Beit Ruth for Young Women and Girls At Risk

2 Jericho Plaza, Suite 111 – Wing A
Jericho, New York 11753

Contact: Arianna De Fellice, Development & Communications Coordinator, (516) 822-0074,

Beit Ruth is a long-term therapeutic residence and school with a mission to ensure that vulnerable and at-risk girls are given the opportunity to thrive emotionally, socially and academically, thereby breaking the cycle of violence for themselves and future generations of children in Israel.

In a safe, structured and loving home environment, Beit Ruth provides the academic and therapeutic resources necessary to enable at-risk girls to re-enter society as caring, educated, independent and empowered young women. Our goal is to equip each girl with the necessary life, education, social and emotional skills in order for them to leave the Village as healthy, happy, educated and empowered young women.

There are many opportunities to help repair the world through our B’nai Mitzvah Program. We will partner with you and your child on a unique mitzvah experience that connects their interests and hobbies to our mission to heal and care for young girls who need us the most.

Here are just some of the many programs B’nai Mitzvah can support now and into the future.

– Animal-Assisted Therapy: Through this specialized therapy with rescue dogs and horses, girls attain improved communication skills, confidence, and self-esteem. They also experience unconditional love that helps them to rebuild trust.

– Art and Music Therapy: These evidence-based programs build personal and technical skills; uncover hidden talents and passions; and provide a safe medium through which our girls can communicate their pain.

– Academic Programs: Our intensive academic program helps each girl close the gap on lost years of education in less than a year.

-Sports and Dance Programs: These programs introduce our girls to physical fitness and healthy lifestyle concepts, while also promoting a healthy body image. Girls learn teamwork, leadership, communication, gender empowerment, and self-confidence, all of which contribute to emotional well-being.