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.
- 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.