The Center's Staff

Directors of The center:

  Professor Simon Shimshon Rubin:

With over three decades of experience in research theoretical work, and clinical practice recommendations, Professor Simon Shimshon Rubin of the University of Haifa's Department of Psychology, an eminent clinician and researcher, is uniquely qualified to lead the International Center for the Study of Loss and Bereavement. Working with colleagues and students from Israel and abroad, Professor Rubin and the Center for the Study of Loss, Bereavement and Emotional Resilience will strive to make a difference to those affected by loss and bereavement. Professor Rubin is also the Chariman of the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Haifa.

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Dr. Ruth Malkinson - Director of Training: a preeminent scholar, clinician, and researcher in Social Work and Bereavement, is responsible for development of direct intervention.








Dr.Ofri Bar-Nadav - Director of Research



The center staff:

 Professor Eliazer viztum

 Professor Rivka Yahav.

Clinical and Research Affiliates:

Dr. Eti Ablin

Dr. Hend Esmael

Prof. Yohanan Eshel

Dr. Mariana Gaitini

 Professor Mooli Lahad

 Dr. Ronit Shalev


Current MA – Elinor Abado

Current MA- PhD Studies - Alexander Manevich

Current Phd – Dr. Mor Schori-Stahl, Dr. Mor Avner

The center colleague

 Professor Aaron Ben-Zeev – President of The University Of Haifa and  philosopher.

 Professor Amnon Carmi

 Professor Menachem Kelner –  philosophy and Jewish Studies.

 Professor Hadas Wiseman - Education, Psychology, Trauma and Holocaust. 

 Dr. Chaim Pollock - Jewish Studies. 

 Professor Avi Sagi Schwartz.

Past and Current Overseas Consultants:

 Professor Robert A. Neimeyer - University of Memphis. 

 Professor Phylis R. Silverman (died 2016) - Massachusetts General Hospital Health studies.

"לַכֹּל, זְמָן; וְעֵת לְכָל-חֵפֶץ, תַּחַת הַשָּׁמָיִם. עֵת לָלֶדֶת, וְעֵת לָמוּת; עֵת לָטַעַת, וְעֵת לַעֲקוֹר נָטוּע"  קהלת פרק ג'