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Refuah Life Coaching

The Refuah Institute is the leading provider of Torah based coach training in the world and the only program to teach Torah based coaching with highly interactive distance learning workshops. Refuah’s Torah life coaching approach enables people to achieve success and fulfillment in their work and life through a synergy of proven scientific methods and Torah wisdom that promotes and enhances the lifelong process of learning.

Whether you are looking for an accredited coach training program, professional coaching certification, or powerful coaching skills to help you be more success in your career and life, you will find it with Refuah Institute’s Training Programs.

Training includes coaching skills suitable for coaching in any situation and setting as well as specific training for coaching in the areas of Education & Guidance, Marriage & Family and Health and Wellness.

Upon graduation you will have the skills of a trained professional coach and will be able to build a private coaching practice or advance your career in a variety of organizational and educational settings.

Refuah’s Impact

To date, hundreds of coaches, counselors, educators, organizational and community leaders, outreach workers, consultants, managers, and new career explorers have been trained through Refuah Institute. Refuah trained coaches come from varied backgrounds such as Teachers, Rabbis, Rebbitzens, Principals, Mashgichim, Shadchanim, parents, youth and marriage counselors, therapists, business and community leaders. Many will go on to advance in their current career whereas many establish a new career or expand into a private practice of coaching. Refuah graduates are having a significant impact on their families, schools, workplaces and communities by modeling effective ways of communicating, coaching and guiding with Torah values.


The Refuah Institute was founded in New York in 1994 by Dr. Rabbi Joshua H. Ritchie, M.D., as an Orthodox Jewish non-profit educational organization dedicated to providing education and services that promote wellbeing and harmonious relationships in accordance with Torah Hashkafa principles.

In 1996 the Refuah Institute established the Center for Crisis Counseling Hot-Line in Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

In 2001, the Refuah Institute moved its operations base to the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem and established the Refuah Institute Professional Coach Training Programs, graduating students with Diploma and Certification as Life Coaches.

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Daily Torah Quote

Joke of the day

The Ropshitzer Rebbe was famous for his sense of humor.

Once one of his followers asked him, “What is the reason for your custom to dress in only white cotton clothes?”

The Ropshitzer Rebbe said, “I cannot reveal this to you now. You must first prepare yourself. Immerse yourself in the ritual bath eighteen times every day. After three weeks come to me and I will reveal the reason to you.”

The follower did exactly as the Rebbe ordered, and after three weeks time he proudly went to the Rebbe.

“I did all that you asked,” said the follower. “Please reveal to me the secret.”

The Rebbe said, “Because it is cheaper.”

The follower was confounded: “What? Because it’s cheaper? Why did I have to immerse eighteen times a day for three weeks? Why couldn’t you just tell me?”

The Rebbe answered, “If I would have just told you, then you would have just told someone else, and he would have told someone else, and so on…. And before you know it the price would go up.”