Smadar Somekh

תמונה של סמדר סומך

Senior Research Scholar and Team Leader, Employment Team (Systems Group)


Senior Research Scholar and Team Leader, Employment Team, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.

Smadar has worked at MJB since 2009. Her primary research areas are employment policy in Israel, employment of vulnerable populations, reduction of wage gaps, and the changing world of work. In addition to employment policy, Smadar specializes in gender gaps in the labor market and in organizations, and their impacts on Israeli society.

In recent years, Smadar has been leading the Employment Research Team at MJB. As team leader, she develops up-to-date research strategy, identifies crucial employment issues on the public agenda, and leverages research activity to promote policy and social processes in this field.

Smadar holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology and an MA in Organizational Studies, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Smadar Somekh is the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Wohl Senior Scholar.

Smadar can be contacted by email at [email protected] or by phone, at 972-2-655-7430

Journal Articles

Aviram, A., Ronen, Y., Somekh, S., Winer, A., & Sarid, A. (2008). Self-regulated personalized learning (srpl): Developing iclass’s pedagogical model. eLearning Papers, 9(9), 1-17.

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.

Aharon Aviram, Yael Ronen, Smadar Somekh, Igal Dotan (2007), iClass: ICT and the New Horizons for SRPL (Self-Regulate Personalized Learning), Proceeding of Designing the School of Tomorrow: Advanced Technologies in Education Symposium, Athens, November 9-10 2007, pp. 11-49.


Somekh, S. (2008). iClass Evaluation Report, Deliverable 3.2 of iClass project, supported by the European Commission FP6 (Contract IST-

Aviram, A., Ronen, Y., Somekh, S., Schellas, Y., Dotan, I. & Winer A. (2007). iClass Pedagogical Model and Guidelines, Deliverable 3.1 of iClass project, supported by the European Commission FP6 (Contract IST-