NA’AMAT USA to Send Delegation to International Conference in Israel

US delegates will be honored as guests of Israel’s president at opening session and later attend groundbreaking ceremonies for a new day care center.

NA’AMAT USA will send a delegation of more than 30 members to the annual NA’AMAT International Conference scheduled for February 10-16 in Israel. The delegation will be led by national president Elizabeth Raider and will include national officers and representatives from chapters across the United States. The NA’AMAT USA delegation will be honored as special guests of the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, during the conference’s opening session on February 10. Raider will address the group on behalf of NA’AMAT USA and 8 sister countries.

An Interview with NA’AMAT Israel Attorney Gali Etzion

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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LIGHT A CANDLE FOR MEMBERSHIP

SHARE THE JOY OF MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE

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.

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NA’AMAT USA IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW CHAPTER IN SARASOTA FLORIDA!

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!

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NA’AMAT USA Research Fellowship Program

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.

Watch Shirli Shavit

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.

Click “Continue Reading” to watch a video of Shirli’s talk.

NA’AMAT Leader Describes Efforts to Protect Day Care Centers during “Operation Protective Edge”

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.

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Operation Protective Edge

Dear Friends,

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.

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Urgent Update from NAAMAT 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.