Life's Door :: Growth and Healing in the face of Life Threatning Illness

Life's Door Staff

Benjamin W. Corn, M.D.

Executive Chairman & Founder

Dr. Corn earned his Bachelor of Arts and Medical degrees from Boston University where he graduated with honors.  His post-graduate training was completed at the University of Pennsylvania.  As a Professor of Oncology (cancer specialist), Ben became one of the leading lecturers in the scientific community. The author of approximately 200 publications in the medical literature, he... [ More ]

Dvora Corn M.Sc., OTR


"Gratitude. Connecting with a person who truly knows that value of "the moment" is one of the greatest gifts offered in life. My work with those facing illness and loss through LDT has offered me a bounty of these precious treasures. "
Phyllis Dvora Corn, MSc is an Occupational and Family and Marital Therapist specializing in working with patients and families facing life-threatening illness. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Life’s Door-Gisha la'Chaim Tishkofet-Maagan, an NGO that has developed innovative approaches to facing illness and loss and has impacted thousands of patients, families and professionals.... [ More ]

Sarit Oren


Sarit has a master’s degree in educational management, served 10 years in Tzahal in a range of strategic and command positions. Formerly deputy director of “Hakol Chinuch”, an educational nonprofit organization founded by Dov Lautman, z”l.

Michal Manasseh

Deputy Executive Director - Programming

"החיים הם מתנה אשר מעניקים לנו את הזכות, ההזדמנות והאחריות לתת משהו בחזרה... - אנתוני רובינס"
Michal studied English Literature as well as Communications & Journalism atBar-Ilan University. She served as Director of Public Relations for Ramot Shapira Educational Centre, coordinating Fundraising and PR events for the organization and promoting programs that instill Jewish values in Israel's youth. She was also Executive Coordinator for the International Coalition for Missing Israeli Soldiers,... [ More ]

Marina Ferzon

Administrative Manager

Nili Sagui Sachs

Community Relations Coordinator

BA in Business Administration, Certified  Parents’ Coach at the Adler Institute.
Project Manager at Gisha la'Chaim Tishkofet-Maagan.

Margo Helman, MSW

Clinical Director

Clinical social worker, individual, couples and family therapist, group leader and clinical supervisor, specializing in issues related to health, illness and loss. Margo earned her BSW from Hebrew University and her MSW from New York University. She applies principles of mindfulness and self acceptance in her work with people living with anxiety, depression, physical pain and emotional pain. Margo... [ More ]

Dina Hertz

דינה הרץ, ילידת שוויץ, מלווה רוחנית מוסמכת בוגרת תוכנית "מרפא" במכון שכטר ו-CPE בארץ עם זהרה דבידוביץ ובשוויץ  קורס CPE במסגרת הכנסייה, דוברת עברית, גרמנית ואנגלית שותפת וצרפתית... [ More ]

Eli Sharon

Director of Spiritual Care Program

"Human Beings are the secrets of creation and the story is their meaning. "
Eli was born in Magdiel Transit Camp, to a Holocaust surviving couple. Grown-up in the ultra orthodox community and later he joined Bnei-Akiva movement. Studied Economics at Bar-Ilan University Business School. Since 1976 Eli headed a business group with holdings of a travel agency chain, investment company and some other businesses. In 1997 he chaired of The Standards Committee of the Third Sector... [ More ]

Iris Solomon, M.A

Psychotherapist and Spiritual Care Provider

A Couples and Family Therapist and social worker with 18 years of work experience. Deals with Spiritual Care of the terminally ill and treatment with issues of loss and bereavement, leads meditation circles, and empowerment groups.

Sharon August-Dalfen, MsC, OT

Aliza Shapiro, MSW, LISW-S

Clinical Social Worker

Aliza graduated with honors from Columbia College, where she earned a B.A. in psychology. She earned her master’s degree in social work from New York University with a joint concentration in clinical practice and social work research, programs, and policies. Aliza’s social work training focused on child and adolescent mental health. After completing her training, Aliza worked as an outpatient... [ More ]

Havi Erez

Group facilitator

I believe that looking at life from a perspective of growth, impact, simplicity, responsibility, involvement, listening and self-confidence – these are all our own choices!In my groups I provide the tools to help bring us closer to achieving our goals.In Intuitive Painting – We learn to express our feelings intuitively and freely.In Coaching – We acquire practical tools for living a fulfilling... [ More ]

Inna Dobrovolskaya

Pilates group Instructor

Fitness trainer, certified Pilates, Body Shaping and Zumba instructor.
Has extensive experience in personal and group training.

Eddi Bechor

Yoga Group Leader

Yoga instructor with many years of experience working with cancer patients,
Mental and Spiritual Health care giver.

Adie Shaham

Spiritual Caregiver

Spiritual Caregiver to people who are entering the final stage of their life cycle. It is my belief that we are all entitled to leave this world, die, surrounded by loved ones. Ten years of experience with ALS patients and their families. Studied at Israel Center for Mind-Body MedicineCEO Award winner for 2011 Volunteer at Bait Balev, Ra'anana. 
"Gisha la'Chaim Tishkofet-Maagan gave me the ability to say 'I understand you.'"

Help Support Our Patients

"Partners for Life" Retreat for Couples 2011