ROFEH International is an acronym for Reaching Out Furnishing Emergency Healthcare. A non-profit public 501(c) (3) organization, ROFEH International is a humanitarian project dedicated to helping the sick from all walks of life.
ROFEH supports patients and their families from around the world and throughout the United States when they are forced to leave their homes to seek emergency medical treatment at Boston’s prestigious medical centers.
ROFEH provides a wide variety of support services to ensure that patients and their families have the best resources available during their stay in Boston. For information, click ROFEH brochure (PDF)
- Medical referral system to doctors and hospitals
To and from airport/train/bus
To and from doctors and hospitals
- Housing facilities with private furnished apartments for medical stays
- Respite care for family members who may be by the bedside of a love one for periods of time without a break.
- Interpreting services upon request
- Kosher food
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Mike Hirsh, Program Director
ROFEH International, 1710 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02445 phone: 617-566-1900 fax: 617-739-0163
ROFEH International was founded by the Bostoner Rebbe, Grand Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz, of blessed memory.
The Bostoner Rebbe was a visionary whose innovative thoughts, deeds and accomplishments were way before their time. He dedicated his life to helping others spiritually, physically and emotionally.
One of the Rebbe’s most far reaching achievements was the establishment of ROFEH international (Reaching Out Furnishing Emergency Healthcare). ROFEH is an organization dedicated to providing medical referrals and support services to the sick and their families. In 1952, the Rebbe was informed of an individual who was in need of specialized cardiac care. Since the Rebbe lived in a medical epicenter, he was in a prime position to find an appropriate physician. The Rebbe was able to connect this patient with an expert cardiologist and cared for him in his own home.
Following this experience, the Rebbe saw a niche for helping connect patients to medical professionals. Shortly thereafter, the Rebbe formally established ROFEH International as an organization dedicated to both medical referrals and social support. The Rebbe and Rebbetzin took the loving-kindness performed in their own home, magnified it and made Boston hospitals accessible to the world.