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Galilium- Creating the Future. Together

We believe in a new reality in Eastern Galilea and in a better future for ourselves and our children, through science and technology education for all children in the region.

 

Determined to succeed, we operate with great curiosity, professionalism, accountability and a strong belief in partnership. All the time, never losing sight of the core – the inherent right of our children to reveal their potential and experience science and technology learning at the highest level, close to home, accessible to all.

 

The change is here and happening thanks to a unique partnership model that connects municipalities, regional councils, academic institutions, hospitals, industry agriculture and educational systems.

 

In a focused and collaborative effort, we are transforming the Eastern Galilee to become the leading region in Israel and a model for the world in science and technology education, aiming to create endless opportunities for the development of individuals, communities and the region as a whole. 

Our Team

Dr. Meira Shnek

Dr. Meira Shnek is Director of the Sidney Warren Academic Center for Youth at Tel Hai College. She has a B.Sc. from the Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University, a M.Sc. in Soil Science from the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Technion, and a Ph.D. in Science from the same Faculty. After her studies, she worked for five years in chemical industry, advising and training farmers in fertilization techniques. She decided to turn to education and for five years managed the “Zavit Rehava” Teachers’ Center which assists school teachers to convey school science curricula in a focused, innovative and effective manner and to develop thinking skills, adaptation methods and organization of materials and learning environments. In this position, Meira developed pedagogic programs in Science and assimilated them in schools across the Western Galilee region. During this period, Meira also sat on the board of the Branco Weiss Institute, and thereafter she was principal for 11 years of the Branco Weiss School for Challenged Youth in Kiryat Shmona, completing that term in the summer of 2013. 

Dr. Liora Glass Alon

Dr. Liora Glass Alon is Director of the Academic Center for Youth at Kinneret College.  She has a B.Sc. in Biology from Tel Aviv University, M.Sc. in Zoology and Genetics from Jerusalem Hebrew University and Ph.D. in Zoology from Tel Aviv University.  She has worked as a Biology and Agriculture Theme Expert and Teacher in Beit Yerach Regional High School, leading research methodologies and innovative teaching skills.  Alongside her position in Galilium she heads a Science Teachers Training Course for the Ministry of Education and also serves as a Biology Instructor at Ohalo Education College in Katzrin. Her passion is wildlife and she has spent 7 years in the Kenya Nature Preservation Company as a tour guide and also as a field researcher specializing in jungle cats in Tel Aviv University. 

Zafit Lukach (M.B.A, B.Sc.)

Zafit Lukach (M.B.A, B.Sc.) is Head of the Pedagogical Unit in Galilium. She has a B.A in Chemistry and a B.Sc. in Food and Biotechnology from the Techinon and an M.B.A from Haifa University. After working as a product development engineer in the food industry Zafit has decided to shift to education and for 11 years she has worked in Misgav Regional Highschool as Dean for 10th-12th grades and as an English teacher. After acquiring her M.B.A, Zafit worked for 5 years as Head of the Pedagogical Unit in Maáse Center – an organization which promotes and manages annual community service programs and leadership programs with youths in Israel’s geographical, economical and social periphery. Zafit has a vast experience in creating pedagogical curriculums and staff training and development. She is much involved with civil and community development and has served in various roles in the Regional Council and Local Management Council of her residence.