About us

Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

dar-lubashJeremiah Lubasch, MDPresident: Born in Argentina, Dr. Lubasch studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires. In 1977 he came on Aliyah and today lives in Haifa with his wife. They have 6 children and 7 grandchildren. Dr. Lubasch served in the navy and was promoted to rank of major. In 1989 he founded the Haifa Center for Children with Learning Disabilities. For close to 30 years he directed the Center – today called Arugot, on a voluntary basis, while running his medical practice at the same time.

Board of Directors

Ya’akov Vizel, Director

Daniel Hofner, Secretary

Eli Hartman, Treasurer

Elimelech Knepelmacher

Audit Committee

Nathan Cohen

Alex Weis

Association Members

Jeremiah Lubasch – President

Jacob Vizel, Director

Eli Knepelmacher

Nathan Cohen

Eli Hartman

Daniel Hofner


Pnina Berkowitz CEO; a partner in the vision of establishing the center pnina@arugot.org

Efrat Demri Deputy CEO efratd@arugot.org

Naomi Adler Bookkeeping naomi@arugot.org

Ruth Kaniel Director Public Relations & Resource Development ruthie@arugot.org

Ita Shulman Office Manager office@arugot.org

Hindi Cooperman Health Services Liaison hindi@arugot.org

Blimi Greenbaum, Director Day Care Center maonarugot@gmail.com

Nechama Hoch, Director of Preschool Network nhganim@gmail.com

Mirit Levy, Supervision and ABA specialist mirit@arugot.org

Shoshi Segal, Secretary ganim@arugot.org

Assessment and Therapy Center

Dr. Gail Suskin – Coordinator of Therapeutic Staff, including students, Dance/Movement Therapist, Snoezelen Room and Trauma Specialist.

Emotional Therapists

Aliza Karvan – Clinical Supervisor

Avia Ohana – Movement Therapist

Hodaya Vagner – Art Therapist

Avital Kranz – Movement Therapist

Bosmat Plotnik – CBT Coaching

Riki Evron – Clinical Social Worker

Shmuel Wiener – Animal Assisted Therapist

David Wolf, MA – Social Worker

Tamar Arbel – Movement Therapist

Gili Keren – Art Therapist

Eitan Kiubotro – Psychodrama

Elad Hamu – Music Therapist

Lihi Elkayam – Art Therapist

Kelly Yehudah – Art Therapist

Ronit Marom Barkov – Bibliotherapist

Adi Laufer – Bibliotherapist

Mike Rotem – Social Worker

Remedial Teachers Leah Avritcher

Paramedical Staff

Speech Therapists – Luda Verozoshchev, Raya Havlin, Ester Reuveni, Dana Lipcan, Perl Matte

Occupational Therapists – Revital Givon, Ztipi Elboim, Orli Demri, Ztipi Klein, Sheffi Deutsch, Ariella Neuman

Preschool Teachers

Tobi Hartman, Dvori Marmorstein, Sara Blumenthal, Rivki Yisraeli, Shifri Braun


Roni Eren


Call: Jewish Child’s Day – Ph. No. 



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