Estelle Rubinstein, the new director of the Department of Social Work, who will replace Rita Avramov, right.
Estelle Rubinstein, Deputy Director of the Hadassah
Medical Center’s Department of Social Work, has been named Director, succeeding
Rita Avramov, who is retiring after a 42-year career at Hadassah---12 of them
as head of the Department.
During the past decade, as Deputy Director, Ms.
Rubinstein supervised social workers in Hadassah’s medical and surgical
departments and the departments of hemato-oncology and pediatrics. Simultaneously, Ms. Rubinstein worked in Hadassah’s
where she trained and supervised social workers and conducted seminars for
professionals on HIV/AIDS. She has also been serving as a member of the team
that treats children with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia and at Hadassah.
for the past ten years, Ms. Rubinstein was a team leader for social
workers dealing with mass casualty events and emergency room patients as well
as coordinator of long-term care for the hospitalized injured.
Rubinstein is frequently called upon to share her insights and clinical
experiences at professional conferences in Israel and abroad. A native of South
Africa, Ms. Rubinstein holds both a bachelor of arts degree
and a master’s degree from the Hebrew University’s Baerwald School of Social