Facility Director


  • Harel Portnoy 

    • Born: 1967
    • Marital status: Father of four 
    • Education: BA in Sociology, Master of Business Administration
    Graduate of hotel management studies.
    • Work background: After many years of managing a hotel and holding management positions at a large bank, I decided to retrain and start working with the senior population. I was hired at Mishan in early 2016 after managing a number of homes.

My desire to undergo retraining at the beginning of this decade stemmed from a pure ideology and an aspiration to harness my skills and abilities to the benefit of the senior population. I believe that my sense of mission stems from the fact that as a child I spent many hours with my grandparents because my parents were very busy people. It is also possible that there is a kind of closure in my work with the elderly.

Since I took this position, almost every day I have met with one resident or another in their apartments. I want to know all the residents personally, so I also visit our nursing department daily, chat with the residents and their families at length, and make sure to come to our cafeteria every day, which is operated by the residents. Beyond that, once a month I hold an “open conversation” with the residents on each floor separately and every two months, an “open conversation” in a similar format with all the residents of the house at the same time. During these gatherings, I invite those present to propose ideas for improvement and suggestions for efficiency, to raise issues that bother them and to address the matters that concern them, which are related to the facility.

At Mishan Be’er Sheva, I adopt an “open door” policy and residents enter my office without appointments. All this is because, according to my world view, I am here to serve the residents and work for them

The primary advantage of Mishan Be’er Sheva is seen and felt in the family atmosphere created, which encompasses both the residents and the staff who have been working here for a long time. The levels of caring and commitment of the staff are among the highest in the field and to my delight they are reflected in the satisfaction surveys of the tenants. Our center is characterized by extensive cultural and social activities, and by our high level of involvement with various organizations in the community.

I invite each and every one of you to contact us to arrange an introductory meeting, to be impressed by our home, located in a quiet green environment, and to take your first step towards a pleasant, comfortable and richer life.

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