NA’AMAT Midwest recently hosted a fundraising event in Chicago. Participants played a creative variant of bingo, called “HamBINGO” with the proceeds benefiting the construction of a new women’s health center in Sderot, Israel. A good time was had by all!
The Annual NA’AMAT Scholarship Ceremony took place last Monday with the participation of Galia Wolloch, President NA’AMAT Israel, Masha Lubelsky, President NA’AMAT Scholarship Fund, Prof. Hanna Naveh from Tel Aviv University, Head of the committee for research grants in gender studies, and Prof. Shosh Arad, President Ruppin Academic Center, Head of the committee for research grants in Science.
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.
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.
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: