About the WIZO Aviv Young Leadership Mission 2018

For the first time ever, this year the Mission will be based in Jerusalem in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Israeli Independence. Participants will gather in Jerusalem from around the world from all over the USA, Brazil, South Africa, Finland, Panama and more for 5 days filled with opportunities to deepen their connection to Israel and WIZO’s ideology.

The participants will share a meaningful Shabbat in Jerusalem and visit the Kotel, providing a special time for the development of lasting bonds between the Aviv women and the creation of lasting connections which  drawn upon in the participant’s future WIZO work. Professional workshops in fundraising and advocacy are integral to the Mission and of course, interactive visits to WIZO projects forms the core of the Mission.

Participants will think, share, learn and work together before returning to their home Federations to continue supporting WIZO’s vital work.

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The Seminar in Israel:

Each year, Aviv women from around the world come to Israel on the Aviv Seminar to deepen their connection to Israel and WIZO’s ideology. They think, share, learn and work together before returning to their home Federations to continue their work. Most importantly, they are exposed to the worldwide WIZO Aviv network and become part of our powerful international community which provides them with the platform to create meaningful WIZO relationships and draw inspiration and support from one another. The Aviv Seminar is the entry point to leadership roles in WIZO worldwide.

The seminar has several parts, combining practical training with networking and fun:

  • Interactive engagement with the WIZO projects- The Aviv participants experience the range of work WIZO does with visits to Youth Villages, Day Care Centres and Vocational Schools. These first hand interactive experiences are vital. Seeing really is believing with WIZO!
  • Networking with global Aviviot- spending 5 days together, lasting bonds are made that link the global sisterhood of Aviv.
  • Professional workshops- These provide the Aviv participants with leadership training, public diplomacy training and vital tools for effective event planning, fundraising and membership recruitment.

Read a South African Aviv’s experience of the WIZO Aviv Ambassadors Seminar 2017 here.

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Welcome to Israel! 

World WIZO welcomes young chaverot from all over the world to its 2018 WIZO Aviv Young Leadership Mission. Here, You will be given valuable tools to become tomorrows’ WIZO leaders, enabling you to inspire and empower other women to drive the WIZO message into the future. During the mission, you will also learn about WIZO’s crucial and life-saving work as a leading social servces provider in Israel. You will visit WIZO projects and meet the people for whom WIZO has changed their lives for the better.

World WIZO applauds you, our Aviv delegates, who have made time out of your busy home schedules to come to Israel to ‘see and believe’ and bond with other women, from all walks of life, who demonstrate their Zionism and volunteerism through WIZO.

You, the young Aviv ambassadors, are crucial to WIZO’s future and we thank you for answering WIZO’s call and for your promise to spread the WIZO impact with passion.

I wish you a very fruitful and motivating mission.

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Prof. Rivka Lazovsky
Chairperson, World WIZO


Dear Chaverot

We are very excited to welcome all the delegates to the Aviv Young Leadership Mission 2018. This year we to welcome you to Jerusalem, where our Mission will be based.

This Mission will be the perfect opportunity to meet, network and share ideas for the future of WIZO Leadership. We are all passionate about gender equality, social change and equal opportunity for all and I cannot wait to share this experience with you

We are eager to share with you the exceptional work WIZO does in Israel. During this week, you will develop your leadership skills, advocacy, fundraising skills and self-confidence to return to your Federations strong WIZO ambassadors, leaders of the future.

With warm regards,

Janine

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Janine Gelley
Chairperson, Leadership & Global Relations Division
World WIZO


Leadership message from the Co-Aviv Representatives to the World WIZO Executive

Dearest Chaverot,

We are honored to be the Co- World WIZO Aviv representatives, and are so excited to be leaders in the incredible family of WIZO sisters from around the world.  As proud and passionate Jewish Zionistas, we hope to educate and connect like-minded young women to inspire them to become leaders in their own communities as well with Am Yisrael.

We were both raised with WIZO as part of our extended families so it was natural for us to continue the work that countless incredible women have done before us. It is crucial for younger women to take the lead and continue carrying the WIZO torch to ensure the future of Eretz Yisrael, Klal Yisrael and Am Yisrael.

Le’Tiferet Medinat Yisrael!

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Rachel & Shena

Shena Dominitz Falic
Co-Aviv Representative to the World WIZO Executive
WIZO Florida
wizoworldaviv@gmail.com

Rachel Shnay
Co-Aviv Representative to the World WIZO Executive
WIZO New York
wizoworldaviv@gmail.com

13:00 – 13:30

Registration at Dan Boutique Hotel

14:00

Hotel Check-In

14:30

Departure/Meet at the lobby

  • Ancient Shilo
  • Psagot Winery
08:00

Breakfast

09:00

Departure/Meet at the lobby

WIZO Falic Family Day Care Center (sponsored by WIZO USA)

12:00

Friends of Zion Museum

13:30

Lunch

16:00

Meet in the Lobby, Departure for Shabbat candle lighting,

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Shabbat Dinner hosted by Pamela and Abba Clament

10:45

Departure/Meet at the lobby

Walking tour of Yemin Moshe Neighborhood

13:00

Lunch at the Falic Family residence

WIZO Testimonies

16:00-18:00

Free time

18:30

Departure/Meet at the lobby

City of David – Hallelujah Night Show

20:30

Dinner

7:15

Breakfast

8:15

Departure/Meet at the lobby

WIZO Nahlat Yehuda Youth Village (sponsored by WIZO Switzerland & WIZO USA)

The WIZO we love

Tricia Schwitzer, Chairperson, Publicity and Communication Division, World WIZO

Present and Inspire

Mamanet Sports Activity with students

13:00

Lunch with the World WIZO Executive

Tour of the youth village

Israeli Dancing

Sharing and Caring – Aviv events and activities

Free evening

7:00

Breakfast

8:15

Departure/Meet at the lobby

WIZO Rebecca Sieff Centre for the Family     (sponsored by WIZO UK)

Women’s Shelter

Vocational High School

11:30

Early Lunch

13:00

Yad Vashem

16:00

Genesis Land – Celebrating time travel in   the Judean Desert

Workshop:

Making Israel Advocacy Sexy!

Rolene Marks, Executive Member for Public Diplomacy for the Chairperson’s Office, Marketing and Media Consultant

Celebration – dinner, music, dancing

08:00

Breakfast

09:00

Fundraising Workshop

Anita Friedman, Chairperson

Annette Crandel, Deputy Director

Adi Dror, Coordinator/Grant Writer

Fundraising Division, World WIZO

 

11:00

Workshop:

Pitch it to Me – Articulating Your Message Impactfully

Dafna Gold Melchior, Message Experts

Summing up

13:30

Lunch at the First Station

Program is tentative and subject to change

General Information

The EGM is the Enlarged General Meeting of World WIZO that takes place once every four years in Israel and gathers hundreds of WIZO women from all over the world for a 5 day conference.

The 2016 EGM is going to take place at the Hilton Tel Aviv Independence Park, Tel 972-3-5202222.http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/israel/hilton-tel-aviv-TLVHITW/index.html

The 2016 EGM will take place on January 17-21, 2016.

For registration/logistic questions, please contact Sarit at sarit@igt.co.il, for any other questions, you can contact the WIZO Headquarters at wizo@wizo.org

Registration

No. We encourage you to register for the EGM as soon as possible to get the best deals. https://goo.gl/BE8jMH

The registration fees for the EGM are as follow:
EGM delegate: $600 USD
Accompanying person: $450 USD

We will be offering an outstanding program for accompanying persons that will include two and a half days of touring, opening and closing ceremony of the EGM.

Upon registration, a $ 100 deposit will be charged, to be applied for any cancellation.
For cancellations between Dec 1 – Dec. 31, a 1-night cancellation fee will be applied as well.
For all cancellations from Jan 1- full cancellation fee will apply.

A WIZO registration desk will open at the Hilton Tel Aviv next to the ballroom at the lobby level on Sunday January 17th, 2015.
You will be receiving your badge and materials once all payments are approved.
For a smooth registration process, we strongly suggest to settle the entire payment prior to arrival.

YES! We are offering an early bird discount of $50 USD until October 15, 2015:
Delegate: $550 USD
Accompanying person: $400 USD

The registration fee for the delegates include the following:
Participation at the 2016 EGM, event materials, opening and closing ceremonies, some meals and touring day.
Registration fee for accompanying persons include the following:
One and a half days of touring for accompanying persons only, one touring day with the EGM delegates, participation at the opening and closing ceremony.

Einat Wilf

Einat Wilf Back

Monday, January 18th, 2016
14:30-16:30 Session: Yes We Can - Women Making a Difference
TED Style Talks

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Dr. Einat Wilf, a Senior Fellow with the Jewish People Policy Institute and the Baye Foundation Adjunct Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, was Chair of the Education, Sports and Culture Committee, Chair of the Knesset Sub-Committee for Israel and the Jewish People, and Member of the influential Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in the 18th Knesset.

Previously, Dr. Wilf served as Foreign Policy Advisor to Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres and prior to that she was a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company. Born and raised in Israel, she served as an Intelligence Officer in the Israel Defense Forces.

Dr. Wilf holds a BA in Government and Fine Arts from Harvard University, an MBA from INSEAD in France, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cambridge.

Dr. Wilf is the author of four books that explore key issues in Israeli society. Her first book, “My Israel, Our Generation”, is about Israel’s past and future from the perspective of the younger generation. Her second book, “Back to Basics: How to Save Israeli Education (at no additional cost)“, offers a detailed and feasible policy proposal for improving Israel’s education system. Her third book, “It’s NOT the Electoral System, Stupid”, demonstrates through comparative analysis why Israel’s electoral system is no worse than those of other democracies and therefore should not be changed. Her fourth and most recent book, “Winning the War of Words”, compiles her key essays on Israel and Zionism.

Daniel Benn

Daniel Benn Back

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Hilton Tel Aviv Ballroom
12:15-13:00 Panel: WIZO Women as Agents of Change

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Director of the WIZO Gruss Community Center Afula

Daniel Benn (32) was born and raised on Moshav Devora near Afula. He served as an emissary in the USA prior to his enlistment into the IDF, where he served as an officer in an elite combat unit. After completing his military service Daniel was accepted into the Atidim Cadets for Public Service. This program aims to help improve the face of public service in Israel by integrating specifically trained, top-quality personnel in the public service sector. Daniel earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem parallel to completing a full course load at the School of Public Policy. After graduating from the Atidim program he worked at the Ministry of Internal Security and the Ministry of Culture and Sport as a Senior Coordinator, Project Manager and Advisor to the Director-General. He also joined an organization engaged in strengthening and developing the Negev and the Galilee as an administrator.

At present, Daniel is the Director of the Wizo Gruss Community Center in Afula. He and his wife Reut returned to the moshav where he was born, where they are raising their children Dar-Lee and Arad, and tending to their olive grove.

Adi Altschuler

Adi Altschuler Back

Monday, January 18th, 2016
11:30-12:15 Keynote Address: "Building Communities of Kindness"

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Adi Altschuler serves today as the Israel manager of Google for Education. She is an educator, social entrepreneur and activist who has been at the forefront of two prominent initiatives in recent years – Krembo Wings, the first and only Israeli youth movement for special-needs children, which she set up at the age of 16, and Memories@Home, a project in which young people invite survivors into their homes on Holocaust Remembrance Day and hold discussions on the significance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive.

Altschuler has won multiple awards, including the “Tamari Award” in 2005, in 2006 the “Bernstein Award” for Social Leadership; in 2008 she was announced “Israeli Woman of the Year” by LIONS; in 2013 she received the “Rappaport Award” for leading social change in the Israeli society; In 2014, Adi was elected by “TIME” Magazine as one of the six future world leaders, and in the same year she was chosen to speak at the UN on Social entrepreneurship as a vehicle for growth in developing countries.

Emi Palmor

Emi Palmor Back

Monday, January 18th, 2016
14:30-16:30 Session: Yes We Can - Women Making a Difference
TED Style Talks

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Emi Palmor, Director General of the Ministry of Justice, born and raised in Jerusalem, mother to Nimrod, officer in the IDF, and Yuval, now volunteering for a year of community service prior to her military service.

Previously, Ms. Palmor served as the Director of the Department of Pardons in the Ministry of Justice. In that role, she was responsible for preparing the Minister of Justice’s recommendations for the president of Israel, regarding pardon requests, including relief from prison sentences, fines, disqualification penalties & removal of a criminal record. In addition, Ms. Palmor was a Member of the Negotiation Team for the Release of POW Gilad Shalit, and has been appointed to coordinate and carry out political gestures for prisoner release to the Palestinian Authority.

In the past, Ms. Palmor served as a prosecutor in the criminal section of the Office of the State Attorney. In that position, she appeared before the Supreme Court regarding various criminal proceedings.

Ms. Palmor sees the Ministry of Justice as “the foundation stone of the existence of the rule of law and as the protector of human rights in the State of Israel – a Jewish and democratic country”.