Yan Serdtse is a Ph.D. candidate at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His research focuses on the experiences of fathers, fatherhood and fathers’ perceptions of risk in immigrant families both from the former USSR in Israel and Israeli born fathers. He has a master’s degree in Clinical and Educational Psychology from the School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His master thesis was titled: “Shared traumatic reality: Characterization of the factors that contributed to the efficiency of the psychological treatment of children, after the second Lebanese war”. In addition to his research, Yan lectures for several methodological and clinical courses at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare and at The School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Rivka Keesing is an experienced occupational therapist (BOT, NDT) who works with children, parents and adults with various disabilities. Rivka worked for 18 years at 'ALEH Center' as an OT and as a manager of different professional departments and projects. Rivka completed her master's degree at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is now a doctoral student. She is a member of the NEVET Greenhouse for research at the Hebrew University. Her study focuses on context informed research in the field of child risk and protection within the Ultra-Orthodox community in Israel.
Lior Birger is a social worker and a PhD candidate at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a fellow at the interdisciplinary program "Human Rights Under Pressure", a joint program of The Hebrew University and The Freie University, Berlin, and at NEVET. Her PhD research, supervised by Prof. Mimi Ajzenstadt and Dr. Yochay Nadan, explores the contextual dimensions of the relationship between social workers and refugees from Eritrea in both Germany and Israel. Since 2009 she has been working with refugees and asylum seekers through different social services, NGOs and community initiatives. Her M.A Thesis dealt with the perceptions of gender and sexuality among Eritrean men in Israel. Recently, together with two other colleagues, Lior has published a research report, including testimonies of refugees who “voluntarily” departed Israel to Rwanda and Uganda and after a hazardous journey, gained protection in Europe. Together with Dr. Yochay Nadan, Lior is teaching the course “The Narrative Study of Lives” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Sarah Dar-Issa is an occupational therapist who finished her master's degree in Early Childhood Education and is a doctoral candiate. She works at a therapeutic kindergarten in Jerusalem for children with developmental and speech delay.
Yaffa Stokar is a licensed Medical Psychologist heading the Psycho-Oncology team at the Sharett Institute of Oncology at The Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, and a founding partner at the Psyfass Clinic which specializes in medical psychology and psycho-somatic therapy. She completed her master’s degree in Psychology at The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, and is currently working towards her PhD at The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Yaffa's research interests include the topic of End of Life, the well-being of medical health professionals (eg. Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Growth and Meaning), and medical education. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband and three children
Efrat Lusky is a PhD student at The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she also completed her master’s degree. Efrat’s research focuses on child sexual abuse among Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. Alongside her research, Efrat worked as a medical social worker with patients with chronic diseases. Currently, she is a coordinater at the Center for Disability Studies at the Hebrew University, as well as the Erasmus+ project carried out at NEVET.
Amitai Marmor is a researcher and a PhD student at The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He completed his master's degree at Tel Aviv University. Amitai's research focuses on issues relating to sexual abuse in children and families and children at risk. Alongside his research, Amitai works as a therapist for children, youth and adults, specifically within sexual assault.
Netanel Gemara, MSW, is a doctoral student at the Paul Baerwald School of Social
Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses
on risk and protection of children in minority religious communities. He utilizes a
context-informed perspective, and qualitative methodology in exploring perceptions
and constructions of community members and professionals.
Hannah Bartl is a psychologist and a PhD candidate at the Department of Psychology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She completed her B.A studies at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and holds an M.A (Diploma) in Clinical Psychology and Developmental Psychology from the University of Osnabrueck, Germany. Her PhD deals with belief systems and perception towards early attachment relationships in various socio-cultural backgrounds in Israel. Her research aims to provide a culture-informed perspective to trainings of professionals working with children and families from various backgrounds and to influence the formation of ‘context-sensitive’ social policy. She is a member of NEVET and voluteered to become part of the Quality Assurance Commitee of the Erasmus+ project DEMO. Moreover, she worked as a teaching assistant at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem for the NEVET seminar.
Rawan Dahabre is a Ph.D. student at The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She completed her master’s degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on issues relating to coping with breast cancer among women and the differences between Jewish and Arab women in this field. Alongside her Ph.D. she works as a social worker at the Oncology Outpatient department at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem.
Elichen Amitai is a PhD. Student at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He completed his master's degree in social work at The Hebrew University. Elichen's research is about the spiritual and religious coping mechanisms of Jewish Ultra-Orthodox mentally ill people. Alongside his research he works as a sex therapist in Jerusalem.
Salwa Qicks Halbi