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South African delegates to the international women’s forum in Sydney

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Five members of the Union of Jewish Women joined delegates from 16 countries in Sydney, Australia, in May at the International Council of Jewish Women’s Convention. Women from Jewish organisations in Cuba, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, Poland, Israel, the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada, as well as the council’s United Nations representative, attended.
by OWN CORRESPONDENT | Jul 05, 2018

Professor Gillian Triggs, the former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission addressed the three-day convention. Two ex-South Africans, Vic Alhadeff, the Chief Executive of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, and Ronnie Kahn, the founder and Chief Executive of OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food-rescue charity, kept the audience spellbound with their presentations.

Delegates visited the Sydney’s Great Synagogue, attended a talk on the history of Jews of Sydney, and were warmly received at a reception by the Lord Mayor at the Sydney Town Hall.

Four South African members of the UJW were appointed to the council’s executive committee.

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