The Abba Project (“abba” means “father” in Hebrew) is an initiative at the Na’amat Canada Glickman Centre for Family Violence Prevention, in Tel Aviv. It was established in 2020 due to a growing need to create discourse and provide unique responses for fathers struggling with the challenges of raising their children.
It constitutes an inclusive “safe space” that responds to these fathers. Strategies include personal counselling, group sessions and spousal meetings. Sessions are also available on Zoom, while maintaining discretion and affordability. In addition, lectures and workshops are offered on subjects of parenting and fatherhood.
Examples of programming include:
· Transition to fatherhood
· Balancing work and family
· Fathers coping with divorce
· Fathers coping with loss
· Father-and-child activity workshops
· Fathers in single-parent families
The need for these services has increased dramatically during the pandemic due to intensifying family pressures, which has led to an uptick in the incidence of domestic violence.
Na’amat Canada is raising money to fund this project as part of our capital campaign for the next three years.
Na'amat Canada Father's Day Tributes
On Father’s Day in Canada, we honour the special men in our lives: fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, sons-in-law, grandfathers, uncles, nephews, cousins and friends. We also remember fondly those special men that we have lost.
During the pandemic, the traditional brunches and BBQ’s are not possible, and conventional gifts for men have lost their appeal.
We suggest a meaningful gift or remembrance: a donation to the Abba Project will make a difference to the lives of families in Israel!
We will send your personalized Father’s Day tribute messages to the special men you choose to honour, via email on Sunday, June 20, 2021.
We will include the names of your honorees on our Na’amat Canada virtual Father’s Day Tribute Wall. No amounts will be posted. This will go live on Sunday, June 20, 2021.