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Dr. Katz Chana




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Dr katz is a lecturer at Sapir College, Department of Public Policy and Administration since 2001 and from 2006 in the School of Social work.Her PhD is from Sussex University UK and her M.A is from the Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel.

Dr Katz has an extentive working experience in Israel Public Sector. In her last position in the AJJDC-Israel she played a central role in developing services for abused and neglected children in Israel.

Since 2002 she is a member of the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel Welfare Forum. She is a member of the advisory forum to AFSHAR Association. For the last six years she served as a judge of the Leonor and Larry Zusman JDC-Israel Price for excellence in the field of social services in Israel.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Katz Chana - CV

Areas of Interest

  • Poverty : perceptions
  • discourse and policies
  • public policy process and discourse
  • Civic Society organizations impact on public policy
  • Welfare State and social policy


Hebrew lective year: תשפב



Rights Advocacy organizations independent knowledge – towards the end of collecting data

People living in poverty perceptions on social services – after four years of collecting data (questionnaires) we will move to the analysis stage – together with Prof Monnickendam


1999 (4-7), The Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago International Fellow


Scientific Publications
Authored books
Korazim-Korosy,Y., Katz, C., Karmon, A. (2009). Interdisciplinary Community Development: Essence, principles and Directions for Implementation, Jerusalem: Interdisciplinary forum for Community Development, Ashalim, Jewish agency for Israel, Ministry of Welfare and Social Services, Zipory Center for community Education. (Hebrew)

Editorship of collective volumes

Katz, C. and Tzfadia, E. (Eds). (2010). "Abandoning State – Surveillancing State": Social Policy in Israel, 1985-2008. Tel-Aviv: Resling (Hebrew).

Chapters in collective volumes - Conference proceedings, Festschrift, etc.

Katz, C. (2018). From vision to policy, in: R. Feuerstein (Ed), Breaking through the glass wall: intimacy and marriage for people with disabilities. Tel-Aviv: Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. (Hebrew)[in press]

Katz, C. and Tzfadia, E. (2010). Introduction – The Hyphen between State Abandoning and State Surveillancing. In: Katz, C. and Tzfadia, E. (Eds). "Abandoning State – Surveillancing State" : Social Policy in Israel, 1985-2008 (pp 9-31). Tel-Aviv: Resling. (Hebrew)

Korazim-Korosy,Y., Mizrahi, T., Katz, C., Karmon, A., Bayne-Smith, M., Martha Lucia Garcia, M.(2007). Toward Interdisciplinary in community development: comparing knowledge and experience from Israel and the USA, in: Miller, A. & Korazim-Korosy,Y. (eds), Interdisciplinary Community Development, International perspectives (pp 13-44)The Haworth Press.

Refereed articles and refereed letters in scientific journals - running numbers

Katz, C. & Lifshitz, C. (2018). The impact of policy networks and public political discourse on the shaping of educational policies for promoting Ethiopian Israeli children and youth. Megamot, 52(2), 163-194. (Hebrew)

Lifshitz, C. & Katz, C. (2015) Underrepresentation of Ethiopian-Israeli minority students in programs for gifted and talented: A policy discourse analysis. Journal of Education Policy, 30(1), 101-131. [ published on line 27 May 2014 ]

Katz, C. Gross, T. & Epstein B. (2012). Community organizing and political Advocacy: The role of the community social worker in the "Wisconsin Watch" project. Society and Welfare, 32(4), 601-620. (Hebrew)

Monnickendam, M., Katz, Ch., Monnickendam, M.S. (2010) Social Workers Serving Poor Clients: Perceptions of Poverty and Service Policy, British journal of Social Work, 40(3), 911-927.

Korazim-Korosy,Y., Mizrahi, T., Katz, C., Karmon, A (2009). Interdisciplinary Community Development: Theoretical and Practical Outcomes from a Learning Process in Israel and the USA, Society and Welfare, 29(1), 85-106. (Hebrew)

Korazim-Korosy,Y., Mizrahi, T., Katz, C., Karmon, A., Bayne-Smith, M., Martha Lucia Garcia, M.(2007). Toward Interdisciplinary in community development: comparing knowledge and experience from Israel and the USA, Journal of Community Development, 15 (1-2), 13-44. * Translated to the Hungarian Social Policy Journal 18/6 pp 61-86.

Monnickendam, M., Monnickendam, S. Katz, C. Katan, J. (2007). Health care for the poor – an exploration of primary-care physicians' perceptions of poor patients and of their helping behaviors, Social Science & Medicine, Vol 64(7), 14363-1474.

Published scientific reports and technical papers

Katz, C., Monnikendam, M., and Katan, Y. (2009). Local Social Services and Escalating Poverty: Practice, Perceptions, and Expectations, Jerusalem: Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. (Hebrew)

Katz, C. (2006). Promoting inter-sectorial, inter-organizational interdisciplinary relations in social services – Policy Position Paper, Ministry of Welfare www.molsa.gov.il/knowledge/officepolicy (Hebrew)

Unrefereed professional articles and publications

2012 From Protest to Influence, Panim, no 58 pp 83-87.

2007, Pro Active Watch Dog – Civil Society organizations impact on government policy "Hadea Harovachat" 43 pp 14-16, with Epstein, B. and Rei, G. (Hebrew) [Israel Council on Social Welfare bulletin]

Book Review

2013 Fighting Poverty, Inequality and Injustice A Manifesto Inspired by Peter Townsend Eds: Alan Walker, Adrian Sinfield and Carol Walker Bristol: The Policy Press, 2011. Invited book review. In: Social Security, 91: 170-173 (Hebrew)

2010, Community Work: Methods for Social Change by Elisheva Sadan, in: Dapim, 50, 270-273, invited book review. (Hebrew)


At conferences

Katz, C. (2018). Social Policy in Israel – Between election discourse and government agenda setting: the case of working poor in Israel 2013 election. The 34th Annual meeting of the Association for Israel Studies- Israel at Seventy: Challenges and Opportunities. University Of California Berkeley California June 25-27.

Katz, C. & Monnickendam M. (2017). Reflections on ten years of poverty courses in Ashkelon Academic College School of social Work, Tel Hai Academic College February 2017.

Katz, C. (2015). Rights Organizations independent knowledge. The Sixths annual conference ESPAnet Israel: Equality and Welfare in a neo-liberal era – policies, social services and activism. Ben-Gurion University in the Negev.

Katz, C. Lifshitz, C. (2014). Why is there almost no investment in programs for promoting the gifted and talented Ethiopian Israeli students? The Fifths annual conference ESPANET Israel and The Social Policy Research Forum: Welfare State and the challenges of in-equality, poverty and exclusion. Tel Aviv University Israel.

Lifshitz, C. Katz, C. (2013). Why is there almost no investment in programs for promoting the gifted and talented Ethiopian Israeli students? Policy discourse analysis. The international conference – Ethiopian Jews following 35 years in Israel; the 2013 perspective. The college of Management academic studies, Tel Aviv University 1-3 October

Katz, C. (2012). The road less taken by Rights Advocacy Organizations. The 10th Annual Conference European Social Policy Analysis Network (Espaent Europe), University of Edinburgh 6-8 September.

Korazim-Korosy,Y., Katz, C., Karmon, A. (2010). Interdisciplinary and inter-organizational collaborations in, Social Work. The 17th social work conference: Social Work in Israel 2010 - Position and status: Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Monnickendam, M., Katz, C. (2010). On Poverty and support Networks in the Community. The Social Policy Research Forum Seventh annual Conference and the First ESPANET Israel Conference: Social Policy and the challenges of Poverty, Groth Social Gaps and Social Exclusion: Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

Katz, C. (2009). Who does benefit from the "center-periphery" paradigm? The hidden cities, The 25 Annual Association for Israel Studies Conference: Israel in 2009 –Center and Periphery, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Katz C. (2009). Who does benefit from the "center-periphery" paradigm? The hidden cities, The Social Policy Researchers Forum sixth annual Conference: Social Policy: center and periphery, Tel-Hai, Israel

Monnickendam, M., Katz, C. and Monnickendam, M.S. (2009). Collaborating to serve the poor: Perceptions of poor clients by social workers and primary care physicians in Israel, The Society for Social Work and Research: Research That Promotes Sustainability and (re)Builds Strengths, New Orleans USA.

Katz, C. (2008). 'To be and not to be'. Advocacy organizations and public policy net – lessons learned from the case of the "Wisconsin Watch" in Israel, The Fourteen Researching the Voluntary Sector Conference, University of Warwick, UK.

Katz, C., Monnickendam, M. (2007). Local authorities' poverty trap, The Social Policy Researchers Forum Forth annual Conference, Israel.

Katz, C., Epstein, B., Rei, G. (2007). The Pro active watchdog – civic society organizations and public policy: the case of the Wisconsin Watch, The Social Policy Researchers Forum Forth annual Conference, Israel.

Katz, C. (2006). What is going to be the chameleons' colour?- the next generation of the welfare state, Sapir Conference on the Future of different politics in Israel. Israel

Katz, C., Monnickendam, M., Katan, Y. (2005). " What do you want? That we will give a check of 500 shekels? – Municipal social services directors' perceptions of poverty", The Second Conference of the Social Policy Researchers Forum, Israel.

Katz, C., Monnickendam, M., Katan, Y. (2004). My poverty – yours poverty: the influence of professional and personal experience with poverty on the work of social workers and physicians, the first Israeli interdisciplinary conference on Qualitative Methodologies, Israel

Katz, C. (2002). Schools’ social role interpretations and choices, The Fourth International Conference on Teacher Education: Teacher Education as a Social Mission: A Key to the Future, Israel.

Katz, C. (2000). An Anatomy of the relationships between the welfare and the education systems on the municipal level: The Israeli experience, An international seminar: Strategies to Develop and Implement Coherent and Comprehensive Prevention Family Support Programs, From Words to Reality, Belgium.

Katz, C. (1999). Working in Partnership: Parents – Social workers – Schools. The 1999 Regional European Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Jerusalem.

Katz, C. (1999). Researching Welfare and Educational Services for Abused and Neglected Children in Israel: From Interview Data to Analysis, The British Educational Research Association annual Conference, University of Sussex, UK.

Katz, C. (1998). Children and Families, the Case of emergency Centers in Israel, International Lion of Judah Conference, Washington, D.C USA.

Katz, C. (1997). Sustaining Community Initiatives - How can Everyone Help? Building Strong Communities to Support Families, The International Initiative, November, Israel.

Katz, C. (1997). Risk Situations - Violence and Suicide, panel participant at Ministry of Health - Mental health Service’s annual conference, Mental Health in the 21st Century - A Multi-disciplinary Approach, Israel.

Katz, C. (1996). A Model for Comprehensive Community Planning for Children at Risk Services, The (C.C.P. Model), The Eleventh International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Dublin, August 1996.

Katz, C. (1996). Opening a New Future for Abused and Neglected Children and Families - The Case of Emergency Centers in Israel, The Eleventh International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Dublin, Ireland.

Katz, C., Dolev, T. & Korazin, Y. (1996). Community Services: An Israeli Perspective, Internationl Expert Meeting: Social Services for Children and the Welfare Mix, European Center for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Jerusalem, Israel.

Katz, C. (1995). A Model of Community-based Residential Services, The IVth EUSARF Congress on “There is no place like Home: Supporting Children in Need and Their Families”, Leuven Belgium.

Katz, C. (1995). A Model for Comprehensive Community Planning for Children at Risk Services, (The C.C.P. Model), The Fifth European Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) “Prevention Today Treatment Might be too Late!”, Oslo, Norway.

Katz, C. (1995). Jerusalem Emergency Center for Children at Risk and Their Parents, The First International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health Care, Jerusalem, Israel.

Katz, C. (1992). Emergency Centers for Children at Risk and their Parents, The Ninth International Congress of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Chicago, USA.

Katz, C. (1992). Interface between Government Policy and the Third Sector, the Israel-Finland bi-national conference on: The Situation of Young Children in Modern Families in Israel and Finland, Current Issues for Research and Social Policy, Israel.

International seminars

2013 – International Workshop on: Researching Policy Practice in Social Work: An International Perspective. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem the Institute for Advance studies

2005 – International Workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility. State of Israel Ministry of Social Affairs Department of International Relations. Jerusalem.

1998 - Third international workshop: "Measuring and Monitoring the State of children – beyond survival", Charleston South Carolina, USA.

1997 – Second international workshop: "Measuring and Monitoring the State of Children – beyond survival", Campobassa, Italy.

1996- First international experts workshop: "Measuring and Monitoring the State of Children – beyond survival", Jerusalem, Israel.

Presentations in institutions
2017, 2016 – Israel as a Welfare State – Past, Present, Future an invited lecture – the exclusion and inclusion as Public Policy German-Israel course. (February in Sapir College)

2016 – Who wins from the Periphery? - The Politic and Governance Department, Ben Gurion University of the Negev Annual conference (June)

2016 – Social work role in combating poverty – the annual Schools of Social work in Israel Colleges Conference on Social work challenges and special opportunities in peripheral areas – organizing and charring the session (January)

2015 – Workshop on poverty, employment and people living in poverty – School of Social Work Sapir College Day on social work and employment (April)

2015 – "The profile of Israel Welfare State and social-economic-welfare policies" an invited lecture – the exclusion and inclusion as Public Policy German-Israel course. (February)

2015 – "They and us; professionals' poverty perceptions and their influence on services development" an invited lecture ELM annual professionals conference (February)

2013 – Overview on Israel social policy and poverty policy paradigms, two lectures to "Creating Future" training program for local directors, Scholl of Social work Sapir Academic College and the Jewish Agency.

2012 - "What kind of salad can we make? On collaboration between organizations" Opening lecture, the academic forum for Social Entrepreneurship Global Entrepreneurship Week Seminar, Tel Aviv University

2010 ; 2011– "Tackling poverty as part of Local Community Development", Galillee College, Urban Economic Development Courses for African countries advance study.

2010 – "Inter sectors, inter organizational and inter disciplines relations conceptual distinctions", opening lecture, the Center for Social Justice in Memory of Yaakov Hazan, in Van-Leer Jerusalem Institute, seminar on: Inter-organizational, inter-sectors, inter disciplines collaboration in developing communities from Theory to Practice: the case of Gevanim Shederot.

2007 - "Relationships between an organization and its environment – interorganizational and interdisciplinary relations", opening lecture JDC-ELKA study day for senior members of the Youth and Society Administration Ministry of Education.

2007 – "Promoting interorganizational –interdisciplinary -intersectorial relations the policy paper and the case study in Haifa", opening lecture in a day seminar on welfare services in an era of partnerships, for executive directors.

2006 – "Facing the community – facing families", opening lecture joint seminar the Welfare Division Ashkelon Municipality and School of Social Work Ashkelon Academic College.

2005 – Ministry of Housing executive directors: "Community Business sector Relations – Social Investment Model"

2005 – Ministry of Justices, directors of mediations centers: "The Community Puzzle".

2005 – The community centers association, new community centers directors: "Community Development in Israel – New Trends".

1997 - Philanthropies and Government, seminar for North American Residential Education Leaders sponsored by ICRE - The International Center for Residential Education, Israel

1994 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs International course on planning and developing social services for South American trainers: Developing Services for Children, Jerusalem, Israel.

Links to

https://www.researchgate.bet/profile/katcz chana