Ottawa's President's Message

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We are proud and excited to be the new co-presidents of Na’amat Ottawa. We have both been members for over a decade and feel that together we can help inspire others to join and become more involved.

Ottawa has many hard working and eager women involved in three separate Chapters: Otzma, Aviva and Chana Senesh.

Otzma and Aviva have monthly meetings, while Chana Senesh has several life members whose connections and commitment to Na’amat continue to strengthen our organization.

In September 2014, Na’amat Ottawa organized the Na’amat  Canada Convention, which was highly rated by the attendees, and where our very own Sarah Beutel was installed as National President.

The year 2015 will mark the 65th anniversary of the Ottawa Jewish Telephone Directory, headed by our Council member Judy Field for many years. This annual directory is the major fundraiser for Na’amat Ottawa. This year we are planning a special edition, as well as an event honouring the founding women and major contributors of the directory.

We have many more great events planned for the upcoming year. These include a health and wellness seminar in April and our popular Annual Passover Wine Sale. Other recent programs ranged from a sex therapist and a psychologist speaking on teenage issues, to a Cantor presenting the story of the Jewish influence on Broadway…and much more.

Na’amat Canada also celebrates 90 years of membership and support this year. We are thrilled to be working with such a wonderful group of women in Ottawa and always welcome new members.

Andrea Malek & Danielle Schneiderman
Na’amat Ottawa Council