NA’AMAT USA joined the American Jewish Archives and the University of Cincinnati, Department of History as co-sponsors of a special reception centering on the life and legacy of the late Golda Meir and to dedicate the papers of the late Phyllis Sutker.
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
Our 41st National Convention, “Rock with NA’AMAT”was jam-packed with exciting speakers, NA’AMAT USA departmental reports, new videos, trips to museums, interactive sessions and gala evening sessions with great entertainment! The 4 days were energizing, informative, interesting and a chance to meet with NA’AMAT USA members from around the country as well as NA’AMAT leaders from Israel, Brazil and Canada. Special thanks to Chellie Goldwater Wilensky, Convention Chair, who truly made all this possible!
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!
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.
In 1928, Golda Meir was elected National Secretary of Moetzet HaPoalot (Working Women’s Council), which required her to spend two years (1932–34) as an emissary in the United States. As one of the early great pioneer of NA’AMAT’s beginnings, we owe great grattitude towards her and other powerful American and Israeli women who helped form…