Senior Research Scholar
Children and Youth
Integration of Young Ethiopian Israelis into Higher Education: Contributing Factors and Barriers
The goal of this project was to learn how Ethiopian-Israeli students perceive successful integration into academic studies.
NEET Youth and Young Adults in Israel: Characteristics, Needs and Policies
This paper presents current data on NEETs in Israel aged 15 to 29, with emphasis on the characteristics and needs of those aged 23-26, based on a national survey.
The Integration of Ethiopian-Israeli Adolescent Boys
The current study is the first to examine the factors that contribute to the gap between the Ethiopian-Israeli boys and the girls.
Status of Young Adults in Israel in Key Areas of Life
The report presents up-to-date information about young adults aged 18-29 in Israel, in the context of four areas of their lives where they are liable to be at risk.
Youth Employment Programs: Lessons from the Literature and from Meitar-Susan’s House
Community Services for Children at-Risk, Aged 6-11, and their Families
The goal of this study was to present an up-to-date picture of the main community services and programs for children at risk, aged 6-11.
Services and Programs for Adolescents and Young Adults at High Risk: An Integrative Analysis of Studies on the Work of the Division of Correctional Services at the Ministry of Social Affairs
Young Adults Working in Israel with up to 12 Years of Schooling: Integration into Employment – Resources, Barriers and Needs
Youth at Heart (Yesh Matzav) Multidisciplinary Youth Centers: Evaluation of a Pilot
Young Adults with Disabilities in Israel: Integration into Employment – Resources, Barriers and Needs
Wraparound Program for Youth in the Care of the Juvenile Probation Service
The goal of the study was to examine implementation of Wraparound and its contribution to the participants, as a basis on which to improve the program for further dissemination.
Young Adults in Israel Who Are Neither Working Nor Studying: Integration into Employment – Resources, Barriers and Needs
Mehasut le-Atzma’ut (From Dependence to Independence) : Support for Former Wards of the Youth Protection Authority
Integration of Young Adults into Employment: Resources, Barriers and Needs – Main Findings
The Characteristics and Needs of Youth in Youth Rehabilitation Service Programs
The study, which was conducted in 2011-2012, examined the needs and characteristics of the youth and the interventions carried out. It also examined the contributions the frameworks made to the adolescents from the staff members' perspective.
First and Second Generations of Immigrant Youth from Ethiopia and the Former Soviet Union – Similarities and Differences
Findings from a national survey, the first to compare youth who had immigrated from the FSU and Ethiopia with youth who were born to immigrant families from those countries, i.e., the first and second generations of immigrant youth.
Turning Point: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Preparation for Work among Youth at Risk – Evaluation Study
Turning Point (Nekudat Mifneh) brings together five programs treating youth at risk, addressing their problems in the transition to work. The study compared the working principles of the initiative against the principles emerging from the literature on programs of transition to work for youth at risk.
Derech Hamelech (“The King’s Way”) – Mentoring Youth at Risk as Preparation for Work Life: Evaluation Study
The evaluation provided the implementers with a basis on which to improve and expand the program.
Characteristics and Needs of Minors in the Care of the Juvenile Probation Service
The study goal was to help decision makers in the JPS learn about and understand the main characteristics and needs of its target population, in order to develop informed policy to improve the interventions provided and develop the necessary programs.
Volunteer Year in the Community: Evaluation of Two Models of the Program: In the Arab and Druze Sectors
The report presents the main findings on the implementation of the two models and relates to their similarities and differences.
Immigrant Youth in Israel – the Current Situation
Comprehensive study aimed at providing up-to-date information about immigrant youth from various countries.
Israel Emergency Campaign (IEC) Initiative of the United Jewish Communities (UJC/Jewish Federations of North America) after the Second Lebanon War: Evaluation of the Initiative for Children and Youth
The current report summarizes the findings from the evaluation conducted of the Initiative for Children and Youth in the Galilee and Gaza Border Areas.
School-to-Work Transition and Employment Programs for Youth and Young Adults at Risk in the U.S. and Other OECD Countries: Review of the Literature
This review maps school-to-work transition systems for youth and young adults at risk (aged 15-24) in the U.S. and other OECD countries.
Needs of and Services for Children and Youth in Galilee and Gaza Border Communities – Findings of the Survey of Parents from the Evaluation of the Initiative of the Jewish Federations of North America
Following the Second Lebanon War the Jewish Federations of North America launched an Initiative to respond to the ensuing needs of children and youth, which was implemented via JDC-Israel/Ashalim, the Jewish Agency, and the Israel Trauma Coalition.
From Risk to Opportunity – A Project for Immigrant Youth: Findings of an Evaluation Study
From Risk to Opportunity is a project aimed at immigrant youth aged 12–18, who are potentially at risk from the combined crises of adolescence and immigration. The report presents findings from an evaluation study conducted in three cities – Hadera, Ashkelon, and Nazerat Illit (Upper Nazareth).
Main Findings and Insights from an Evaluation Study of Three Models of Centers for Youth at Risk: Meitar, Ironoar and Muntada al-Shabab
Centers for youth at risk are comprehensive community frameworks designed to provide responses to the needs of youth at risk in multiple areas. This report presents an integrative analysis of data from a three-year evaluation study of three models.
Assessment of Ashalim’s First Decade: Activities, Accomplishments, and Future Challenges
This publication assesses the first decade of Ashalim, a partnership between JDC-Israel, the government of Israel, and the UJA-Federation of New York, addressing the needs of children and youth at risk.
Adolescent Girls in Israel: An Analysis of Data from Selected Studies
This is the third in a series of studies conducted in the framework of "Girls on the Map", in partnership with the Service for Girls and Young Women of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Ashalim The study analyzes the characteristics of girls ages 13-21, from major sub-groups in the population.
Coping with the Needs of Adolescent Girls in Services for Youth in Israel
This report presents an overview of the services and programs for girls ages 12-18 in Israel. It provides a basis for the continued development of new services for adolescent girls, and for the adaptation of existing ones to their unique needs.
Characteristics and Needs of Adolescent Girls in the Care of the Service for Women and Girls of the Ministry of Social Affairs
This study is part of the "girls on the map" study, which has generated additional reports: a national mapping of services and programs for girls, and an analysis of findings about girls from existing studies of risk behaviors among girls, as compared with boys.
The “House on Haim Street” – Sachlav Haifa: A Follow-up of the Youth, the Program’s Contribution
The study's main goal was to provide the program's planners and implementers with information on the youth's situation since leaving the House, the youth's evaluation and satisfaction with it, and Sachlav's integration into the system of services for youth in Haifa.
Strategic Planning of Services and Programs for Youth in Petah Tikva: Research Findings and Recommendations of the Steering Committee
The study aimed to highlight directions for developing activities that are accessible physically and emotionally, and services for youth that take into account their characteristics, needs and preferences.
The HILA Program – Complementary Education for School-excluded Youth: An Evaluation Study
HILA is part of the system of educational-social services for disengaged youth and youth at risk that have been implemented in municipalities across the country by the Youth at Risk Advancement Section of the Ministry of Education's Youth and Society Administration.
A Young Leadership Training Program: An Evaluation Study
This study is part of a series of studies on the development of young leadership programs by the Youth and Society Administration of the Ministry of Education.
Training Program for Local Student and Youth Councils: Evaluation Study
This study is part of a series of studies that examined three programs operated by the Youth and Society Administration in the Ministry of Education to promote young leadership.
An Evaluation of Information and Counseling Drop-in Centers for Youth “Hafuch al Hafuch” -Second Research Report
This report presents findings on the centers’ second year of operation, and their outcomes. It focuses on key issues that arose during the first stage of the evaluation, and examines how they were addressed during this period.
Evaluation Study of the Continuing Training Program for Young Shelach Leadership
This study examined the continuing training of Young Shelach leaders at two levels: the District level and the school level. It also examined the support received by the Shelach teachers for training and supervising the young Shelach leaders.