HELPING WOMEN & FAMILIES IN ISRAEL THRIVE
Jan Gurvitch Installed As President Of NA’AMAT USA
Longtime NA’AMAT member Jan Gurvitch has been installed as the newest President of the National Board of NA’AMAT USA. The ceremony took place at NA’AMAT’s 43rd National Convention when it was convened in Israel this past November. In her acceptance speech, Gurvitch recognized the legacy of the Pioneer Women and NA’AMAT members who came before her. “I am grateful to those women who were trailblazers in their day. They believed in the dignity and equality of all women. They believed in a state where social justice would be the norm and not the exception. And these women took these dreams and ideals and made them realities for generations to come.”
Convention 2019: A Life Changing Experience
December 9, 2019
Guest post by Sharon Sutker McGowan
From visiting the Women’s Health & Empowerment Center in Sderot, near the Gaza border, to touring the Kanot boarding school with its dairy farm and equestrian program, attendees of NA’AMAT USA’s recent convention in Israel saw firsthand how NA’AMAT dramatically changes lives for the better, while also learning about the harsh realities the organization confronts every day.
Vote for Your Voice in Israel!
January 31, 2020
Voting is now open in the 2020 US election for the 38th World Zionist Congress (WZC), the global “parliament of the Jewish people”, continuing the legacy of Theodor Herzl. All American Jews over 18 are eligible to vote for one of 15 slates vying for the US seats at the WZC, representing the broad diversity of our community. The WZC, which meets in October in Jerusalem, makes vital decisions on the leadership, policies and funding priorities of some of Israel’s key National Institutions, impacting Jews worldwide. Spread the word in your community and encourage voting by March 11, 2020 at at ZionistElection.org.
Empowering Women, Children and Families in Israel
NA’AMAT USA is part of a worldwide women’s movement working to enhance the quality of life for women, children and families in Israel. NA’AMAT provides vital educational and social service programs for the people in Israel and advocates for gender equality, child welfare and women’s rights.