Shalom Ohalecha – Keeping Jewish Families together

“At Shalom Ohalecha, our goal is to provide financial assistance to couples who are struggling in their marriage, giving them the ability to seek professional counseling,” says Rabbi Weiner, director of the fund. “I recently became aware that there are many couples who need marriage therapy and cannot afford it. When I spoke to my Rebbe, Harav Yisroel Apelbaum about the idea, he encouraged me to open this organization.”

It is tragic to think that a family can be torn apart by conflict when there are solutions available.

Shalom Ohalecha subsidizes therapy costs for couples by footing half the fee for up to ten sessions.

“I understand that for many people, ten sessions are not enough,” explains Rabbi Weiner. “The idea is to relieve the burden in the beginning, making it worthwhile for the couple to continue. Hopefully, they will see the value and importance of marriage counseling, and find a way to come up with the money for later sessions. Also, as things stabilize, appointments become less frequent, so the cost is less prohibitive. In extreme cases where the couple truly has nowhere else to turn, we can consider giving further funding.”

The organization has just launched, and Shalom Ohalecha has already gotten close to 15 calls for help and 7 of those couples have already been verified and are currently receiving our help.

“The need is real,” says Rabbi Weiner, “and the assistance is invaluable. When we receive a request, we call the couple’s rav to confirm their story before we provide assistance. Then, If they do not have a therapist yet, we work with Relief Resources to get them set up with the right therapist.”

Shalom Ohalecha is backed by many rabbanim who understand the great need of this fund and strongly endorse it, including R’ Elya Brudny, R’ Yaakov Forscheimer, R’ Simcha Bunim Cohen, R’ Moshe Chaim Kahan and R’ Yisroel Applebaum, with whom Rabbi Weiner consults regularly for guidance.

“Rocky marriages can fall apart without the proper help, but with a qualified therapist, there is hope,” Rabbi Weiner explains. “Therapy might not always be a quick fix but it definitely can be a step towards healing and restoring healthy relationships.”

Shalom Ohalecha wants to be there for all the families who need our help. We can’t do this without your generous support!

To donate:

Credit card:

Zelle: [email protected]

Check: Shalom Ohalecha 14 Noam Lane Lakewood, NJ 08701

Feel free to contact

Dovid Weiner

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  1. a few points
    1. tizku lemitzvos
    2. please name 5 therapists that rav brudny & the other rabbonim recommend , & have seen a measure of success with- there are many that would go if they knew to whom to go.
    3 money is almost never the ikuv its that lack of good answers to real problems

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