Dr. Yael (Julia) Ponizovsky-Bergelson
Dr. Yael Ponizovsky-Bergelson is a faculty member at the School of Social Work, Ruppin Academic Center as well as a Social Workers (MSW). Yael completed her post-doctoral fellowship at NEVET greenhouse at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Freie Universität Berlin that focused on children’s perspectives among Jewish communities who immigrated to Israel and Germany from the Former Soviet Union. During her doctoral studies at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Yael investigated the multifaceted phenomenon of post-migration filial responsibility among young immigrants from the former Soviet Union in Israel. Yael's scientific interests are migration processes, cross cultural transitions, risk and protection in multi-cultural perspective and children's worlds. For the last years, she has specialized in studying young children’s perspectives in multicultural contexts. In her studies Yael uses qualitative and quantitative methodologies (mix methods) from resilience perspective.
Dr. Natalie Ulitsa
Dr. Natalie Ulitsa is a post-doctoral student at the Department of Community Mental Health at the Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences at the University of Haifa. She received her master's degree in Early Childhood Studies and completed her doctoral studies at The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her PhD research, conducted in NEVET (supervised by Prof. Dorit Roer-Strier and Prof. Heidi Keller), focused on parenting beliefs and practices as well as parental perceptions of risk for children among the 1.5 generation of immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Israel. She is currently engaged in research on ethical aspects of the early diagnosis and prediction of dementia in various soci-cultural groups.
Dr. Ibtisam Marey-Sarwan
Ibtisam Marey-Sarwan is an early childhood education lecturer at Sakhnin College and the Arabic College of Haifa for Teacher Education. Her PhD research focuses on Bedouin families in the Naqab (Negev) and examines attachment and risk from context informed perspectives. Her postdoctoral thesis is about Perspectives of Risk and Protection among Young Bedouin Children in the Unrecognized Villages of the Naqab. She has written several articles and has participated in international conferences.
Dr. Sameer Kadan
Dr. Yael Ventorero-Hochman
Dr. Anna Kosner
Dr. Michal Gatenio-Kalush
Noémie Bloomberg is a parental counselor and gives lectures and workshops in France and Israel. Noémie researched Parental Perceptions among French Mothers and is now a research assistant in Kedem researching the process of a community centered project among families with children at risk.
Netanel Biton is a social worker at a private mental health organization in Beer-Sheva and teaches at the school of social work at Sapir Academic College. In his thesis research, he explored the parenting experience of gay fathers who underwent surrogacy.
Loui Jaber is a student at the School of Social Work and a research student at NEVET at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2010 he finished his first M.A. in Nonprofit Management & Leadership at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Efrat Lehman-Shalit is a social worker, researcher and master's student at The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Over the last five years she has worked in Youth Law for the Social Welfare Office in Jerusalem. As a part of her work, she has handled and dealt with families and minors who are on the continuum between risk and danger. Among other things, she has dealt with various cases of sexual abuse among minors .During her studies and her work has taken a number of courses and workshops on sexual vulnerability and has participated in several courses in qualitative research at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Or Kedem is a social worker and researcher on the subject of refugee mothers. She recieved her bachelor's degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is now a research student with NEVET. Since 2012 she has worked with refugee NGO's, and has worked in the mental health department since 2016. The value of equality leads her in her professional and private life.
Eliya Gal is a social worker studying for her master's degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, working as a parents' guide at the Social Services' 'Parents-Children Center'. She completed two bachelor degrees; a B.Sw at Bar Ilan University and B.Sc in medical and biological sciences at Tel Aviv University.
Loui Jaber is a student at the School of Social Work and a researcher at NEVET at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2010 he finished his first M.A. in Nonprofit Management & Leadership at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Zohar Sharvit is completing her thesis in a research for her MA degree in a study group with NEVET. Her thesis focuses on parent education experiences in the welfare services. She completed her master's degree at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Early Childhood expertise. Zohar works full-time as a researcher at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute which focuses on applied social research. Alongside her research work and her studies, Zohar is an guest lecturer on group processes and communication in group training courses.
Sabita Deshemaru is a multilingual international development professional. Currently engaged in preparatory research for her PhD, she has also worked at the Center for International Migration and Integration (CIMI) as a counselor to Nepali migrant workers in Israel on their employment rights. Sabita has previously worked as an area coordinator to recruit international volunteers in community development with Tevel B’Tzedek. Prior to this, she worked with an education project as a coordinator in the western part of Nepal. In addition, she has volunteered for a number of aid organizations in Nepal and in India, including UNDP. At Reproductive Health Rights, India, she designed and implemented a reproductive health awareness project and conducted health training for local staff and women leaders. Sabita has excellent academic credentials from leading universities and long lasting interest in international development with a focus on health.
Revital Katz Yekutieli