Meet the team: David Avraham


David Abraham is a personal counsellor for young adults with no family support network in the areas of employment and career in Beer Sheva. David holds a B.Ed. from the Open University and is currently a student for a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development at The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. David has worked for several years in post-hospitalization settings, as well as integration of special needs youth in mainstream education.

David began his career at Lamerhav House in Beer Sheva three and a half years ago, as a counsellor. About two years ago, he served as the head of the “Step to a Career” employment mentoring program on behalf of the Working Together Initiative. The mentoring process involves creating a professional horizon with the help of personal guidance and support. David uses diverse practices that are tailored to each and every young adult. The program provides scholarship assistance, preparation workshops, professional training and placement in various workplaces.

What don’t we know about him…

Why did you choose “Lamerhav”?

“I wanted to be a part of the route that young adults take at the critical stage of their lives. To be a part of their decision-making, consulting, and their pain and joy.”

What do you like about your work?

“I like it that there is room to act, to come up with ideas, the freedom to carry out these ideas and the encounter with different people.”

How do you define success?

“Success for me is making the person in front of me change his thinking patterns, ask questions and think differently from what he was used to.”

 What inspires you?

“Good books and trailblazing people.”