NA'AMAT USA is a vibrant organization working to better the lives of women, children and families in Israel. Last summer I visited the day care center at Technion University in Haifa and the children greeted me in song and gave me a beautiful book filled with their art work. What a beautiful, perfect day !!!!
THis is a hard working volunteer organization who partners with NA AMAT Israel to provide over 260 daycare centers, women's shelters, technological schools, agricultural schools, giving grants for higher education and providing social services.
This is a dedicated group of women. There are over 8000 members in the United States. This is an international organization. They help so many families in need. Go to naamat.org to read more. The work accomplished is very impressive.
NA'AMAT USA helps me stay connected with Israel and the wonderful work NA'AMAT ISRAEL does. The money we raise helps to support the quality day care centers, technological high schools and women's services NA'AMAT ISRAEL provides.
I am second generation Na'amat. My mom-a survivor of Nazi Germany-joined when we moved to Levittown in 1956, so i was very familiar with the organization from a very young age. In 1974 I went to Israel and was privileged to visit a Na'amat (then called Pioneer Women-which provided some fun anecdotes by people guessing at our work) day care center in Ma'alot for new immigrants housed on the border. These immigrants had little but Na'amat was there to help them care for their children as they tried to navigate their way in a new land, What impresses me the most and makes me proud to be a member is the work that we support. Women and children's social issues, challenges, education and many other needs are causes that need to be constantly addressed and supported. Our ecumenical outreach is also core to my support-we spend the $$$ on the facilities and their workers to help ALL who need it-Jewish, Muslim, Christian. We do not spend a lot on PR, so I am happy to 'spread the word'. If you check the cover of the Na'amat magazine of November 1983-you'll see me with my then infant daughter at the convention in Baltimore! She is a member now, too!