Women’s Division


The Keren Hayesod International Women’s Division (IWD) is the worldwide gathering of Jewish women with vision and principle. Determined to make a difference, Women’s Division activists work to help secure Israel’s future and to ensure the well being of the Jewish people. With branches in five continents, the IWD engages in programs which are both life saving and defining of the Jewish future. Linked together in a bond of friendship and mission, IWD participants share their creative energy in formative social, educational and communal activities.

The IWD focuses on the people of Israel who are most vulnerable, most fragile, most in need and most threatened. They are also deeply involved in helping to reinforce the foundations of Jewish life and in advancing the values of social justice and democracy. Keren Hayesod women make a difference.

The IWD is a vibrant global community of committed Jewish women dedicated to ensuring the continuity of the Jewish people and the strength of the State of Israel. The IWD invites women to share in our passion and to contribute with their intelligence, their creativity and their resources to help us meet the great challenges and opportunities we face.

Women’s Division Victoria takes great pride in its encouragement of all Jewish women in the community to join the cause and make a difference. Through involvement in the Women’s Division, women are able to have strong leadership roles and act as valuable and contributing members of the community.


Our Mission Statement:

Keren Hayesod- United Israel Appeal, through a partnership between Israel and Diaspora communities, mobilises support for Israel and the rescue of Jews in distress.

By encouraging and assisting in Aliyah and absorption, Keren Hayesod saves Jewish lives, strengthens Jewish identity, fortifies the fabric of Israeli society and reinforces solidarity within the Jewish people.