Congratulations

July 17, 2018

​Congratulations to Batya Houri Yafin, a graduate of Cohort 24 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on her appointment as  principal of the junior high school at Leyada, the Hebrew University High School in Jerusalem.

June 25, 2018

Congratulations to Yaffa Giesser, graduate of Cohort 2 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on receiving her doctorate. Her dissertation is entitled "R. Shmuel Bar Nahman: Representation of the Figure of an Amora in the Literature of the Sages."​

June 25, 2018

​Congratulations to Itsik Shachar, graduate of Cohort 24 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as principal of the Herzog Branco-Weiss School in Beit Hashmonai.

June 25, 2018

​Congratulations to Batia Shochen Orbuch, a graduate of Cohort 16 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on the receipt of the National Education Prize by Yeshivat Bnei Akiva Lapid Torat Nachum. The yeshiva is one of the schools of the Education Department of Modi'in, which Batia directs.

June 25, 2018

Congratulations to Yehuda Maimaran, graduate of Cohort 3 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on the receipt of the National Education Prize by the Hattie Friedland School for the Deaf in Jerusalem. The school is part of the Alliance Israelite Universelle network, which Yehuda heads.​

June 25, 2018

​Congratulations to Yehonathan Schiff, a graduate of Cohort 20 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as principal of the Adam V'olamo School in Yishuv Adam.

May 31, 2018

​Congratulations to Tali Asher, a graduate of Cohort 21 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on the publication of her book Wanted! A Grandmother.

May 9, 2018

​Congratulations to Ron Ofer and Yochay Rosenberg, graduates of Cohort 3 of the Mandel Program for Young Educational Leadership in the Periphery, on the premier of their film "The Wounded Healer," which is competing in the DocAviv International Documentary Film Festival.

May 7, 2018

​Congratulations to Naama Goldberg, Graduate of Cohort 15 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on her appointment as Director of the "B'darkech" Program, which she founded under the auspices of the Institute for Democratic Education of the Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts.

April 11, 2018

​Congratulations to Revital Duek, a graduate of Cohort 24 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on her appointment as Executive Director of Atid Plus, a non-profit organization that promotes science and technology education in Israel.

April 8, 2018

​Congratulations to Samah Salima, a graduate of Cohort 21 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on being selected by the Lady Globes magazine as one of Israel's 20 leading activists. Samah is the founder and director of AWC – Arab Women in the Center (Na'am).

March 6, 2018

​Congratulations to Dr. Arie Haskin, graduate of Cohort 15 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as Director of the Department of Congregations of the Masorti Movement in Israel.

February 14, 2018

Congratulations to Ruth Knoller Levy, a graduate of Cohort 16 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on her appointment as the Director of the Department of Content and Programs of Israel's Ministry of Education.

February 14, 2018

​Congratulations to Dr. Yossi Ben-Gal, a graduate of Cohort 5 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on receiving his doctorate. The subject of his research is "100 Years of History Teaching in the Religious-Zionist Education Systems, 1882-1981."

February 6, 2018

​Congratulations to Dr. Yitzhak Recanati, a graduate of Cohort 5 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on the publication of I am a Hebrew: Abraham S. Recanati – From Salonica to Tel-Aviv, his Hebrew biography of his grandfather, who was a leader of the Jewish community in Salonica, Greece.

January 11, 2018

Congratulations to Yael Bar-Lev, a graduate of Cohort 5 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on receiving her doctorate in education from Tel Aviv University. Yael's dissertation is entitled "And you shall tell your son? Perceptions of Jewish-Israeli-secular parents regarding the education of their children in the fields of Jewish affiliation and identity within the family framework."​

January 10, 2018

Congratulations to Yossi Sofer, a graduate of Cohort 9 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as Pedagogical Director of the Branco Weiss Comprehensive School Network.

January 3, 2018

​Congratulations to Yehudit Oppenheimer, a graduate of Cohort 15 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on receiving her doctorate. Yehudit's dissertation is entitled: "Zion Square – Hermeneutic Study of a Public Space."

November 28, 2017

Congratulations to Natan Biton, a graduate of Cohort 13 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as a director of the Amidar public housing company. Natan is a graduate of the Mandel Graduate Unit's program for training directors and board members.​

November 20, 2017

Congratulations to Naser Abu Safi, a graduate of Cohort 13 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as the Director of the Arab Society Department of the Institute for Democratic Education.

November 15, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Hassan Agbaria, a graduate of Cohort 8 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on the awarding of the District Education Prize to the Bridge Over the Wadi – Hand In Hand state elementary school, in recognition of its initiative, creativity, and commendable achievements in 2016. Hassan was the principal of the school from 2011 until recently.

November 2, 2017

​Congratulations to Vered Amar, a graduate of Cohort 19 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on her appointment as director general of the Kfar Vradim Local Council.

November 1, 2017

​Congratulations to Dr. Hasan Agbaria, a graduate of Cohort 8 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as National Superintendent of the Haifa District, Ministry of Education.

October 30, 2017

​Congratulations to Karen Tal, a graduate of Cohort 11 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership and CEO and founder of Educational Insights, on the initiative’s receipt of the WeWork Creator Award, in the Scale category.

October 29, 2017

​Congratulations to Arie Kizel, a graduate of cohort 16 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as President of ICPIC – The International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children.

September 19, 2017

​The Mandel Graduate Unit wishes our graduates and the entire Mandel community a year of fulfillment, creativity, and achievement; a year of peace, health and joy; a year that enables each of you to color the world in shades of your own palette and to impact the world in positive ways. Shana Tova!

September 4, 2017

Congratulations to Gil Yaari, graduate of Cohort 22 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as principal of the Rotem Democratic School in Mitzpe Ramon.​

September 3, 2017

​The Mandel Graduate Unit extends its wishes for a happy and blessed Eid to all those who are celebrating the Eid al-Adha sacrifice festival. Eid Mubarak!

August 6, 2017

​Congratulations to Professor Hannah Kehat, graduate of Cohort 1 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, whose book Since Torah Became Talmud Torah: Changes in the Concept of Torah Study in the Modern Age was awarded the Matanel Prize for Jewish Thought in 2017.

August 6, 2017

​Congratulations to Dr. Biti Roi, graduate of Cohort 19 of the Jerusalem Fellows, whose book Love of Shekhina: Mysticism and Poetics in Tiqqunei ha-Zohar was awarded the Matanel Prize for Jewish Thought in 2017.

August 6, 2017

​Congratulations to Shula Mola, graduate of the Cohort 12 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, and Yoav Laloum, graduate of Cohort 23 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on being awarded the first annual Sami Michael Prize for individuals whose work promotes and egalitarian and just society in Israel. The award recognized their contribution to narrowing gaps and providing equal opportunities for members of the Ethiopian and Haredi communities in Israel.

July 10, 2017

​Congratulations to Hana Dorsman, graduate of Cohort 18 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership and CEO of the NGO “Educating for Excellence,” on the NGO’s receipt of the 2017 Presidential Award for Volunteerism. The award recognized the organization’s efforts to reduce socio-economic gaps and promote social mobility by creating equal opportunities for success for children with potential for excellence, who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

July 5, 2017

Best wishes and congratulations to Rabbi Carlos Tapiero, deputy executive director of the Maccabi World Union and a graduate of Cohort 20 of the Jerusalem Fellows program, on the opening of the 20th Maccabiah Games.​

June 4, 2017

Congratulations to Yehonathan Schiff, graduate of Cohort 20 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership and principal of the Alon Community Elementary School, on the school’s certification as an “ever green school” by the Minister of Environmental Protection.​

June 1, 2017

​Congratulations to Reuven Oria Hacohen, a graduate of Cohort 7 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on receiving his doctorate. Reuven’s dissertation focused on Messianism and contemporary Chabad.

May 4, 2017

Congratulations to Ariav Yust, graduate of Cohort 19 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership and Director of the Education Department of the Binyamin Regional Council, on the Regional Council’s receipt of the Ministry of Education’s Regional Education Award.

April 30, 2017

​Congratulations to Batia Shochen Orbuch, a graduate of Cohort 16 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership and the Director of the Education Department of the Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut Municipality, on the city’s receipt of the regional National Education Award.

April 30, 2017

​Congratulations to Guy Gardi, graduate of Cohort 11 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on receiving the Lechtecha Baderech (“On Your Way”) award for the Morasha School Network’s educational program Movilei Havruta ("Student Dialogue Leaders").

April 30, 2017

Congratulations to Hannah Kehat, graduate of Cohort 1 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on being appointed professor.​​

April 30, 2017

​Congratulations to Asher Korsia, graduate of Cohort 2 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership and Principal of the Bnei Akiva Religious High School for Girls in Modi'in, on the school’s receipt of the National Education Award. 

March 28, 2017

​Congratulations to Jacob Steinberg, graduate of Cohort 10 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as Director of the Education Department of the Yoav Regional Council.

March 28, 2017

​Congratulations to Eran Doron, graduate of Cohort 14 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as Mayor of the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council.

February 21, 2017

​Congratulations to Dr. Hassan Agbaria, graduate of Cohort 8 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership and principal of the Jewish-Arab school “Bridge over the Wadi,” on the school’s receipt of a regional education prize.​​

January 22, 2017

​​Congratulations to Shira Havtam Shato, graduate of Cohort 21 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on her appointment as director of human resources and strategic development of the Ministry of Religious Services.

January 3, 2017

Congratulations to Sarah Kreimer, graduate of Cohort 11 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on the publication of her book Vision and Division in Israel: Forty Years of Activism along the Seam.

December 25, 2016

​Congratulations to Elad Rosenthal, graduate of Cohort 22 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as the director of the Civil Enforcement Unit of the State Attorney's Office.

December 25, 2016

​​Congratulations to Mordechay Cohen, graduate of Cohort 8 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as the director general of the Ministry of Interior.

December 8, 2016

​Congratulation to Eli Shais, graduate of Cohort 1 of the Mandel Senior Civil Service Program, on the publication of his book The Path to Somewhere – A Journey Diary.

December 8, 2016

​Congratulations to Idan Yechezkel, graduate of Cohort 3 of the Mandel Social Leadership MBA Program at Ben-Gurion University, on his appointment as director of the youth department of the Beer Sheva Municipality.​

December 8, 2016

​Congratulations to Eitan Cooper, graduate of Cohort 7 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as Executive Vice President of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies.

December 8, 2016

​Congratulations to Tali Asher, graduate of Cohort 21 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on her appointment as head of the social and cultural field at the Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts.

December 8, 2016

​Congratulations to Professor Yoram Harpaz, a graduate of the first cohort of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on the publication of Understanding Understanding: Theory and Practice, which he edited.

September 20, 2016

Congratulations to Iman Khatib-Yssin, a graduate of Cohort 23 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership. Iman has founded the community center in Zemer, and will serve as its director.​

September 20, 2016

​Congratulations to the graduates of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership who are principals of schools that were cited by the Ministry of Education for excellence in values education. Among the schools selected are 10 high schools headed by graduates Asher Korsia, Bengamin Perl, Dvir Shlomi, David Nimrod Cymrot, Harel Gutstein, Menachem (Mendi) Rabinovitz, Nati Stern, Inbar Avital, and Tomer Oshry. Eight graduates also head education departments that include schools cited for excellence in this area: Aharon Katzav, Ariav Yust, Batia Shochen Orbuch, Walid Mula, Vered Amar, Heftzi Zohar, Yoav Schurr, and Miriam Korkus-Panoyan.

September 20, 2016

​Congratulations to Ruth Bar-Eden, a graduate of Cohort 5 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on her new job at Clubhouse International, which was recognized for evidence-based best practices in the field of mental health in the United States.

August 24, 2016

​Congratulations to Ruth Kabesa Abramzon, graduate of the cohort 17 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on receiving her doctorate. Ruth’s dissertation was entitled “Does a common ethos affect governability? The case of Israeli civil servant.”

August 24, 2016

​Congratulations to Uriel Gabay, graduate of cohort 7 of the Mandel IDF Educational Leadership Program, on his appointment as director of the education and community department and the coordinator of environmental education in the Ashkelon District Municipal Association for Environmental Protection.

August 24, 2016

​Congratulations to Golde Andrea Orlan, graduate of cohort 15 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, and to Nihaya Daoud, graduate of cohort 7, on their participation in the Israel Medical Convention of 2016, where they took part in a roundtable discussion on nutrition from infancy to old age.

August 24, 2016

​Congratulations to Chezie Sagiv, graduate of cohort 9 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, on his appointment as principal of the regional six-year high school in Beer Tuvia.

July 18, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Lia Laor, graduate of cohort 2 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership​, on her appointment as dean of the faculty of education at Levinsky college. Lia will assume her position in October​.

July 18, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Itay Asher, graduate of cohort 20 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership​, on his appointment as the Acting Chief Scientist of the M​inistry of Education.​​

July 18, 2016

​​Congratulations to Dr. Miri Schlissel, graduate of cohort 4 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership​, on the award of her doctorate, and on her appointment as the Pedagogical Deputy Director-General of the Da'at religious education network. Miri wrote her doctoral thesis, in Bible and Midrash, on the subject "Joshua Ben-Nun and his Relation to Moses in Rabbinical Literature." The work explores how the character of Joshua is portrayed in Rabbinical literature, compared to that of Moses, and in that context also discusses the transfer of power from leader to follower, as well as the relationship between teacher and pupil. Miri's doctoral advisor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was Prof. Avigdor Shanan, the university's Yitzhak Becker Professor of Jewish Studies.​​

July 18, 2016

​Congratulations to Israel Sorek, graduate of cohort 2 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership​, on his appointment as the next editor of the online journal Hed Hachinuch (The Education Echo). Isr​ael invites the entire Mandel community to write to him with their thoughts and ideas about education, and to thereby place important issues on Israel's education agenda.​

July 10, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Nir Michaeli, graduate of cohort 9 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership​, on his appointment as Rec​tor of Oranim Acade​​mic College of Education.​

July 10, 2016

​​Congratulations to Yiftach Guy, graduate of cohort 20 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership​, on the launch of the Shared Load Institute, which he devised and founded. The Institute is the result of an initiative developed over the course of the last year, and is based on ​Yiftach's vision of creating a learning environment in which learners share responsibility for one another, transforming ​schools into houses of education. Yiftach is joining Oranim Academic College of Education, which has adopted his Institute, and which is also the professional home of a number of other graduates.​