Fida Nijim-Ektelat

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.

Fida Nijim-Ektelat has worked at MJB since 2004. Her primary research areas are early childhood, the evaluation of services for parents and children, policy and services regarding out-of-home placement, and cultural sensitivity, particularly as regards Arab society.

Fida holds a BA in political science and philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an MA in education (technologies and learning systems) from the Open University.

She can be contacted at or by telephone at 972-2-655-7431.

Journal Articles

Sorek, Y., Ben-Simon, B., & Nijim-Ektelat, F. (2020). Motivation matters: Parents’ path to adoption as related to their perceptions of open adoption. Children and Youth Services Review, 118,

Book Chapters

Somekh, S., Almog, Y., & Nijim-Ektelat, F. (2018). When cultural differences make a difference: The case of community change in an arab community in israel. In N. Walzer, & L. Weaver (Eds.), Using collective impact to bring community change (pp. 156-174). New York: Routledge.