Elizabeth Raider, National NA’AMAT USA President, has announced that a select group of young and talented members of NA’AMAT USA from around the United States have returned from a 10-day mission to Israel where they inspected and learned about the inner workings of its educational and diverse facilities for the women, youth and children in Israel.
Led by Jan Gurvich, National Fundraising Vice-President and organized by Ivy Liebross, National Leadership Vice-President, the group visited day care centers, multipurpose daycare centers, technological and agricultural high schools, a women’s shelter, and the Women’s Rights Center, and also met with high-ranking personalities involved in the day-to-day operation of NA’AMAT facilities in Israel.
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NA’AMAT was founded 88 years ago as Pioneer Women. Today, we’re still pioneers, providing day care for over 17,000 children in Israel. Founded in 1925, NA’AMAT day care centers are the largest network of day care centers in the country. We have become a world leader in early childhood education. In fact, the Head Start program of the U.S. was modeled after the NA’AMAT centers in Israel. BE A PIONEER of the future and JOIN US in our cause by setting up a DONATION using our NEW Recurring Payment form to help us continue to be at the forefront.
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
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'As 20 technological high schools, 20 multi-purpose centers and 2 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, 5 women's right centers and a domestic violence center, NA'AMATstands 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.
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