurovision semi-finals

The Shalva Band, which quit the Eurovision selection contest so as not to desecrate the Sabbath, performs at the semi-finals.

Watch: Shalva Band in the Eurovision semi-finalsplayer

Watch: Shalva Band at torch-lighting ceremony

The Shalva band sang at the torch-lighting ceremony on Mount Herzl which marks the start of Independence Day.

Watch: Shalva Band at torch-lighting ceremonyplayer

In Jerusalem marathon, thousands run for special ed kids

Thousands run for Team Shalva in the 2019 Jerusalem Marathon.

In Jerusalem marathon, thousands run for special ed kidsplayer

Final decision: Shalva will not attend Eurovision

European Broadcasting Corporation refuses to accommodate religious needs of Shakva band composed of musicians with disabilities.

Final decision: Shalva will not attend Eurovision

'Inclusive' European Broadcasting Union excludes Orthodox Jews

Band quits program as three members are Shabbat observant and will be forced to violate Shabbat; inclusive Europe won't budge.

'Inclusive' European Broadcasting Union excludes Orthodox Jews

Shalva Band "Dares to Dream” to keep Shabbat at Eurovision

The Shalva Band is composed of eight Israeli musicians with physical and mental disabilities who have not let their limitations stop them

Shalva Band "Dares to Dream” to keep Shabbat at Eurovision

Shalva expected to withdraw from Eurovision selection contest

Shalva Band expected to withdraw from TV competition “Rising Star” due to issues with Sabbath observance.

Shalva expected to withdraw from Eurovision selection contest

Shalva Band advances to Eurovision selection finals

Band composed of adults with disabilities receives 87 points to advance to finals of “Rising Star” television contest.

Shalva Band advances to Eurovision selection finals

Eurovision wants a Shabbat-friendly microphone

Song contest wants Tzomet institute to give them Shabbat-approved microphone so a viral special-needs band can perform.

Eurovision wants a Shabbat-friendly microphone

Will the rules be adjusted for observant Eurovision competitors?

Israeli disabled musicians favorites to represent Israel at Eurovision, but might be forced to quit due to Shabbat rehearsals.

Will the rules be adjusted for observant Eurovision competitors?player

Watch: The special children's audition that moved the web

15 musical performers with special needs come together for TV audition with song 'Here Comes the Sun'.

Watch: The special children's audition that moved the web