Na’Amat USA Delegates Return From Convention In Israel

Delegates from the Palm Beach Council and the southeast area included (L-R) Deb Kohn, Raena Zucker, Rhoda Birnbaum, Joyce Schildkraut, Doris Katz, Frances Roth, Jayne Rosenbloom and Gloria Stein. Not shown: Rita Sherman.

It was an exciting and educational trip for Southeast Area Na’Amat USA delegates to the national convention in Israel, Nov. 4 through Nov. 11, when 10 delegates from the Palm Beach Council traveled together to see facilities sponsored by the organization.

Some of the highlights of the trip were the visit to the Glickman Center, a Na’Amat shelter for battered women and their children; touring the Negev and seeing facilities in Sderot; the Kanot agricultural high school; visiting HaShalom daycare center; Kabbalat Shabbat at the Kotel (Western Wall); a visit to the Knesset and Supreme Court; and meeting with dignitaries.

Na’Amat USA transmitted $933,050 to Israel in the last fiscal year. Much of the money is specified for particular programs, such as daycare center funds, domestic violence campaigns, prevention programs for women and teens, professional scholarships, youth villages, technical villages and technological high schools including Tech4Teens, as well as women’s health and empowerment.