Avoid the expense and aggravation of a court fight. We have conflict resolution services for families, couples, neighbors and business partners
There are many ways to resolve conflict – outside the courts!
Mediation is a voluntary process that enables the parties in all types of conflict reach a mutually-acceptable solution.
A voluntary process facilitated by two “co-mediators” leading to agreement that will be certified by the Family Court or bet din.
Counseling can help couples or families understand and manage the challenges and opportunities in their relationships.
A team approach to divorce proceedings involving lawyers for each side, co…
A process for divorced parents in high conflict situations that helps them communicate and reach agreement regarding their children’s needs.
Family crises inevitably affect children. Alongside our conflict resolution services for adults, we offer supportive services for children.
The Center offers innovative educational programs and workshops designed to promote tolerance, mutual respect and effective communication.
The Employee Assistance Program helps employers provide confidential assistance to employees facing personal or interpersonal problems.
Conflict is both crisis and opportunity. At the Emek Hashaveh, we understand both dimensions of conflict– the pain and the possibility. That’s why we created Israel’s first “one-stop” shopping center for conflict resolution, offering a full portfolio of state-of-the-art services. Our commitment is to build a new culture of conversation around conflict, based on mutual respect. Together, we can find the path forward that is right for you.
The Emek Hashaveh Dialogue Center was established in 2014 in Modi’in by Reuven Kruger, an educational entrepreneur raised and educated in the United States. According to Kruger, “In Israel, personal disagreements and political disputes often escalate since each side feels that it has a monopoly on the entire truth. In our conflict resolution clinic, we are creating an alternative to this adversarial system where all parties are invited to the table, everyone is heard and there is genuine investment in reaching mutual agreement.”
The Center is led by two expert mediators, Rabbi Yehuda Yesharim and Adv. Hefzi Kopla. Ms. Kopla, a practicing attorney, is a secular resident of Modi’in. Rabbi Yesharim is the rabbi of Lapid, a mixed community just outside of Modi’in. Together, they are supported by a collegial network of fifty affiliates — mediators, arbitrators, counselors, lawyers, therapists and coaches who offer their services on a sliding scale.
The Emek Hashaveh Dialogue Center seeks not only to manage existing disputes but to actively prevent future conflicts. Inspired by Hillel’s dictum to “seek peace and pursue it,” the Center offers educational workshops and seminars for students, parents, teachers, municipal employees, youth groups and young couples. The Center’s acclaimed program for newly-married couples, Zug U’Prat, is designed to help couples successfully navigate future challenges.
The Center is a certified provider of mediation services for Small Claims Court and the Family Court System.
Reuven Kruger – CEO
Reuven launched the Emek Hashaveh Dialogue Center in 2014 in Modi’in. He has been active in the nonprofit sector since 1991. He has an Executive M.B.A. from the Kellogg program at Tel Aviv University. Resident of Jerusalem.
Yehuda Yesharim – Director
Yehuda holds a M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Bar Ilan University. Since 2005, he has worked as an educator and senior mediator, specializing in family cases. Yehuda is the Rabbi of Lapid, a secular community near Modi’in.
Hefzi Kopla – Co-Director
Hefzi is an attorney. She holds an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Hebrew University. Hefzi is a senior mediator and directs the educational and outreach programs of the Emek Hashaveh Dialogue Center. Resident of Modi’in.
The path forward begins here. We will listen carefully and offer alternatives for managing even the most difficult situations.
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EMEK HASHAVEH DIALOGUE CENTER