Israel U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon to give Keynote Address
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.—NA’AMAT USA will commemorate 90 years as an organization at its 90th Anniversary Gala Celebration, July 29-31, in Las Vegas. In cooperation with NA’AMAT Israel, they provide a vast network of educational and social services for women, children and families in Israel. Members from around the country will gather to honor outgoing officers and install the historic, nonprofit organization’s new National Board, take part in meetings and workshops, listen to inspiring speakers, and celebrate nine decades of achievement and the prospects for a bright future.
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, the Honorable Danny Danon, will give the Keynote Address on Friday night and Prof. Shula Reinharz, Founder and Director of Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center, will be a keynote speaker on Saturday afternoon. Other speakers will include Judy Telman, representing NA’AMAT Israel; Linda Meisel, Executive Director of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County; and Dr. Nick Spirtos, Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the Women’s Cancer Center of Las Vegas.
“Our mission is as important today as it was in 1925,” said outgoing President Elizabeth Raider. “In cooperation with our sister organization, NA’AMAT Israel, we continue to expand our programs in Israel in response to the ever-changing needs of Israeli society. We come to Las Vegas with pride for the tremendous progress we’ve made, and resolute in the knowledge that our work is not done. Our organization remains strong and will continue to grow and prosper under our new leadership.”
NA’AMAT USA’s new National Board will be installed at the Gala’s climactic event on Sunday, July 31st. A new President, Chellie Goldwater Wilensky of Chicago will be installed as well as Vice Presidents and other officers. All officers will serve three-year terms.