July 13, 2020

The ability to change the lives of the disabled with Kalman Samuels

The ability to change the lives of the disabled with Kalman Samuels

Their 2nd child, at only 11 months old, brought our guest and his wife one of the biggest challenges in their lives, which also turned into one of their biggest blessings. While they saw their lives change overnight, they also turned this into an opportunity to change the world. Get ready to be inspired during my conversation with Kalman Samuels.

Their 2nd child, at only 11 months old, brought our guest and his wife one of the biggest challenges in their lives, which also turned into one of their biggest blessings. While they saw their lives change overnight, they also turned this into an opportunity to change the world. Get ready to be inspired during my conversation with Kalman Samuels.

Kalman was raised in a secular Jewish home in Vancouver, Canada. Upon high school graduation in 1969 he was awarded academic and basketball scholarships to the University of British Columbia. After his first year studying philosophy he traveled Europe with plans to undergo coursework in France. However his mother requested that he stop in Israel to visit relatives. Enamored with Jewish culture and heritage, he cancelled the trip to France and pursued Jewish studies and in 1977 he received rabbinical ordination.

Kalman currently resides with his wife Malki and their family in Jerusalem. Their second child, named Yossi was injured during his infancy from a faulty vaccine which rendered him blind and deaf, among other disabilities. Following an astounding communication breakthrough that Yossi experienced at the age of eight, by learning sign language in the palm of his hand, Kalman and his wife Malki fulfilled a personal promise by founding an organization to help other children and families coping with disabilities. What began as a small program in a local apartment has developed over thirty years to become the Shalva National Center which serves thousands of children with disabilities and is a pioneering leader in the field of disability care and inclusion.

To purchase Kalman's book titled "Dreams Never Dreamed: A Mother’s Promise That Transformed Her Son’s Breakthrough into a Beacon of Hope" click here: https://amzn.to/31ZgGiS