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Executive Director

Shea Lewis

The Director of The PATH Center is Rabbi Shea Lewis. Originally from Edgware, North London, Rabbi Lewis is a graduate of Hasmonean High School and Gateshead Yeshiva. After spending over 12 years in full time learning and teaching, where he received smicha from HaRav Meir Bransdorfer – he moved direction to study psychology with the Open University. After four years of offering educational opportunities to mental health professionals, Rabbi Lewis launched PATH where he feels able and privileged to offer these services in a professional setting.


Clinical Director

Dr Yosef Topek

Yosef holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. After obtaining my Smicha at Hebrew Theological College and obtaining a MEd from Loyola University, he continued to build on his leadership record, and also holds a Jewish Day School /Yeshiva Principals’ Certificate from the Jewish Education Leadership.

Through his psychology training he spent many years training as a doctoral extern, intern, and post- doctoral fellow and performed numerous diagnostic batteries, individual, group, and family therapy, and participated in weekly supervision. He also has supervision experience in several different facilities for children and adolescents, including several years at juvenile detention as well as public and private school settings. Additionally, as a summer camp Program Director and a yeshiva dormitory supervisor for many years he counseled students concerning academic and personal matters, as well as their interactions in the school and dormitory environment.

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Internship Coordinator

Shoshi Scharman

Shoshi is the clinical coordinator of the internship program. She grew up in Amsterdam where she studied youth psychology at the VU University. When she moved to Israel in 2012, she continued to study for her masters degree  in clinical psychology to follow her dream of helping out those  who are struggling.

Her love for people and determination to advance as a clinician brought her to counsel teens and adults in private practice and help them overcome their struggle by guiding them to find their inner strengths.

At the PATH center she is drawing on that desire to help out by matching students and clients so the students can put into practice the learned skills and the clients get adequate therapy.

Shoshi lives with her husband and three children in Beit Shemesh.