Message from the President
I Love WIZO. I have been involved with WIZO for more than 40 years and on the board for nearly 20 years. I have served as President since 2016. In my family, WIZO spans four generations. My grandmother was active in WIZO as was my mother, who also belonged to a WIZO group. My daughter is also a member of WIZO.
WIZO Finland was established already 1924 in Viborg (which after the war became part of Russia), 1926 in Helsinki and 1946 in Turku. The federations in Helsinki and Turku are still active. Wizo Finland is probably the only federation in Europe that was active without interruption throughout the WWII. We have a very active Jewish community in Finland.
Our mission is to collect funds for our project , the DCC Shaviv in Herzliya, Israel. We have yearly fundraising functions , functions for members of our Sponsor a child program and gatherings for our members only. We work to promote Jewish values and knowledge about Israel on Forums both in Finland and sometimes together with Sweden and Danemark in the Nordic countries.
Once a year a big Wizo Bazaar where the whole community and all our Cristian supporters and Israel friends participate. Our Sponsor a Child project is also actively working with our supporter arranging Shabat dinners etc. For our members we have special programs as Ladies dinners, Mother-Daughter brunches and so on.