The Cologne Peace Daycare Center in Jaffa is unique among NA’AMAT facilities in Israel. It was the first daycare center to offer bilingual (Hebrew and Arabic) education and the first to serve a mixed population of students. Of the 67 children currently enrolled in the center approximately half are Jewish, one-quarter are Arabic-Muslim and one-quarter are Arabic-Christian.
NA’AMAT USA has presented Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with its 2016 Golda Meir Humanitarian Award. National Board Officers and members from around the country travelled to Washington, D.C. for the presentation, which took place May 3rd in the Supreme Court’s East Conference Room.
Ivy Liebross, National Vice President of Leadership Development for NA’AMAT USA and past President of the organization’s San Fernando Valley Council, recently discussed the organization’s mission before a group of more than 200 women attending a “Women of Passover” celebration hosted by Valley Beth Shalom’s N’Shama Minyan. The event was held on Saturday, April 16th at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino.
Susan Isaacs, a member of NA’AMAT USA’s San Fernando Valley Council, Eilat Chapter, talked about the organization’s work in behalf of women, children and families in Israel in a recent speech to congregants of Eretz Cultural Center, an Orthodox Persian Temple in Reseda.
An article recently appeared the Jerusalem Post regarding Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich’s statements on sexual harassment. Galia Wolloch, President of NA’AMAT, commented on this issue by saying that “she was shocked to hear Alsheich’s statements.
In honor of NA’AMAT USA’s 90th anniversary, we look back through the archives of our award-winning magazine NA’AMAT WOMAN to share some of the many wonderful stories from the organization’s past.
Mina Shefi is the director of NA’AMAT Israel’s Technological Education Network. She oversees 16 technological high schools located throughout the country—eight of which are in Arab sectors—as well as two residential agricultural high schools in Ayanot and Kanot. More than 3200 students attend NA’AMAT technological high schools. Most are from disadvantaged backgrounds or are new immigrants, and have had trouble succeeding in mainstream high schools.