Ayala Smotrich – Forensic Expert and MDA Volunteer

Ayala Smotrich Forensic Expert

Ayala Smotrich has volunteers for Magen David Adom from the tender age of fifteen. Over the years she has attended a wide variety of training seminars and for the past four years has served as a volunteer coordinator where she is responsible for and supervises all of the volunteers that work in her station.

Ayala holds a B.Sc in molecular biology from Ariel University and an M.A in criminology with a focus on forensic science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Since 2016, Ayala has been employed as a crime investigator in the Forensics Department of the Israeli Police. Over the past year and a half, she has been working to combine her job and her volunteering with MDA by promoting a joint venture which provides MDA personnel with a better understanding of police protocols on a crime scene. This effort works to increase the MDA personnel’s level of awareness of police procedures without hindering their lifesaving work.

Ayalah lectures widely on the topics of evidence gathering at a crime scene to different police professionals. She also gives training to emergency responders to teach them how to give lifesaving treatment without compromising crime scene evidence. 

 

Hanan Greenwood – Journalist

Hanan Greenwood – Journalist

Hanan Greenwood is an Israeli journalist who has been covering events and  provocative issues in Israeli society for many years .

Hanan grew up in Kiryat Arba, near the city of Hebron, during the first and second intifada. In his military service, he served as a fighter in the “Merkava” tank. Among other things, he fought as part of a tank ambulance team during the Second Lebanon War.

He graduated with honors from the University of Ariel in Samaria. He took part in the establishment of the newspaper “Shvi’i”. He then served as editor of the “Kipa” website, which addresses the National Religious audience, and later worked as the head of the news desk on the “nrg” website of the “Makor Rishon” newspaper. In recent years he has been editing the Soldiers’ Channel and the Jewish Channel on the “Israel Hayom” newspaper and on the website .

Over the years, Hanan has revealed quite a few stories and dealt with the core areas of the State of Israel. As a writer and editor in the field of Judaism, he has worked extensively on coverage of anti-Semitic events in the world and in the fields of Religion and State, including issues around the Western Wall, in the field of conversion, a arguments around the work being done on Shabbat, issues in ultra-Orthodox society and more.

In his work as a military journalist, he deals extensively with the IDF’s Special Units, including interviewing fighters and officers in Rescue Unit 669, participating in classified exercises and being exposed to behind-the-scenes activities of the Israel Defense Forces.

Hanan also has extensive knowledge of the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As one who grew up in the Kiryat Arba settlement, he was exposed to a few attacks. As a journalist, Hanan has encountered quite a few terrorist scenes,  and he has covered the issue from both sides; as a journalist and as a resident of the region.

 

Rabbanit Chamutal Shuval

Rabbanit Chamutal Shuval

Rabbanit Chamutal Shuval, teaches halcha and is also studying for her ordination at Ohr Torah Stone’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) at Midreshet Lindenbaum. Rabbanit Shuval also teaches and gives lessons at Lindenbaum and in a number of communities. She also receives and answers various questions in Jewish Law.

In the past, Rabbanit Shuval worked in the media editing and writing for Judaic programs that were aired by Israel’s Channel 1.

Rabbanit Shuval is married and a mother of 5 and lives in Neve Daniel, in the Gush Eztion block.

Rabbanit Shira Mirvis

Rabbanit Shira Mervis

Rabbanit Shira Mirvis studies and is a fellow of Ohr Torah Stone’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) at Midreshet Lindenbaum. where she also teaches Jewish Law.

Rabbanit Mirvis holds a Bachelor of Psychology. She has worked in many communites overseas through the Jewish Agency’s Department of Zionist Seminars. She also traveled with her family for a two-year post in Los Angeles, as part of the Jewish Agency and Bnei Akiva. For the past decade, Rabbanit Mirvis has been studying and teaching Torah and Oral Law in various Midrashot (schools). Rabbanit Mirvis lives in Efrat together with her huband Shlomo, and their five children.