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Author Linda Kelsey the guest speaker at Westcliff and District Wizo's Jewish Women's Week lunch

July 10, 2008
Linda Kelsey, author of Fifty is Not a Four Letter Word, was the guest speaker at Westcliff and District Wizo's Jewish Women's Week lunch. She gave an insight on her career, which includes editorship of Cosmopolitan and She magazines, and spoke about the ups and downs that come with striving to be a successful working wife and mother. The audience of more than 100 people raised £1,300 in aid of Jewish Women's Week.

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Young Wizo lunches at the Wolfson Centre

June 20, 2008

Belfast Young Wizo held its annual luncheon at the Wolfson Centre. The occasion included celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of Israel at which the guest speaker was Paul Clark, a presenter from Ulster TV. Chairman Margaret Black said: “We were delighted with the turnout of 60 guests, with some people coming from Dublin as well as from Manchester.” The event raised £800 for Wizo projects in Israel.

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Sponsored walk marks Wizo's 90th

May 15, 2008

Sponsored walks to mark Wizo’s 90th anniversary raised £4,000 for the charity’s social services and educational projects in Israel. Sixty-five people walked on Sunday at Cassiobury Park, Watford, and nine other supporters had their own walk in Essex. Further walks are planned for the regions.

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Local Wizo group celebrates diamond jubilee

May 15, 2008

A Leeds Wizo group has celebrated its diamond jubilee with a lunch at the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Centre. The Chaim Weizmann Group was formed in 1948, changing its name to the Blanche Dugdale Group. Its initial function was to sell goods at the Leeds Blue and White Bazaar. “As long as the underprivileged need our help Wizo will be there for them,” said founder member Marianne Lipman.

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Aviva Wizo hear of Queen Victoria's haemophilia

May 15, 2008

Professor Monty Losowsky, executive chairman of Thackray Medical Museum, gave a talk to Aviva Wizo last week on haemophilia and Queen Victoria. The event took place at the United Hebrew Congregation when more than 80 people heard how haemophilia affected the queen. He explained that out of the nine children Victoria bore, the third Alice, and the ninth Beatrice, were carriers of the gene, and the eighth, Leopold, was a haemophiliac.

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Tributes to senior Leeds Wizo branch

May 1, 2008

The co-chair of one of the newest Leeds Wizo Council groups paid tribute to the most senior Leeds Wizo branch at a coffee morning held at the home of Phillipa and Bryan Bloom. Guest of honour Natalie Pearce, co-chair of Wizo 3000, said that the Henrietta Szold Wizo members were invaluable role models in the Leeds community.

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Wizo to cash in

April 24, 2008

Wizo expects to have 1,500 volunteers making door-to-door collections for next month’s Jewish Women’s Week campaign. The apposite theme for this year is “Help us open doors,” a reference to the opportunities the charity can provide for disadvantaged children in Israel. Over 50,000 young people aged from six months to 18 years benefit from its projects. Wizo will be hoping to exceed the £270,000 total in 2007, itself a six per cent rise on the previous year.

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Founder members attend Kingston Wizo's 40th anniversary

April 24, 2008

Founder members and 12 of Kingston Wizo’s 17 chairwomen were at the group’s 40th anniversary celebration, held at the Weybridge home of Mindy and Ronald Ison. Fifty supporters and their husbands heard founder chairman Marianne Cohen review the group’s social and fundraising highlights. Other speakers were Anne Lyons and guest of honour Gina Monty, honorary Wizo UK life president. Jackie Gordon is the current Kingston Wizo chair.

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