Beit Ruth GALA 2018

Thanks to all who joined us for a very special night of celebration in honor of Beit Ruth and the important work it does in changing the lives of Israel’s at risk and vulnerable girls.


Over 30,000 girls aged 13 to 18 are considered at risk in Israel. Lost to the streets, forgotten, abused. Beit Ruth is a critical safety net saving the lives of at-risk girls


"If I hadn't come to Beit Ruth, with the million opportunities you gave me, my chances of surviving would have been very low."


Welcome to Beit Ruth!

The Beit Ruth Educational & Therapeutic Village 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.

Our Programs

The holistic and proven Beit Ruth model for rehabilitating and saving the lives of Israel's at-risk girls is built on four fundamental pillars:

Academic Program

Our intensive and individualized academic curriculum ensures our girls receive the knowledge and understanding to graduate with a high school diploma and leave as capable and well-rounded individuals.

Home Life

Beit Ruth provides a nurturing and structured home environment with the individualized “parental” care necessary to give each girl the security and love needed to heal, learn and grow, and the skills to forge a healthy and fulfilling life.

Therapeutic Program

Beit Ruth's therapeutic programs are designed to empower our girls with the psychological and emotional strength needed to overcome trauma, build self-esteem and restore strength and emotional and social capabilities.

Enrichment Program

Our enrichment programming equips each girl with the skills and resources to become healthy, engaged and resilient, able to care for herself and others, and be an engaged citizen of her community and of Israel.

What Our Girls Say

“My only dream is to be able to raise my own children differently. To give them the chance to grow up in a loving environment by a mother who is not a drug addict…”


Age 16

"At Beit Ruth I learned I don’t need to be afraid of the tomorrow anymore. Maybe my past wasn’t shiny, but it doesn’t mean my future can’t be like lots of diamonds shining bright."


Age 14

"If I hadn't been accepted into Beit Ruth I would probably still be living in and working the streets – with no future to look forward to. Thanks to Beit Ruth I feel safe again."


Age 15

News & Events

Why Our Work Matters

Israel is not immune from the global pandemic of abuse

Listen to Beit Ruth founders Susan and Michael Ashner and Executive Director Danielle Burenstein explain the urgent need for the Beit Ruth Village and how our expert-driven care, education and therapy is saving the lives of hundreds of Israel's at-risk girls.

Our Partners and Sponsors

United Israel AppealWomen's International Zionist OrganizationUJA Federation NY elalimmowitzjcncf