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.
NA’AMAT Pittsburgh: One Year After the Massacre
October 25, 2019
On Saturday October 27, 2018, Shabbat morning services were getting underway by the three congregations that gather at The Tree of Life building in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At 9:55 AM, congregants of Tree of Life, Dor Hadash and New Light Congregations were senselessly massacred by an antisemitic white nationalist gunman who walked into their spiritual home and opened fire. When he was captured and arrested an hour and twenty minutes later, he left eleven people dead and six others injured and scars that will last a lifetime for the Pittsburgh community. It was the deadliest attack on a Jewish community in US history.
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.