The Hebrew Writers Association in Israel was founded in 1921 in the city of Tel Aviv. At the first meeting, about 70 writers from Israel and abroad, have attended. Nahum Sokolow was elected as the honorary president of the association.
The list of directorate members, elected at the same occasion, establishes the importance of a Hebrew literary society, in the eyes of those writers.
Ahad Ha'am, Alexander Siskind Rabinovitz, Mordechai ben Hill, Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jacob Fichman, Asher Barash, and Abraham Aharon Kabak were only a few of the great writers who have dedicated their time and skills to care for all aspects of the association's work.
Developing Hebrew literature and its spread via collaboration of Hebrew writes with one another.
Protecting the intellectual and material matters of those working in the literary field.
Founding a publishing fund.
The Writers Association has approximately 450 members currently; all of whom are writers, poets, directors and dramatists. The association's operation substantially contributes to various aspects of Hebrew writers and writings. At the front line of these operations are Moznaim Magazine, the Genazim Bio-Bibliographical institute, and the Tchernichovsky museum.
The association holds a vast variety of activities and operations, designed to enrich the Hebrew cultural arena. Other operations are designated for the promotion of Israeli writers and their work. For the wellbeing of the writers, the association operates as a trade union, representing its members to ACUM, the Publishers Association of Israel, tax authorities and other institutions.