What's On in SA Jewish Community

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As always, there is lots going on for the Jewish communities around the country. Contact local leadership for additional activities
by SA JEWISH REPORT STAFF | Aug 10, 2016

Friday (August 12)


* Bet David Shul at 17:00 starts its “Family Activities” to begin the “De-Consecration Weekend” of the old shul.

At 18:00 the “Family Service” takes place followed by a congregational supper. No charge. Venue: Bet David, Morningside. RSVP: Sharon at [email protected]


Saturday (August 13)


* Bet David Shul at 10:00 hosts a “Festive Shabbat Morning Service” including the De-Consecration Service of Bet David’s old shul, followed by a brocha. “Walk About” of the shul’s new campus after the service. Venue: Bet David, Morningside. RSVP: Sharon - [email protected]


Monday (August 15)


* UJW’s adult education division hosts Robbie Macdonald of the University of Exeter and president of the Johannesburg Hiking Club, on “Sailing a Tall Ship”. Venue: 1 Oak Street, Houghton. Time: 09:30. Donation: R40. Contact: UJW Office (011) 648-1053.


Wednesday (August 17)


* UJW’s adult education division hosts Dr Lorraine Chaskalson, former lecturer Dept of English, Wits, on the second lecture on “Enjoying Contemporary Poetry”. Venue: 1 Oak Street, Houghton. Time: 09:30. Donation: R40. Contact: UJW Office (011) 648-1053.


Saturday evening (August 20)


* Chev Marriage Week presents the premiere of “Nine Lives” starring Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner. Venue: Ster Kinekor @ the Zone Rosebank. Cost: R200 per couple. Refreshments for sale. Bookings: [email protected] or (011) 532-9701. 

Sunday (August 21)


* Johannesburg Light Music Society has music for the over 50s, Broadway shows and MGM musicals of bygone years.  Venue: Roosevelt Park Recreational Centre (behind the fire station on Beyers Naude Drive) Time: 14:00. Two presentations by members of music of their choice. a short interval for tea/coffee and refreshments at R20 pp (optional), followed by music from movies of the ‘50s, ‘60s, & ‘70s. Information: David 076-574-1446 or (011) 678-9725.


* Jewish Genealogical Society of SA hosts Lt Col William Bergman MMM (SA Army Rtd) on "The Jewish Contribution to the South African Military History". Venue: HOD. Time: 19:00. Cost: R25 (incl tea & refreshments). RSVP: Hannah (011) 485-2188.


Monday (August 22)


* UJW’s adult education division hosts Tom Wheeler, research associate, SA Institute of International Affairs, on “The Arab Spring - Consequences in the Middle East”. Venue: 1 Oak Street, Houghton. Time: 09:30. Donation: R40. Contact: UJW Office (011) 648-1053.

1 Comment

  1. 1 H.ismael 24 Sep
    Can someone answer me ?great grandparents jewish.mother Moslem.suddenly when old u feel a terrible urge 2 b a jew n feel like giving ur soul 4 israel.what must i do8


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