Aya Almog-Zaken

Research Associate, Children's Team (Family Group)

Children and Youth

Research associate, Children’s Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.

Aya Almog-Zaken has worked at MJB since 2015. Her primary research areas are: programs for children and youth at risk, children’s objective and subjective well-being, policy and services for child victims of abuse, and decision-making on children at risk. Prior to MJB, she worked in these areas at the Haruv Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Aya holds a BA and an MA in social work and is currently pursuing a PhD in social work, all from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As part of her doctoral studies, she is investigating children in cults, specifically the experiences of the children and wives of Goel Ratzon.

She can be contacted at AyaAL@jdc.org or by telephone at 972-2-655-7343.

Book Chapters

Tener, D., Marmor, A., Weisrose, E. L., Almog-Zaken, A., Filtser, T. M., & Turjeman, S. (2020). Disclosing Sexual Abuse in Religious Communities in Israel: Lessons Learned by the Research Group on Child Sexual Abuse. In D. Roer-Strier, & Y. Nadan (Eds.), Context-Informed Perspectives of Child Risk and Protection in Israel (pp. 289-304). Child Maltreatment (Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy), vol 10. Springer. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44278-1_15


Sorek, Y., Haran, D.,  Almog-Zaken, A. & Marcus, P. (2020). How divorced families are managing during the Covid-19 pandemic: an international review. London: International Bar Association.