Vancouver's President's Message

Na’amat Galim, Vancouver’s chapter was established in 1991. As the chapter’s current co-presidents, we are both excited and proud to take the helm in leading another great year.

Our chapter consists of a group of dedicated women, who despite coming from a variety of backgrounds, all share a common passion for supporting the important work that Na’amat provides for women and children in Israel.

Some of our members have been in the chapter for over 20 years while others are new. This diversity helps maintain our understanding of where our organization has come from while also allowing us to take on new ideas and evolve. We are always open to growing our group and welcome new members who are interested in joining.

Our chapter meets monthly, with each member taking a turn to host while others contribute by providing tasty treats. At these meetings we make sure to keep things interesting by ensuring we have a variety of activities. Some of our favourite meetings have included hosting guest speakers who facilitate discussion on topics our members are interested in, a musical evening with a professional songwriter/entertainer as well as a crafts event with one of our own members who is a talented artist.

We also have an annual retreat to Whistler where we relax, eat (amazing) pot-luck meals and brainstorm about the upcoming year’s programming and fundraising events.

Although we are always looking for new and creative ways to raise money for Na’amat, in the community, the women of Galim are recognized for our highly successful annual Purim Hamentashen Bake Sale as well as for our Rosh Hashanah Cakes.

This year we are excited to implement our outreach program which includes providing a  Chanukah  Gift Basket for a needy family ,making and distributing granola bars for those who rely on the Jewish Food Bank. We are also pleased to be  co- sponsoring  a movie at the Jewish Film Festival .

We want to thank all our wonderful members for their dedication to Na’amat and for making Galim the great chapter that it is.

If you are interested in joining, please contact us by sending an email to naamatvancouver@gmail.com  or by calling us (604) 257-5177.

 

Ruth Stewart and Tamar Glaser,

Co-Presidents Na'amat Canada Vancouver

 Ruth Stewart

 Tamar Glaser