Dear Friends, In it's 66 years of existence as a modern state, Israel has accomplished many amazing and positive things and WIZO has been there every


Dear Friends,

In it's 66 years of existence as a modern state, Israel has accomplished many amazing and positive things and WIZO has been there every step of the way helping to build essential social infrastructure. There are many challenges ahead as the State continues to grapple with important issues; but with the help of WIZO members and supporters worldwide we can continue to ensure that today’s most vulnerable Israeli citizens can become tomorrow’s fully contributing members of society. You can contribute to WIZO in many ways. Including a visit to one of our 800 projects on your next visit to Israel is one of them. Come and see for yourself the special work that WIZO does. Seeing really is believing!

Click on the picture below to see our video greeting. Happy 66th Birthday, Israel.

Janine Gelley
Chairperson, Organization and Tourism Division
World WIZO


Two Generations of Jewish Heroes: Holocaust Survivor and Israeli Soldier

From the age of thirteen, Cpl. Ezra Friedman knew he wanted to join the IDF and become a combat soldier. Hearing his grandfather’s moving stories made him sure of it. Read more...


Yom Hazikaron: Silence Is The Most Powerful Scream

Yom Hazikaron begins at sundown (8.00pm) when a siren is sounded across the country for one minute. Everybody stops what they are doing, including cars driving on the highway, and observes the silence to show their respect and remember the fallen. This image tells us all we need to know about the impact of lost lives on just about every Israeli family. Read more...


Girl Power: 2014 Israeli Independence Day Ceremony to be an Exclusively Female Affair

The ceremony marking Israel’s 66th Independence Day this year will be dedicated to the “Era of Women-Achievements and Challenges.” For the first time, all the people participating in the traditional torch-lighting ceremony will be women. Read more...


Courtesy of Chas Newkey-Burden

The Real Prize

Chas Newkey-Burden one of the five recipients of Wizo UK's inaugural Commitment Awards visited Israel as part of his prize.Visiting several WIZO projects was a humbling experience where he would would see, over and over, that to give is to receive. Read more...

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Courtesy of Lazos via JTA

Latin-American Jews Fight Shrinking Communities

Social entreprenuers and activists gather to brainstorm a future for Jewish life in small communities across Latin America. The Lazos gathering — Spanish for “ties” — was sponsored by the U.S.-based Schusterman Philanthropic Network as part of its Connection Points initiative. Read more...


Courtesy of Stuart Schoffman

Lessons of Nepal

The Talmud teaches, “He who saves a single life, saves the world entire.”In the sense that rescuing a single village is analogous to the rabbinic adage about saving a single life, Tevel b'Tzedek volunteers are making a world of difference. Read more...


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Compiled by World WIZO Organization & Tourism Division

Co-editors: Lisa Moss, Raquel Dar