Update from Sderot

Plans for the construction of a new Women’s Health Care Center in Sderot, Israel, funded in part by NA’AMAT USA, are proceeding at a brisk pace. Shirli Shavit, Director of the International Department of NA’AMAT, reports that the new center is expected to be complete by Pesach 2017.

Spotlight: Judy Telman

Judy Telman moved from Skokie, Illinois to Israel 33 years ago. She and her husband, Stewart, were following in the footsteps of three of their adult children, who had previously made aliyah. Although two of those children have since returned to the United States, Judy and Stewart found a rewarding life in the Jewish homeland and currently reside inMevasseret Ziyyon on the outskirts of Jerusalem, where Judy continues her lifelong commitment to social issues and women’s rights as a volunteer for NA’AMAT Israel.

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.

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.

Foreign dignitaries mark Int’l Women’s Day in Israel with tour of NA’AMAT shelters

The day’s activities focused on strengthening the status of women and on cooperation between Jewish and Arab women.

The global community marked International Women’s Day on Saturday. On Thursday, the Government Press Office, the Ambassadors Club of Israel, led by Ambassador Yitzhak Eldan and Na’amat – Movement of Working Women & Volunteers joined in the celebrations with a tour for foreign diplomats and journalists.

“There is a glass ceiling for women today and there are very few who have been able to break it and reach top positions, these women need to support each other whether they are from Israel or abroad,” Galia Wolloch, president of NA’AMAT Israel, told The Jerusalem Post during the tour.


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