Sexual Harassment in Israel

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.

Spotlight: Mina Shefi

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.

Spotlight: Galit Hoffman

Galit Hoffman is the director of The NA’AMAT/Weiner Center for Women’s Health and Education in Karmiel, which provides health care and social services to residents of central Galilee. The first-of-its-kind center was founded in 2000 through a generous grant from the Adele and Maurice Weiner/NA’AMAT Pittsburgh Endowment Fund of the United Jewish Federation Foundation.

Spotlight: Galia Wolloch

For the past several weeks, Israel has been beset by an insidious form of violence. Terrorists, mostly Palestinian youth wielding knives, have carried out random attacks on ordinary people.

The attacks have been centered in Jerusalem, but they have appeared all over the country. This past Tuesday, three Israelis were killed near Jabal Mukaber, an Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem. Police have responded with stepped up security measures.

DCLA Honoree: Rabbi Karen Bender

Rabbi Karen Bender was among the honorees at the 2015 Distinguished Community Leader Award Luncheon, sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Council of NA’AMAT USA. Rabbi Bender is the Skirball Director of Spiritual Life and Campus Rabbi at the Los Angeles Jewish Home.

Here is a portion of her remarks: