Head, Management and Community MA Program

Dr. Drorit Levy

Fields of Interest

Immigration; Community practice in social work; Supervision in social work; Voluntarism





    Bar-Ilan University, School of Social work



    Bar-Ilan University, School of Social work



    Bar-Ilan University, School of Social work




    Weiss-Dagan, S., Aviv, I., Eliyahou, A., Levy, D., Makaros, M., Freiberg, S., & Zriker, A. (in press). Road Map: Forming a Paradigm for Community Social Work. Society & Welfare.

    Levy, D., & Freiberg, S. (2022). Client Perspectives Regarding the Effects of a Community-centred Programme Aimed at Reducing Poverty and Social Exclusion. The British Journal of Social Work.

    Wilson, C. A., Gómez-Gómez, I., Parsons, J., Costa, R., Mesquita, A., Vousoura, E., ...Levy, D.,... & Motrico, E. (2022). The Mental Health of Women with Gestational Diabetes During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Cross-Sectional Survey. Journal of Women's Health.

    Refaeli, T., Weiss-Dagan, S., Levy, D., & Itzhaky, H. (2022). “We Are Young, We Run Free”: Predicting Factors of Life Satisfaction among Young Backpackers. International journal of environmental research and public health19(3), 1429.

    Alfayumi-Zeadna, S. Bina, R., Levy, D., Merzbach, R. & Zeadna, A.  Alfayumi-Zeadna, S., Bina, R., Levy, D., Merzbach, R., & Zeadna, A. (2022). Elevated Perinatal Depression during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Study among Jewish and Arab Women in Israel. Journal of Clinical Medicine11(2), 349.

    Ben Shlomo, S., Priel‐Moldovan, S., & Levy, D. (2022). Separation‐individuation from the community among religious Jewish teens in Israel. Journal of Community Psychology.

    Weiss-Dagan, S., Levy, D., Refaeli, T. & Itzhaky, H. (2021). Emerging adulthood among backpackers: The contribution of internal and external factors to sense of community. Journal of Community Psychology.

    Motrico, E, …. Levy, D…& Mesquita, A. Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on perinatal mental health (Riseup-PPD-COVID-19): Protocol for an international prospective cohort study. (2021).  BMC Public Health.

    Ben-Porat, A., Gil, L., Brafman, D., Zriker, A., & Levy, D. (2021). Secondary traumatic stress and posttraumatic growth among volunteers at a therapeutic riding center: The role of personal and environmental factors. Current Psychology, 1-10.

    Kalnisky. M. & Levy, D. (2020) Unauthorized Migrants in Israel: The Contribution of Threat Variables and Personal and Community Resources to the Perception of Social Distance toward Migrants from Africa, Journal of Community Psychology.

    Tuval-Mashiach,  R., Levy, D., Refaeli, T., Polak-Verdiger, N., Zeira, . & Benbenishty (2019). Between being unique and being like everyone else: The development of sense of agency in young women at risk. Children and Youth Services Review.

    Levy, D., Ben-Porat, A., Katora, O., Dekel, R. & Itzhaky,H.  (2019). Predicting Depression among Jewish and Arab Israeli Women Who Are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. Violence Against Women.

    Levy, D. & Friedman, Y. (2018). Post- Forced Eviction Communities: The Contribution of Personal and Environmental Resources to the Sense of Belonging to the Community. Journal of Community Psychology.

    Refaeli, T.  Levy, D. & Benbenishty, R. (2018) Self-Esteem, Life Satisfaction, and Positive Future Perception among at-Risk and Comparison Group Participants in National Civic Service, Journal of Social Service Research, DOI: 10.1080/01488376.2018.1476292

    Ben-Porat, A., Levy, D., Katora, O., Dekel, R. & Itzhaky,H.  (2017). 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).




     Levy, D. Public Policy and Multiculturalism, by Bashir, B., Ben-Porat, G. & Yonah, Y. Society & Welfare. (2018). (Hebrew).

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


    7610301 - The Welfare State in a Changing Reality

    7622601 - Intervention Methods in Community Social Work

    7622701 - Community and Social Management 1

    7625501 - Individuals in the Community

    76770002 - Theoretical Concepts in Advanced Practice in Social Work

    • Immigration
    • Community practice in social work
    • Supervision in social work
    • Voluntarism

    Last Updated Date : 27/09/2023