The Summit Institute


The Summit Institute was established in 1973 and has worked to promote and rehabilitate mentally ill young adults through unique and groundbreaking programs ever since. Summit offers personalized psychosocial rehabilitation programs using groundbreaking treatment methods.


For the last 15 years, the Summit Institute has also been responsible for foster care in Israel’s Jerusalem and Southern regions, helping hundreds of at-risk children who are no longer able to live at home, whether due to the parents’ choice or a court order. Our foster care services include a network of thirteen emergency shelter foster families who serve as an immediate solution in times of crisis. Summit also identifies and trains new foster families so that they are able to provide warm and welcoming homes for children around the country.


Additionally, Summit operates the Mahut Therapy & Guidance Center for the parents of adolescents in Jerusalem

Support a Project Today

Donate now to one of Four Inspiring Projects run by The Summit Institute and change the lives of young people in our community that have been less fortunate.



We invite you to take part in a project that is closest to your heart and adopt it.

Need a gift for a special occasion? 

Shop Yetizr Kapayim's wide range of unique, hand-crafted, and beautiful items designed and created by those in Summit's rehabilitative programs!

All proceeds are used to fund Summit's vocational rehabilitative activities.

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About Psychosocial Rehabilitation

The Summit Institute's rehabilitative programs provide a range of therapies and services to mentally ill adolescents and adults who require psycho-social rehabilitation.



About Foster Care

The Summit Institute's foster families provide warm and stable homes for at-risk children who are no longer able to live with their biological parents, whether due to the parents’ choice or a court order. Get to know us and join the foster care family.