Mission Statement

NA’AMAT USA is a nonprofit volunteer organization that partners with NA’AMAT Israel to provide vital educational and social services for women, children and families in need, in Israel.

President’s Welcome

Welcome! I am so happy to be able to communicate with all of you through our exciting informational website.  As I begin my term as National President, I look forward to being able to keep you updated as to what’s going on with NA’AMAT USA and NA’AMAT ISRAEL through our website.

NA’AMAT ISRAEL continues to do exciting and innovative programs with our at risk teenagers in our technological high schools to keep them motivated to progress. Our new Women’s Center in Sderot will be a state of the art home for all women’s services with classes on health, nutrition and empowerment. A place for women to grow and blossom intellectually and socially.   And of course our day care centers will continue to be a home away from home for the thousands of children entrusted to our care. A safe place where they will get lots of attention, intellectual stimulation and fun toys to play with.

So visit often to stay abreast of the myriad of things NA’AMAT ISRAEL and NA’AMAT USA are doing.

Please contact me with any questions or comments you have.

Chellie Goldwater Wilensky

Chellie Goldwater Wilensky, President, NA’AMAT USA
Chellie Goldwater Wilensky, President, NA’AMAT USA


National Board 2016-2019

(l to r) Marcia Weiss, Debbie Kohn, Susan Isaacs, Esther Friedberg, Gail Simpson, Chellie Goldwater Wilensky, Ivy Liebross, Susan Brownstein, Jan Gurvitch, Doris Katz, Hilary Botchin, Raena Zucker
National OfficersExecutive Board
PresidentChellie Goldwater Wilensky, Chicago, IL
Co-VP FundraisingJanet Gurvitch - East Windsor, NJ
Co-VP FundraisingSusan Brownstein, Tarzana, CA
VP MembershipGail Simpson - Agoura, CA
VP ProgrammingHilary Botchin, Sherman Oaks, CA
VP AdvocacyMarcia Weiss, Pittsburgh, PA
VP Leadership DevelopmentIvy Liebross, Sherman Oaks, CA
Recording SecretaryLinda Schoenberg, Cleveland Heights, OH
TreasurerDebra Kohn, Delray Beach, FL
PR/PublicitySusan Isaacs, Encino, CA
Major Funds, CirclesHarriet Green, Coral Gables, FL
Area Coordinators
Western AreaEsther Friedberg, Studio City, CA
Midwest AreaSandy Silverglade - Highland Park, IL
Eastern AreaDoris Katz - Bayshore, NY
Southeast AreaRaena Zucker - Delray Beach, FL
National Board Members
Ellen Barshop, Los Angeles, CA
Rhoda Birnbaum, Delray Beach, FL
Naomi Ledersnaider, Deerfield, IL
Barbara Novick, Morton Grove, IL
Lisa Steindel, Pittsburgh, PA
Rebeca Yohai, Sunny Isles, FL
Advisory Committee (Past Nat’l. Presidents)
Elizabeth Raider, Woodland Hills, CA
Harriet Green - Coral Gables, FL
Gloria Elbling Gottlieb - Pittsburgh, PA
Frieda Leemon - Boca Raton, FL
Sylvia Lewis - Beachwood, OH
Edythe Rosenfield - Middleton, CT
Lynn Wax - Morton Grove, IL