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NA’AMAT USA is honored to have Mayim Bialik continue to support and speak on behalf of women’s rights!

Mayim Bialik is best known for her portrayal of the young Bette Midler in 1989′s “Beaches” and went on to star in the popular 1990s NBC sitcom “Blossom”.

Mayim is supporting NA’AMAT‘s contribution to serving Israel in improving the status of women, and will be supporting us in a variety of ways!

Bialik holds a BS in Neuroscience and Hebrew & Jewish Studies from UCLA in 2000 and earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2007 also from UCLA.

With two wondeful young children, Mayim is alsoauthor to a new Simon & Schuster book “BEYOND THE SLING” with parenting, lifestyle advice and philosophy released earlier this year.

She regularly appears on CBS’s ‘The Big Bang Theory” as Sheldon’s friend who is not his girlfriend, Amy Farrah Fowler for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

ABOUT NA’AMAT USA
The name “Na’amat” is a Hebrew acronym for Nashim Ovdot Umitnadvot (Movement of Working Women and Volunteers). Inspired by the Founding Women of the State of Israel, we believe that every citizen is entitled to respect and equal opportunity within a just society. Generations of Na’amat women have been making a difference since 1925.

With former ‘pioneer women’ leaders such as Golda Meir,  NA’AMAT is made up of 350,000 members 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 18,000 preschoolers. NA’AMAT’s 20 high schools and 23 multi-purpose centers provide a safe empowering environment for at-risk youth. Last year alone, NA’AMAT provided 184 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’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 me make a difference by joining NA’AMAT:

Be a part of A Voice for Women & Children, A Voice for Israel.

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Mayim Bialik’s website: www.mayimbialik.net

Biography

Mayim Hoya Bialik is best known for her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom, as well as for her portrayal of the young Bette Midler in “Beaches.” She has also appeared in Woody Allen’s “Don’t Drink the Water” and HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Bialik was born to first-generation American teachers and documentary filmmakers and was raised in Los Angeles, attending both public and religious school. Bialik has guest starred on some of the most beloved TV shows of the 1980s and 1990s including MacGyver, The Facts of Life, and Webster. She has appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show, the Arsenio Hall Show, and on Conan O’Brien and Jon Stewart’s early forays into late-night.

Bialik received her B.S. in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish Studies from UCLA in 2000 and earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2007 from UCLA, specializing in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome. She is the celebrity spokesperson for the Holistic Moms Network, a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting holistic and green parenting and living.

Bialik gave birth to a son in 2005, and a second son (born at home, largely unassisted) in 2008. She is a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor and is devoted to a lifestyle of attachment parenting, homeschooling, natural family living, and vegan cooking. Bialik is the co-founder and chair of the youth branch of the Jewish Free Loan Association (Genesis) and enjoys speaking on a variety of topics, including her journey to embracing traditional Jewish values. She studies Jewish texts weekly with two study partners.

Recent appearances include recurring roles on “Secret Life of the American Teenager” and FOX’s “Til Death.” She portrayed 1960′s activist Nancy Kurshan in “Chicago 8,” and she appears regularly on CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” as Sheldon’s friend who is not his girlfriend, Amy Farrah Fowler. Bialik is currently writing a book on holistic parenting, to be released by Simon & Schuster in early 2012.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Mayim Bialik of course who has been a wonderful warm mensch of a person to collaborate with us.
Heather Weiss and Elizabeth Much at www.muchandhousepr.com for all their assistance.
Neil Oakshott, Eclipse for his amazing editing work on round 2!
Daniel Jankovic for capture, editing and video production expertise. We’re going to be great friends! Jankovic Productions | 310.927.5320
Jack “Yochi” Trau for his video editing work!!!!  jakthrpr@gmail.com
Elizabeth Raider, Jeremy Broekman and Aviva Levine for their amazing efforts on behalf of NA’AMAT USA!






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