Shirley Gamaroff

Shirley Gamaroff (Kaplan) grew up in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After graduating from the University of Witwatersrand (B.Sc Maths) in 1966 she came to Israel where she started working as a computer programmer at Tel Aviv University. This was the beginning of a life-long career in various aspects of the software and hi-tec industry including participating in the team that created the Beth Hatefutsoth community, surname and genealogy systems, being in at the beginning of Israeli software exporting, and running her own technical documentation management company.

In recent years she has given courses in technical text editing at Beit Berl College. Shirley is now mostly retired spending half her time in Kfar Saba enjoying her two daughters and four grandchildren, and the other half in France with her French partner.


Alec Sadowsky, an accountant, accepted the things he could not change, and made the most of every day, in his private life, his work, and his volunteer work especially in Enosh. He braved his son’s illness and his own with courage and strength.

Category: People
Issue No. 155

Jill Sadowsky has received the Ministry of Health’s Shield 2010 for her outstanding work with the mentally ill. Jill drew her inspiration for her work from her own tragic experience with her son Doron. She was determined to try to change the attitude to mental illness and the mentally disabled in Israel. The support group that she started helps the families of mentally ill patients cope with daily encounters with the illness.

Honored in the Knesset
Category: People
Issue No. 163
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