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    • CommunityJoe22000

    Joe just keeps walking

    Jun 08, 2017 Go comment!
    Joe Yudelowitz (82) can be justly proud of his framed Walk for Life certificate awarded to him on a distance of 22 000 km, completed in under 20 years.
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    • IlanHerrmannSport B

    Ginsburg becomes 10th Dan at 72

    Jun 08, 2017 Go comment!
    Sensei Irving Ginsburg, 72, was made a 10th Dan in jiu jitsu last week, which is no mean feat for a martial arts expert. He was graded by Sensei Mickey Davidow, who has been his sensei (teacher) for five decades.
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    • YomYerushalayimGreenside

    Should Israel prioritise SA Jews?

    Jun 02, 2017 Go comment!
    Israeli leadership often puts its political interests before those of Jews living in the Diaspora - including South Africa - but it says that this is to be expected, according to David Fachler who was speaking at the Greenside Shul recently.
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    • CommunityBeitEmanuel

    A teddy for children in distress

    Jun 02, 2017 Go comment!
    Beit Emanuel has been running a project for several months now, of distributing knitted teddy bears to children in hospital. Last week Wednesday the congregation had a tea party to thank some of the regular knitters for their amazing contribution to the project.
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    • CommunityPortElizabethUJWAGM

    Small in numbers but big in action, these PE women

    Jun 02, 2017 Go comment!
    The Union of Jewish Women in Port Elizabeth, though small in numbers, fight above their weight, as was again demonstrated by their recently held most successful 76th annual general meeting.
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    • FeldmanYaelAnthem

    Yael invited to sing French anthem at rugby international

    Jun 02, 2017 Go comment!
    A Jewish Johannesburg mother of two has been honoured by the South African Rugby Board by being invited to sing the French national anthem, "La Marseillaise" at the Test match between South Africa and France at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, on Saturday, June 10.
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    • JackSportMilch_Fight

    Milch carries on Jewish UK boxers’ tradition

    Jun 02, 2017 Go comment!
    He might be 36 years old, but light-middleweight Tony Milch continues to make an impact on the British professional boxing circuit.
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    • FeldmanReview

    Documenting the fledgling country’s first battles

    May 25, 2017 1 Comment
    "Above and Beyond" is a fascinating, emotion-driven and highly absorbing documentary about the shaky beginnings of the Israel Air Force, launched at a time when the fledgling state was preparing to declare its independence and with the prospect of war with its neighbouring Arab states looming large.
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    • WarVeterans1

    Reminder of a Jewish presence in SA wars

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    Lieutenant Colonel William Bergman and Ivan “Chips” Sive, placed a statue of a Magen Dovid on the memorial table at the annual General Jan Smuts memorial service at Smuts House in Doornkloof last Sunday.
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    • WolfsonSpanishDancer

    Top honour for Jewish Spanish dancer

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    The Spanish ambassador to South Africa, Juan Ignacio Sell Sanz, awarded Jewish Spanish dancer and teacher Hillaine Barbara Sachs - best known in the dancing world as Helena Montoya - the Commander of Isabella the Catholic Award in Pretoria last week.
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    • JackSportFedCup

    Earl Grainger quits as SA Fed Cup coach

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    Earl Grainger has decided not to renew his position as South Africa’s Federation Cup captain.
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    • PressReleaseOneFamily

    OneFamily launches project in SA

    May 18, 2017 Go comment!
    OneFamily is launching a new project alongside Johannesburg-born artist, former King Davidian Julian Grabman, selling prints of his famous watercolour “Jerusalem Forever”, half the proceeds will go to OneFamily’s programmes, helping victims of terror in Israel.
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    • j 092

    Beliebers lose their faith

    May 18, 2017 Go comment!
    When the British rock band Queen performed on stage, it was a staggering display of grit, sweat and energy. Zanzibari-born Freddy Mercury would throw his perspiration-soaked towels and outlandish costume accessories into the crowd, driving fans into an ecstatic state of euphoric frenzy.
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    • Aimee

    Aimeè stimulating debate through theatre

    May 18, 2017 Go comment!
    Johannesburg actress and playwright Aimeè Goldsmith is determined to stimulate debate on a range of social issues through her work. Only in her 20s, she is already leaving her mark on the local theatrical landscape with thought-provoking productions on issues from war to social injustice.
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    • JackSport (3)

    Taking water polo to the Maccabiah

    May 18, 2017 Go comment!
    David Nivison is probably one of those rare water polo players who did not come to the sport through swimming. But no matter how he got there, this 17-year-old now plays for South Africa and is the captain of this year’s Maccabi water polo team.
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    • Community67Blankets

    Blankets for Africa to warm your heart

    May 18, 2017 Go comment!
    It was a day of human warmth, generosity, kindness and compassion when "67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day" visited three Jewish NGOs. On May 8, hand-knitted and crocheted woollen blankets were delivered to three Chevrah Kadisha organisations, Kadimah, the Junction and Selwyn Segal. Two hundred blankets were distributed to people in need, just before the chilly winter begins.
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    • i-don-t-keep-calm-cuz-i-m-a-jewish-mother-funny-jewish-shirt

    What makes Jewish moms unique

    May 11, 2017 Go comment!
    Jewish mothers are traditionally a breed apart from other mothers, no matter where in the world we live, how rich we are or our political leanings.
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    • BenitaLevin

    Aliyah - the good, the bad and the meshuga.

    May 11, 2017 Go comment!
    “The biggest challenge for you is going to be the culture shock,” a wise Israeli diplomat warned me, when he heard we were making aliyah. Our paths had crossed in the working world in South Africa, and I knew him to be professional, charismatic and trustworthy.
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    • Mashi Lipskar

    Networking rebbetzins

    May 11, 2017 Go comment!
    Last Sunday’s Rebbetzins Conference at the HOD hall in Johannesburg, attracted 70 of the country’s approximately 140 rebbetzins. “It’s something I put a lot of effort and thought into and I think it’s important that we, rebbetzins, get together whenever we can to catch up, share ideas and resources and just have a great time,” says Rebbetzin Gina Goldstein, wife of Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, who spearheaded the Conference.
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    • CommunityJoziBlue

    Order one, pay for two

    May 11, 2017 Go comment!
    “I Love my Community” is a chesed project, run by Gila Zulberg and Tamara Assness, aiming to reach out and help those less fortunate in the Jewish community (order one, pay for two, donate one!)
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