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New York City Marathon – Sunday, November 5, 2017!

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Help make a difference in the lives with children with disabilities!

“One of the most thrilling experiences of my life! It was so meaningful to be able to run in support of the children of Beit Issie Shapiro and I am grateful to have had this opportunity.”
– Past NYC Marathon Runner

On Sunday, November 5, 2017 please join the American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro (AFOBIS) as a runner in the 2016 NYC Marathon and help us raise much-needed funds to support our innovative services and programs for children with disabilities in Israel and around the world. Spaces are limited!

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Past events

2015 Humanitarian Award Dinner

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On Wednesday, October 21st, the American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro honored Emily and Eugene Grant for their long-time and unwavering support. Over 200 friends and families helped pay tribute to the Grants during this festive and inspiring evening at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

Through their generosity, Eugene and Emily have helped Beit Issie Shapiro provide critical support and therapies for children with disabilities and their families in Israel. In fact, they were the first investors to Beit Issie Shapiro over 35 years ago and continue as supporters to this day. Their belief has turned into success. Both independently and as a couple, the Grants have been longstanding community leaders and friends to various institutions and organizations, reflecting their diverse interests in the arts, the environment and Jewish causes. An avid tennis and piano player and devoted alum of the University of Michigan, Eugene is President and owner of Eugene M. Grant & Company, a real estate investment and development firm in New York City.

2015 New York City Marathon


On Sunday, November 1st, a team of 16 runners ran the NYC Marathon on behalf of the American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro. After months of training, their tireless efforts raised $70,000 to support programs connected to iPad therapy at Beit Issie Shapiro. This was the third year that AFOBIS participated in the marathon. We cannot thank our runners enough!