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WIZO Victoria: Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebrations

WIZO Victoria celebrated the State of Israel's 70th Independence Day with a variety of special events

April 22, 2018



Yom Ha’atzmaut Afternoon Tea

To celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, WIZO Victoria in conjunction with Zionism Victoria held an afternoon in April, for our senior citizens. Over 100 senior citizens from the community came together to share in the joy of Israel’s 70th birthday celebrations and listened to a presentation by Sara Sofer, wife of Israeli Ambassador to Australia, Mark Sofer. Our guests also enjoyed wonderful entertainment by a singer and accompanying pianist.


Malvina Malinek and Ruth Scheuer


 Helen Granek (President WIZO Victoria), Sara Sofer, wife of Mark Sofer, Israel's Ambassador to Australia and Sharene Hambur (President Zionism Victoria)

 Yom Ha’atzmaut Community Event

Also in April, WIZO Victoria collaborated with many other community organizations at the Yom Ha’atzmaut community event. Children enjoyed attending the stall and making Israeli flag pencil toppers.


WIZO Kids at the WIZO Victoria stall having fun creating pencil toppers


Helen Granek, WIZO Victoria President with Ruth Kurc & Chavivah van der Plaat, staff of WIZO Victoria, Dione Phillips, WIZO Victoria Executive Director and volunteer Keren Loyer