Dr. Drorit Levy

Coordinator of community and organization development program
Dr. Drorit Levy





Bar-Ilan University, School of Social work



Bar-Ilan University, School of Social work



Bar-Ilan University, School of Social work


Awards / Honors


President’s excellence scholarship for outstanding doctoral students, Bar-Ilan University


Papers Presented at Scientific Conferences


"Social policy in the face of extreme poverty, growth, gaps and social exclusion", Bar Ilan University, member of the organizing committee.


SSWR - Society for Social Work and Research - Annual Conference 2010

(San Francisco, U.S.A).

"2010 SSWR SIG Meeting: Community Level Intervention Research".


The first Israeli social work training Conference (Israel)

 "Professional identity and training - Satisfaction with training, personal variables and perception of the value and contribution of social work students to develop a professional identity"




The 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision (Buffalo, NY, USA)

"From Student to Professional" (Prof. Haya Itzhaky, Dr. Shirley Ben Shlomo & Dr. Drorit Levy)


Annual conference of community work service (Israel)

"interfaces economic, social and community services in present-day reality," academic expert participation in the seats.


New Horizon windows: Recent studies of community work (School of Social Work at Bar - Ilan University, Ministry of Social Affairs, the Association of Social Workers, Social Workers Association Community)
"The power of leadership ability: adapting women Ethiopian activity"


Changes and challenges in education, research, practice and policy in social work (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
"Adaptation of Ethiopian women: the contribution of leadership ability"


Annual conference of community work service  (Israel)

"professional leadership and community leadership leading change", Supervision Session


Ethiopian Jews: Identity, Heritage, History and Society (Bar - Ilan University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dahan Center - Bar-Ilan University, Ministry of Education - Education Administration settlement)
"Participation in the program's contribution to leadership development among Ethiopian women engaged in community activities Voluntary"




Hovav, M., Lewental, E. & Katan, J. (2012). Social work in  Israel. Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuhad (Hebrew).



Refaeli, T., Levy, D. & Benbenishty, R. (Accepted). Effects of civic-national service on self-esteem, life satisfaction, and positive future perception in youth at risk in Israel. Journal of Social Service Research.

Levy, D. & Friedman, Y. (in press). Post- Forced Eviction Communities: The Contribution of Personal and Environmental Resources to the Sense of Belonging to the Community. Journal of Community Psychology.

Ben-Porat, A., Levy, D., Katora, O., Dekel, R. & Itzhaky,H.  (in press). Domestic Violence in Arab Society: A Comparison of Arab and Jewish Women at Shelters in Israel. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Zeira, A., Tuval-Mashiach, R., Meir, G., Levy, D., Refaeli, T., Benbenishty, R. (2017). Alumni of National Civic Service: Comparing the experience of at-risk and mainstream volunteers.  International Social Work. DOI: 10.1177/0020872817695393 

Levy, D. & Itzhaky, H. (2016). Adjustment of women immigrants from Ethiopia: The contributing factors, Social Development Issues, Volume 38, Number 2, pp. 1-16(16).

Refaeli, T., Levy, D., Ben-Port, A., Dekel, R. & Itzhaky, H. (2016). Personal and environmental predictors of depression among victims of intimate partner violence: Comparison of immigrant and Israeli-born women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence (IF=1.21; Q2 Criminology & Penology, 18/55). DOI:10.1177/0886260516651624

Itzhaky, H., Zanbar, L, Levy, D. & Schwartz, C. (2015). The Contribution of Personal and Community Resources to Well-Being and Sense of Belonging to the Community among Community Activists, The British Journal of Social Work45 (6):1678-1698.

Levy, D., Ben Shlomo, S, Itzhaky, H. (2014). The "Building Blocks" of Professional Identity Among Social Work Graduates, Social Work Education33, 744 - 759

Levy, D. (2013). The Experience of Civilian National Service for Youth at Risk: A Description of the Participants'  Perspectives toward the End of their Service. Bitachon Sociali91,(Hebrew)

Levy, D., Itzhaky, H. & Schwartz, C. (2012). The Contribution of Personal Resources and Community Variables to the Development of  Self-Perceptions of Activists as Community Leaders. Society & Welfare32(4), 535-551. (Hebrew)

Levy, D., Benbenishty, R & Raphaeli, T. (2012).  Life satisfaction and positive perceptions of  the future among youth at-risk participating in Civic-National Service in Israel. Children and Youth Services Review34, 2012-2017. 

Levy, D., Itzhaky, H., Zanbar, L & Schwartz, C. (2012). Sense of cohesion among community activists engaging in volunteer activity. Journal of Community Psychology40, 735-746. 

Ben Shlomo, S., Levy., D., & Itzhaky, H.(2012). Development of professional identity among social work students: The contributing factors. The Clinical Supervisor31, 1 - 16.

Levy, D. & Itzhaky, H. (2011). The Contribution of Intervention Program to Development of Leadership among Ethiopian Immigrant Women Who Engage in Volunteer Activity, Social Development Issues33(2), 46-61.

Itzhaky, H. & Levy, D. (2002). "Contribution of self-esteem and gender to the adaptation of immigrant youth from Ethiopia: Differences between tow mass immigration", Journal of Social Work Research & Evaluation3, 33-46.



Zeira, A., Benbenishty, R.,Tuval-Mashiach,R.,  Levy, D., & Raphaeli, T., Polak-Verdinger, N. (2014). Evaluations of national service for youth at risk, from the perspective of youth in national service programs. Research Report, Bar Ilan University, The Hebrew University (in Hebrew).

Benbenishty, R., Levy, D., & Raphaeli, T. (2011). Evaluations of national service for youth at risk, from the perspective of youth in national service programs today. Research Report, Bar Ilan University, presented to the Gandyr Foundation (in Hebrew).


7610401 Social policy and social services
7610701 Introduction to community social work
7621401 Community work 1
7625502 Community Work for Caseworkers
7692401 Community intervention strategies



1. Immigration.

2. Community practice in social work.