Refuah Institute Scholarship Fund

The Need:

            The people of Israel are living in times of great stress and challenge.

Many are experiencing conflict and crisis in their lives.

Many need counseling for personal and family issues.

There is a real shortage of well trained counselors and coaches to properly serve the needs of the religious Jews in Israel,  for counseling in troubled times and for help with their issues.

Each student that you help will be helping hundreds and thousands of troubled souls helping bring them back to peace and productivity.

The Answer:

Refuah Institute is training religious men and women in the Art and Science of counseling and coaching in a Halacha and Hashkafa compatible manner.


What You can do to help.

            The dedicated and capable students that eager to learn and provide the needed care to the members of their communities are not able to afford the cost of tuition for their requisite training and supervision. Most are both working, caring for their families learning and providing community service all at the same time! The Refuah Institute is an American tax-exempt religious philanthropy. Therefore, it is up to concern compassionate American Jewry to support these dedicated students by providing them with scholarships.
Tuition for each student is $8000.  

Each graduate who recieved a full scholarship will pay it forward by giving at least 100 coaching sessions free of charge to poor people who cannot afford to pay for coaching.

1.    Who we are and where we’re from:
Dr. Joshua H. Ritchie, M.D., is an educator, a professor of medicine, a Board-certified family practitioner and pediatrician, a published author, a coach, counselor, and hypnotherapist. He is also an ordained rabbi.

Professor Ritchie served as chairman of the California Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists and was the founding medical director of the Laniado Hospital - Sanz Medical Center in Netanya, Israel. He has taught throughout his professional career in medical schools and training programs in California, New York, and Israel, and has lectured worldwide. His writings have been published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine, among others. In 2004, the Refuah Institute published "13 Steps to Harmonious Relationships", authored by Professor Ritchie.

2.    Relationship or contact to the parties we're raising funds for:
I am raising funds for people who would like to learn at Refuah Institute and do not have the means to pay.

3.    How the funds will be spent:
The funds will pay the tuition for the people who do not have the means to pay. 

4.    The withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies:
The funds will be deposited directly into the bank account of the Refuah Institute.
The Refuah Institute is an Orthodox Jewish non profit 501c3 educational organization dedicated to providing education and services that promote wellbeing and harmonious relationships in accordance with Torah Hashkafa principles.


Rav Joshua Ritchie
Far Rockaway, NY

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