Mar. 31, 2014 – Led by Jan Gurvich, Nat’l. Fund-Raising V.P and organized by Ivy Liebross, Natl. Leadership VP, the group visited daycare centers, technological and agricultural high schools, a women’s shelter, Womens’ Rights Center; and also met with high-ranking personalities involved in the daily operation of NA’AMAT facilities in Israel.
Among the highlights was the daycare center in Jaffa, one of the only bilingual kindergartens in the country where Arab and Jewish children live and play in peace, the daycare center in Sderot, where the bomb shelter is a constant necessity, and the Glickman center for treatment and prevention of domestic violence.
The participants sent photos, blogs and a descriptive diary to the NA’AMAT USA Facebook page, where members around the country could follow the group on their daily activities. Shirli Shavit, Director of the NA’AMAT Int’l. Dept., Masha Lubelsky, member of WZO, and Galia Wolloch, President NA’AMAT Israel, played an important part in helping the seminarists understand how the programs work and their impact on Israeli society.
The group included participants from California, NY., and Illinois. NA’AMAT USA works to support its sister organization in Israel, which provides training, educational and social services for women, youth, children and families, and raises the status of women in Israel. In Israel, NA’AMAT covers the entire map with its broad network of services that enhance the quality of life for women, teenagers and children.