- 12 years old
- Respiratory problems
Sima was barely 11 years old when her life changed
At Chaim V’ Shalvah, kindness is not just a virtue – it’s our heritage. We have created an oasis in the historic Etania House for those in need, providing access to the healing powers of Davos, in a family oriented, kosher environment.Read more about our story
Chaim V’Shalvah is a self-catering hostel, situated in the historic Etania House, in the winter and summer resort village of Davos, East Switzerland.
At 1,560m above sea level, surrounded by waterfalls, mountains and easily accessible walking trails, the Etania resort has been re-designed to provide a kosher respite for families in need.Read More
Each year, thousands of families with sick family members also face crushing financial burdens. Between medical treatments, time off from work, and additional expenses, many families simply cannot meet their daily living expenses, much less facilitate costly international treatments. We provide a much-needed respite for the patient and their families and enable the patient to access Davos’s healing air, which has been medically proven to promote recuperation.
By upgrading our current facilities, we can generate additional funds to significantly decrease the yearly deficit, enabling us to continue changing lives of so many people.
Etania’s old wiring & plumbing desperately need updating. With your help, this essential restoration can be completed in a timely, efficient manner, so our facilities can re-open as quickly as possible in time for another healing season in Davos.
In a brilliant endeavor to generate more funds for families in need, Chaim V’Shalvah - Etania rents its accommodation on the 6th floor to skiers during the winter months. With your help in refurbishing the rooms, profits can be doubled every year.
With an improved entrance and dining area, guests can have a comfortable place to rest from the moment they arrive. Adding seating and lounge options in the lobby, as well as updates to the dining room, can help improve the experience tremendously.
Built in 1852, the Etania Synagogue welcomed Jews from around the globe. Over the years, the synagogue fell into disrepair, a shadow of its former glory. But with your help, we can restore this to the splendour it deserves.