NEW YORK (Nov. 7)
The adoption of a $750,000 project for the building of 12 new community centers in Israel and the launching of a new concept in the integration of Israel’s newcomers were among the highlights of a four day major policy conference of top Pioneer Women leaders in New York which concluded here yesterday.
The conference was attended by 75 Pioneer Women Larger National Board members and regional chairmen representing 50,000 Pioneer Women throughout the United States. Mrs. Rose Kaufman, national president, said that the 12 new community centers, many of which will be in the new development towns in the Negev and Upper Galilee area, will include facilities for day nurseries, vocational training classes, clubs for women, and general community gatherings.
The Pioneer Women governing body also announced the launching of a program of Child Home Care for Israel’s youngest newcomers. Concerned with the adjustment of the child to his new environment, Pioneer Women through its sister organization in Israel (Moetzet Hapoalot), is sending teams of social workers, nurses, and teachers to newcomers’ homes throughout the country where personal instruction will be given mothers in child hygiene, feeding, and child development. The new program attempts to work through the child, in the most familiar of his surroundings, to advance the integration of the entire family.