Yisrael has a B.A. in Mideast Studies from Rutgers University and an MA in Jewish History from the University of Haifa. He has been a professional tour guide for the past 12 years, writes educational touring programs, and lectures both in Israel and abroad. Yisrael is local council chairman of the Eshchar Community Village where he lives with his wife and four children. Yisrael's recent book,Hamas Jihad: Antisemitism, Islamic World Conquest and the Manipulation of Palestinian NationalismHamas Jihad: Antisemitism, Islamic World Conquest and the Manipulation of Palestinian Nationalism, was published by White Hart Publications and is now available on Amazon.
Dr. Sarit Pisson was born and raised in the Haifa. She completed her Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees at the University of Haifa in Arabic Language and Literature Department. Her research interests are in the field of violence amongst women in Muslim societies and in relation to Islamic Law and Theology. She completed each degree with honors and was recognized throughout her studies for her academic excellence. Sarit worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Haifa from 1999 -2004. She started teaching Modern Standard Arabic in the International School in 2009, where she is now the director of the Arabic Language Program which has grown to offer Intensive summer programs in July and August as well as semester courses.
Ms. Anna Reebs completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Psychology and Political Science at the University of Munich, Germany, and came to Israel to conduct her doctoral research in clinical psychology at the Observing Minds Lab at the University of Haifa.
In her dissertation research, Reebs focuses on the effects and underlying mechanisms of a Mindfulness-Based-Trauma-Recovery (MBTR) Intervention on mental health and wellbeing of traumatized Eritrean refugees residing in Israel. Reeb’s main research interests involve the cross-cultural application of clinical psychological science, the potential of mindfulness in trauma therapy, and the underlying mechanisms of action in mindfulness practice.
Reeb is also involved in work at a refugee aid-organization providing psycho-social services to refugees residing in Israel.
Dr. Ilan Tabak Aviram is a clinical psychologist, who practices psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adults in a community mental health centre in Tel Aviv and in a private practice in Ramat HaSharon. Ilan graduated his PhD degree at Bar Ilan University and focuses on gender, LGBT issues and new family structures.
Dr. Kim Yuval is a clinical psychologist who received his |PhD from the University of Haifa. Dr. Yuval is a project manager in the International Research Collaborative on Anxiety, and his research is focused on Developing Mental Health Intervention Science for Refugees and Transdiagnostic Investigation of Emotion Regulation. Clinically, Dr. Yuval is involved in various projects that aim to increase the accessibility to mental health services for underprivileged communities and is currently serving as the psychotherapy coordinator in the open clinic for refugees and migrant workers of Physicians for Human Rights.