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    • YouthSydenhamScience

    Early introduction to science at Sydenham

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    Sydenham Hebrew Pre-Primay School’s “STEM Room” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is up and running!
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    • SuzanneTopschool

    Torah Academy awarded for excellence

    Feb 02, 2017 1 Comment
    The Torah Academy was last week Friday chosen by the Gauteng Department of Education as the best performing independent school, Eastern District, in the National Senior Certificate 2016 exams.
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    • YouthRKNSFirstDay

    Oodles of first day fun at Rosabelle Klein

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    The first day of school is often fraught with tears and uncertainty - some tears from the moms and some uncertainty from the children themselves!
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    • YouthMinnieBersohn

    Cleaning while having some old-fashioned fun

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    Minnie Bersohn Pre-Primary arranged some summer fun with a "car wash" for the senior and grade R children last week.
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    • YouthKDHL

    KDHL commemorates World Holocaust Day

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    As well as focusing on Israel and the current problems it faces, the learners of King David High School, Linksfield, always keep their strong connection to their past.
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    • YouthCrawford

    Crawford Sandton elects student leaders for 2017

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    Congratulations to Crawford College Sandton’s newly-elected Student Executive Body. They have great responsibilities and a tradition of excellence to maintain.
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    Give it up for the women of the UJW

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    You have to hand it to the ladies at the Union of Jewish Women, give them lemons and they will make lemonade. Approximately four months ago members of the Union of Jewish Women paid a visit to the Jumpers Informal Settlement in the inner suburb of Jeppe in Johannesburg, home to over 1 000 people. Pictured are Johannesburg gardener Zozo Nomphelo, City Councillor Neuren Pietersen with a prize cabbage, and UJW’s Lisette Datnow. What a great story...
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    • SuzanneSternbergObit white

    Peter Sternberg passes on in London

    Feb 02, 2017 1 Comment
    Peter Sternberg, a vice-president of the African Jewish Congress and former president of the Zimbabwe Jewish Board of Deputies, died in England last week and was buried in London.
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    • SuzanneKimberleyCommunity2

    Kimberley steeped in Jewish history

    Feb 02, 2017 3 Comments
    They say “a diamond is forever” - and this has proved a truism in the mining city of Kimberley. Although numbering 25 souls, despite demographics and moving to major cities and overseas, the Kimberley Jewish community - members of the Griqualand West Hebrew Congregation - has not vanished into the city’s Big Hole.
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    Global impact of the Holocaust

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    No event since biblical times has impacted on the Jews of the world like the monstrous German extermination policy of Adolf Hitler - the Holocaust.
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    • SuzanneBernhard

    Plaque at Torah Academy in memory of Rabbi Bernhard

    Feb 02, 2017 1 Comment
    They came from near and far to pay tribute to the memory of Rabbi Nachman Meir Bernhard - Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Rabbi Mendel Lipskar, head of the Lubavitch Foundation, many rabbonim, and Rabbi Bernhard’s wife Joan, his children from South Africa, Israel and the US, to witness the unveiling of a plaque in the rabbi’s memory at Torah Academy Primary School.
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    • SuzanneAJCconference

    Small, isolated Jewish communities, strong in a united stand

    Feb 02, 2017 1 Comment
    They came together from all over sub-Saharan Africa - South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland, Mauritius and Kenya - to discuss the theme “Independence and Isolation - Combining Two Forces”, gathering in Cape Town for a mini conference of the African Jewish Congress, last week Sunday.
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    Israel has true Christian friends in Mozambique

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    Devotion to the cause of the State of Israel flourishes in the most unlikely places, even in societies where the Jewish presence is small to non-existent. Such is the case in Mozambique, where the work of Beth-El Associacao Crista Amigos De Israel - Mozambican Christian Friends of Israel - testifies to how much can be achieved by those inspired by their Christian faith to promote the Israeli cause, despite adverse conditions.
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    • RabbiYossyGoldmanpic1 HOME

    The Money or the Box?

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    What? Is the rabbi turning TV quiz show host? Has he become a gambling man?
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    • MoiraShanghairefugees

    Bravery of a Japanese diplomat at exhibition

    Feb 02, 2017 1 Comment
    “Sugihara didn’t only save my grandfather, he also saved me. Because if not for Sugihara I may very well not be standing here today.” These were the words of Rebbetzen Sarah Feldman of the Gardens Synagogue in Cape Town, speaking on Monday at the opening of the Jewish Refugees in Shanghai exhibition at the South African Jewish Museum. Her grandfather, Rabbi Shimon Goldman, hailed from the city of Shedlitz in Poland.
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    • MoiraFirstwomanchairman

    First female chairman of Constantia Shul

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    Hayley Pogrund has been elected the first woman chairman of the Constantia Hebrew Congregation in its 34-year history. Though not the first female member to occupy this position in an Orthodox synagogue, the occurrence is sufficiently rare as to be noteworthy.
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    • MichaelBellingStephenKoseff

    Many plusses from Davos forum - Koseff

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    The World Economic Forum, held in Davos in Switzerland every January, has had a significant impact on South Africa, according to Stephen Koseff, CEO of Investec, who was one of two Jewish South Africans there last month. The other local member of the community to attend was University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price.
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    • MarleneBethlehemHannover

    Be vigilant against renewed spectre of racism

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    The shadow of the Second World War and the Holocaust in particular had not lifted entirely, according to stalwart South African communal leader and currently president of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture in New York, Marlene Bethlehem, speaking in Hannover, Germany, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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    • MargotValedictoryservice

    Sad end to Durban’s Great Synagogue

    Feb 02, 2017 1 Comment
    Tinged with nostalgia and sadness, last Sunday members of the Great Synagogue in Silverton Road in Durban, attended a special valedictory service on the shul’s closing. Addressing the gathering, spiritual leader Rabbi Pinchas Zekry, spoke of the mixed feelings accompanying the closing down of this magnificent shul.
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    • MargotHolocaust

    Present generations must keep remembrance of the Shoah

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    International Holocaust Remembrance Day was commemorated in South Africa in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
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