Women's International Zionist Organization


Women's International Zionist Organization
(WIZO)
   WIZO was founded in July 1920 in London; in 1949, the seat of its executive moved to Israel. The organization seeks to unite Jewish women to participate actively in the up-building and consolidation of Israel through various activities, including education and training of youth and women in agriculture, home economics, and more generally in other areas relating to social welfare. It also seeks to strengthen the cultural and spiritual links between the Diaspora and Israel. The organization claims a current membership of more than 300,000 in the United States alone.

Historical Dictionary of Israel. .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Women's International Zionist Organization — The Women s International Zionist Organization, known as WIZO (Hebrew: ויצו, Vitzo ), is a non political volunteer organization dedicated to social welfare in all sectors of Israeli society, the advancement of the status of women, and Jewish… …   Wikipedia

  • Women's International Zionist Organization — Vera Weizmann visitant une nouvelle crèche WIZO à Rehovot (1946) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Women International Zionist Organization — women s Zionist organization set up to train women immigrants in different fields (founded in 1920 in London) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • WIZO (Women International Zionist Organisation) — Women s International Zionist Organization La Women s International Zionist Organization, plus connue sous le sigle WIZO (en hébreu : ויצו, Vitzo), est une organisation internationale qui œuvre pour la promotion des femmes dans la société… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • World Zionist Organization — (WZO)    The official organization of the Zionist Movement founded at the initiative of Theodor Herzl at the first Zionist Congress in Basle, Switzerland, in August 1897. The WZO conducted the political, economic, and settlement activities… …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • HADASSAH, THE WOMEN'S ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA — HADASSAH, THE WOMEN S ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA, largest Zionist, Jewish, and women s organization in the United States, with 300,000 members. Hadassah first sent public health nurses to Palestine in 1912 and in the decades following played …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Women in Israel —    Israel has had its share of prominent women, such as Golda Meir, who was an important figure from the beginning of the British mandate through the independence of the Jewish state and later served as foreign minister and prime minister. At the …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland — The Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, also known as the British Zionist Federation or simply the Zionist Federation (ZF), was established in 1899 to campaign for a permanent homeland for the Jewish people. The Zionist Federation is …   Wikipedia

  • Zionist and Palestinian Arab attitudes before 1948 — As used here, Zionists refers to members of the movement for a Jewish Homeland in Palestine, and Palestinian Arabs refers to the non Jewish population of Palestine at the same time. This article covers the period from the start of Zionism in… …   Wikipedia

  • international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …   Universalium


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.