NA’AMAT Int’l welcomes new president Galia Wolloch

On July 12, 2012, at the Twentieth NA’AMAT Convention in Israel, Galia Wolloch was proudly installed  as the  new President of NA’AMAT Israel and President of the World Movement for NA’AMAT (NA’AMAT International). Kicking off a five-year term, the evening was festive beginning for all who attended and was blessed with the presence and participation of the President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres. Please read below her warm acceptance speech!

Dear Chaverot,

To be the President of Na’amat, the largest women movement in Israel, is an important and challenging role, and I intend to serve with confidence and faithfulness.

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NA’AMAT supports Israel’s search for peace with its Arab Neighbors

NA’AMAT’s partnership with Arab women goes back to 1954, when the movement started providing sewing, cooking and Hebrew language classes in Arab villages. Over the decades, NA‘AMAT has built bridges of understanding and support between Jewish and Arab Israeli women. Today, NA‘AMAT is more involved in promoting the Israeli Arab woman’s quality of life than…

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NA’AMAT runs 233 day care centers; up to 18,000 children!

NA’AMAT views the day care center as a child’s second home. A warm, family atmosphere can be found in each of the 233 centers throughout Israel, the largest network of day care centers in the country. Our centers can accommodate up to 18,000 children ranging in age from infant to 4 years old. Recognizing the…

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First Lady of the US Eleanor Roosevelt, supporter of NA’AMAT

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at one of NA’AMAT’s conventions in the 1930s. Following Franklin D. Roosevelt’s strong support, Eleanor continued in her role as First Lady of the United States. In an era when few women had careers, she was the first to hold weekly press conferences and started writing a widely syndicated newspaper column,…