Shira is an occupational social worker with extensive experience in community social work and community mediation. In the past, she directed the Employment Empowerment program at Be-Atzmi and currently manages a variety of employment advancement programs run by the organization. Shira has a B.A. in Social Work and an M.A. in Social Work from the Hebrew University, with a specialty in policy and community. She also trains students at the Hebrew University’s School of Social Work.

Shira: “Day after day, my work at Be-Atzmi enables me to see people who are undergoing a meaningful change in their lives. Thanks to the opportunities that open up for them, they discover strengths, aspirations and abilities, coupled with the understanding that they have the capacity to chart their life course, including a career path.”