NA'AMAT USA TO HOLD 41ST NATIONAL CONVENTION JULY 21-24,2013 IN CLEVELAND, OHIO

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NA'AMAT USA TO HOLD 41ST NATIONAL CONVENTION JULY 21-24,2013 IN CLEVELAND, OHIO

Time: July 21, 2013 to July 24, 2013
Location: Western Area NA'AMAT USA
Street: 16161 Ventura Blvd. #101
City/Town: Encino, CA. 91436
Website or Map: http://naamat.org
Phone: (818)981-1298
Event Type: national, convention
Organized By: Chellie Goldwater Wilensky
Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2013

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NA'AMAT USA, a member of the movement of Zionist women, will hold its National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio from July 21-24, 2013.  "Rock with NA'AMAT" is the theme of the triennual national convention to be held at the Hilton cleveland East in Beachwood, Ohio.

Convention attendees will be briefed about the latest developments in Israel from NA'AMAT's new President, Galia Wolloch and Shirli Shavit, Director of NA'AMAT Israel's International Department.  Participants will also hear from national and international keynote speakers, participate in small break-out sessions, and elect national NA'AMAT officers and board members.  Elizabeth Raider, Woodland Hills, CA. presently serves as National President, NA'AMAT USA.

Chellie Goldwater Wilensky of Chicago, Illinois is national chairperson of the convention, while Gail Simpson of Agoura, CA. and Marcia Weiss of Pittsburgh, Pa. are national program co-chairpersons.  Greater Cleveland resident Robin Lieberman is the local convention chair.

"Our convention will further the valuable work of NA'AMAT USA. I am looking forward to hearing from Galia Wolloch, NA'AMAT's new president, who will give a first-hand account about the strength of NA'AMAT and its agenda to improve women's rights and equality," said Chellie Goldwater Wilensky of Chicago, Illinois.

"We are delighted to host the convention in Greater Cleveland, one of the country's strongest Jewish communities," stated Dr. Linda Schoenberg, co-president of Cleveland Council, NA'AMAT USA.  "Rock with NA'AMAT" will bring passionate participants from the area and throught the country to support our worthy cause of iproving the lives of women, children and families in Israel."

NA'AMAT USA has been enhancing and improving the lives of women, children and families in Israel for more than 87 years. Its name, NA'AMAT is the hebrew acronym for "Movement of  Working Women and Volunteers."  Originally named Pioneer Women, NA'AMAT USA was founded as a sister movement to NA'AMAT Israel.  The local offices are located in Encino, CA. at 16161 Ventura Blvd. #101, phone number (818) 981-1298.Hilary Botchin, Sherman Oaks, CA. is Western Area Coordinator.

NA'AMAT is comprised of 350,000 members worldwide, with branches in the United States, Israel and nine other countries.  Together with NA'AMAT Israel, NA'AMAT USA provides affordable daycare to nearly 18,000 preschool children, reaches at-risk yuththrough their 20 vocational high schools and 23 multipurpose centers, provides scholarships for women seeking college and higher education degrees, and operates five women's right centers, and a domestic vioence center.  NA'AMAT stands out as the leading advocate for women by providing core social services, including legal counseling, education, child care and health care.

The national office is located at 505 Eighth Ave., Suite 2302, New York, NY. 10018. For more information on NA'AMAT USA, OR FOR CONVENTION LODGING PACKAGES, VISIT WWW.NAAMAT.ORG, call (212)563-5222, or email susan@naamat.org.

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