Wizo

Honey sweetens Women's Week pot

May 18, 2015

The face of this year's Wizo UK Jewish Women's Week collection campaign is Yossi, who struggled at school because of severe learning difficulties, but was given the opportunity through Wizo to train as a chef in Israel. He now manages a trendy Jerusalem restaurant.

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Wizo opens doors

May 7, 2015

More than 1,000 volunteer collectors are knocking on doors for Wizo UK's annual Jewish Women's Week campaign. The charity hopes to exceed last year's £250,000 raised in support of the vulnerable teens at Wizo schools, youth villages and vocational training schemes in Israel.

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McVey proves just the job for Wizo showpiece

By Sandy Rashty, February 26, 2015

Employment Minister Esther McVey was warmly applauded at Wizo UK's annual dinner in central London on Monday after reaffirming the government's "strong friendship" with Israel and its commitment to fighting antisemitism and preserving memories of the Holocaust.

The Tory MP for Wirral West in Merseyside told the 250 guests: "The UK is a great friend to Israel and it will always remain a great fr

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Wizo Week cash boost

December 11, 2014

Wizo's annual Jewish Women's Week campaign has this year raised almost £250,000 for the charity's welfare work in Israel. One thousand volunteers made the collections in Jewish neighbourhoods throughout the country.

In its 67th year, Jewish Women's Week is the only Jewish charity project with government authorisation for a door-to-door collection.

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Wizo send £1.7m to Israel

June 2, 2014

Wizo UK sent £1.7 million to Israel in the the past year in support of 100 projects aiding vulnerable families and children, the organisation reported to its annual general meeting.

New Board of Deputies chief executive Gillian Merron was guest speaker at the event, discussing her background and the moments which shaped her career.

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Going strong after 50 years: fundraising’s golden girls

By Simon Rocker, April 14, 2014

Among the army of Jewish charity workers, no one could deserve long-service medals more than “the girls” of Southgate Wizo.

For more than half-a-century, they have met fortnightly in each other’s north London homes to plot ways to raise money for Israel.

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Leeds Wizo rebrands

By John Fisher, December 20, 2013

Three Leeds Wizo groups have undergone a merger and rebranding in a bid to increase membership.

Leeds Wizo 3000, Chaverot and Hannah Senesh groups are to come under one umbrella and be known as Leeds Wizo Aviv. Wizo member Elissa Winston explained: “The amalgamation will offer us a bigger membership and hopefully generate more ideas and events.”

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Wizo prize is blogger's 'goyish barmitzvah'

By Charlotte Oliver, October 21, 2013

Author and blogger Chas Newkey-Burden received a standing ovation from the 360 guests at the Wizo dinner in central London on Monday night as he accepted a Commitment to Israel award.

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Wizo raises nearly £2m

May 20, 2013

Wizo UK has raised £1.9 million for its welfare work for Israeli children and families over the past financial year. The news was revealed at its AGM and Rebecca Sieff Day event in London.

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Wizo gets Berger's vote

By Zoe Winograd, April 22, 2013

Liverpool MP Luciana Berger is the face of this year’s Jewish Women’s Week, through which Wizo UK hopes to raise £250,000 for Wizo welfare work in Israel.

Launching the project at the House of Commons on Monday, Ms Berger said: “Some issues are very close to my heart. I know lots of family friends who have been involved in Wizo for many generations.

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