From Darkness the Dawn tells the inspiring story of Beit Issie Shapiro, an Israeli social initiative that serves as a “model to the world” in the field of developmental disabilities. This fascinating tale combines family legacy, professional excellence, community mobilization and global networking to provide an example of the best of what can be achieved through Israeli social entrepreneurship. From Darkness the Dawn, full of proven professional wisdom and practical tools, will become an invaluable resource for the next generation of social entrepreneurs in Israel and abroad.

ABOUT  THE  AUTHORS

Naomi Stuchiner is founding President and past Executive Director of Beit Issie Shapiro. A master social entrepreneur and fundraiser, she has recently embarked on a new venture for international consulting and development on Social Impact issues.

Israel Sykes, born and raised in Baltimore, has worked in Israel during the past twenty years as a social entrepreneur, organizational consultant, family therapist and action researcher.

Sharon Bachera social worker by profession, worked for twenty years at Beit Issie Shapiro, writing diverse fundraising communications, developing its first database of information and finally managing the organization’s International Resource Development Department.

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