Community Centers

WIZO In The Community: Program By Numbers

Assisting Families

70 Groups for Single Parent Families, Dozens of centers for single-parent families throughout the country that provide advice, support and a group framework for family members. Social-support groups are operated by volunteers under the direction of professionals. WIZO organizes countless Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations, annual residential summer camps for children with disabled parents, children who have lost a sibling, orphans and children from single parent homes. WIZO Seminars for widows, legal advice and computerized information concerning families’ rights including services and discounts available from government agencies and local authorities.

Helping Women & Girls

12 community-based girl’s rehabilitation center, empowerment programs, vocational programs, and mentoring.

Opening The Door For Immigrants

Assistance in Immigrant Absorption including welfare services and social and cultural activities. 4 Homes for immigrant students. 46 classes for teaching Hebrew. 10 Empowerment Groups for new immigrant women

Honoring Senior Citizens

80 Social Clubs, 30 Groups for speakers of Foreign Languages.

WIZO USA USA Sponsored Projects
WIZO Miami Beach Community Center, Ramat Gan
With 2,500 participants, the Miami Beach Community Center has been a forerunner of informal educational programming in the Ramat Gan area for over 25 years. Infants to seniors participate in the center’s activities on a weekly basis. The “Inbal” program, a Senior Citizens club, provides a variety of programs for senior citizens including sports, arts and crafts, lectures, and coffee mornings. During Rosh Hashanah and Passover, the center facilitates the distribution of food parcels to members of the community in need. Intensive Bar/Bat Mitzvah programs are available for disadvantaged youth, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration. The project creates a year-long environment of learning and enrichment for Bar/Bat Mitzvah candidates and culminates in a group Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Beit Tzipora Centers, in Ashkelon and Kiryat Malachi
The Beit Tzipora Centers, in Ashkelon and Kiryat Malachi, focus on educating the Ethiopian-Jewish community and giving Ethiopian-Israeli young people the opportunity to grow and participate fully in Israeli society. The centers currently enroll more than 1,000 boys and girls in after-school programs and serve as a model for other schools.

Founded by The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity in the mid-1990s, in 2017 the endowment of Beit Tziporah Centers was entrusted to WIZO.