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Monday, 06 October 2014 01:00

New Zealand

The Hawkes Bay WIZO Kesher Group operates WIZO in New Zealand

Kesher Group Chairperson: Berry Small

Message from the Chairperson

“We feel very privileged to belong to WIZO. We are proud to be able to bless and support Israel through WIZO. Through our work, and through our prayers, we show our love for the people of the State of Israel. We support the children at the WIZO Day Care Center in Acco.”
The Hawkes Bay WIZO Kesher Group began in 2009 to support the work of WIZO New Zealand. Recently it has undertaken the operation of WIZO in New Zealand. There are two groups under the banner of the Hawkes Bay WIZO Kesher Group New Zealand, under the leadership of Mrs. Berry Small. Long-term WIZO supporter Linda Cook chairs the other group.
The Hawkes Bay WIZO Kesher Group is a non-Jewish group of women who are active members of WIZO New Zealand. They have worked tirelessly to support WIZO. Their lobbying for Israel in the non-Jewish community is passionate and valuable.


 

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India

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South Africa

Message from the President

‘"WIZO is my raison d’etre!  Why? Because I am a woman - a very privileged woman in that I understand how it feels to be fortunate with no pain and how it feels to experience pain and be helpless. Many women and children suffer and WIZO is there to empower them. The suffering of women, children and disadvantaged families can be repaired and strengthened by WIZO to become whole again. All of them, irrespective of race or religion, can be part of  society again and be restored to go on to live happy and satisfying lives. This is because we are WIZO! Our giving is their salvation. Their salvation is our salvation. This is what we all do as part of WIZO. To give a better life to those unable to do it alone. Long live WIZO!"

History

From its inception in 1897, the Zionist movement in South Africa had the support of independent women’s Zionist groups of Jewish women around the country.

In 1934, after a visit by Vera Weitzman, WIZO SA federation was established as WZO (Womens Zionist organization of SA). WZO was an affiliate of World WIZO, and received all the benefits of the WIZO federation, it abided by WIZO’s constitution, and continued with other aspects of Zionist work in which they were involved.

In 1998 WZO of South Africa changed its name to WIZO South Africa. 

Mission

WIZO South Africa is the largest Women’s Zionist Organisation in South Africa, is dedicated to improving the life of women and children in Israel through fundraising initiatives and  empowering women to strengthen identification with the State of Israel.

Monday, 06 October 2014 01:00

U.S.A. - Florida

Message from the Co-President

I am honored to have been chosen to lead our amazing WIZO USA Federation along with Mireille Manocherian. Our goal is to continue helping our children and women in Israel achieve a purposeful life through education, emotional and psychological support, provided by our Centers and Youth Villages in Israel. In doing so, we are also rewarded with a feeling of purpose and appreciation for being given the opportunity to effectively better the lives of the people of Israel.

History

Established in 1982, WIZO USA is an organization whose primary focus is to support and fund its WIZO projects in Israel. Today, WIZO has chapters in New York, Florida, California, Georgia and Texas with over 15,000 donors.

Mission

WIZO USA promotes and enhances the bonds between American Jewry and the State of Israel through efforts to improve social service programs and educational facilities for babies, children, youth, women and the elderly in Israel.

Monday, 06 October 2014 01:00

Mexico

History

WIZO Mexico was created by Mrs. Benison; and founded in 1940.

We have approximately 3,000 members, of whom 600 are active.

We have 32 groups in the city, but we have a few across the country in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana-San Diego and Cancun.

The younger generation from local universities have joined us in our cause and perform the social services that they are required to do.

Mission

Helping to contribute to the benefit of the society in Israel and in Mexico, establishing a bridge based in the help that we provide.

Strengthen the values of education. Providing a connection between the State of Israel and the community in the diaspora.

Message from the President

“I will lead WIZO Mexico with courage, effort, and great enthusiasm to generate projects and goals of value for this great and blessed WIZO movement.”

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Guatemala

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Australia

Message from the President

WIZO is a part of me. My 46+ year commitment has brought so much joy and reward to my life and I feel has helped mould me into the person I am today.  Being able to give as much as I can to our Israeli citizens and having the opportunity to see the difference we can make is an amazing privilege. Looking into the eyes of the children in our care in our Day Care Centres and that of their parents, watching the troubled youth we support, develop into sons and daughters we would all be proud of and being able to see the development of so many women who have been able to take their place in the workforce and become confident citizens, makes me more determined to continue with our WIZO work.  I so much enjoy collaborating with women from around the world by sharing ideas. Our WIZO women here in Australia work tirelessly to help fulfil the enormous need of the Israeli citizens in WIZO’s care in Israel.


History

Mrs. Rieke Cohen who can truly be called the pioneer of WIZO in Australia 1935. Mrs. Ida Bension visited Australia in 1937 as emissary of the World WIZO Executive and she brought about the creation of the Australian WIZO Federation on a firm basis. The first President was Mrs. Ruby Rich-Shalit.

Mission

To actively support WIZO’s Institutions services  in Israel in the fields:

  • Advancement of the status of women
  • Infant and child welfare
  • Education, vocational training and social activities for youth, women and senior citizens
  • Integration of immigrant women and their families into the life of the Country
  • Social and civic education

Projects

WIZO Australia is the largest Zionist Women’s Organisation in Australia represented in five states.
Our 4,000+ members help us support our 9 vital projects in Israel:

  • WIZO Ahuzat Yeladim Residential school for troubled youth Haifa
  • Makom BaLev Centre for Girls at Risk Be’er Sheva
  • The Raya Jaglom Multipurpose Day Care Centre Tel Aviv
  • The Chorley Day Care Centre Ra’anana
  • The Shikun Mizrach Day Care Centre Rishon Le Tzion
  • The Rae & Tom Mandel Family Centre for Women & Children Modi’in
  • The Korsunski Youth Club Kfar Saba
  • The Aya Dinstein Women’s Centre Jerusalem
  • Hatzor Air Force Base Day Care Centres and Youth Club

 

Monday, 06 October 2014 01:00

Canada

Message from the President

"One of my main goals is to rebuild and recover from these extraordinary and uncertain times. Life has changed for all of us here in Canada, and, of course, in Israel. Our Jewish Homeland needs us now more than ever."

History

Founded in 1917, Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) is a non-political, volunteer led, philanthropic organization, with Centres in over 20 locations across Canada. CHW’s National Board of Directors embodies visionary leadership from coast to coast. CHW is a Canadian registered charity affiliated with both World WIZO and Hadassah International. Within WIZO, CHW supports CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village and CHW-WIZO UK Nahalal Children and Youth Village; CHW Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design; six day care centres; as well as special programs for women and a parental hotline. Outside of WIZO and Hadassah International affiliations, CHW also has partnership agreements with The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh), Hadassah Academic College, and CHW Netanya Technological High School in Israel and Canadian Young Judaea in Canada.

Mission

CHW passionately supports programs and services for Children, Healthcare, and Women in Israel and Canada.

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Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00

France

A message from the President

"WIZO is a big part of who I am. As the fourth generation of WIZO women in my family, I am committed through WIZO to protect the dignity of the most vulnerable, promote education for disadvantaged children and support women's rights."

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