NATAL Spring Newsletter 2019

Welcome, Prof. Rivka Carmi
NATAL's New Public Advisory Committee Chair
L to R:  Micky Haimovitch,  Orly Gal,  Lt. Gen. (Res.) Benny Gantz,  Judith Yovel Recanati, 
and Prof. Rivka Carmi

Earlier this year, we said thank you and farewell to the Chairperson of our Public Advisory Committee, Lt. Gen. (Res.) Benny Gantz and welcomed his successor,
Prof. Rivka Carmi, who until recently served as president of Ben-Gurion University.
Benny Gantz always spoke about the importance of NATAL within the complex reality in which Israelis live and the special connection that led him to join the organization.  Sharing this connection to NATAL's work, we are thrilled to welcome Prof. Carmi and look forward to her leadership and direction at the helm of the Public Advisory Committee. 
Spring Sirens   
Israel's Recent Security Situation

Early one morning, a family in central Israel woke up to the sound of air-raid sirens.  

They ran for shelter, and later returned to find their home destroyed. 

No family should ever have to wake up like this.

NATAL Commemorates 20 Years 
New York & Los Angeles

In March, NATAL commemorated 20 years of service with friends, board members and supporters at events across the US.    Featured guests and performers included Israeli combat veteran, and musician, Gilad Vital, and renowned pianist Ory Shihor. 

Special thank you to our board, host committee and all who came out to join in this memorable milestone, honoring NATAL's 20 years of service! 

First Responder Trainings
New Jersey Firefighters 
"As a first responder, we have hundreds of lessons on how to save lives, but no lessons on how to go on living."
- Robert Seeburger, Battalion Fire Chief,   City of Bayonne Fire Department

In March, professionals from NATAL traveled to New Jersey to complete the 3rd cohort of resiliency trainings with New Jersey First responders. 

NATAL's 2019 Women's Event
The Toll of War

On Sunday, February 24th, NATAL host held its annual Women's Event 
at Avigdor Events Venue in Tel Aviv.  

NATAL's Interns
A Year in Review

What's it like to intern at NATAL's center in Tel Aviv?  

Join NATAL in ensuring a brighter tomorrow, by helping to heal the invisible  wounds of trauma.  Your support helps NATAL to create a more resilient Israel, and resilient communities across the globe. 

Please donate today. 
Thanks to the generosity of NATAL Founder and Chairperson, 
Judith Yovel Recanati, who covers our operating expenses, more of your donations go directly to patient care.