ABOUT / Palm Beach Spirit of Hope Dinner

With great pleasure we invite you to join us at our Palm Beach Spirit of Hope Dinner on Sunday, December 8th, 2019
Cocktails & Elaborate Buffet Dinner beginning at 6:30PM
Performance by The Shalva Band beginning at 8:00PM

13495 Tournament Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


LEADERSHIP / Thanks for making it happen!

Spirit of Hope Dinner Co-Chairs:

Barrie and Robert Blumenthal

Linda and Michael Eigner

Susan and Leonard Feinstein

Barbara and Larry Field

Maddie and Sid Forbes

Barbara and Shelly Fromson

Ellen and Martin Rosenman

Penni and Steve Weinberg

Judy and Morry Weiss

Spirit of Hope Dinner Host Committee:

Joan and James Anchin

Adrienne and Harvey Berkman

Linda Robins and David Charlowe

Bruce Feinberg

Lauren and Russell Fuchs

Helaine and Fred Gould

Susan and Sydney Katz

Judith and Paul Konigsberg

Jane and Arnold Lampert

Ellen and Dr. Mark Levine

Joan and Ken Miller

David Moscow

Robyn and David Rosenblatt

Linda and Harold Rosenson

Carol and David Schulman

Dinie and Rabbi Moshe Scheiner

Barbara Benerofe and Harvey Schulweis

Judy and Donald Smith

Barbara and Michael Wildstein

Mary Lou Cocci and Eric Wolf


THE SHALVA BAND is comprised of eight talented musicians and vocalists with disabilities who began their journey at the Shalva National Center in Jerusalem.

The Band rose to international stardom following their performances on season six of the Israeli singing competition, "The Rising Star." The winner of this renown competition goes on to represent their country in Eurovision. The band wowed the audience, judges and the Israeli public leading to each of their performances going viral. After reaching the finale of the competition, the band dropped its bid to represent Israel in Eurovision in order to avoid performing on the Sabbath as some members of the band are Sabbath observant. Ultimately, the band was invited to perform at Eurovision's semi-finals competition in Tel Aviv before an estimated global viewing audience of 200 million.

The band wowed the Eurovision audience with a rendition of "A Million Dreams" from The Greatest Showman soundtrack. They received a long standing ovation at the end of their song, and host Bar Refaeli appeared to be holding back tears as she remarked on their performance. In a matter of minutes, The Shalva Band dominated the Eurovision conversation. Viewers from around the globe unanimously declared the Shalva Band, "the true winners of Eurovision 2019."

Shai Ben-Shushan, director of the band, shared, "When we first started playing together people wouldn't listen to us, they would just leave the room. We've made a huge change in Israeli society. Today, when we walk in the street, the Israeli people want to embrace us – not because we're a gimmick, but because we're good at what we do."

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ABOUT Shalva / Providing quality care to individuals with disabilities

Shalva, the Israel Association for the 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 offers 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.

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Event Location

13495 Tournament Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Contact Us / Thank you for your interest

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