WIZO AVIV Young Leadership Mission 2018

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.

Mission Goals

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!


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 – More Information

Evening: Psagot Winery (Binyamin Region) – Welcoming night of wine tasting, delicious food and music

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 – More Information

Afternoon: Piccolino Restaurant (Jerusalem) – Delicious Italian lunch – More Information

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

Free Morning

Noon: Yemin Moshe Neighborhood (Jerusalem) Guided walking tour of this historical area – More Information

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. More Information

Evening: Happy Fish Restaurant (Mamilla, Jerusalem) – Delicious evening meal in the trendy Mamilla area. More Information

Sunday 4th November

Morning: WIZO Nahlat Yehuda Youth Village; (Rishon LeTzion) More Information

 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 – for you to spend in either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv Free Night

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 – More Information

Noon: Pizza Lunch on the Rooftop with students

Afternoon: Yad Vashem   (Jerusalem) – Guided tour of The World Holocaust Memorial Centre – More Information

Evening: Eretz Bereshit  (Judean Desert)  – Traditional desert experience with Camel Riding and more – More Information

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 – More Informartion

(NB This program may be subject to change)