Listen to Huda share her inspiring story of founding the non-profit Association for the Improvement of Women’s Status, Lakia, on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m., via Zoom. The association is the first recognized Bedouin women’s organization in the Negev, Israel.  According to the Joint Distribution Committee, in this current crisis in the Middle East, there has been an outpouring of unity and mutual support between the Jewish and Arab Israelis.

The Dec. 3 event is sponsored by our Programming Committee, under the leadership of Debbie Schwartz.

It all started with Desert Embroidery, a project that enables women in Lakia and neighboring villages to generate income from sales of their handmade embroidery products.  Today, the association runs a variety of projects to improve the economic and social status of Bedouin women, advance the education of Bedouin women and children, and preserve the cultural heritage of Bedouin society.   

RSVP to Mindy Tegay ( to get the Zoom link.