Dr. Israel Rappé is an English born Ethiopian Jew trained as a Classical Social Worker with an emphasis in mental health. He is also a graduate with honors from Cambridge University in the UK with a Graduate degree in Biology and Theology. Dr. Rappé earned his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015 in the field of Applied Cultural Anthropology.
Israel has been involved in community service on two continents; both in hospital and community environments for over 3 decades assisting the homeless, mentally ill persons, drug/alcohol dependent individuals, the incarcerated, those impacted and infected with HIV/AIDS, and the economically impoverished.
Dr. Rappé has served in both the English and Israeli military and served in Ethiopia and China as an Educator of English and Jewish studies. He has received awards in America from:
- The Jewish Anti-Defamation league for his work in persevering Jewish verbal traditions in 2012
- Amnesty International for his work in protecting the rights of the incarcerated (against sexual
assault) in 2014
- Habitat for Humanity President Carter Award in 2015
Dr. Rappé is currently involved in multiple projects for the progress and enlightenment of the Jewish faith, culture, and tradition among non-Jewish populations. Dr. Rappé is currently a presenter with the Rappé and Labree Educational Institute. He also serves as the Director of Human Resources with Agape Hospice Care Inc., and performs community lectures on the subjects of Compassion Fatigue, Self-Care, Palliative Care Issues, Hospice, Grief and Loss, Cultural Diversity, Servant Leadership, and Religious Diversity. He is a resident of Forsyth County and lives happily with his spouse of 18 years. Dr. Rappé is an avid longboarder and reader of world history.