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With You In Mind

We speak your language, we made Aliyah ourselves.

We want to help you.

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In Our Staff

Our clinical staff consists of experienced therapists with masters or doctoral degrees in psychology or clinical social work.

About Us
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The Clinic

The Merchav L'Noar Clinic is the English and Hebrew teen and young adult therapy programs funded by the Kupat Cholim! 


Kav L’Noar in partnership with the Lamerhav Institute offers goal-oriented therapy for young people aged 11-27 and their parents, in our beautiful offices, located directly behind Jerusalem's central bus station.


Our team of therapists includes both native English and Hebrew speakers all certified by the Ministry of Health and the Kupot Cholim. They are experienced with working with this age group and focus on evidence-based professional therapeutic methods.

Hadas Schroeder Rahamim
Clinical Director Merchav L'Noar Clinic

Hadas Schroeder Rahamim is both a clinical and educational psychologist. She graduated from  Bar Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with High Honors, and has continued throughout the years with extensive post-graduate training. Before joining KLN she headed a large team of psychologists in a Jerusalem-based center for Ultra-Orthodox families in special education. Together with goal-oriented, evidence-based advanced psychological methods she believes in an honest compassionate approach as the foundation of therapy. When she is not supervising our therapists, she enjoys time  with her family.  

Lauren Kirschenbaum, MSW

Lauren Kirschenbaum earned her BS in psychology from Brandeis University. She then went on to receive a Masters in education from Yeshiva University’s Azrieli School of Jewish Education and Administration. While teaching, Lauren realized that her truest passion was in helping her students outside the classroom, and so she received a Masters in social work from Fordham University. Lauren is trained in family therapy and likes to work with different modalities while working with her clients. Lauren made Aliyah in December 2017 and loves working with teens and young adults; the future of Am Yisrael in Eretz Yisrael.

Dr. Baruch Perlman
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Baruch Perlman earned a masters degree in school and clinical psychology and a doctoral degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Baruch has completed his internship as a psychologist at the Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center and is currently a therapist at the Lamerchav/Kav L’noar mental health clinic in Jerusalem. In addition, he works as a Research Associate and lecturer at the Hebrew University and maintains a private practice in Jerusalem and Efrat.

Yonatan Rosenhead, MSW

Yonatan Rosenhead LCSW, completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology BSc at the University of Manchester, England and received a Master's degree in Clinical social work from Ariel University in Israel. He also completed clinical training in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Y.N.R institute in Jerusalem and Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Metiv: The Israel Psychotrauma Center. In addition to his work as a therapist at Lamerchav L'Noar, Yonatan works as a social worker at Ohr Lenefesh, a mental health rehabilitation service for people with chronic mental illness. He has also worked in a range of settings, working with youth as a volunteer in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric ward and Children's Surgery ward at Hadassah ein Kerem and also as a teacher/mentor in Yeshivat Hakotel.

Nathan Israel, MSW

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Dr Sarah Levy, PHD Psychologist

Dr Sarah Levy graduated cum laude, with her Masters degree from Columbia University and her PhD from The CUNY Graduate Center, specializing in clinical neuropsychology, after working for 10 years as a pediatric occupational therapist. She has extensive experience with assessments as well as working with children, families, couples and singles using a combination of psychodynamic, developmental and cognitive- behavioral approaches. She authored several research articles in peer reviewed journals along with a chapter in the textbook, “Handbook of Behavioral Genetics” (Cambridge University Press). She made Aliyah 7 years ago with her husband and 5 daughters. In Israel, she received recognition as a specialist in Rehabilitative Psychology (Shikumi) and continues to write about and lecture on a variety of mental health topics. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing martial arts with her daughters and taking walks in the Jerusalem forest.

Uriya Yorev, MSW

Oriya Yorev is a social worker with a master's degree in the clinical field from Bar Ilan University. Bachelor's degree in social work from Bar Ilan University. At the same time, he works at the Resilience Center in Shaar Binyamin. For many years he was a social worker in therapeutic boarding schools in Jerusalem.

Yehudis Smith, MSW

Yehudis Smith, LMSW holds a masters degree  from Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She also holds a Masters Degree in Education and Curriculum Instruction from California State University.Yehudis likes to use an eclectic style of therapy drawing from her training in Family therapy, IFS ,DBT and others.In addition to maintaining her private practice in Jerusalem, Yehudis  is a certified Yoga instructor and enjoys biking the hills of Jerusalem.

Sara Lederer, MSW

Sarah made alyah when she was 20 years old. After she finished her Sherut Leumi, she started academic studies. She completed a BA in Education Sciences (HU), a M.A. in Family Counseling (dprtmt of Sciences Behavior)  and a Therapist certificate MSW (HU). She started in Kav lNoar 5 years ago and she is now a therapist and supervises the french speakers group mentoring.

Naomi Benchimol Nakache, MSW

Naomie made aliyah from Paris when she was 18. She spent a year continuing her Jewish studies at Midreshet Lindenbaum, following which she completed a BA in psychology at Ariel University and an MSW at Hebrew University. Since starting at Kav L’Noar as a mentor in our new program for recent teenage French Olim. Naomie has worked to expand all of our French programming in several departments, eventually becoming deputy director of programming, utilizing her talent to advance Kav L’Noar’s services at all levels.

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