Rikma Program

Spiritual Caregiving Training Program

Since 2017 Haverut has been running the Rikma Program for spiritual caregivers, in collaboration with the Shamir Hospital (Asaf Harofeh) Nursing Academy. Training takes place in small groups that meet once a week for two years, for a total of 800 hours (400 of theory and 400 of practice)

Alumni of Rikma

After completing the program, participants can apply to the accreditation committee of the Israel Spiritual Caregivers association for accreditation.

Graduates of the first cohort are now practicing spiritual caregivers in hospitals and medical centers and facilitate seminars on the topic. Those of the second cohort are in the final stages of accreditation. Alumni are part of the Haverut community, who meet periodically for shared learning and development.

The third cohort was recently launched and we wish them the best of luck!

If you would like to learn more about Rikma and becoming a spiritual caregiver,
please contact us

Other training courses

Annual Conference

Haverut’s annual conference brings together spiritual caregivers and professionals from across the healthcare and welfare fields for a powerful and inspiring gathering. Participants connect with each other and with themselves, in a shared experience of healing, reflection, and expansion of consciousness.

Medical Education

Medical Education and Workshops
Seminars and lectures in various medical education frameworks, on developing compassion for and connection to patients, coping with loss, and so on.

Workshops and Seminars

Development and facilitation of workshops and seminars for health care and welfare staff. We create a safe space in which to process, grow, learn, and become enriched through the use of a variety of spiritual resources.

Wartime Programming

During this difficult period, we seek to add light into the world and continue to speak the language of the spirit

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