Volunteer at a WIZO Project

My name is Dina. To be exact, my name is Genevieve, but Dina is the first name that I used for two months in Jerusalem.
I volunteered at the WIZO Rebecca Sieff Centre For The Family in Jerusalem in May and June of 2011. During my stay, I took care of children in the nursery at the centre two days a week and I perfected my Hebrew at Ulpan Morasha. Those two months allowed me to better understand WIZO, life in Israel and Jerusalem.


Twice a week for four months in early 2011, I rode the bus from my life in Tel Aviv to a WIZO after-school center in Bnei Brak. Bnei Brak is a highly religious suburb of Tel Aviv that is also home to a large Ethiopian Jewish community, and the WIZO after-school center serves Ethiopian Jewish children almost exclusively. Read more... 

 WIZO, the Women's International Zionist Organization, is a non-party international movement dedicated to the advancement of the status of women, welfare of all sectors of Israeli society and encouragement of Jewish education in Israel and the Diaspora.
 WIZO is an international movement of Zionist women, founded in England in 1920. Today, there are over a quarter of a million volunteers in 50 Federations throughout the world, working actively for the welfare of the citizens of Israel and providing help and support in the operation of hundreds of education and welfare projects and services.