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Dear Friends,

Israel is yet again going through hard times. We need to be strong and keep up our morale. Prime Minister Netanyhu has hailed Israeli resilience in face of the ongoing deadly violence. Our hearts go out to the families who have lost their loved ones. We are stronger than our enemies and will persevere "with stones and knives they take Jewish lives but they will never crush our spirit and will to survive. No longer wandering Jews, we will do everything possible to protect the State of Israel our home, safe haven and refuge".

The World Zionist Congress will convene next week in Jerusalem reinforcing the commitment of Jewish leaders and communities worldwide to the Zionist Enterprise.  

Wishing for more peaceful times ahead.
Janine Gelley 
Chairperson, Organization and Tourism Division.
World WIZO.
אני ישראלי - I am Israeli
Now more than ever we need to be proud of our country and its' citizens. Worth watching!

WIZO Mexico's Tehillim initiative gathers momentum

More than 400 people attended WIZO Mexico's Tehillim event at Temple Sha'ar Lesimcha. The crowd was moved by the melodic voice of  chazan Yedidia Hayat. Shula Shrem, President of the Mexican Federation reported on WIZO's myriad of projects for children, youth and women in Israel. The event was a roaring success as well as being spiritually uplifting. Read more...

Actions speak louder than words

Rachel Shnay is WIZO New York's youngest board member, hard working, committed, enthusiastic. An avid baker she helps children in NY bake goods and sell them to benefit WIZO's programs in Israel. A visit to Israel this past summer provided the perfect opportunity to volunteer at a WIZO center.Rachel shared the art of challah baking with the children in two WIZO projects, which made for a day of fun and laughter and most importantly engagement with Israeli society. Read more...

The Shabbos Project: Global Jewish Outreach

Following on the heels of last year's successful campaign WIZO is once again partnering with the International Shabbat Project and is calling on all of its members and friends to participate in this year's ‪#spreadinglight‬ campaign by lighting Shabbat candles on Friday Oct. 23. WIZO believes that participation in this extraordinary initiative offers an opportunity to build new relationships, strengthen existing ones, as well as to spread Jewish identity and love of Israel.
and create gatherings of friends & family. Read more... 

Experiencing the magic of WIZO

The Succot tour organized by World WIZO Organization and Tourism Division has become something of a WIZO tradition. For WIZO members in Israel over the High Holydays it is an opportunity for a great day out packed with amazing experiences so they can return home excited and enthused by what they have seen and learned about WIZO's work. Read more...


A Rabbi Is The Pope’s Official Funny Man

The Joke with the Pope contest is over and the winner is … a rabbi. And that’s no joke. Bob Alper, 70, a rabbi turned stand-up comedian and author, managed to craft the perfect pontifical punchline to beat out thousands of other entrants in the “Joke with the Pope” competition — earning himself the title “honorary comedic advisor to the pope.” Read more...
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Compiled by World WIZO Organization & Tourism Division
Editor-in-chief: Janine Gelley, Chairperson
Co-editors: Rolene Marks, Deputy Chairperson
Lisa Moss & Raquel Dar
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