Chief Executive Officer
Ellie served as an educator in Yeshivos for many years, only to realize that there was a vital element missing from his students' educational milieu - an address for their emotional health needs. From there, Ellie began rigorous training in social work and multiple psychotherapy modalities which culminated in the founding of Shlavim, a grass-roots organization aimed at bridging the gap between yeshivot and the world of emotional health. As a part of this process, Ellie delved into the business side of running a not-for-profit. As Shlavim grew, Ellie's name became synonymous with the cutting edge of emotional health and running an effective not-for-profit. When he's not changing the conversation on emotional health, Ellie enjoys designing brochures and making chicken and waffles for his family.
School Program Manager
Zoe Tal is a Manager in our school programming at Kav L'Noar. She is an Education Counselor with experience in the school system as both a counselor and a teacher. She has worked at a number of Jerusalem schools including Pelech Girls School, Tichon Le'Umanuyot and Eitan Primary School. She studied Psychology at the University of Sydney and has a Masters in Educational Counseling from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Zoe made Aliya from Australia in 2015 and currently lives in Jerusalem with her husband Alon and children, Maayan and Eitan.
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Friedman is a new Oleh, coming to KLN from New Jersey. He has a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) focusing on nonprofits and has worked for the last 10+ years in America with nonprofits. Michael has significant experience in building programs, managing programs and working with diverse and large teams. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing video games and reading fantasy genre novels.
Clinical Supervisor of Community Programs
Akiva Harow is a clinical social worker with extensive experience working with youth at risk across a variety of settings and demographics. He has significant expertise working with olim, coming to KLN after working at Nefesh B’Nefesh in a number of roles including aliyah advisor and social worker. Akiva started at KLN 6 years ago as an individual and family therapist, moving on to head our school-based programs and eventually taking over as director of programming. When he's not transforming the lives of teens and their families, Akiva enjoys playing basketball with his kids.
Hadas Schroeder Rohamim
Hadas Schroeder Rahamim is the Clinical supervisor at Merhav L'Noar by KLN and L'Merhav. She 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.
Netanel has been working in development positions in non-profit organizations since 2015. Originally, from Chicago, he made Aliyah from Teaneck, N.J. in 2019, holds a B.A. in Psychology from Yeshiva University, and an M.A. in Adolescent Special Education from Hunter College. He lives with his wife and children in Mishkafayim, Ramat Beit Shemesh.
Milca Céline Adrey
Clinical Supervisor - French
Milca Céline Adrey has lived in Israel for 20 years, clinical psychologist and anthropologist, she is passionate about issues of cultural change and migration. She supervises the team of therapists in the French-speaking branch of Kav Lnoar. She likes to understand the world around us, and to be able to make it a little happier.
"Whatever difficulties you encounter during Aliyah, the French-speaking team of Kav l'Noar will do its best to help you overcome them."
Naomie Benchimol Nakache
Program Manager- French
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.
School Programming - French
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.