Erella Dunayevsky

Residence
Kibbutz Shoval
Place of birth
Haifa, Israel
Year of Birth
1947
Profession
Mental Health Therapist
Organization
The Villages Group
Identity
Part of something larger
Languages spoken
Hebrew, English, a little Arabic
Date of Interview
06/2009

Interviewer
Anat Langer-Gal and Nahanni Rous

"I’ve learned the skills necessary for containing the paradoxes, pain, anger, absurdities and injustices, I do only what is possible, not what is impossible."

Erella Dunayevsky grew up in Haifa and lives on Kibbutz Shoval in the Negev, where she was raised, and is a mental health therapist. Erella helped found the “Villages Group”, a group of individuals working in villages in the Nablus area and South Hebron Hills according to their strengths and capacities. Erella works to strengthen relationships and ties between Palestinians and Israelis. In the past, she was part of a group of mental health professionals who worked with Israelis and Palestinians in Nablus and Gaza.