WIZO Aviv Young Leadership Mission 2018
About WIZO Aviv
WIZO Aviv is a vibrant, international group that covers the young women (ages 25-45) of WIZO. This 'spring' of WIZO has continued to drive WIZO's mission in advancing the welfare of women and children in Israel since 1957. To date WIZO has over 800 projects in Israel, positively impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and children. WIZO Aviv gives young women a platform to explore, encourage and engage with idealism in their own way.
Each year the AVIV women from around the world come to Israel on the AVIV Seminar to deepen their connection to Israel and WIZO's ideology. They sing, share, learn and work together before returning to their home Federations to continue their work.
The Mission has several goals, amongst others, providing participants with leadership and public diplomacy (hasbara) training, giving participants tools for effective event planning, fundraising and membership recruitment, as well as allowing for networking and the exchange of ideas between the emerging leadership of WIZO federations worldwide.
Visiting and volunteering at WIZO projects opens the eyes of the participants to the bigger picture of WIZO giving enabling them to see first-hand that WIZO is truly at the heart of Israeli society.
Last but not least there is also plenty of time for bonding, networking and pure fun.
This year in Jerusalem!
Registration link- https://worldwizo.wufoo.com/
AVIV Young Leadership Mission 2018 Program
Thursday 1st November;
Morning; Visit to each Federation's WIZO project
Noon; Registration at the Hotel
Afternoon; Ancient Shilo (Binyamin Region) - Tour and Experience http://www.a-shiloh.co.il/en
Evening; Psagot Winery (Binyamin Region) - Welcoming night of wine tasting, delicious food and music https://psagotwines.com/en/home-page
Friday 2nd November;
Morning ; WIZO Falic Day Care Centre (Maale Adumin) - Kabbalat Shabbat with the children of the centre
Morning; Friends of Zion Museum (Jerusalem) - Guided tour of the museum that celebrates love and heroism in Zion https://www.fozmuseum.com/
Afternoon; Piccolino Restaurant (Jerusalem) - Delicious Italian lunch http://www.piccolino.co.il/en/
Evening; Candle lighting (at the hotel)
Evening; Friday Night Dinner (Jerusalem and the Kotel) - Generous invitation for a Friday night dinner, home hospitality and a visit to the Kotel
Saturday 3rd November;
Noon; Yemin Moshe Neighborhood (Jerusalem) Guided walking tour of this historical area http://www.gojerusalem.com/items/758/Yemin-Moshe/
Afternoon; Shabbat Lunch (Jerusalem) - Generous invitation of home hospitality at the Falic residence
Afternoon; WIZO Testimonies (after lunch at the Falic residence) - Inspirational stories from those whose lives WIZO has touched
Evening; Night Spectacular- Tower of David Light Show (Old City, Jerusalem) – Spectacular light show projected on the walls of the citadel https://www.tod.org.il/en/the-night-spectacular/
Evening; Happy Fish Restaurant (Mamilla, Jerusalem) - Delicious evening meal in the trendy Mamilla area http://www.mamillahotel.com/happyfish
Sunday 4th November;
Morning; WIZO Nahlat Yehuda Youth Village; (Rishon LeTzion) - http://www.wizo.org/wizo_activities/youth/women-projects-battered-11.ht
Getting to know WIZO – deeper introduction to WIZO as an organization
Tour of the Youth Village, background and understanding the work they do.
Interactive activities with students
Afternoon; Lunch with WIZO Executives - Israeli cuisine shared with the WIZO Executives
Afternoon; Fundraising Workshop - Learn essential tools for increasing your fundraising activities
Afternoon; Israeli Dancing
Afternoon; Sharing & Caring - Each Federation will showcase the work that they have done and to inspire one another with ideas to implement in your Federation
Free night - for you to spend in either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv
Monday 5th November
Morning; WIZO Rebecca Seiff Centre for the Family- Beit Hakerem (Jerusalem) -
Domestic Violence Women's Centre
Vocational school; interactivities with the students i.e. cooking http://www.wizo.org/wizo_activities/youth/women-projects-battered-6.html
Noon; Pizza Lunch on the Rooftop with students
Afternoon; Yad Vashem (Jerusalem) - Guided tour of The World Holocaust Memorial Centre http://www.yadvashem.org/
Evening; Eretz Bereshit (Judean Desert) - Traditional desert experience with Camel Riding and more! http://www.genesisland.co.il/en
Evening; BDS Workshop - Combating BDS and advocating for Israel
Evening; Party Celebration - Dinner, music, dancing
Tuesday 6th November
Morning; How to deliver your message workshop (Hotel, Jerusalem) - Practical tools to help you transmit your goals and aims
Morning; Sharing & Caring - Each Federation will showcase the work that they have done and to inspire one another with ideas to implement in your Federation
Noon; Summing up - Concluding remarks to formally end the Mission
Noon; Station 9' at the Tachana (Jerusalem) – Informal celebratory ending to the mission over an Asian style Lunch http://www.station9.co/index.php?p=menu2
(NB This program may be subject to change)