Spreading Sunshine with NA’AMAT

Chicago, IL, July 07, 2010 --(PR.com)-- NA’AMAT USA, the International Movement of Zionist Women, will hold its 40th National Convention in Boca Raton, Florida, from Sunday, July 11 to Wednesday, July 14. The theme of the convention will be “Spreading Sunshine with NA’AMAT,” and it will be held at the Marriott Boca Raton at Boca Center.

The convention will be highlighted by a keynote address from Prof. Gabriela Shalev, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, at the opening reception on July 11. Ambassador Shalev is Israel’s first woman appointed to this post. She will be discussing the role that the UN plays in shaping the perception of Israel in the world.

“We are elated to have a pioneering figure such as Ambassador Shalev as this convention’s keynote speaker, and look forward to hearing her thoughts on Israel’s evolving role on the international stage,” said Edythe Rosenfield of Trumbull, Conn., national president of NA’AMAT USA. “We invite members and supporters from around the country to join us at this convention; an important milestone in our organization’s rich history.”

Other notable speakers and panelists scheduled to appear at the convention include Talia Livni, president of NA’AMAT Israel; Rabbi Charles Simon, author of Building a Successful Volunteer Culture: Finding Meaning in Service in the Jewish Community; Masha Lubelsky, executive committee member of the World Zionist Organization; Paul Hirschson, deputy consul general of the Israel Consulate General to Florida and Puerto Rico; Andrew Rosenkranz, Florida regional director of the Anti-Defamation League; and Mark Raider, professor of modern Jewish history at the University of Cincinnati. These and other speakers will address a wide range of issues concerning Israel, Judaism, Zionism, and the status of women.

For more information on ticket and lodging information, visit www.naamat.org or call 212-563-5222.

NA'AMAT USA, Greater Chicago Council
Barbara Novick