Standing with Pittsburgh
Earlier this week NATAL Chair Ms. Judith Recanati and Director General Ms. Orly Gal wrote to the community in Pittsburgh Here is an excerpt from their letter Dear President Finkelstein, Mr. Orsini and everyone at the Pittsburgh Federation, "....On behalf of NATAL, please allow me to take this opportunity to express our deepest condolences for the tragedy that has befallen your community. We have been following the news out of Pittsburgh this weekend… needless to say, we are shocked and...
Standing Together with Pittsburgh
Dear Friends, Our hearts are broken for our friends in Pittsburgh. Together, we grieve with the families of the victims, the community members who are left to pick up the pieces, and the Jewish community and nation. As we all struggle to understand this senseless act of violence, our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with the victims, their families and all those affected by the horrifying shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. May the memories of those lost be for a...
Helpling to Heal a Nation’s Trauma
Follow the link to an interview with Judith Yovel Recanati published in the Lesley College Magazine about the establishment of NATAL. https://lesley.edu/stories/judith-yovel-recanati  
Marking 20 years of NATAL with President Reuvin Rivlin
2018 is a special year for NATAL as it marks the organization's 20th year of operation since first opening its doors in 1998.  When NATAL was founded, it included only the Helpline and Clinical Unit. Since that time it has grown exponentially in response to demand, serving the entire country through a range of trauma treatment and prevention services. In recognition of NATAL's contribution to Israeli society, a special ceremony was held at the residence of the Israel President, Reuvin Rivlin...
Press Release: New joint study published by the University of Haifa and NATAL
17 April 2018 Iyar 2‏‎, 5778 Innovative study provides the first real-time profile of trauma symptoms during protracted warfare An innovative study, conducted by the University of Haifa and NATAL – Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center, has provided the first real-time profile of trauma symptoms experienced by citizens on the front line during protracted warfare. The study, which was conducted during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, found that people who reported having a startle...
Finding Healing in the Aftermath of Tragedy – A Note from Parkland, Florida
Finding Healing in the Aftermath of Tragedy A Note from Parkland, Florida From NATAL Psychologist, Yotam Dagan March 2018 When crisis arises, whether due to natural or manmade disasters, NATAL professionals are often called upon to provide immediate assistance and early intervention techniques to those in the epicenter of trauma, often traveling as part of a delegation of experts with the Israeli Trauma Coalition.  In the immediate aftermath of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman...
Volunteering at NATAL – the story of Tamar
Every year NATAL is proud to take on a few volunteers who decide to spend their time in Israel learning about the organization and its mission. Read about Tamar's experience below.    "This summer I had the privilege to come to Israel on an internship program and vied specifically for the chance to work at NATAL. The experience exceeded all expectation, as I gained work experience and created friendships in the heart of Tel Aviv. Throughout my internship I was encouraged to take...
Running in Color 2017 Announced!!!
NATAL is excited to announce that this year's Running in Color event will be taking place on November 17th, 2017!! Every year NATAL is joined by thousands of people who come together in support of raising awareness of trauma due to terror and war in Israel and you are invited to join! This is only a save-the-date notification - registration will open in the fall in the months leading up to the event. So make sure to mark it in your calendars and to stay tuned for further updates! To...
NATAL awarded Midot Seal of Effectiveness in Social Activism!
NATAL is honored to have been selected to receive the Midot Seal of Effectiveness for Social Activism award for 2017!  [caption id="attachment_3151" align="alignright" width="559"] NATAL's Executive Director, Orly Gal, standing with other NATAL staff upon accepting the award.[/caption] Midot, which works to promote effectiveness among social investors and NGOs in Israel. At the ceremony the selection committee said the following of NATAL: "The public committee for the selection of...