Beit Issie Shapiro is Israel’s leading organization in the field of disabilities. The American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro (AFOBIS) are dedicated to supporting Beit Issie’s mission in the United States.

Support from our American Friends impacts the quality of lives of children with disabilities and their families throughout Israel. Your support enables Beit Issie to share and leverage the innovative therapeutic services and programs developed by Beit Issie through their network of collaborations, research and training.





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For further information or sponsorship opportunities

please call the American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro

at 212-586-2464 or contact us via email at



American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro is running in the

2014 New York City Marathon

 Sunday, November 2, 2014


American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro is one of over 250 non-profit organizations selected by New York Road Runners as a participating charity in the 2014 New York City Marathon. We have been provided with 10 guaranteed entries in the Marathon as a way to raise funds and also through further fundraising efforts from the runners and their supporters.

Our participation in the 2013 ING Marathon was a success thanks to the efforts of our TEAM AFOBIS runners who helped us raise over $30,000!

The NYC Marathon is an excellent opportunity for AFOBIS to raise funds to support the  innovative treatment programs at Beit Issie Shapiro in Israel.

Visit our marathon page and support a runner!


Please click here for Marathon Entry and Sponsorship Levels! 

Please contact the AFOBIS office in New York for further information at or 212 -586-2464.




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Run the 2014 Jerusalem Marathon With Beit Issie Shapiro

for Children Who Cannot


Sign up now to be a part of Team Beit Issie Shapiro and ensure your place in one of the most thrilling races and

enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Jerusalem’s 3,000 year old history through this exhilarating experience!


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On Friday, March 21, 2014, please join Beit Issie Shapiro (BIS) as a runner  in the 2014 Jerusalem Marathon, ½ Marathon,  10K, or 5K and help us raise much-needed funds to support our innovative services and programs for children with disabilities in Israel and around the world.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill Edelstein at the American Friends office in NYC at or at (212) 586-2464. To learn more about the organization, please visit





American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro Los Angeles Gala

November 21, 2013


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American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro honored

Gloria and Harvey Kaylie/Dr. Michelle Shapiro

At the Humanitarian Award Celebration

October 17, 2013 | 6:30pm | New York City

Chaired by Ruvan & Shelley Cohen and Josh & Lizzy Trump, the Humanitarian Award Dinner celebrated Beit Issie Shapiro’s unique and innovative work for children with disabilities. Supporters from New York’s business and social community gathered for an evening of heart-warming tributes, poignant testimonials, and festive entertainment.

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Latest News!


Dental Care for All

Beit Issie Shapiro is collaborating in a pilot study with the University of Southern California (USC) and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to measure the impact of Multi-Sensory Therapy in reducing the stress levels of autistic during dental cleanings. This study is one of three other professional collaborations between Beit Issie Shapiro and other Southern California Institutions. Read more about  these collaborations at          


  Beit Issie Shapiro and iPads: Advanced technology, Advancing Communication Beit Issie Shapiro is pioneering the use of iPads for children with disabilities, with a particular focus on providing them with the unprecedented ability to communicate.