WIZO's Mission

WIZO was founded in 1920 in direct response to the needs of women and children in Israel.  Today, WIZO continues to identify the needs of the Israeli society and creates solutions to meet them. Now 250,000 members strong, WIZO is the main agent of change for women, children and youth in Israel.

  • Established and run by women, WIZO’s goal is to strengthen women and their families in Israel.
  • It spans five continents and four generations as one of the largest women’s networks in the world.
  • It strengthens the connection with global Jewish communities by working together for a stronger Israel.
  • It is supported by over 250,000 volunteers in 50 federations worldwide, with tens of thousands of volunteers in Israel.

WIZO Florida strengthens the bond between Israel and American Jewry by promoting Jewish identity and education. WIZO is vital in supporting and preserving a successful Jewish State.

WIZO's Mission

WIZO - an international movement of Zionist women - was founded in 1920. Today, there are over a quarter of a million active WIZO members in 50 federations around the world, working for the welfare of Israeli citizens and lending a vital hand in the operating of hundreds of education and welfare projects and services. WIZO is a non-party affiliated Zionist movement, recognized by the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organization with consultative status on key international organizations such as ECOSOC and UNICEF.               

WIZO USA, established in 1982, is a membership organization that fosters Jewish identity through young leadership development and a variety of educational and social programs.  WIZO USA is accredited as a non-profit organization throughout the United States. 

WIZO's History

Established in Great Britain in 1920, the Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO) is a nonprofit organization of members in over 50 countries working together to improve the lives of women, children and the elderly living in Israel. Next to the Israeli government, WIZO is the largest provider of social welfare services in the country.

As a powerful voice for all Jewish women, in 1959 WIZO was recognized by the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO) and was the first Zionist organization granted consultative status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

For more information, please read here. (and then include the link here to the world WIZO history website)



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