Looking back & looking forward ..2022-23

2023 marked a transformative year for IWAK, transitioning from a non-profit organization to a much lighter community setup. We evolved from exclusively welcoming expats to embracing internationally-minded women of diverse backgrounds. Our shift from paid memberships to voluntary participation reflects our commitment to inclusivity. The move from a traditional leadership structure to an equal committee of seven ensures everyone has a voice.

Reflecting on the past months, from September to December, IWAK welcomed members from 20 different countries. Coming together in the enchanting city of Krakow, our diverse community thrived. The top countries represented at our events were India, Ukraine, and Poland.

September saw the launch of our Integration Day, a memorable event filled with a treasure hunt and bonding activities at N’JOY.

Despite the downsizing of active members initially, we doubled our numbers, entering 2024 with over 65 members.

Over the past four months, we organized 25 exclusive events, ranging from city walks and classical concerts to beauty days and book fair visits. Our X-Mas Family party garnered tremendous attendance and fundraising success.

As we step into 2024, IWAK plans to continue regular brunches, walks, and coffee mornings. Thematic events, outings, and workshops aligned with club interests (Reading, Travel, Art, and Moms) are on the horizon.

Anticipate more IWAK fun in the new year with a sneak peek of upcoming events below:


  • 12.01: IWAK Book Exchange (Special Reading Club meeting)
  • 16.01: IWAK Brunch
  • 19.01: Bollywood Night at Spice of India (Special Culture&Travel Club meeting)
  • 21.01: Kulig – traditional Polish sleigh ride
  • 28.01: Burlesque Dance Workshop


  • 09.02: Reading Club meet-up discussing “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down” by Haemin Sunim
  • Valentine postcards making with Nikita (date tbc)


  • 01.03: Australian edition of Culture&Travel Club
  • 10.03 (tbc): Art-time with photo shooting
  • 15.03: Reading Club meet-up discussing “Under the Tuscan Sun” by Frances Mayers
  • 22.03: Sauna night
  • Easter wreaths/bouquet workshop (date tbc)


  • 13.04 (tbc): Israel edition of Culture&Travel Club
  • 19.04: Reading Club meet-up discussing “Time Shelter” by Georgi Gospodinov


  • 17.05: Reading Club meet-up discussing “You Could Make This Place Beautiful” by Maggie Smith


  • 08.06 (tbc): Kazimierz sightseeing with Culture&Travel Club
  • 15.06 (tbc): IWAK Family Picnic
  • 21.06: Reading Club meet-up discussing “The Maid” by Nita Prose
  • 21.06 (tbc): Jewish Culture Festival visit with Culture&Travel Club

Spring in IWAK also promises volunteer opportunities, a cycling tour, visits to cheese farms and vineyards, and more.

Follow our FB page for details and share your ideas for activities or events with us.

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