Gali is an attorney living in Israel who heads NA’AMAT’s Legislative Department. After earning her law degree from Tel Aviv University, Gali lived and worked in the United States for several years before returning to Israel in 2001 to assume her current role. She spoke with NA’AMAT USA about her work for the organization, the status of women in Israel and her hopes for the future.
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The National Membership Committee is thrilled to announce a special “Gift A Membership” drive for Hanukkah. Light a candle for NAAMAT USA this year by giving the gift(s) of membership to a friend or family member. Print and complete the gift form below (right click on the form to print), and return it to the National Office. We will send the recipient a personalized acknowledgement card letting them know of their Hanukkah gift.
NA’AMAT is an international movement with over 300,000 members in 9 countries. NA’AMAT is the single most important provider of core social services in Israel. Each day NA’AMAT provides affordable day care to more than 17,000 children, grants scholarships to women seeking higher education, supports legal aid bureaus, domestic violence counseling and shelters for battered women, and so much more!
The Zionist women’s organization NA’AMAT USA, the sister movement of Na’amat Israel, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for women, children, and families in Israel, the U.S., and around the world. Founded in 1925, NA’AMAT USA (originally named Pioneer Women) has a rich and storied history. Over the course of many decades, it has been instrumental in helping to create, build, and sustain the State of Israel.
Members of NA’AMAT USA recently gathered at a home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. to hear a presentation by Shirli Shavit, Director of the International Department of NA’AMAT Israel, on the organization’s work to protect its Day Care centers in Israel during this time of conflict.
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Shirli Shavit thanks NA’AMAT USA members for emergency funding to safeguard children and families from violence.
Shirli Shavit, Director of the International Department of NA’AMAT Israel, said that the organization is acting swiftly to secure day care centers and assist children and families traumatized by violence during the current crisis in Israel—but that more needs to be done. Shavit’s remarks came during a special gathering of NA’AMAT USA members at a private home in Sherman Oaks. The event was chaired by NA’AMAT Western Area Coordinator Hilary Botchin.
The challenges of daily life in Israel during the present situation of waiting for the next siren, running for a safe place when rockets begin to fall and trying to keep your family safe, have become an all-too-familiar part of the daily routine for many Israelis..
The following letter and photos are from an e-mail I received today from Shirli Shavit, Director, NA’AMAT International Department in Israel.
Operation Protective Edge
Despite the recent hope that there might be a cease-fire, rockets have continued to rain down in southern Israel and as well as in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. The first Israeli civilian casualty was announced July 15. NA’AMAT Israel has been systematically checking on our 233 Day Care Centers, located all over Israel, to determine the extent of the need to reinforce our facilities and safeguard our children and caregivers.
Newly relocated National Office in Los Angeles NA’AMAT USA held the grand opening of its new national office and headquarters on Thursday, June 12, 2014 with an outpouring of support and visitors. A Certificate of Congressional Recognition was presented to NA’AMAT National President Liz Raider by Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield (3rd District) and…