Fellows

Our graduate Michelle Berkowitz continues the work she undertook in our ATID Fellows as a Madricha L'Tichnun Chinuchi, helping parents and students navigate the Israeli school system.

To learn more, click here: http://www.malachisrael.com/

Michelle will be in the New York area from February 6-13 to lecture and provide private educational consultations to families planning or considering aliyah. To arrange a meeting with Michelle, contact her at:

Phone: 011-972-2-991-9283
Cellular: 011-972-54-548-5476 
E-Mail: LMberko@barak-online.net
Fax: 011-972-2-992-2367

A MaLaCh (Madrticha Lítichnun Chinuchi) counsels students and their families in the selection of educational programs, based on the student's individual needs and talents. This choice has a great impact on you and your childís integration process into Israeli society. Students and their families can find this decision overwhelming as they struggle to evaluate options and make wise choices.

Malach can help you with the following services:

  • Define the Israeli educational high school system
  • Describe the differences between the American and Israeli Religious schools
  • Explore options for high schools
  • Analyze each school's profile
  • Explain the Bagrut testing system-Evaluation
  • Offer mediation/student advocacy
  • NBCD school intervention
  • Teen olim support groups

Student Profiles:
New olim
Veteran olim
Special needs
Teens at risk

Credentials:
Michelle Berkowitz is a MaLaCh (Madricha Lítichnun Chinuchi), Educational Consultant, practicing in Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem. Michelle has a B.S. in Speech Therapy and Audiology and a Masters Degree in Jewish Education. Michelle has taught in four continents, has directed and run an English preschool program and taught in post high school programs in Israel.

History:
Michelleís Educational Consultant Services began as a research project over four years ago when she studied as a fellow in ATID (Academy of Torah Initiatives and Direction). Her two year research project, "The Place Where I belong: An Analysis of Teen Olim in the Israeli High School System" quickly evolved into a unique career initiative in Israel. Michelle works closely with parents, teens, health care professionals, and educators for successful school placements and to create innovative interventions in schools.

Read more: "Education and Aliyah: Suggestions for New Olim" click here.

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