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Capturing the spirit of our 35 years and covering the love and passion, the national and global impact, and the longstanding support from around the world. Click here to read all about it!

LAUNCHING: BIS Annual Review 2014

From therapy innovations to self-advocacy, from dealing with war to training in Japan….read all about it in our 2014 Annual Review…and for which we would like to say: thank you!

DONOR NEWS: Israeli Ambassador to the UK hosts Dr. Qanta Ahmed

Many thanks to Investec for your sponsorship of the event hosted by His Excellency Ambassador Daniel Taub, who said, “It is deeply moving to see how, through sharing its unique approaches Beit Issie Shapiro has helped build bridges throughout Israeli society and across the world.”

INNOVATION NEWS: BIS is Model for China Cooperation

Amidst the rising cooperation between Israel and China, Beit Issie Shapiro has partnered with a Chinese entrepreneur to provide expertise and Israeli know-how in the field of disabilities. Read more…

PROFESSIONAL NEWS: Jean Judes speaks on UN Panel for International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day, Jean Judes spoke on a panel at the UN about the double stigma of women with disabilities. Read more…

PROFESSIONAL NEWS: Dr. Dana Roth lectures at Catholic University, Italy

Dr. Roth, Head of the BIS Research & Evaluation Unit, lectured on the issue of quality of life of persons with disabilities, families, organizations and policy.

DONOR NEWS: Self-Advocacy Conference 2015

“D” said, “I can decide on things alone. If you teach me how to run a bank account I’m sure I can do it independently.” Read more about the 3rd Self Advocacy Conference for groups of people with intellectual disabilities.

PROFESSIONAL NEWS: Beit Issie Shapiro on UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2015 Innovation Map

BIS projects innovating play for children with disabilities have been added to UNICEF’s Innovation Map, mapping innovations for children worldwide – click to view the map.

Press Release

Beit Issie Shapiro Launches Technology Consulting Center with ‘Tech It Issie’ blog.

The launch coincides with International Disabilities Day (3 December, 2014), the theme of which is the ‘Promise of Technology’

Opening of Israel’s first Center of Excellence for Cerebral Palsy and severe motor disabilities

Thanks to the generosity of New Yorkers Eileen and Jerry Lieberman, long-time and dedicated supporters and members of the NY Board of Trustees, in 2015, Beit Issie Shapiro is opening the country’s first Center of Excellence for Cerebral Palsy and severe motor disabilities.

Shana Tova 2014!

Click here to read our latest version of Circles Magazine, Rosh Hashana edition.

Learn about all the latest news and innovations at Beit Issie Shapiro around the world.

PROFESSIONAL NEWS: EU Research Collaboration on Children with Disabilities and Play

EU-funded research group on the issue of children with disabilities and play invited BIS expert occupational therapists to give lectures on the use of iPads for play. Read more…

Annual Review 2013

See what’s new!

The full report includes innovations and financials – have a look inside!

Beit Issie Shapiro at the United Nations

Jean Judes, Executive Director of Beit Issie Shapiro, represented BIS – and Israel – at the United Nations this June. Watch UN presentation here…

United Nations turns to Beit Issie Shapiro

Giving Beit Issie Shapiro’s first ever presentation at the United Nations, Executive Director Jean Judes was proud to share our innovations that impact positively on people with disabilities.

Beit Issie Shapiro Kids: A Movie of Hope

We are proud to present our latest video about the exciting innovations at Beit Issie Shapiro that benefit children and adults with disabilities.

Entrepreneur?? This is for you!

‘A3i – Accelerating Inclusion In Israel’: Israel’s 1st accelerator program dedicated to ventures addressing the needs of people with disabilities. Read more…

Our Latest ‘Circles’ Magazine

Please enjoy flipping through our digital version of the Rosh Hashana edition of Circles Newsletter.

Miami Donor Dinner

Thank you to all our long-standing friends who attended the Miami Donors Dinner. We are also excited to welcome new Beit Issie Shapiro supporters. We look forward to seeing you all again next year in Miami and in the meantime…please come visit the Beit Issie Shapiro Kids in Israel!

New York Gala Fantastic Evening!

Last week we were thrilled to see American Friends enjoying an evening in support of the kids at Beit Issie Shapiro. Thank you for your generosity…see you again next year!

Annual Report 2012

We invite you to read our 2012 Annual Report. Thanks to you, it was another remarkable year, impacting 30,316 people with disabilities and their families. We couldn’t do it without you.

Dental Care for All

University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are conducting a pilot study in collaboration with Beit Issie Shapiro

Circles Magazine – Passover 2013

BIS is using iPad technology in the classroom and in speech and occupational therapy. Enhancing children’s communication skills.

Jean Judes-Prestigious Keynote Speaker in Toronto

Jean Judes, Executive Director of Beit Issie Shapiro, was a keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Doctors Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (DARA) conference at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

Beit Issie Shapiro Welcomes Global Partnership with Sesame Workshop

Israel’s leading disabilities innovator, welcomed H. Melvyn Ming, global Sesame Workshop President and CEO.

Fostering a Self-Advocacy Movement for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Israel

Read the blog by Jean Judes, Executive Director, Beit Issie Shapiro; and David B. Marcu, CEO, Israel Elwyn.

Beit Issie Shapiro Welcomes Global Partnership with Sesame Workshop

Global Sesame Workshop President and CEO, H. Melvyn Ming announced a global partnership with Beit Issie Shapiro to further the inclusion of people with disabilities across the world. Mr Ming recently visited Beit Issie Shapiro to learn about our partnership with Israel Sesame Street Workshop which developed Sivan, the first muppet in the Sesame Street family worldwide who uses a wheelchair!

Israeli Disabilities Charity Wins Rotary Club International Award for Tolerance

December, 2012 – Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel’s leading disabilities organization, has been awarded the Rotary Club International Award for Tolerance. The award is presented annually by volunteering organizing Rotary Club International. The award was accepted by Beit Issie Shapiro’s founder Naomi Stuchiner at a conference held last week in Haifa. […]

Canadian Disabilities Rights Expert Shares Knowledge with Israel

Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel’s leading disabilities organization will help lead the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Israel.

Beit Issie Shapiro Volunteer wins Israel President’s Prize for Volunteerism

September, 2012 – The annual President’s Prize for Volunteerism was presented to Nawaf Zemiro, valued volunteer/worker at Beit Issie Shapiro’s Sindian Centre in Kalansua, for his ongoing work towards building greater tolerance in society. Nawaf’s efforts in promoting the rights of people with disabilities within Arab society in Israel have […]

Circles Magazine – Rosh Hashanah 2012

When Bella Tsur was a little girl, she didn’t go to playgrounds often because there wasn’t much for her to do there in her wheelchair. Today, she rides the carousel at Park Chaverim, together with Sivan from Israel Sesame Street and children with disabilities from today’s generation.

Broadening our Impact on the Global Stage

UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) awards ‘Special Consultative Status’ to Beit Issie Shapiro.

Beit Issie Shapiro wins inaugural award for Israel’s ‘Most Effective Non-Profit’

In 2011, Beit Issie Shapiro was recognized as Israel’s first ‘Most Effective Non Profit Organization’ by efficiency monitor Midot.