Who We Are

Established in Great Britain in 1920, the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) is a nonprofit organization of members in over 50 countries working together to improve the lives of women, children and the elderly living in Israel. Next to the Israeli government, WIZO is the largest provider of social welfare services in the country.

As a powerful voice for all Jewish women, in 1959 WIZO was recognized by the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO) and was the first Zionist organization granted consultative status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

WIZO operates over 800 social welfare projects including child care centers, schools, shelters for battered women, homes for girls in distress and programs providing services for the elderly. As a non-political international movement, WIZO is dedicated to the advancement of the status of women, the betterment of family and community welfare and the encouragement of Jewish education around the world. At every age, WIZO nourishes the body, comforts the soul, educates the mind and empowers the individual.

WIZO California, established in 1985, is a membership organization whose primary focus is working to support and fund its WIZO projects in Israel.

Facts and Figures
WIZO USA Changes Lives
Thousands of women, children, youth, and families have benefited from WIZO USA’s various programs, schools, and legal advice. Every one of them is special to us and their success is our success. Here are some of their stories.

WIZO California Leadership

Gina Raphael

Chairperson, WIZO California

Shana Glassman

Vice Chair, WIZO California
Adeena Bleich

Adeena Bleich

Operating Board Member

Deborah Harris

Operating Board Member

Karla Lari

Operating Board Member

Katalin Mannheim

Treasurer
Operating Board Member

Rinat Newman

Operating Board Member

Karen Sirebrenik

Operating Board Member

Laura Stein

Operating Board Member

Shirin Yadegar

Operating Board Member

WIZO California Trustees

Malka Fogel

Honorary Chair
Senior Advisor

Hanna Rubinstein

Honorary Chair 

Irene Sirebrenik

Honorary Chair

Marisa Weingarten

Honorary Chair

Miriam Wizman

Honorary Chair

Lily Artenstein

WIZO California Trustee

Ruth Davidov

WIZO California Trustee

Annie Gross

WIZO California Trustee

Agnes Harris

WIZO California Trustee

Orly Maciborski

WIZO California Trustee

Nava Marmur

WIZO California Trustee

 

Eleanor Nankin

WIZO California Trustee

Soraya Sarah Nazarian

WIZO California Trustee

Rose Wolfe

WIZO California Trustee

WIZO California Chaverot Circle

Vivian Alberts


Beth Baeck


Danna Balas


Miriam Banafashe


Debra Barach


Jennifer Berman


Barbara Bernstein


Candice Beroukhim


Frances Bilak


Lisa Friedman Bloch


Emily Bronson


Leila Brown


Dity Brunn


Robin Carnesale


Gaby Chazanas


Lauren Cohen


Jill Cutler


Ziba Danielpour


Karen David


Erica Davidovich


Tiffany Dayani


Hadassa DeBasc


Debbie Dolgin


Judika Dumontet


Georgette Dunst

Israela Elkayam


Judith Felsenthal


Elizabeth Finebaum


Harriet Finebaum


Stacey Fish


Debra J. Fletcher


Debby Fogelman


Jean Friedman


Andrea Garai


Jessa Glassman


Shana Glassman


Alyse Golden Berkley


Abigail Goldberg


Sabrina Goldfeder


Sara Goldman


Delby Golshirazian


Silvia Goldstajn


Joyce Goldstein


Michele Goodman


Jennifer Gordon


Moran Gozlan

Amy Graiwer


Lolly Grossman


Erin Grey


Lauryn Harris

Karen Halaszi


Joanne Helperin


Randy Hurwitz

Sarah Isaac


Kathryn Javaheri


Rebecca Jonah


Bila Kahan

Camilla Kalvaria


Ava Kashani


Effie Katz


Hannah Katzenstein


Janice Kaufler


Amy Kestenbaum


Eryn Kilstein


Camila Koenig


Pamela Kreitenberg


Nina Kubicek


Shir Langer


Judy Levin


Susan Lynch


Laura Maged


Celine Mahdavi


Gena Margolis


Shirin Massachi


Ariana Mateen


Jodi Meadow


Vicki Mense


Nooshin Meshkaty


Lauren Monkarsh


Danielle Mor Yadegar


Jolie Moray


Kaely Moray


Kathy Moray


Jessy Nahamani


Judit Nazar


Sharona Nazarian


Veronica Nessim


Eva Neuman


Daniella Newman


Karen Newman


Grace Pei


Jan Perry


Manijeh Pezeshki


Lillian Raffel


Dina Lourie


Shannon Rahimzadeh


Ilana Rand


Anne Reisman


Sophie Rimokh


Natalie Roberts


Sue Rogers


Brigitte Rosenberg


Danna Rosenthal


Alissa Roston


Julie Rubin


Karen Rubinstein


Juliana Saghian

Silvia Salazar


Jessica E. Samuel


Jessica L. Samuel


Gina Satnick


Tova Sarir


Amy Savetsky


Robin Sax


Hope Shinderman


Jill Shinderman


Shana Shultz


Karen Shultz


Grabriella Schwartz


Hendel Schwartz

Nora Schwartz


Olivia Schwartz


Paulina Schwartz


Maryjo Schnitzer


Kathy Seigel


Miri Shepher


Stephanie Sherman


Naz Shooshani


Samira Soroudi


Sarita Spiwak


Ilene Stallman


Leigh Stein


Drew Steinberg


Ruth Steinberger


Dianna Mannheim Sternbeg


Tammy Stockfish


Orly Tabibi

Abigail Tananbaum


Michelle Taus


Myriam Testa


Patricia Testa


Silvia Testa


Debbie Ullman


Genia Varsha


Tiffany Vojdani


Shonda Walkovitz


Candice Weiner


Samantha Weiner


Shari Weiner


Mary Wells


Melissa Wiczyk


Shoshi Wilchfort


Carolyn Winer


Patti Jo Wolfson


Linda Wolfson


Stephanie Wolfson


Alana Yasno


Esther Youtan


Haya Zamel


Sabrina Zamel


Rosalya Zisman

San Diego Chaverot Circle

Emma Paterno

Chair

Tali Ben-Ezer

Leora Goldfarb

Shirley Mizan

Gina Paterno

Jamie Shifer

Shyla Slavin

Aviv Leadership

Heather

Hanna Bailey

Amanda Markowitz

Sheila Mirharooni

Heather

Samantha Moray

Heather

Jasmine Talei

Heather

Daniella Newman

Dani Gross

Rising Leaders Co-Chair
Heather

Chloe Rad

Rising Leaders Co-Chair

WIZO ATID- The Future of WIZO

Mia Gross

Heather

Eva Lari

Heather

Darya Newman

Heather

Moreille Newman

Heather

Alegra Taus

CHANGE A LIFE TODAY

WIZO USA, The Women’s International Zionist Organization, is a worldwide non-profit organization that operates over 800 social welfare projects in Israel.

Address

369 S Doheny Dr. #238
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Phone

Phone: 323-206-6403
Fax: 212-751-6818