OUR STORY & MISSION
Established in 1998, NATAL – the Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War, is an apolitical organization providing multidisciplinary treatment and support to direct and indirect victims of trauma due to terror and war in Israel. Founded by Judith Yovel Recanati, together with the late Dr. Yossi Hadar z”l, NATAL ‘s mission is to lead the way in the field of trauma, and to advance the resiliency of Israeli society through treatment, prevention, public awareness and research. Our services are available across the country and to all Israeli citizens regardless of religion, ethnic background, color, age, gender or socio-economic status. To date, NATAL’s services have touched the lives of nearly 300,000 men, women and children.
Goals of NATAL:
- To serve as a multidisciplinary treatment center for direct and indirect victims of trauma due to the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict and natural disasters in order to improve their quality of life.
- To act in the community to provide trauma prevention, intervention and guidance during times of routine and emergency.
- To serve as a training center in the field of trauma for mental health professionals and to serve in the advancement of knowledge and research.
- To raise awareness of trauma due to terror and war in Israeli society.
NATAL Israel Board of Directors:
Judith Yovel Recanati; Paulette Eitan; Michal Amitai Tahori, Adv.; Avi Attias, Talma Biro Adv.; Yossi Dashti, Dr. Yehuda Melzer, Prof. Kenneth Mann, Yonatan Irroni; Prof. Avraham Freedman; Tal Recanati; Ofer Hodorov; Koby Ben Moshe; Ada Ronen; Shelly Udvin-Aharoni, Adv.
American Friends of NATAL Board of Directors:
The late Walter H. Weiner Honorary President; David Kostman, Chairman; Ariel Recanati, Secretary; Esti Cohen, Treasurer; Darel Manocherian-Benaim PhD; Dr. Ditty Brunn; Linda Frieze; Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk; Toni Young; Ran Eliasaf
UK Friends of NATAL Board of Directors:
Sir Harry Solomon; Alan Jacobs; Geoffrey Jason; Debby Budwig; Dr. Leora Harverd; Dr. Karen Myers; Mr. Eliot Sorene; Lady Edna Turnberg
Swiss Friends of NATAL
Ariella Perles; Ayoob Rawat; Lionel Halperin; Yvette Lawi; Igal Assaraf; Dr. Boaz Barack; Shiran Adiri; Anat Koifman
NATAL is an Israeli registered non-profit organization, no. 58-031-812-9