Home / See, Read & Share / Federation News

May 15, 2023

Young Leaders Deliver Toys to Children at Beit Issie Shapiro in Israel

Children at Federation-funded Beit Issie Shapiro in Israel received special gifts last month, when two buses of YLD (Young Leadership Division) members traveling on the Israel 75 Miami Mega Mission visited their facilities and brought them educational toys and games. With support from the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign, Beit Issie Shapiro is Israel’s leading developer and provider of innovative therapies and state-of-the-art services for children and adults across the entire range of disabilities, impacting more than half a million people annually. During the Mega Mission, participants visited the Special Education School in Ra’anana and the Sindian Center in Kalansua, where they met with clients and delivered the gifts. “The children have been excited to play with their new games, and our teachers and therapists are thrilled to have these additional therapeutic tools in their classrooms and therapy sessions,” said Danelle Rubin of Beit Issie Shapiro. The toy-gifting effort was spearheaded by Lindsey Spiegelman, Young Leadership Division’s Leadership Development Institute Co-Chair and Mega Mission Bus 13 Captain.

Mission to Germany and Israel

Mission to Germany and Israel

Local volunteer leaders joined a recent Jewish Federations of North America Financial Resources Development Mission to Berlin and Israel to witness firsthand Federation’s impact on the emerging needs of these countries’ Jewish communities during this vulnerable moment in our shared history.

Read More

Apply Now for a Federation Grant


Apply Now for a Federation Grant


Federation is now accepting applications for two 2025 grant opportunities: Jewish Incubator Grants and Women’s Impact Initiative Grants.

Read More

Medical and Trauma Relief for Israelis

Medical and Trauma Relief for Israelis

Providing trauma counseling and other mental health support is critical during this time, which is why Federation and other communities across North America are funding a vast array of services to address the physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing of affected Israelis.

Read More

Don’t Miss the International Lion of Judah Conference

Don’t Miss the International Lion of Judah Conference

Join Miami Lions and others from around the world at the International Lion of Judah Conference, January 12-14, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Read More

Stay in Touch

Receive news about Greater Miami Jewish Federation events and more.