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Founders and Board:

Rachel Mandula

Judith Pitaru

Sara Offir

Dr. Andre Matalon

Hava Rott

Mira Sagiv

Moshe Gottdiener

Sigal Riboh

Sima Shamir

Malka Berkovitz

Rivka Teyer

 

 

 

Rachel Mandula

Born in Rumania, Transilvania in 1942. Both grandparents as well as uncles originating from the Hungarian part of Transilvania, were extinguished in the Shoah. After the war the remaining family moved to the grandparents' home at "13 Haneshamot Hatehorot" (the holy souls). Rachel emigrated to Israel in 1963. BA and MSC in social work from Tel-Aviv university. Qualified in psychotherapy, organizational administration and family therapy. Worked in the departement of Rehabilitation in the Institute of the national insurance, ran the social services of the Geha psychiatric hospital, ran for a while the social communal services of the National health services, trained students and workers, consulted senior administrators, developed organizational and communal projects, co-established an organization for self-help for widows. Established a rehabilitation center for schizophrenic women. At present is in charge of the social services of the Schneider Children's hospital, one of the greatest in the Middle East. Runs a private clinic for psychotherapy, consultation and professional advice. Publisher of articles and lectures.

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Judith Pitaru

Born in Israel, 1949. married and mother of three sons; lives in Ramat-gan. BA Graduate in social work from Tel-Aviv university and Msc in clinical social work from Bar-Ilan university/ In addition has specialized in family therapy and professional consultation to parents of children with behavioral problems in the Adler Institute in Tel-Aviv/ Works as social worker in the institute for child development in the Ichilov Hospital, Tel-Aviv . Has established , together with a neurologist, the Institute for child development in the Sharon Hospital in Petah Tikva. The later specializes in children with developmental problems, dislexia and behavioural disturbances. Yudith assisted in establishing the para-medical staff, worked in the institute as a social worker doing individual and group consultations as well as being staff manager. In addition Yudith worked in family therapy for the organization of family therapy in Tel-aviv. Today Yudith works as a free lance family therapist and cunsults kindergarten teachers as well as parents of young children suffering from behavioral problems.

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Sara Offir

Born in Rumania 1944. Married and mother to three. Head of the departement of Rehabilitation in the Institute of National social insurance in Petah-Tikva. In charge of granting various services to disabled people and widows entitled to it by Law. - services of rehabilitation, vocational training and welfare services. Training students during their last year of study for BA in social work at the Tel-Aviv University. Delegate of the national assembly of the organization of social workers. Associate member of the women's urban council in Petah Tikva. MSC in social work from Bar-0Ilan University. Graduate of a training programme for senior managerial echelon at the Tel-Aviv university at a joint venture of the university and the national insurance institute.

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Moshe Gottdiener

born 1934 in Hungary in Deberzen. in 1944 was deported by the Germans to labour camps and to the "bergen Belzen" concentration camp. After second world war , arrived in Israel to spend his first years in "Aliat Hanoar" school where he finished his formal studies. Served in the Israel Defence Forces as an officer, both conscription and reserves duty. Was and Kibbutz member, married and has 3 children. Was sales manager in packing, plastic and Metal industry later owner and director of an insurance agency. Holder of I.Q.A Certificate and member of M.D.R.T .

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Hava Rott

Born in Israel, Petah-Tikva where she also lives at present. Daughter to parents who survived the holocost, were born in Hungary (Transilvania) and emigrated to Israel in 1948. Has a BEd degree in education and educational administration. Works as teacher, deputy schoolmaster and teachers' training. married and mother to three adult children.

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Dr. Andre Matalon

Born in Egypt in 1953, married, father to three children, lives in Petah Tikva. Emigrated to Israel from Brazil in 1975; finished his medical studies hre. Dr. Matalon is a graduate of the Tel-Aviv university Medical school and senior family practitioner. Serves as head of the family medical center in Rosh Ha'Ayin and lectures at the Medical faculty of T.A University. Dr. Matalon is in chare of the entire training programme in the psycosocial realm, for doctors specializing in family medicine. He himself gives a course abouth family and the constititional approaches and attitudes in family medicine. Dr. Matalon has great interest in the relationship between mental and physical heath and has opened in 1997 a distinguished clinic in this country for consultation and treatment of psycosomatic problems.

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Mira Sagiv

Born in Haifa, Israel in 1940. Today lives in Kiryat-ono. married and mother to two married daughters. BA in English literature from Tel-Aviv University. MA in Criminology from Bar Ilan university. MSC in clinical social work from Bar-Ilan university graduate of a 3 year training programme in psychotherapy and a three year programme of advanced psychotherapy on behalf of the Israel institute of psychoanalysis. worked for three years as secretary for the Israel Embassy in London. worked as a criminologist in a womens prison in Ramla. Since 1985 working as a psychiatric social worker at the Geha mental hospital in Petah-Tikva and has a private clinic as psychotherapist. In the past president of a Bnei-Brith lodge in Kiryat Ono.

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Sigal Riboh

Born in 1946 in Constanza, Romania. married and mother of two. Graduate of the faculty for social sciences at the Tel-Aviv University. After her studies turned to computers. Graduated from a course of programming followed by a course of system analysis. Worked for 18 years at the computer center at the Israel aircraft Industry where she was in charge in the field of financial systems, particularly costing and budgeting. Later left for private enterprises.

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Sima Shamir

Graduate of the Bar Ilan university in Economics and Political sciences. Graduate of Educational administration from Clark University USA. worked for many ears as economist and now works in the realm of education.

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Rivka Teyer

Born in Germany, immigrated to Israel in 1947. married + 3 children and three grandchildren, living in Tel-Aviv.
Graduated B.E.D. specializing in special education and literature.Twenty three years of formal education first second and third grade teacher at elementary schools in Tel-Aviv region , ministry of culture and education.
Teaching experience in an intensive hebrew school for adult new immigrants and immigrants's children special emphasis on teaching the hebrew language.
Great knowledge on the holocaust and jewish history. Over twenty years of experience in giving lectures including my family's chronicles during the second world war , as depicted in my book "The Red Forest".

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Malka Berkovitz

Born in poland , 1948. married and mother of three ; lives in kfar-saba.
MA in education counselling from Bar Ilan university.
Currently serves as Director of nursing at Sharon-Shomron health services and is deputy director of nursing and in-service coordinator.
She is also director of home hospitalization and home I.V service at Sharon Shomron district.

In addition , she was a member of two medical american israeli delegations(2000- Ukraine,2001-Moldova) organized by the jewish distribution committee.


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