San Fernando Valley Council
NA'AMAT USA
( Formally Pioneer Women )

Who we are

NA’AMAT, Hebrew acronym for “Movement of Working Women and Volunteers,” is an "organization" and a "movement" striving to enhance the quality of life for women, children and families in Israel, the U.S. and around the world. Originally named Pioneer Women, it was founded as a sister movement to NA’AMAT¬†Israel.

    PURPOSE
  • To help NA'AMAT, its sister organization in israel, provide training, educational and social services for women, youth, children and families.
  • To raise the status of women in Israel and in the United States.
  • To aid in the absorption of new immigrants to Israel.
    SERVICES TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN ISRAEL
  • Provides day care for over 25,000 in various centers throughout Israel.
  • Operates community centers offering a full range of educational, cultural and social activities for every age group.
  • Organizes and conducts counseling programs for adolescents and their families.
    STATUS OF WOMEN
  • Provides legal aid for women.
  • Maintains centers for the prevention and treatment of violence in the family.
  • Maintains a shelter for battered women in cooperation with the Municipality of Tel Aviv.
  • Support system for single parent families.
    AGRICULTURAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING
  • Operates agricultural boarding high schools.
  • Maintains vocational and technological high schools for youth.
  • Provides a broad network of vocational programs for women and young people.
  • Awards hundreds of scholarships annually for academic and vocational training.
    IN THE UNITED STATES
  • Advocates legislations and participation in hearings and coalitions in the areas of women's rights, child welfare, constitutional issues, civil rights, housing and employment.
  • Supports Jewish education, Jewish youth activities and Habonin Dror (the Labor Zionist Youth Movement).
  • Supports the programs and projects of the Jewish National Fund.
  • Member of World Labor Zionist Movement, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, World Jewish Congress, American Zionist Movement, and Religious Coalition on Abortion Rights.
  • Sponsor and convener of the National Summit Meeting on domestic violence for Major American Jewish Women's Organizations.

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