Rifka was hired to conduct a workshop on planning for the future that would encourage participants to take personal responsibility for their financial future, be it retirement or shorter-term goals. She did a stellar job, reaching a broad audience that ran the gamut from “I never plan ahead” to “I know exactly where all of my money is invested.” Her workshop was the talk of the Embassy. I highly recommend her as a practical, down-to-earth, motivational speaker.
September 22, 2014
U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Human Resources, Recruitment, Career Counseling
“Rifka’s role as financial advisor to the Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts is instrumental to our continued success story. As a small business owner I didn’t want to limit the success of my business by my lack of financial expertise. Rifka guides me to set goals, make responsible decisions and gives me tools to understand the financial aspects of running a small and growing business.
With Rifka on the team as our independent financial advisor I have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that I am making wise and calculated decisions and growing my business on a firm foundation. She continues to empower us to make wiser decisions and plan for the future.”
CEO Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts.
Rivka is one of the most amazing people I have ever meet. Her compassion, honesty and skill as a top financial advisor are immeasurable. I only wish I had the courage and insight to invest in our family by using her services 10 years ago. At the time I didn’t think I could afford it. Ten years have past and our financial situation has proven I can’t afford not to seek Rivka’s counsel. I can honestly say we’d be in a completely different financial state had I had this courage earlier. As the saying goes better late than never.
You are a gem and I am grateful to know you and that you are in our lives.
May you be blessed to receive back all that you give out and more.
Our meeting with Rifka totally changed my perspective about how I could relate to savings, money, and investing. From something that was scary and seemed impossible, financial awareness and literacy began to be something that I felt I could take ownership of. Rifka was patient and willing to break things down for us total novices. She gave us concrete advice that helped us frame the course of action we should embark on. But even more than that, she made us feel that she genuinely cared about everyone’s financial well-being–and ours in particular. That her work is not just a job, but a vocation, because financial security enables people to live more giving and meaningful lives.
It was really amazing learning from you, I absolutely love your message.
Temech Seminar on “5 Steps to Profit”
הביקורות היו מעולות, האנשים קיבלו הרבה טיפים שימושיים, וכולנו נהנו מהמידע שקיבלנו!
עיריית גבעת שמואל
Shout out to this group’s founder Rifka Lebowitz. Thank you for an excellent financial consultant session. And thanks to everyone here who recommended we meet with her. She gave us great practical tips, things to think about and put things into perspective.
Laya Pelzner Bejell,
Your one hour was packed with PRACTICAL, up-to-date, and to-the-point information. You gave off a lot of confidence and knowledge in your field. You were firm and even told someone who asked about taxes that you do not deal with taxes, that is not your expertise and you will not say anything about it as you don’t want to lead anyone astray. I really respect you for saying that!!! As I was sitting in your presentation, I felt that if I put myself in this woman’s hands regarding advise on finances – that I would be able to TRUST you.
Participant in NBN talk in Chicago March 2014
Since 2009, Rifka Lebowitz has educated and guided Nefesh B’Nefesh olim at several post Aliyah information seminars. Learning to navigate the new systems of banking, bills, and finance is very overwhelming – yet all are aspects vital to one’s financial success in a new country. Rivka time and time again successfully provided translations, handouts, and practical tools, restoring for new olim in particular, a feeling of being in control and independence.
Post Aliyah Advisor
Nefesh B’Nefesh , 2013
Thank you so much for coming to our community, Neve Yaakov and making an outstanding presentation. You speak from knowledge and experience, providing many sources and examples to help us to understand finance. One of your greatest strengths was exemplifying how you brain storm with each, individual client to help them make a plan and guide them how to proceed in a way that is successful for that individual. Given your background of working in banks and various financial institutions, you were able to help each individual proceed successfully, and, in an appropriate, Torahdik way. You gave real life examples of money situations that all the women can relate to and showed them ways that they can maximize the outcome for their finances… Also, given your expertise, this was a wonderful opportunity for the women who came to get such expert and generally costly advice that they would not ordinarily be privy to. Thank you so much for all that you do.
Vivian Gordon J.D., Ph.D.,
I had the privilege of hosting Rifka Levenson-Lebowitz for a family finance seminar for women last night. It was a tough crowd but Rifka did her homework and she wowed them. Thanks to Rifka, we now have a clue how to save for our kids’ weddings and other important stuff.
Working with Rivka has really helped our company. She was able to get a handle on our needs and present us with a plan that has helped our company tremendously. She laid out appropriate goals that are manageable and provided us with tools that we continue to use today. We highly recommend using Rivka as your financial consultant!!!
Owner, PC Integrity,
I don’t think I would be exaggerating to say that last night’s meeting with you was a life changing event. I said to my wife that I will always remember where we were last night almost the way people remember where they were when they heard that JFK was shot…My wife and I are both very happy to have had last night’s meeting with you and plan to continue working with you to implement your suggestions and help build a monthly budget.
We were both very impressed with your professionalism, insight, and no nonsense approach while managing to be empathetic to our head-space at that time.
I want to thank you for your excellent Presentation on Banking at The AACI… as part of my Navigational Series. Through your clear, precise and incredible knowledge you were able to unravel the mysteries of the (Israeli) Banking System much to the delight of your attentive audience! I have received emails praising your lecture and you Thanks again Rivka, Sheila Bauman, Klitah Counselor,
Rifka Levenson-Lebowitz helped me so much! We met this week and she was able to help me clarify the numbers – what goes in and out, so that I can make a plan as to short term and long term goals. I highly recommend her. Her patience and ability to explain things in laymen’s terms are laudable virtues!
For businesses and homes and both!
Felicia M. Seaton, Esquire.
Rivka’s financial advice has been indispensable to both my business and home. I would highly recommend Rivka without reservation.
Product Director at Managed for Mimi,
We’ve worked with Rifka Lebowitz as a financial advisor, both on investments and expense management, since our arrival in Israel in 2006. Her expertise of the Israeli “scene” has been invaluable, even after 20+ years of familiarity doing these tasks in the US. And she got great results, even through years which were rather tough for the financial markets. Her deep expertise is matched by her great tact, which is of great value when dealing with touchy family issues such as budgets… Most highly recommended.
Yonah Alexandre Bronstein, PhD,
March 23, 2012
…I now have (financial) tools that I feel confident using and an ongoing relationship with a wonderful (financial) adviser who truly goes above and beyond the call of duty in her work.
Mother of five,
age 53 made aliyah 1994
Over the past few months, I have worked with Rifka Lebowitz in two capacities, as she has provided extremely helpful financial planning advice for both my household and my business. Ms. Lebowitz approaches her work with high levels of professionalism, her rates are reasonable, and I have found her insights to be of great value. Ms. Lebowitz’s perspectives on long-term financial goals – and her advice on how to use practical logic and (financial) formulas to keep goals in mind when facing decisions – have been especially useful to me.
Manager at IT Magazine LTD (Israel)
Rifka Lebowtiz has been assisting and advising me on my specific financial needs for a number of years now. She has been an EXCELLENT GUIDE and adviser… She has a wonderful friendly, down to earth and yet professional manner. I highly recommend her services.
Rebbitzin Judith Gerzi,
Ramat Bet Shemesh
Rifka knows the Israeli financial world better than most. She helped me navigate my way around when I needed it most. She gives 100% to each client. We partnered in bringing her expertise to women and she was a gift to all that participated. Make Rifka a part of your team!
The money she saved us in that first sitting more than covered her fee.
Rabbi Tzadok Cable,
Rivka is proficient in the intricate laws of banking in Israel. She is able to deliver the complex subject into bite size comprehensible pieces for the lay person. I recommend her highly if you are looking for a financial consultant whose grasp of Israeli banking laws is at her fingertips.
March 15, 2010
I attended a multi-session series on Banking in Israel provided by Rifka Leibowitz as a service to the immigrant community. The information she provided was extremely helpful, and much of it included cost-saving tactics that I was not aware of. I have since saved quite a bit of time and money from the information I learned from Rifka. As a speaker, she spoke clearly and understood her audience. She also handled the frequent interruptions and difficult audience members with patience, good nature, and a smile, while keeping the sessions focused on the topic at hand.
May 2, 2010
Rifka’s knowledge and ability to analyse our finances and flow of money- both in the short term and long term, as well as present it to us in an understandable fashion combined with her gentle, accepting personality was a wonderful combination for us. It helped us to understand how we were making decisions and gave us new options of responsible spending, and wealth building.
Ramat Bet Shemesh
Our sessions have been well worth my time and money, Rifka made my financial goals a reality. When I met her I knew nothing about financial planning or money. Rifka, went above the call of duty to help us.
Rifka Lebovitz presents her material with a pleasant and professional manner — critical ingredients to a successful lecture series. She exudes enthusiasm regarding her subject matter. This in turn motivates the listener to want to learn more as well as to ask questions and/or share a personal financial anecdote. Most importantly to me is that Rifka was able to open me up to the possibility that I could actually aspire to being “financially savvy,” something I could never have visualized in the past as well as taking away my fear every time I would think about getting a handle on my finances. What a relief to know I can let finally let go of all that stress and move forward with optimism. With gratitude,