Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – NA’AMAT USA

A while back, Tex and I traveled to my old home town, St. Louis, to participate in the highly joyous event of Beverly’s Bat Mitzvah. Beverly is my friend Rissa’s mom, and at the time was 89. When she was young, girls didn’t get to do Bat Mitzvah’s, and she got to thinking that she’d like to have one before she turned 90. It was a glorious, profound, and inspiring to see Beverly fulfill her Bat Mitzvah dream.

Beverly was a reading teacher, and her choice of charities for those of us who wished to donate in honor of honor of her Bat Mitzvah, was NA’AMAT USA. From their website, “NA’AMAT USA is an Israel-focused organization dedicated to serving women and children, the cornerstone and future of every society. From daycare to career training for at-risk teens to scholarships for women seeking careers in basic sciences and technology, NA’AMAT supports the vulnerable and removes obstacles to health and happiness. We offer all of this and more, opening new possibilities for the diverse communities of women, children, and families in Israel.”

NA’AMAT USA, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for your healing work supporting all women and children in Israel, including Jews, Arabs, Christians, and Druze!

 I’m a typewriter whompin’, card catalogue lovin’ white girl from back in the day, and I yearn for a time before the covers of trade paperbacks were all squidgy, so you can imagine that I don’t actually understand what a pingback is. I do know that it can in some way be part of spreading the love, and since that’s what I’m all about at The Total Femme… every Wednesday, I pay homage to the laughter, love, and inspiration to be had elsewhere online.

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday, and Femme Friday on Friday. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life and pandemic prevent posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”) And…as I go through graduate school, I will post as I am able, Mabel.


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