Realizing her vision

Beit Issie Shapiro's founder Naomi Stuchiner talks about her pioneering journey of helping others

By GABRIEL SMITH
July 11, 2017 11:26
Naomi Stuchiner

Naomi Stuchiner receives her honorary fellowship at IDC Herzliya. (photo credit: OREN SHALEV)

 
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SOMETIMES YOUR first impression about a place or a person leaves you with a lingering feeling about them. As I walk past the gift shop at Beit Issie Shapiro in Ra’anana, I think about the gift of life – the single most sacred thing in Judaism. Passing the gift shop and into the building I sense a light – a radiant light, the type that a young baby radiates in a crowded room of people.

I am magnetized and curious about how and why this place came into being. So I sit down with the founder, Naomi Stuchiner, and ask about her life and the organization she created.

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