Whole Health Forum
"Forum Five"
May 17-21, 2020

An Ecological Health Retreat in English

  • Workshops on natural healing and holistic life styles.

  • Close to Jerusalem at the Essene Farm, a peaceful getaway in Even Sapir, Jerusalem District, Israel.

  • A natural kitchen headed by a professional whole foods chef

  • Kosher certification on-site, vegan, gluten-free

  • Optional accommodations in shared hay bale cabins.

  • Enjoy a restorative experience of study, relaxation and community.


for more information at 052-706-5002
or email us

Previous Whole Health Forums

Photography by Chaykee Mor

Our event in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Israel’s premier complementary and alternative health event for five days in May at the Essene Farm in Even Sapir, near Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.

Our Classes

Choose daily from top caliber holistic teachers in a vibrant gathering of like-minded friends. All workshops are interactive and experiential. Classes include early morning body work and fitness sessions, cooking instructions, explorations in holistic health and alternative medicine, and engaging evening presentations.

Our Food

Enjoy kosher, macrobiotic, gluten-free meals cooked on the premises by trained, experienced macrobiotic chefs.

Our Executive Chef is Patrick Grosset of 7th Element Services of Los Angeles, California. A professional French chef and certified macrobiotic teacher.

Patrick Grosset is a professional French Chef with a rich history of macrobiotics as teacher, counselor and private chef for over a decade. He specializes in gluten free alternatives and has written thousands of original macro recipes for his business in Los Angeles, www.LivingMacrobiotic.com.

Patrick has a successful weekly macrobiotic meal service and cleanse program that won the,”Best of Burbank Award" for Food Service 2016 & 2017. This is the first time a vegan company has been recognized for this award.

Patrick’s culinary expertise will be shared with all those who join our volunteer work/study program in the Forum kitchen this spring, as he is passionate about teaching and looks forward to sharing his extensive knowledge with his staff. 

Come join us for delicious, vegan, macrobiotic balanced food, relaxation and fun! 


Kosher supervision by Aryeh Rothman

Aryeh Rothman served as kosher supervisor with COR, the Council of Orthodox Rabbis (equivalent to the Orthodox Union in the US) in Toronto, Canada for four years at the Baycrest Hospital. His team supervised 3 meals every day in 22 unit kitchens, two cafeterias and the large main kitchen serving the entire hospital. He also served as mashgiach at weddings, bnei mizvot private functions and at restaurants. Aryeh made aliyah in 2011 to Safed. Hs is married with four children and four grandchildren.

FORUM services

Classes, services and consultations in the following areas:

  • Accupressure

  • Life Coaching & Journying

  • Psychotherapy & Torah

  • Massage

  • Tapping

  • Macrobiotic Cooking

  • Kabbalistic Healing

  • Nutritional Consultations

  • TRE: Tension Release Exercises

  • Body Work

  • Energy Healing

  • Reflexology

  • Essential Oils

  • Healing Sounds

  • Yoga

  • Live Food

  • Balancing a Vegan Diet

Choose to sleep in a six-person hay bale cottage, on segregated floor mattresses indoors, in a large outdoor marquee, or in your own tent. Showers and washrooms are available for all. Wifi is available without charge.

Daily vendors will be selling their products.

Personal consultations and treatments by appointment

Whole Health Forum 2017

Photography by Nancy Adler


CLICK BELOW TO CHECK out our video from the first year:

I have attended these type of things before but never ever has the energy and goodwill been so loving.

Pashut me’od!  It possessed a NESHAMAH of its own which no other place in the world that I have been a part of possessed.  Caring Jewish people together creating a community of Love for one another in a healing environment.  I am so heart warmed and moved by everyone’s generosity of giving and loving, both teachers and participants alike.  This is such a great Forum for teaching macrobiotics.  Baby steps.  Everyone I spoke to–and I spoke to many, being the official “Gopher Girl Friday”–was interested in Macrobiotics.
— Shulamit Slotki
It was an amazing event!
The organization went smoothly and everything was easy going with a great atmosphere, wonderful people and excellent food!
Can’t wait to be part of this brilliant venue next time!
Thank you Ginat and Sheldon.
— Adi Assodri
As presenter and practitioner at the Whole Health Forum, I found my experience magnetic. I live in Jerusalem and had only planned to attend part of the time. But life had other plans. I kept getting drawn back to the Forum to be with the people and to gain more wisdom about life and our bodies. Also—the food was inspiring! 
— Jeff Goldstein

For questions, suggestions, and to register,
Contact Sheldon and Ginat Rice by phone:
Home Office:  04-870-1078
Ginat's Cell Phone:  052-365-0004
Sheldon's Cell Phone:  052-706-5002
Email:  shelgin@gmail.com 

Dear Ginat and Sheldon,
I want to thank you both for such a wonderful day at the Forum. I came for the whole day, and it was worth every penny that I spent on coming !
The programme for that day was full of subjects which interested me, and I was very happy and satisfied with my choices during the day.
The teachers/lecturers/demonstrators were all charming, very helpful, encouraging and informed.
The Chef, Patrick, was very helpful with his short talks at each meal. The food was excellent and plentiful.
The atmosphere was so friendly, informal, and welcoming.
I met many interesting people during the day and the evening.
And the Essene Farm, in its lovely setting, with such beautiful views, and such peace and quiet, gave me a really special day outside my normal life, which was interesting, restful and restoring !
Thank you both so very much for giving me such a special experience.

Photos of our 2016 Whole Health Forum