Nava Issacharoff de Rubenzadeh

Buenos-Aires, Argentine

Nava Issacharoff de Rubenzadeh

​Nava Issacharoff de Rubenzadeh was born in Jerusalem, Shcunat Habucharim, within an immigrant Buchari family who had arrived in Palestine with the first Aliot from Buchara and Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the former Soviet Union.
She lived with her family in a neighborhood in Jerusalem established at the end of the 19th century, where many Buchari people arrived after the fall of the Russian Zar in 1917. There, her grandparents built a synagogue which can still be visited.

Nava studied to become a school teacher in Jerusalem and specialized in the care of disabled children. Her interest in education and her experience helped her to work with young immigrants.
She met Daniel, her husband and they started their family life in Argentina. They had two children: Ariel Z"L and Shiri. Her commitment was always focused on Israel and she has never stopped dedicating her love and energy towards Zionism.

Nava is co-founder of the Women's Division of Argentina created in 1978 and was its President for several periods.
She was also the International Vice-President of the Women's Division and then was appointed as International President of the Women's Divisions of Keren Hayesod from 1998 until now.
She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Keren Hayesod
Nava received several awards as a volunteer in Argentina and in Israel for her unrelenting work in Keren Hayesod.

She has recently received the Golda Meir Award that the Argentine Council of Jewish Women, member of the International Council of Jewish Women, gave her in recognition of her active solidarity and commitment with the argentine brothers and sisters in need. In 2003 she received the Award for Excellence from the International Women´s Divisions.