Lunch and Learn

Dr. Dana Gefen Doron, consultant in physical medicine and rehabilitation and Director of the spasticity clinic at the Reuth Tel Aviv Rehabilitation Hospital, will speak about Healthy Longevity and What does it take to get it? Healthy Longevity – What does it take? The average baby born in 1900 lived to be about 50 years […]

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Reuth Tel Aviv Rehabilitation Hospital Celebrated its 60th Anniversary

The Reuth Tel Aviv Rehabilitation Hospital celebrated its 60th anniversary, the last week of October, with a unique photo exhibition in the Habima Square in Tel Aviv. The outdoor exhibit included portraits of staff, patients, and their family members, each of whom shared a meaningfulmoment from their work or treatment at Reuth. Among the patients […]

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VIP Dinner

ONLINE JOURNAL Guest Speaker Hadassah Freilich Lieberman has dedicated much of her life’s work to health issues, assisting nonprofit organizations, improving educational standards, and promoting international understanding. Her focus on global women’s health issues has reinforced her belief that health diplomacy is of utmost importance; and that prevention and treatment of women’s health problems builds […]

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84 Years of Care

American Friends of Reuth is proud to be celebrating its 84th anniversary. From its humble beginnings as a women’s social service organization, Reuth has become a renowned medical institution delivering state-of-the-art rehabilitation. Your past support has contributed to Reuth’s expansion of new and innovative medical and rehabilitation technologies. These advancements include, among others, COVID-19 rehabilitation, […]

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Reuth’s Overview

Reuth is composed of three entities including, homes and day care centers for the elderly, subsidized housing for Holocaust survivors, and its largest entity, the Rehabilitation Hospital which provides multidisciplinary rehabilitative care to people whose motor and/or cognitive functions have been impaired by illness or injury.  Please watch this video to view the many various […]

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84 Years of Care, 60 Years of Rehabilitation

The Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital in Tel Aviv was founded in 1961 as a 44-bed facility, to treat older adults and Holocaust survivors. Today, it has 364 inpatient beds across 3 divisions that specialize in general rehabilitation, geriatrics, and respiratory rehabilitation. The hospital treats over 1,400 inpatients and receives over 23,400 outpatient visits a year. The […]

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Reuth Honors Guenter Borg

It is our privilege to honor the Guenter Borg Foundation as the 84th Annual Recipient of the Outstanding Ambassador Award in acknowledgement of the Foundation’s generous support of Reuth. One of the Guenter Borg Foundation’s contributions supported a special program put in place during Covid-19 for our senior citizens who were in mandatory lockdown and […]

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Message from the CEO

Dear Friends, The approaching holiday will be the second Rosh HaShanna that we celebrate under the conditions of COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the virus over a year and a half ago, our institution has grown skilled at adapting to the pandemic’s ever changing realities – a testament to the strength and resilience of Reuth […]

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Israel’s Paralympic Swim Team – A Source of Pride

The Israeli swim team has shown remarkable results in the paralympic games in Tokyo  and won 8 medals yotal – 6 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze!  Ilyad Shalabi who was born deaf and became paralyzed in his lower body after falling off the roof at the age of 12, won gold in the  50 […]

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Covid-19 & Rehabilitation

This past year, most of the world has been facing the harsh realities of the Coronavirus Pandemic and its consequences. Our lives have been severely affected and disrupted. Israel is no exception. To date, coronavirus has claimed the lives of almost 6000 of its citizens. Many of those who have recovered display a variety of […]

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REUTH TO TABLE

ABOUT CHEF EINAT ADMONY Einat Admony, also known as the ultimate balaboosta, (meaning “perfect housewife” in Yiddish) is the chef and owner of Balaboosta, the fine-dining Middle Eastern restaurant; Kish-Kash, New York’s first couscous bar; and the beloved falafel chain, Taim. She is also the author of two cookbooks: Balaboosta, and the upcoming Shuk (Fall […]

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Quarterly Update from Israel

Dear Friends, We are delighted to send you the first of our new quarterly Reuth updates. Especially during these days when personal visits to Reuth are practically impossible and when our possibilities to meet in person are sparse, we want to make sure that we keep you aware of our progress, activities, challenges and dreams. […]

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Exclusive Art Tour with Tigist Yoseph Ron

About American Friends of Reuth American Friends of Reuth, is a non for profit organization that supports Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital in Israel. Reuth  provides multidisciplinary rehabilitative care to people whose motor and/or cognitive functions have been impaired by illness or injury. Additionally, Reuth provides homes and day care centers for the elderly, subsidized housing for […]

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Igor Levine’s Hannukha Miracle

After a severe case of COVID-19, including three months on a ventilator, 70-year-old Igor Levine can once again breathe on his own! Igor Levine from Ashkelon was a fully independent person – until, last September, he contracted COVID-19. Due to pre-existing illnesses, his condition deteriorated, and he was hospitalized in COVID-19 Intensive Care. Here he […]

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Shay-Lee’s light shines

Shay-Lee suffered an injury after a traffic accident back in 2016. Since then, she has lived at Reuth Rehabilitation hospital for a year and has been rehabilitating at the day center since. Here is her story: “That’s me on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France. It feels like a rosy dream. […]

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83rd Annual Gala Event

Did you miss our Annual Gala Event?  Don’t worry. Click here to view the heartfelt and informative program

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A False Negative COVID Test

Hello, my name is Yaakov Heiman, happily married to Anat and the father of three lovely children. Now I can smile again having returned home following 3 months of hospitalization due to Covid. The last few months have been a nightmare that I do not wish on anyone. Thanks to the support of my family […]

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From a Fun Ride to a Ride to Rehabilitation

Coralie Cohen, 33 years old, made Aliya to Israel from France four years ago, on her own. She considers herself a true Zionist. “What can I say, I felt that I had to be part of the State of Israel, and here I am – already experiencing the health system from within.” It all started […]

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Rehabilitation of COVID19 at Reuth

Eli Beer – Founder of United Hatzalah has successfully completed his rehabilitation at Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital בית חולים שיקומי רעות ת”א, following his recovery from the Corona virus. He is extremely thankful to Reuth for getting back on his feet and back to his normal life https://youtu.be/VN2aa7YaAVs Eli Beer got infected with COVID19 while in the US […]

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FaceMasks – The New Dress Code

“Hi, I’m Shiral Yellin Zoe, art therapist at the psychology unit of Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital. The Coronavirus pandemic forced us all to wear masks in public. The new “dress code” brought about creative designs which allowed each one of us to stand out despite not using facial expressions.   But let us not forget that […]

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Dana Yagur is a partner at Israel’s leading international law firms – “Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal”. She is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Group but also leads the Pro Bono and community involvement. After a tour of Reuth’s Rehabilitation Hospital and its affiliate agencies, Dana was touched by the homes and day […]

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Mother’s Day with COVID-19

Li-Mor Raviv, born and raised in Israel, moved to the United States to build her personal and professional life. She is a life & business Coach and a mother to a daughter who recently started college. In early March, Li-Mor was informed by her sisters that their mother, Chaya, had just been brought to Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital […]

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Women Influencers – Emmy Award Winning Producer

This week’s featured speaker is Alexandra Schwartz Here are some amazing useful tips from an Emmy Award-Winning producer, Alexandra Schwartz, of the popular children’s show Daniel the Tiger – series inspired by Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. Click on titles below to be directed to the videos for:“How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus” & “How […]

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Dr. Emily Kahn – anesthesiologist, daughter, sister, wife and mother

During these recent world events, we find two types of people: those who follow all the rules, and those who believe that they are spared from this pandemic. Here are some words of wisdom from Dr. Emily Kahn, inspired by Dr. Britney Bowling. “I am an Anesthesiologist. I am trained to stay calm when everything […]

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Women Influencers Event… The “New Normal” Way

Today’s featured speaker is  Alyssa Shams – Community Builder Here is Alissa’s motivational speech she gave to her community regarding the current critical situation: “Pulling together. That’s what comes to mind when being part of the KJ Sephardic Minyan. These last few weeks have solidified our mission as a community invested in collaboration. Ten years […]

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Reuth’s Urgent Plea

Dear Friends, We are all living in unprecedented times, faced with challenges we never have seen. We must immediately work on two fronts; attend to urgent priorities while maintaining the ongoing superior care of our day to day patient needs. The 360 bed Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital has an outstanding history of providing ventilator support care and for successful rehabilitation for over 40 years. It […]

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An Inspirational Visit

We (Sharon, Beth, Marlene, Sabrina) had the privilege of participating  in a 3-1/2 day in-depth tour of Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital and its out patient facilities and housing for the elderly. Roy Somerston, British Friends Chair, was present as well. Needless to say, we all came away with stronger than ever motivation to ensure that the word gets out […]

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Reuth Leads to a Love Story

Yael, from Canada, and Daniel, from Germany, met during their volunteering experience at Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital in Tel Aviv. The connection was immediate and love flourished. After getting married, they decided to make Aliya and grow their family. Today, they have two girls and live in Herzliya. As Valentine’s day approaches, Yael wrote to Reuth: […]

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From NYC to TLV

Days 1 & 2 As interns, on day one we were first introduced to Reuth’s holistic approach to recovery. On day 2 we were able to clearly see this in action as we watched the interactions between the staff and patients. One moment that stands out was witnessing the huge amount of love and care showered […]

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Ramaz Students Visit Reuth

A delegation of 12 students (aged 16-18) from the Ramaz School in New York city arrived on Sunday, March 17 2019, to visit Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital in Tel Aviv. Laura Rabinowitz, Co-Chair of American Friends of Reuth, facilitated this visit. The students came to the hospital for joint activities with patients and students from a […]

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Reuth at Nefesh B’Nefesh

Dr. Dov Albukrek, Director General of the Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital, was at Nefesh B’Nefesh on Sunday, March 10, 2019 and interviewed and spoke to a lot of Americans in the medical field who are planning their aliyah. Dr. Albukrek was very impressed and pleasantly surprised by how many courageous young professionals are willing to leave […]

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Young Leadership Moroccan Shabbat Dinner

The American Friends of Reuth’s Young Leadership committee hosted a very successful Moroccan Friday night dinner on March 8th, 2019. Everyone enjoyed delicious food thanks to Village Crown, tasty wine thanks to Carmel Winery and most importantly great company thanks to 150 young Jewish professionals who attended! They listened to Yael Nathanel, Director of Overseas […]

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1M NIS raised at Reuth’s Annual Event

About 1m NIS were raised in December through a Reuth fundraising event held at the Smolarz Auditorium on the campus of Tel Aviv University, featuring some of Israel’s leading performing artists. All proceeds will be used for the expansion and upgrade of the geriatric rehabilitation wards at Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital. The evening was attended by […]

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US Board – #Rebuilding

The American Friends of Reuth board has gone through many changes in the past couple of years. We, unfortunately, lost a few long time dedicated members to whom we will always be grateful to for their passion about Reuth; Rosa Strygler, Michael Strauss and Joan Jakubovitz. We are thankful to both Laura Siegel Rabinowitz and […]

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Reuth & the Paralympic Swim Team

Israeli Friends of Reuth hosted a cocktail reception this summer that inspired many. The celebration was in honor Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital sponsoring and providing medical support to the Israeli Paralympic Swim Team for the 2020 games. Rivi and Yossi Irani, hosted the evening in their beautiful home in Herzliya for some 100 guests including well […]

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Reuth & the Paralympics – A True Partnership

Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital adopted Israel’s Paralympic Swimming Team for the Paralympics games in Tokyo 2020.   In a festive ceremony held on February 6th, a collaboration agreement was signed between Reuth Hospital and Israel’s Paralympic Committee.   As part of the medical sponsorship agreement, the hospital’s multi-disciplinary team will provide medical treatments, consultation and support […]

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Rosa’s Garden in Full Bloom

At this time last year, the American Friends of Reuth were looking to honor our long time president, Rosa Strygler’s memory, by creating a beautiful rose garden at the entrance to Beit Jenny Breuer, the venerable senior residence in Tel Aviv. We envisioned Rosa’s Garden, to be a haven of rest, shade and brightness for […]

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Subsidized Housing Residents Celebrate at the Dead Sea

The residents of Reuth’s subsidized housing were surprised with a two day overnight stay at the Dead Sea. This was possible by the generosity of Americans who attended American Friends of Reuth’s 82nd Gala Dinner this past November. During our #ReuthRebuildsLives auction hosted by Tom Kelly, some of our attendees chose to donate towards the […]

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82nd Gala Dinner

The American Friends of Reuth hosted its 82nd Gala Dinner on November 20th, 2019 at the Moise Safra Center. The sold-out event honored Stephen and Tamara Wagner, recipients of the Community Service Award, and Guy Franklin, recipient of the Future Builder Award. Nine-time Paralympic medalist, Inbal Pezaro, inspired the crowd with her life story. Click […]

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Reuth Celebrates in Tel Aviv!

Reuth Israel celebrated their annual fundraiser on December 11, 2019 at the Smolersh Auditorium in Tel Aviv University. With a thousand supporters in attendance and one million NIS raised, the event was a huge success! All proceeds raised will go towards the expansion and upgrade of the Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital’s geriatric departments. The evening began […]

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A small step to the rehabilitation world, a big step for the residents of Kiryat Gat and the surrounding area

This Sunday, a branch of Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital will be inaugurated in the southern town of Kiryat Gat. Today, those who need rehabilitation following trauma must travel to the center of the country or to Be’er Sheva and wait months in line. Following the opening of the Kiryat Gat rehabilitation center and soon to follow […]

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#RebuildingLives Together

A group of the Reuth Committee who were in Israel over Sukkot, took some time from their personal schedule to tour Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital! They were very impressed with everything the hospital offers but most of all with the personal connections that the staff, nurses and doctors have with the patients!

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NASA’s Defying Gravity Treadmill Aids Patients

Ever wonder what it feels like walking on the moon? Reuth is using NASA’s Defy Gravity treadmill to rehabilitate individuals who are weak or impaired by illness, suffer from mobility issues limiting physical activity, or are recovering from injury or surgery. The treadmill is being used by people who cannot step on their feet or […]

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Meet Keren – One of Reuth’s Interns

Keren, 35 years old, studied medicine at Technion where she met her husband. He is an intern specializing in family medicine and she is an intern specializing in rehabilitation medicine. Between working and caring for her two children, Keren spends any free time painting and doing yoga. At Reuth, she discovered Iyenger Yoga through which the Reuth patients practice rehabilitation […]

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A Promise to Never Forget & to Always Speak Out A tribute to Rosa Strygler by Dinah Mendes

Rosa Strygler, a child survivor of Auschwitz, who died this past January at the age of 89, was a leading member of New York’s Holocaust Memorial Commission, which oversaw the design and development of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. She lent her unique blend of social charm and […]

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Law, Leadership and Literature

The American Friends of Reuth hosted an inspiring evening through the enjoyment of law, leadership and literature featuring Reyna Gentin, author of Unreasonable Doubts. Reyna is a graduate of Yale Law School and practiced as a juvenile rights attorney as well as appellate law. Reyna presented her first novel inspired by her former intriguing clients […]

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Reuth Raises Money & Awareness for Eating Disorders

Reuth hosted two informative discussions with Dr. Dov Albukrek and Amir Zendakovich from the Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital to discuss the renovations and revitalization of the Eating Disorder Institute at Reuth.  We increased awareness about eating disorders and raised well-needed funds to ensure continuation of therapies.

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Rosé for Reuth

Rosé All Day!   The American Friends of Reuth hosted a “Rosé for Reuth” Event in August 2017.   Everyone put their pink on and came for a summer happy hour on a terrace with a rosé or frosé glass in hand. IWAP will joined us and featured their most popular rosés. Happy Hour included: […]

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It is our Honor and Duty to Remember

Menachem Haberman, resident of the Barth House, one of Reuth’s six senior homes & day care in Jerusalem, was bestowed with the honor of lighting a torch at this year’s main event at Yad Vashem for Holocaust & Heroism Remembrance day.   Reuth is fortunate to know Mr. Haberman and are grateful to him for […]

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The Future of Healthcare

The American Friends of Reuth proudly partnered up with SOSA, a global open Innovation platform, connecting corporations to disruptive tech startups, and ZAG/Sullivan Law Firm to present you The Future of HealthCare!   Oded Har-Even, Partner at ZAG/Sullivan Law Firm, was the perfect moderator for this event. It was very interesting to hear how Nadav Kidron, […]

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Reuth’s Starry Night Shabbat Dinner

American Friends of Reuth hosted a Starry Shabbat Dinner on Friday, September 13, 2019. We started off the evening with wine and drinks on a terrace, followed by a mouthwatering plated dinner and end it with a sweet dessert. We would like to give special thanks to Reuth’s CEO, Ido Sharir for joining us, to […]

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