Raya Jaglom: A lady of valor

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June 29, 2017 21:01

WIZO’s honorary life president, 98, has inspired women around the world.




Raya Jaglom

Raya Jaglom (left) helps Ziva Lahat, wife of then-Tel Aviv Mayor Shlomo Lahat, to cut the cake donated to WIZO Tel Aviv’s spring bazaar, in 1980. (photo credit:M. DEKEL)

Mention the name Raya Jaglom to Israelis or non-Israeli leaders of Diaspora Zionist organizations who are middle-aged and older, and the immediate association will be WIZO.

An honorary life president of WIZO, the Women’s International Zionist Organization, Jaglom was also its longest serving world president, having held the position for 26 years. She maintained a keen interest and continued to attend the annual conferences of World WIZO and other important WIZO events even after stepping down in 1996 and being confined to a wheelchair.

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