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Our Mission

Our mission at Toys for Simcha is to bring happiness and healing to children suffering from illness. 

 

We gift toys accompanied by hope and encouragement to assist children and teens enduring some of the most difficult challenges of their lives.

Because - Happy Kids Heal Faster!

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Why A Toy?

To a sick child, a toy is much more than just a gift—it’s a gesture of love. It uplifts fragile spirits and boosts morale. Studies show that positivity can trigger self-healing superpowers. Happy kids heal faster!

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About Us

Toys for Simcha brings joy to seriously ill children in hospitals in Israel. This brilliant yet simple campaign transforms a scary time to one of hope. A child’s outlook changes when they realize that others care for them and hope for their speedy recovery.

Every smile is a blessing!

Our innovative programs

  • Gifting toys

  • Building hospital playrooms

  • Hospital visits

  • Hospital musical entertainment

  • Tablets for teens

  • Stocking ambulances with toys

  • Sponsoring hospital holiday parties

  • Easy transition 'hospital welcome kits'

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Our Team

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Founder

Asher Zamir

President

Rabbi JJ Hecht ll

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Strategic Partnering & Communications Manager

Hodaia Ben Simhon

Founding Benefactors

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Adjmi

Mr. & Mrs. Salomon Barnathan

Mr. & Mrs. Zvi Benhaim

The Damaghi Family

Mr. & Mrs. Seth Green

Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Hersh

Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Orfali

Mr. & Mrs. Abe Podolsky

Mr. Stewart Rahr

Mr. & Mrs. Itche Rosenbaum

Mr. & Mrs. Asher Zamir

Board of Directors

Senator George Amedore Jr.

Avigail Goldglancz, Esq.

Mr. Neil H. Kupferman, Esq.

Mr. Abe Podolsky

Dr. Steven Rubel

Sruli Anatian

Berel Rapaport

Ally Wittels

Bim Zahavi

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Director of Distributions

Adam ​Rodriguez

Treasurer

Yehuda Hurwitz

Administrators

Mrs. Baila Hecht

Mrs. Lilly Vogel