Left to right: Caroline Shklarek-Zelman - Chairperson, WIZO Austria, Mag. Karin Maier-Winter - President WIZO Austria , Dr. Hava Bugajer-Gleitman - Honorary President WIZO Austria
Traditionally between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur WIZO Austria invites their friends and the members of the Austrian Jewish Community to come together for a huge charity event. On September 16th, WIZO was hosted by the Mayor of Vienna at the fabulous Vienna City Hall. This year's special guest of the evening was the very well-known Sandra Kreisler, the daughter of one of the most popular Jewish Austrian satiric songwriters and singers, especially in the 60s and 70s; Georg Kreisler.
Guest Singer: Sandra Kreisler
The large audience enjoyed the entertainment and culinary delights of the evening. WIZO Austria was honored by the presence of h.E. Ambassador of Israel in Austria, Talya Lador-Fresher, a number of local politicians, entrepreneurs and of the President of the Austrian Jewish Community, Oskar Deutsch.
Mag. Veronica Kaup-Hasler, Executive City Counsellor for Cultural Affairs and Science
With pride and gratitude, WIZO presented ongoing projects supported by WIZO Austria and WIZO achievements in general. It is all about telling our stories – for this reason, the very moving personal story of Mell was presented to the audience. It was an inspiring opportunity to encourage visibility of WIZO among decision makers and the interested public.
In her opening speech newly elected WIZO Austria President Karin Maier-Winter underlined WIZO as being one of the strongest links of the Viennese Jewish Community to Israel.