Tu B'Shevat, the "New Year for Trees", a time when the renewal of nature unfolds before our eyes in different colors and shades across our beautiful State of Israel. (En español a continuación del inglés.)
I recently participated in the opening of Israel's very first "Social Yard" at the WIZO Beit Morecki Day Care Center in Tel Aviv. This specially designed playground, which encourages social interaction and cooperation between children during playtime, includes a double-slide where children go down it side-by-side. (En español a continuación del inglés.)
The WIZO-sponsored "From Nahal with Love" concert was a once in a lifetime reunion of the country's most famous Israeli military music troupe. All proceeds from the very succesful evening went towards WIZO's work for the prevention and treatment of domestic violence.
WIZO Israel held a special event for its volunteers, with more than 760 women from across Israel gathering together in Herzliya. I am so proud of these inspiring women who give so much of themselves for those whom we serve.
WIZO's Early Age Division organized a very successful conference for potential volunteers from across the country. Their campaign attracted 120 women from all over Israel for a special day that included a keynote speech by MK Gila Gamliel, Minister for Social Equality and a wonderful theater performance about volunteerism.
Every year, I join WIZO volunteers and staff from across the country for our Boker Tarbut (Cultural Morning) event, a chance to connect with both familiar and new faces from our many institutions and divisions and catch up on news relating to our important WIZO work.