Spotlight: Galit Hoffman

A Center of hope for the women of Galilee

Galit Hoffman is the director of The NA’AMAT/Weiner Center for Women’s Health and Education in Karmiel, which provides health care and social services to residents of central Galilee. The first-of-its-kind center was founded in 2000 through a generous grant from the Adele and Maurice Weiner/NA’AMAT Pittsburgh Endowment Fund of the United Jewish Federation Foundation.

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In the years since, it has broadened its outreach and mission, and now offers lectures and workshops on childbirth, eating disorders, osteoporosis, family planning and other health care issues. It also hosts classes in exercise, nutrition and personal empowerment. Much of the credit for that is due to Edith Abud, Chairperson NA’AMAT Karmiel, and Miriam Mansur, Director of the Community Center, for their leadership, devotion and hard work.

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NA’AMAT Dedicates Daycare Center to Memory of Alice Howard

NA’AMAT has opened a new daycare center in Be’er Sheva dedicated to the memory of Alice Howard, past National President of NA’AMAT USA. The all-new facility, which has a capacity of 80 children from infants to age four, was built from funds donated by Howard’s family, friends, associates and sister members of NA’AMAT USA.

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Alice Howard, who passed away in 2012, served as National President of NA’AMAT USA from 2004 to 2007. “Alice was an inspiring leader with a life-long devotion to Israel, Zionism, women’s rights and children,” says current NA’AMAT USA President Elizabeth Raider. “The beautiful, new daycare center in Be’er Sheva is a fitting tribute to her generous spirit and tireless work on behalf of NA’AMAT.”

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NA’AMAT WOMAN

Fall 2015
“Na’Amat in My Life”
“Jewish Feminists: What Are We Talking About Now?”

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Spotlight: Galia Wolloch

Refusing to Give in to Fear

For the past several weeks, Israel has been beset by an insidious form of violence. Terrorists, mostly Palestinian youth wielding knives, have carried out random attacks on ordinary people.

The attacks have been centered in Jerusalem, but they have appeared all over the country. This past Tuesday, three Israelis were killed near Jabal Mukaber, an Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem. Police have responded with stepped up security measures.

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Spotlight: Galit Hoffman

A Center of hope for the women of Galilee

Galit Hoffman is the director of The NA’AMAT/Weiner Center for Women’s Health and Education in Karmiel, which provides health care and social services to residents of central Galilee. The first-of-its-kind center was founded in 2000 through a generous grant from the Adele and Maurice Weiner/NA’AMAT Pittsburgh Endowment Fund of the United Jewish Federation Foundation.

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In the years since, it has broadened its outreach and mission, and now offers lectures and workshops on childbirth, eating disorders, osteoporosis, family planning and other health care issues. It also hosts classes in exercise, nutrition and personal empowerment. Much of the credit for that is due to Edith Abud, Chairperson NA’AMAT Karmiel, and Miriam Mansur, Director of the Community Center, for their leadership, devotion and hard work.

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NA’AMAT Dedicates Daycare Center to Memory of Alice Howard

NA’AMAT has opened a new daycare center in Be’er Sheva dedicated to the memory of Alice Howard, past National President of NA’AMAT USA. The all-new facility, which has a capacity of 80 children from infants to age four, was built from funds donated by Howard’s family, friends, associates and sister members of NA’AMAT USA.

AliceHoward

Alice Howard, who passed away in 2012, served as National President of NA’AMAT USA from 2004 to 2007. “Alice was an inspiring leader with a life-long devotion to Israel, Zionism, women’s rights and children,” says current NA’AMAT USA President Elizabeth Raider. “The beautiful, new daycare center in Be’er Sheva is a fitting tribute to her generous spirit and tireless work on behalf of NA’AMAT.”

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NA’AMAT WOMAN

Fall 2015
“Na’Amat in My Life”
“Jewish Feminists: What Are We Talking About Now?”

Click here to read!
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News from Israel: Status of Caregivers at NA’AMAT Day Care Centers

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Dear Haverot,

NA’AMAT is planning a campaign and a public struggle to improve the status and employment terms of the caregivers (Metaplot) in our day care centers.

The salaries of the caregivers are fixed by the government ministry. Most of them earn minimum wage.

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DCLA Honoree: Rabbi Karen Bender

Rabbi Karen Bender was among the honorees at the 2015 Distinguished Community Leader Award Luncheon, sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Council of NA’AMAT USA. Rabbi Bender is the Skirball Director of Spiritual Life and Campus Rabbi at the Los Angeles Jewish Home.

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Here is a portion of her remarks:
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NA’AMAT Awards University Scholarships to Women Studying Science, Technology

Program supported by NA’AMAT USA and NA’AMAT Canada provides more than $100,000 in scholarship and grants annually to female students in Israel.
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SCHOLARSHIPSNearly 200 female students received university scholarships to study engineering, science, medicine and other fields at the annual NA’AMAT Scholarship Ceremony held last week in Israel. Sponsored by NA’AMAT USA and NA’AMAT Canada, the program helps women of merit from every level of Israeli society complete their degrees. Scholarships are designed to help them escape poverty, attain promising careers and become contributing members of Israeli society.
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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.

Visit www.naamat.org or call Toll Free at (844) 777-5222.


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