United Refuah was proud to be featured on a recent B-Tank episode that was released on May 15th, 2019. Eli Ofel and Isaak Yakubov, founders of LEAA, a healthcare company that offers fast, reliable and comprehensive quality healthcare in the comfort of the patients’ homes, talked about partnering with United Refuah Healthshare. LEAA will send a doctor down to your home, usually within an hour or two, to examine you or your child. The partnership would combine the amazing services each have to offer to the frum community, so everyone can have access to affordable, value-driven care. Offering the services diminishes expensive emergency room visits for United Refuah, and the patient benefits from convenient, on-demand professional services. It’s a win-win! Click here to view the full episode.

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This past Shavuos, United Refuah HealthShare was featured in in the Binah Magazine! In a fascinating interview by Esty Mendelowitz, United Refuah’s Rabbi Moshe Katz described the United Refuah HealthShare process, values, and community. United Refuah HealthShare, the first and only Jewish Health-sharing organization, offers the American Jewish community a chance to share in each other’s healthcare costs. Joining United Refuah, he explained, is so much more than just sharing healthcare costs, although that is one of the main advantages to being a United Refuah member. When you join United Refuah, you are joining a community. A community of like-minded people, who share your religion, your values, and your commitment to living a healthy lifestyle.

More and more Jewish families are choosing healthcare sharing as a means to address healthcare costs. As stated in the article, United Refuah is causing a real turn-around in the frum healthcare world!

To join, visit our website unitedrefuahhs.org.

Who doesn’t love camping? The fresh air, the incredible views, the chance to spend time with family… But the real reason we love camping is the campfire food! Meals cooked over an open fire just taste better. Here are some simple, healthy camping-friendly recipe ideas that will get you fired up for outdoor adventures, that require minimal effort and are both healthy and delicious.

Now, our inner caveman may love campfire cooking, but the prep-work? Not so much. For the prep, we prefer to dwell back in the modern world, doing as much chopping and prepping as possible in the comfort and convenience of the home kitchen. For best results, chop the veggies, cube the chicken breasts, and so forth in advance, and pack your goodies in air- and water-tight containers in the cooler.

1. Campfire Foil Packs

All you need to do is wrap chicken, beef, and vegetables in heavy-duty foil. Add in some olive oil, and place it near or on the edge of your campfire.

2. Roasted Kebobs

Place cubed chicken, turkey, or beef interspersed with vegetables on a stick. Douse in flavored olive oil. Wrap in foil, and place over your campfire.

3. Healthy Smores

Instead of graham crackers, place marshmallows and dark chocolate between two apple slices. Roast, and enjoy!

Another idea is to place strawberries* on a stick, smear with marshmallow fluff. Then, dip into melted dark chocolate and crushed graham cracker crumbs.

Mmmmm 😉

Happy Camping!

*Make sure to check with your local Orthodox Rabbi regarding the kashrus of strawberries.

It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day life. Things don’t go well, schedules get messed up, plans fall through… basically, life happens. And it’s so easy to get stuck in a rut of negativity. It’s human nature to dwell on failure and focus on all the things that don’t go right. But sometimes, it helps to take a step back and count all the blessings in your life. It’s all about perspective.

Take a minute to think about all the things you have to be grateful for. And it doesn’t have to be the big things either. Simple, everyday occurrences that we take for granted, like the fact that we have a roof over our heads, food on the table, clothing to wear. It’s the little things that are the most important. By focusing on the positive, you’ll be able to live a happier, contented life. Framing your thoughts positively can really have a HUGE impact on your life, and the life of those around you.

Try it! Take a minute every day and list all the positive things in your life. It takes so little time, but can have a tremendous effect.

Let us know how it helped you in the comments below.