Once rundown and neglected, the ancient port city has been getting a makeover. How does this affect the mixed population of Jews and Arabs?
Photos of summer activities of the children in Te’ena day care center in Be’er Sheva.
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.
US delegates meet Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, attend groundbreaking for a new day care center.
Leaders of NA’AMAT USA joined representatives of the organization from Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium, Argentina, Uruguay and Israel last week for the first NA’AMAT International Solidarity Conference in Israel. The delegation, led by national president Elizabeth Raider, were special guests of the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin during the conference’s opening session on February 10. Raider addressed the group on behalf of NA’AMAT USA.
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.
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.
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.
NA'AMAT debuted a unique campaign geared towards fathers to become more equal partners and take responsibility through joint parenting.
Foreign dignitaries tour the NA’AMAT Glickman Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Violence in the Family in Tel Aviv on Thursday Photo: GPO