NATAL’s Founder and Executive Director at the 2019 Israeli American Council National Summit!!
NATAL is honored to share that NATAL's Chairperson and Founder, Jude Yovel Recanati, and Executive Director, Orly Gal, took part in the 2019 IAC National Summit this past weekend in Miami! Jude was invited to participate in a very interesting panel discussing the role of philanthropy and elevating minority communities in Israel, including NATAL's special projects in strengthening the resiliency of Israeli minorities. It was an unforgettable and high-profile conference which brought together...
Running In Color 2019
As we approach Thanksgiving, NATAL would like to share what we are especially thankful for - YOU! On Friday we held our 7th annual "Running in Color" event including over 5,000 participants! It would not have been possible without all of your support and contributions. We would like to thank all those who ran, participated, and embraced this colorful event as we raised awareness for terror and war-related trauma in Israel. We would like to share our gratitude for the hundreds of volunteers...
How to Support Children in Times of Stress
Supporting Your Children in Times of Stress In times of adversity and turmoil, stress evokes strong emotions and causes uncertainty in all of us. So what can you do to help children cope? Click on the PDF link below for a downloadable list of tips on how parents, caretakers and educators can help children cope. Supporting Your Children in Times of Stress    
November 2019: NATAL’s Emergency Update
Since the morning of November 12th, 2019, over 250 rockets have been launched into Israel, injuring 39 civilians and putting 5.5 million more in harm's way. Schools were closed across the country, keeping 1 million children at home. [caption id="attachment_5164" align="alignleft" width="515"] People take cover during a rocket warning siren in Sderot, southern Israel November 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)[/caption] For some, the rockets bring trauma that is new and raw. For others, the...
May 2018: NATAL’s response to the emergency in the south
May 2018: NATAL in Emergency Mode [caption id="attachment_4891" align="alignright" width="363"] Rockets being intercepted over Israel. Photo credit: Haaretz[/caption] It's been a complex few weeks at NATAL since the rise in hostilities. Over 700 rockets were launched into civilian populations with devastating results: countless residents of southern Israel were forced to stay home from work, spending most of these days taking shelter with their families. Schools were closed, affecting...
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...