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Magen prevents abuse through education and awareness.

Magen supports victims and their families with comprehensive services.

Magen protects children from risks posed by alleged perpetrators within communities.

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Hillel Abrahams
Chairman of the Board
Hillel Abrahams is the Founder and CEO of Hillel Real Estate & Investments. He chairs Magen’s board and is involved in overseeing the work and charting the course of the organization. In addition, Hillel is also a board member of Hatzala Bet Shemesh and deals with the administrative role, managing the day to day finances. He had started volunteering for Magen David Adom and Hatzala EMT over 11 years ago. Hillel lives in Bet Shemesh with his family.
Miriam Friedman, MSW
Executive Director
Miriam Friedman has a Master’s in Social Work from Yeshiva University and certification as a trauma therapist from the Israel Institute for the Treatment of Psychotrauma. She is among the founders of Magen, and is passionate about fighting sexual abuse in the Jewish community. She maintains a private therapy practice in Ramat Bet Shemesh, where she lives with her husband and four children.
Tova Lane, Psy.D
Clinical Director
Tova Lane has a doctorate in Psychology from Rutgers University and is trained in the forensic evaluation of child sexual abuse. She is devoted to helping survivors of sexual abuse heal and thrive. In addition to her work at Magen, Tova treats survivors of sexual abuse in her private practice in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Helise Pollack, MSW
Clinical and Educational Consultant
Helise Pollack, MSW, has been a child advocate for over 25 years. Since she made Aliya from the U.S. almost 30 years ago, she has worked in various social work agencies dealing with children at risk. For the last 12 years, Helise has worked as a psychotherapist, primarily in the field childhood sexual abuse. She provides treatment for survivors, offenders who are minors, and their families. In addition to her work at Magen, she works as a private clinical supervisor to other therapists. Helise lives in Bet Shemesh with her husband and three daughters.

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