Risa Shapiro hails from the New York/New Jersey area. She has five children and six grandchildren all living in Israel, B"H!
Risa is a Simcha Specialist, offering her local presence and knowledge, as well as her close working relationships with a wide range of select service providers. Her professional, polished finesse, meticulous attention to detail, and innovative chic ideas inspire her clients to relax and fully rely on her performance. Her patience, humor, and reassuring presence translate into a smooth and seamless flow of the celebration. At the end of the event, her clients - who quickly become long lasting friends - cherish their unique memories of a worry-free experience that exceeded all their expectations.
Risa is a Masters graduate of Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She has worked in family mental health clinics, with the elderly, with handicapped children, and with youth in various school settings. While raising her children, Risa founded and published a highly successful shopping guide and professional service directory. Her publication, The Network, has catered to the Jewish communities in northern NJ, growing to a circulation of over 11,000 families. She is skilled in marketing, advertising, ad design, business development, sales, public relations and has experience also in image consulting, and interior design.
Tapping into Risa's creative side, her training and experience as a personal Image Consultant for men, women, and teens has yielded wonderfully inspirational transformations. Her sense of design and style play a critical role in her belief that presentation is key to making a good and lasting first impression. All of her events and simachot planning and coordinating convey the unique "Risa touch” that transforms the client's vision into a very special reality.
Risa’s people skills and ability to tune in and assist are evident during those "Happy-Stressful" times, when life's milestones can throw many obstacles and details all at once. As an Event Coordinator, she can assure that your celebration will reflect your personal needs and desires to your full satisfaction.
In short, Risa takes her job seriously. Yet, her enthusiasm and passion for her work always shine through. It is no wonder that Risa's reputation as an effective and dedicated wedding planner and coordinator in Israel has quickly grown to be second to none.