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Moshe Nissim – Deputy Director for Finance and Operations


Moshe joined the Yad Rachel team in 2007 as Deputy Director for Finance and Operations. Moshe’s vast experience in management and operations has been invaluable. He has set new and improved standards when working with suppliers. Before joining Yad Rachel, Moshe worked in the field of computers and printing. From 1985-1991 he managed a leading printing press in Jerusalem and from 1991-2007 he headed a printing equipment sales team and served as a computer and communications consultant. He has studied non-profit management and labor laws at the Israeli Center for Management. During his military service, Moshe served as an officer in the Paratroopers Unit. He is a Major in the IDF reserves. Moshe is married and the father of four, and has grandchildren.

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Aharon Ronen – Deputy Director for Educational & Therapy


Upon completing his military service, Aharon began his professional career as a shift supervisor at the Schusterman Emergency Center in Jerusalem for At-Risk Children and Their Families. Later, he was the Counselor Supervisor at the Kol Yisrael Haverim School for the Deaf. For the past 11 years, Aharon has served as Deputy Executive Director at Yad Rachel. Aharon is responsible for educational activities and for the supervision of the professional therapy staff. Thanks to Aharon, the Educational Therapy Centers offer quality professional services together with a warm family-like environment. Aharon has B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has studied non-profit management and labor laws at the Israeli Center for Management. Aharon is married and the father of three children.

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Sara Weil – Mann (CEO)


Sara has served as director of Yad Rachel for the past 13 years. Over the years, she has created a network of supporters in Israel and abroad, and her efforts are aimed at placing Yad Rachel high on the agenda of government ministers and offices. Before joining Yad Rachel, Sara specialized in elementary school literacy. She worked as a homeroom teacher at the Dror School in Jerusalem and was part of the management team of the school. Sara has a B.A. in Criminology and Sociology from the Bar Ilan University. She has a diploma in the diagnosis and treatment of learning disorders, and completed courses in non-profit management, individual teaching strategies and educational psychology. Sara lives in Jerusalem and has five children.

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Avraham Bernstein, Deputy Director of After School Centers


Avraham started working at Yad Rachel in 2010 as the head of staff for the Jerusalem centers and is now the Deputy Director of After School Centers. He is the main contact with the various authorities and guides the teams within the region. He received his BA in Social Work from Hebrew University, and his masters in Non-profit Management. He completed his IDF service in Golani and is an Officer in the IDF Reserves. Avraham worked as a workshop coordinator for at-risk youth in project “M’nifa”, and was a counselor for a few years in “Raim”, a center for children before adoption. Avraham is married and the father of five children.

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Yuval Applebaum – National Training Coordinator


Yuval has worked at Yad Rachel since 2007. Over the years he has worked as the team leader at centers in Lod and Ramle and he is now the national head of training. Previously he worked at the Schusterman Center in Jerusalem and the Renanim Boarding School. Additionally, he was the coordinator of the Youth Educational Boarding School in Tel Aviv. Yuval received his BA in Social Work from the Hebrew University. He is married with 3 children.

 

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Itay Hoffman – Director of West Jerusalem Parent-Child Center


Itay is the director of the Parent-Child Center in West Jerusalem. The center provides services to the cities of Kiryat Yovel, Ein Kerem, Beit Hakerem, Bayit V’gan, Har Nof, and the city center. The center serves non-religious, religious, and Haredim, and reflects the unique diversity of Jerusalem. Itay also serves as a technical advisor for project “Yada”, a project that established the first school similar to the style of “KIPP” from the US. Itay has a Masters in Social Work, is a lawyer, a certified Shiatsu therapist and has been practicing Tai Chi, Chi Kung and meditation for 14 years. Prior to working for Yad Rachel, Itay founded and managed the treatment center “Yachad” in Gilo, and worked for the organization Orr Shalom for 10 years in various roles. Itay is married with four children.
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Ido Shindler – Director of “Netivay Horut” in Gush Etzion


Ido is the director of our “Netivay Horut” program at our “Be’eri” center since it’s opening in 2014. The center provides services to the residents of the Gush Etzion region. His role includes the management and training of professional staff, preparation of treatment programs for families, and direct care for parents and children at the center. Ido joined Yad Rachel as a therapist at the Jerusalem center in Givat Hamivtar, working there for 5 years in a senior position as a social worker for children and families. Over the past several years, Ido has also led groups for Haredi fathers and sons. Ido has a BA and MA in Clinical Social Work from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is a graduate from the Haruv Institute in the courses on group therapy dynamics and treatment of child sexual abuse. Ido is currently in a training program for family and couples therapy. Ido is married with two children.

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Inbal Canetti Moore – Bookkeeper


Inbal is responsible for handling employees, monitoring and addressing compliance laws and wages. Inbal is responsible for logistical coordination in all of the areas that Yad Rachel operates. She is also responsible for ongoing managing and monitoring of budgets. Inbal joined the Yad Rachel team in 2006. She has a BA in Business Administration. Inbal is married with children.

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Anat Haiman – Chief Of Parent-Child Center Department


Anat has been director of the Beitar Parent-Child Center since its inception in 2011. Now she is responsible for the management and training of the multidisciplinary staff, overseeing the therapeutic processes, coordinating the Steering and Therapy Committees of the Centers, participating in the Decision Committee, and liaising with professionals in the community. She is also responsible for direct treatment of a number of families.

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Faigy Reizman – Director of North Jerusalem Parent-Child Center


Faigy is the director of the Parent-Child center “Horiya” Yad Rachel, which serves the Haredi community in Northern Jerusalem. Faigy joined the Yad Rachel team in 2013, her role includes management and training of professional staff, leading the treatment process, building treatment programs that fit the needs of the family, Resolution Committees concentration center, direct care in some families, and co-operation with welfare offices in northern Jerusalem. The treatment programs for the Haredi community are uniquely tailored to fit their needs and are created in partnership with key Rabbis and community figures. Faigy has a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Bar Ilan University and is a certified instructor specialising in group therapy and the treatment of children and sexual abuse within the family. Over the years, Faigy has acquired extensive experience in working with families and children at risk. In the past, Faigy worked at a multipurpose residence for mental health, a private clinic and as a volunteer in the community.

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Shifi Cohen Zahavi – Chief Of After School Centers Department


Shifi has a BA in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Counselling, Psychotherapy and Group facilitation. At Yad Rachel, Shifi is responsible for staff training, developing group and individual treatment programs, and maintaining a regular relationship with the department of Social Services and Welfare. Prior to working at Yad Rachel, she provided individual and group therapy for young children and was an instructor for educational therapists who worked with at-risk youth. She serves as an advisor for the Social Security Fund for Children At-Risk. Shifi is married with two children.

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Shlomit Haliva – Director of Bet Shemesh Parent-Child Center


Shlomit has been director of the Bet Shemesh Parent-Child Center since its inception in 2013/ Shlomit was responsible for the management and training of the Yad Rachel staff of social workers. She does the preparatory work for the Acceptance, Evaluation and Decision Committees. In addition to work with children and parents on an individual and group basis, Shlomit holds training sessions on the topic of children at risk for counsellors and directors. She works closely with social workers and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services bureaus in the south and in Jerusalem. Prior to joining the Yad Rachel team, Shomit worked as a social worker at the Hadassah Hospital in Ein Carem in Jerusalem, in an audiology clinic, and as a therapist in an early age psychiatric clinic. Shlomit was a teacher in the IDF. She has a B.A. and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since 2007, Shlomit has been a volunteer with the Israel Cancer Association. She is married and the mother of four.

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Ira Elan – Fundraising Coordinator


Ira has worked at Yad Rachel since 2015 as fundraising coordinator, social networks and website manager. Ira received her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from the Hebrew University. She is married with 2 children. She and her family live in Jerusalem.