Pathfinder is MJB’s new Research Innovation Team, designed to proactively ascertain and rapidly respond to challenges and spark solutions; to develop the Institute’s dynamic capacity to explore new issues; and to serve as a platform for MJB staff apprenticeship and career development.

2019 Research Focus

Impact of poverty on society

  • Working families living in poverty
  • Impact of poverty on society – international comparison
  • Impact of poverty on society in Israel


  • Cyberbullying of social workers

Affordable Housing

  • The Mechir Lamishtaken (Buyer’s Price) affordable housing program
  • Policy tools impacting on the cost of housing and promotion of affordable housing

Development of new research methodologies within the Institute

Development and strengthening of skills and capabilities for preparation of competitive grant applications