Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

In light of the recent directives from Federal Council regarding Coronavirus (COV19), Chaim V’Shalvah at the Etania House was unable to open this season and is closed to visitors until further notice.

Your health is our top priority.
If you would like to be notified when Chaim V’Shalvah will re-open, or for more information on how Chaim V’Shalvah can support post-COV19 recovery, please contact us.

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Our Mission

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.

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The Resort

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.

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The faces of Chaim V'Shalvah

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.

Conditions include:

  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mononucleosis
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Chronic Respiratory Diseases
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  • Sima
  • 12 years old
  • Respiratory problems

Sima was barely 11 years old when her life changed

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  • Shimon
  • 14 years old
  • Mononeucleosis

Shimon's family hardly recognized their son.

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Rebuild Projects

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.

  • Electrics & Plumbing
    Target 500,000
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    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.

  • The 6th Floor Project
    Target CHF 75,000
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    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.

  • Dining Room & Entrance
    Target CHF 35,000
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    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.

  • Synagogue Renovation
    Target Achieved
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    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.

  • Etania Villa
    Target CHF 130,000
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    The old villa, adjacent to the Chaim V’Shalva - Etania currently offers one large room without proper windows. This can easily be converted into additional guest suites & studios to welcome more children and families in need.

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