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Mitzvahs Matter
Why WIZO USA?

Choosing where to give during this important and joyous milestone is a big decision. By choosing to give to WIZO USA, you are choosing to give to the people of Israel; a beautiful way to honor your bar or bat mitzvah. Through your mitzvah project, you will improve the lives and social welfare of people throughout Israel.

WIZO USA seeks to connect Jewish people worldwide. By choosing one of our various projects, you will be making a difference in the lives of many. Our projects are wide-ranging, some ensuring the safety and welfare of babies and elderly to funding programs that allow young people to reach their full potential. Please read through our available projects and choose one that resonates with you.

Help someone have their own B’nai Mitzvah

WIZO USA Nir HaEmek Youth Village hosts 194 students. Of those students, 21 celebrate their Bar or Bat Mitzvah each year. With your help, this can be “not just another birthday” for these students. Most of these students come from an immigrant background and are lacking a strong Jewish Identity. By choosing this project, you can assist these teens in forging their Jewish identity and celebrating the same milestone that you too are about to reach.

Sponsor A Trip To Poland
Every year throughout Israel students in grades 10 and 11 take an educational trip to Poland that enables them to visit historical sites and learn about Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust. This journey is a crucial part in the lives, education and Jewish identity of Israeli students. Unfortunately, the students living in the WIZO USA Youth Villages are unable to afford the cost of this educational experience. By choosing this project you can send at risk students from WIZO USA Youth Villages on this meaningful experience.
Otzma
Young teen girls from impoverished backgrounds comprise the greatest risk group in Israel. OTZMA identifies 7th and 8th graders with high potential but who are underachieving and are at a high risk of dropping out. These girls come from unstable homes and have suffered from violence and bullying both at home and at school. This program offers a range of academic enrichment and remedial education programs for students who have fallen behind as well as support for emotional and behavioral problems stemming from neglect, abuse, lack of self-esteem or eating disorders. With this program, many not only reach the required levels of education but often acquire above average level grades and exam scores. By choosing this project you can help to fund this vital program and ensure the success in the lives of young Israeli girls.
Sports Activities For The Physically Challenged
WIZO USA Nir HaEmek High School and Youth Village are recognized as a leader in the field of specialized child care with programs and therapy especially tailored to the specific physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of every child. WIZO USA Nir HaEmek is always working to ensure the inclusion of physically handicapped students, both in and out of the classroom. WIZO USA NirHaEmek is looking to expand the activities that are provided to people who are physically limited by adding a visually impaired goalball team, a wheelchair basketball team, accessible workout room hours, specialized lifeguards and specialized horse stables and riding time. By choosing this project you will help give all students access to sports, regardless of their physical abilities.
Foster Dance And Music Programs
Music and dance programs provide an outlet in which students can express themselves, have pride, and gain higher self-esteem. The children of the WIZO USA Youth Villages are no different and are often in need of the benefits that music and dance can provide. Coming from impoverished backgrounds, these students have often fallen through the cracks of traditional education. By choosing this project you will provide a new outlet for these students and help to ensure their success in heading down a good path in life.
Choose WIZO USA as your N’nail Mitzvah Project.
Why WIZO USA?

Choosing where to give during this important and joyous milestone is a big decision. By choosing to give to WIZO USA, you are choosing to give to the people of Israel; a beautiful way to honor your bar or bat mitzvah. Through your mitzvah project, you will improve the lives and social welfare of people throughout Israel.

WIZO USA seeks to connect Jewish people worldwide. By choosing one of our various projects, you will be making a difference in the lives of many. Our projects are wide-ranging, some ensuring the safety and welfare of babies and elderly to funding programs that allow young people to reach their full potential. Please read through our available projects and choose one that resonates with you.

Help someone have their own B’nai Mitzvah

WIZO USA Nir HaEmek Youth Village hosts 194 students. Of those students, 21 celebrate their Bar or Bat Mitzvah each year. With your help, this can be “not just another birthday” for these students. Most of these students come from an immigrant background and are lacking a strong Jewish Identity. By choosing this project, you can assist these teens in forging their Jewish identity and celebrating the same milestone that you too are about to reach.

Mitzvahs Matter
WIZO USA has been blessed for years with the philanthropic gestures of several generations of supporters. This has enabled the organization to invest in the programs and activities that help the people of Israel.

By deciding to participate in planned giving, you will be helping to secure the future of WIZO USA’s work in Israel. Specifically, your kindness and generosity will benefit Israeli women and children for years to come.

All contributions are received with great appreciation.

Bequests – One of the easiest ways to create your charitable legacy donation is through a bequest.

Business Interest – Gifts of stock in a closely held or family-owned business can benefit you and WIZO USA.

Charitable Remainder or Lead Trust – A gift from a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust will let future generations know what was important to you. In addition, the trust may provide income for you or your family.

Life Insurance – You can contribute a larger amount to WIZO USA than you might otherwise have thought possible with a gift of a new or existing life insurance policy. You can name WIZO USA as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. If WIZO USA is named as owner and beneficiary of a current policy, and you continue to pay the yearly premiums, you can claim income tax deductions for those premiums. If your family does not need the proceeds of a fully paid-up insurance policy, consider choosing WIZO USA as the outright beneficiary.

Personal Property – Much of your tangible personal property, whether it be cherished artwork, jewelry or a collection, has maintained or appreciated in value over time. While meaningful to you they may not have the same sentiment to your children or heirs. If you leave this appreciated property to them, the value of that property is included in your taxable estate-whether or not they need or choose to sell it. Making a bequest of these assets can ensure that what you valued during your lifetime becomes a powerful gift that prevails for generations.

Real Estate – Contributing partial or whole ownership in real estate to WIZO USA can accomplish many personal and financial goals while allowing you to make a lasting impact on WIZO USA’s work for generations to come. These gifts can be made on primary residences, vacation homes, or with a commercial or residential building. While each property is unique, there are a variety of options we can explore with you to make a substantial legacy gift that accomplishes many objectives simultaneously.

Retirement Plan – Federal and state income and estate taxes may reduce a significant portion, often more than a half, of the funds in your Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and other retirement plans when those are left to a non-spouse. You, and your heirs, could benefit from designating WIZO USA as the beneficiary of these retirement funds, or a portion thereof, while you leave other assets to your heirs.

Stocks – One hundred percent of your stock market earnings can be used to help secure Israel’s future. And, transferring appreciated stocks that have been held for a year or more also enables you to avoid paying the capital gains tax.

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.

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How may we help you?
Build your connection to Jewish women across the world and together improve the lives of millions in Israel. WIZO USA was founded over 90 years ago by women with the shared goal of supporting Israel. Today, vibrant, talented women like you continue to support Israel’s women and children and express their Jewish values in ways that are most meaningful to them.

Have a question or concern? Please use the form below.

Jacqueline Schlossberg Gordon

Director, WIZO USA USA
212-751-6461 | jacqui@wizony.com

Suzanne Harper

Director, Florida
305-861-8860 | director@wizofl.org