WIZO USA - Women's International Zionist Organization

Doing What Matters

aka WIZO USA   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.wizousa.org

Mission

WIZO, founded in 1920, is an international organization of volunteers working to improve the lives of women, children, and the elderly living in Israel. WIZO's members work to support over 800 WIZO programs in Israel, including child care centers, schools, shelters for battered women and girls in distress, and services for the elderly. WIZO USA, established in 1982, is a membership organization whose primary focus is supporting its WIZO projects in Israel. WIZO USA aims to strengthen the bond between Israel and American Jewry by promoting Jewish identity and education. Since 1959, WIZO is recognized by the United Nations as a non-governmental organization with consultative status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

Ruling year info

1980

Executive Director

Mrs. Susan Henkin

WIZO USA Co-President

Mireille Manocherian

Main address

950 Third Avenue #2803

New York, NY 10022 USA

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EIN

13-3041381

NTEE code info

Child Day Care (P33)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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WIZO

WIZO seeks to react to the challenges of every period of life, to reach out and respond to social needs, to take care of those in distress, to focus on children and adults, to lend a hand to new immigrants and to protect those at risk--thereby ensuring a better society for all.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Goals & Strategy

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The Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO) is a non-party/ apolitical international movement dedicated to the advancement of the status of women, welfare for all sectors of Israeli society, and encouragement of Jewish education in Israel and in the Diaspora.
Our goals are to provide for the welfare of infants, children, youth, women and the elderly, to advance the status of women in Israel, to strengthen the bond between world Jewry and the State of Israel, and to support the absorption of new immigrants.

Our strategies for meeting our goals include carrying out major annual events, which raise the funds necessary to meet the financial requirements of our projects and programs in Israel. Once we are sure that those quota needs are met, we employ different fundraising techniques to provide additional funding. One example of this is our B'nai Mitzvah campaign, which allows Bat or Bar Mitzvah aged children to choose are project or program that requires funding, and dedicate the gifts from her or his Bat/Bar Mitzvah to that project or program. Recently, a B'Nai Mitzvah participant raised the funds to build a Dance Studio in WIZO's Nachlat Yehuda Youth Village. Other strategies include providing support to all national and international chapters- sharing successes and fundraising tools and initiatives.

Our capabilities include dedicated members who serve on our board of directors, and who actively direct the mission of WIZO and the implementation of our programs. The board selects dedicated administrative professionals to work on fundraising, including organizing the extensive charity-raising opportunities available to WIZO. WIZO USA has numerous chapters which chapters thrive in cities with both strong economies, and strong Jewish leaders. With successful chapters and subchapters in New York, Florida, and California, WIZO USA has proven its capacity by not only meeting fundraising goals, but by consistently exceeding those goals, particularly in times of emergency or pressing need.

WIZO USA is extremely proud of its accomplishments, and as referred to above, our board both tracks our accomplishments, and addresses the fundraising requirements for additional programs consistent with our mission. Of course, more can always be done, and we are never able to fund as many programs as we would like to. For that reason, we work hard to attract funds and satisfy our donor base that their generous contributions are being carefully used for the purposes that form the basis of their donations.
We are proud to be at the forefront of social welfare issues in Israel, and we aim to accomplish more by continuing to focus on this mission.

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WIZO USA - Women's International Zionist Organization

Board of directors
as of 8/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mireille Manocherian

WIZO USA


Board co-chair

Judit Groisman

WIZO USA

Term: 2018 - 2022

Mercedes Ivcher

WIZO USA

Evelyn Sommer

WIZO USA

Mira Sofer

WIZO USA

Joan Kahn

WIZO USA

Rosita Retelny

WIZO USA

Judit Groisman

WIZO USA

Marci Waterman

WIZO USA

Ruthy Benoliel

WIZO USA

Gina Raphael

WIZO Los Angeles

Mireille Manocherian

WIZO USA

Victoria Sakhai

WIZO USA

Lisa Ohebshalom

WIZO NY

Esther Chetrit

WIZO NY

Brenda Abuaf

WIZO NY

Organizational demographics

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