Spotlight: Shirli Shavit (Part 1)

A passion for women and Israel



Shirli Shavit is the Director of the International Department of NA’AMAT, a position she has held for 17 years. As such, she serves as the lynchpin connecting NA’AMAT Israel with its sister organizations around the world.

ShirliPlusOneHere in the first part of a two-part interview, Shirli describes her career with the organization and the work that it is doing in Israel. She also discusses the Scholarship Fund, which was initiated 40 years ago by NA’AMAT USA and has since benefitted thousands of young Israeli women.
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NA’AMAT WOMAN

Spring 2015
“On the Road with NA’AMAT”
“French Jews: Is it time to come home?”

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Spotlight: Nadera Tannous

Helping Girls in Nazareth
Build Better Lives



Nadera Tannous is the director of the NA’AMAT Technological School, a high school in Nazareth that helps Israeli Arab girls, who have previously struggled in school, become empowered and contributing members of society. The school prepares girls for college and also provides vocational training in a variety of careers.

NaderaIt has helped many girls, who might otherwise have been consigned to lives of poverty, to complete their education and to become independent. The school occupies a beautiful, multi-million dollar facility that was built in 2012 through a unique partnership between NA’AMAT USA, the Irwin Green family and Israel’s Ministry of Education. (more…)





 

NA'AMAT opens new day care center!

On September 1st, NA’AMAT expanded its Day Care Centers with its NEW Ramleh center opening with three state-of-the-art classrooms and 77 wonderful children! We wish them much success! See PHOTO GALLERY. Click “continue reading”! (more…)





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Spotlight: Shirli Shavit (Part 1)

A passion for women and Israel



Shirli Shavit is the Director of the International Department of NA’AMAT, a position she has held for 17 years. As such, she serves as the lynchpin connecting NA’AMAT Israel with its sister organizations around the world.

ShirliPlusOneHere in the first part of a two-part interview, Shirli describes her career with the organization and the work that it is doing in Israel. She also discusses the Scholarship Fund, which was initiated 40 years ago by NA’AMAT USA and has since benefitted thousands of young Israeli women.
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NA’AMAT WOMAN

Spring 2015
“On the Road with NA’AMAT”
“French Jews: Is it time to come home?”

Read it here!
NAAMAT_WOMAN_SPRING_2015





Spotlight: Nadera Tannous

Helping Girls in Nazareth
Build Better Lives



Nadera Tannous is the director of the NA’AMAT Technological School, a high school in Nazareth that helps Israeli Arab girls, who have previously struggled in school, become empowered and contributing members of society. The school prepares girls for college and also provides vocational training in a variety of careers.

NaderaIt has helped many girls, who might otherwise have been consigned to lives of poverty, to complete their education and to become independent. The school occupies a beautiful, multi-million dollar facility that was built in 2012 through a unique partnership between NA’AMAT USA, the Irwin Green family and Israel’s Ministry of Education. Continue Reading





Taking Action

Marcia J. Weiss encourages NA’AMAT USA members to use their voice to promote social change.

MarciaWeissIn the current issue of NA’AMAT WOMAN, Marcia J. Weiss, J.D., NA’AMAT USA’s vice president of program and education, writes about the issue of campus sexual assault. She cites some alarming statistics: nearly 1 in 5 women are victims of sexual assault during their college years, yet less than 5 percent of rapes and attempted rapes are reported either to college authorities or law enforcement.
Rape on campus is not a new problem, but it has recently been gaining more attention because courageous young women are increasingly speaking out. “In my day, you didn’t do anything like that,” says Weiss. “No one talked about it.” Continue Reading





Undercover NA’AMAT

Galia Wolloch is overwhelmed by the hard work and dedication of the organization’s employees in an appearance on the popular reality series.

galia2Israeli television viewers got to meet some of the everyday superstars who keep NA’AMAT’s school and day care programs running through a recent episode of the reality show Undercover Boss featuring NA’AMAT president Galia Wolloch.
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Spotlight: Hagit Pe’er

Caring for Women and Children in the Negev

Hagit Pe’er is the chairperson of NA’AMAT in the Negev Region. She oversees 14 day care centers, two targeting at-risk youth, as well as a women’s rights center that provides legal counseling and other services to more than 1,300 women and families each year.

HagitPeerPe’er joined NA’AMAT in 2011. Previously, she was a product specialist with a telecommunications company with expertise in security services. In her current role, she applies her technical and managerial skills to the challenges of caring for and educating young children, and helping women overcome poverty, workplace and family issues. Continue Reading





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For nearly 90 years, NA’AMAT USA, International Movement of Zionist Women,
has had one mission: to support the women and children of Israel through its sister organization in Israel. With former pioneer women leaders such as Golda Meir, NA’AMAT is made up of 350,000 members with local clubs worldwide advocating for the advancement of women’s status and providing vital social services. Through its 233 day care centers, NA’AMAT provides affordable day care to nearly 17,000 preschoolers. NA’AMAT’s 20 technological high schools, 20 multi-purpose centers and two youth villages, we provide a safe empowering environment for at-risk youth. Last year alone, NA’AMAT provided 165 scholarships for women seeking college and higher education degrees. Couple that with a 24-hour hotline, five women’s right centers and a domestic violence center, NA’AMAT stands out as the leading advocate for women and single most important provider of core social services - legal counseling, education, child care, health and much more. We are proud of the work NA’AMAT does.

Help make a difference by joining NA’AMAT:
Be a part of A Voice for Women & Children, A Voice for Israel.

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