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.
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.
NA’AMAT USA’s Gala Celebration in Las Vegas was a huge success. It was a weekend of fun and inspiring speakers, a chance to reconnect with old friends, and a great opportunity to celebrate 90 years of supporting women, children and families in Israel. We are very grateful to those whose hard work made it possible, and for all those wonderful members and friends who took time from their busy lives to attend.
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.
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.
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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.