Cycles for Smiles

Getting ready for Cycles for Smiles 2016!
“Taking off” for the trip to Israel!
Visiting the “Old City” of Jerusalem!
. . .and the Western Wall to leave a special message . . .
Maureen Lawrence, Movement & Music Specialist; Kedma Cantor, Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator, Shlomit Jackson, Alpert JCC Jewish Educator

The Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach, California, held their annual Cycles for Smiles February 17 & 18, 2016, at their Campus.  Nearly 400 children participated in the 2-day activity, dedicating their support and funds for their friend, 6 year old Rhea, who attends Beit Issie in Ra’anana.  We extend our sincere thanks to Shlomit Jackson, Jewish Educator at Alpert JCC and all our good friends for their amazing support!

Excellence in Young Leadership Award

More than 225 friends and family gathered November 18, 2014 at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles to honor Natalie and Jonathan Gerber as they were presented with the Excellence in Young Leadership Award from American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro, West Coast Region.

Naomi Stuchiner, Beit Issie’s founder, was a featured speaker and Dr. Mark Goldenberg was the Gala Master of Ceremonies.

Uri & Stacy Blackman
Dr. Shlomo & Ilana Melmed
Mallory & Dr. Greg Lee
Jacob, Frieda, Dr. Ernest Katz
Master of Ceremonies Dr. Mark and Debi Goldenberg
Lee Samson; Naomi Stuchiner
Margie & Dr. Eli Ipp
Board Member Lee Kapelovitz; Beit Issie Founder Naomi Stuchiner; West Coast Board Chair
Honorees Natalie & Jonathan Gerber