Teachers and Staff


Simon Lichman

Dr. Simon Lichman founded the Centre for Creativity in Education and Cultural Heritage (CCECH) in 1991. He has a Ph.D. in Folklore and has taught Folklore, Education, English Literature, Drama and Creative Writing in universities in England, the U.S.A. and Israel. He is currently a lecturer in Multicultural Education at Kaye Academic College (Beersheba). He has published articles on: the application of folklore to co-existence education; and ritual drama. He is also a published poet.

Rivanna Miller

Ms. Rivanna Miller has worked in Evaluation and Programme Design since 1982, using reflective evaluation as especially suitable for co-existence work and teacher training. In addition to documenting the Centre for Creativity in Education and Cultural Heritage (CCECH)’s programmes through video and still photography, she also uses these visual materials as internal evaluation tools for participants. Her photographs appear in numerous articles about CCECH’s work.

Mahadiya Barhum

Ms. Mahadiya Barhum was an elementary school teacher for many years. She began working with CCECH as a class teacher and as the Programme Co-ordinator within her school. Later she joined the CCECH team as its primary Joint Activity Facilitator and the Programme Coordinator of all CCECH school-pairing programmes. She now serves as a Consultant to all programmes.

Reem Barhum

Ms. Reem Barhum has studied informal education and began working as a freelance Joint Activity Facilitator with CCECH eight years ago, soon becoming one of the primary Joint Activity Facilitators and teachers in all CCECH school-pairing programmes. She also translates programme material into Arabic and Hebrew.

Tsahi Tubal

Mr. Tsahi Tubal is a graduate of our programme. He joined the CCECH staff in 2007 as a photographic and video editor and has helped create and maintain the visual archives. He researches and prepares teaching materials, working in Hebrew, Arabic and English, and is the Website Administrator.

Joint Activity Facilitators

We are thrilled that our Team of Facilitators is full of programme graduates and parents. They have first hand insights into our educational methodology and the impact of our work on participating communities. The in-house training they receive from us enables them to use their experiences as programme participants as a platform to continue forging relationships between the Jewish and Arab communities of Israel and the region through co-existence education and shared-society work.