Bachelor in Social Work

General information


Head of the BSW program: Prof. Avishai Benish

My name is Avishai Benish and I deal with the connection between social work, law and social policy. I believe that workers and social workers are at the forefront of social action, and that the practice of exercising social rights is a key tool in fulfilling the vision of the professional of social work. For my research see here

For my playlist ahead of the school year listen here

My reception hours are on Tuesdays between 16:15 - 17:30 in room 515 (By appointment).

Before contacting me as the head of the graduate program, please contact me by email:


Coordinator of undergraduate studies: Ms. Yael Bar-David Hasson 

Tel. 02-5881780



In charge of academic status: Dr. Orna Shamer


Undergraduate program secretariat – tel. 02-5882202, 02-5882190, room 310

Office hours for students: Sunday-Thursday, 09:00-15:00


Aim of the BSW program

The aim of the program is to give the students the knowledge that will enable them to plan and execute purposeful and methodical intervention, and to exercise a system of considerations in making professional decisions to improve people's welfare, through:

  1. Developing awareness and understanding of the individual, his/her psychosocial development and place in society, and society’s roles and commitments towards the individual. Imparting the system of values within which the profession of social work operates and which forms the basis and guidance for setting service goals and deciding on directions of intervention.
  2. Familiarity with and understanding of social and economic processes that affect individuals in society in general, and in the State of Israel in particular, as well as understanding basic concepts in the social and behavioral sciences relevant to individual and social behavior, from which professional knowledge in social work derives.
  3. Understanding the heterogeneity and unique needs of various groups in society.
  4. Familiarity with the welfare services system, including special services for specific social groups.
  5. Knowledge and skill in choosing and operating various methods of intervention, intended to ameliorate and/or prevent unwanted behaviors and situations among individuals, families, groups and the community.
  6. The ability to choose, operate and evaluate professional knowledge according to scientific-research considerations.
  7. Understanding of processes of deriving general professional knowledge and conducting research, as well as skill in using these processes to monitor and evaluate services and professional interventions.
  8. Imparting professional responsibility, based on criteria of effectiveness and efficiency.
  9. Imparting awareness of the need for continuing evaluation and updating of the professional knowledge and skills of the social worker, in light of society’s needs and those of his/her clients, and in light of developments in professional knowledge.