Before this summer, I had been to Israel twice: my brother's bar mitzvah and March of the Living. After these trips, I knew I needed to come back to Israel, but for a longer timeframe. Through Young Judea, I was able to participate in Onward, a two-month program based in Tel Aviv. By coincidence, I ended up at WIZO with my coworker Daniela, who was actually on March of the Living with me. Having a friendly and familiar face in a brand new city made this summer that much better.
Working at WIZO has been nothing short of amazing. Every single morning every member of the fundraising department greets me warmly. No two days are the same at WIZO. Often, I hear different languages in the building, as members of all different federations visit. I was fortunate to conduct site visits three times. I went to Nachlat Yehuda Youth Village, a day care center and a women's shelter. Through these visits, I was able to see the impact of the work everyone, even interns, does at WIZO.
Throughout the course of my internship, I was able to form personal relationships with members of the WIZO family, among multiple federations. I cannot wait to remain a part of WIZO long and retain the relationships I formed long after I return to my home in New Jersey and at Syracuse University.
Zoe Perry - New Jersey, U.S.A.