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    Weird and wacky world of the weekend heart attack

    Apr 18, 2019 Go comment!
    Ever had a heart attack? It’s actually easier than you think. I had one on a beautiful summer morning one Sunday.
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    Arts students visit Holocaust Museum

    Apr 18, 2019 Go comment!
    School children from the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg visited the newly opened ​Holocaust Museum at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre in Forest Town in April.
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    Gruzd a master at Scrabble

    Apr 18, 2019 Go comment!
    Steven Gruzd won the South African Masters Scrabble Championships at Huddle Park Golf Club on 22 March.
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    • CommunityORTStudents

    International ORT Day celebrates 139 years of education

    Apr 18, 2019 Go comment!
    ORT South Africa joined students and teachers of the Jewish educational organisation around the world on 10 April to celebrate ORT’s establishment in St Petersburg on that day in 1880. ORT is the largest Jewish educational organisation in the world.
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    ‘Beware India and Australia – they’re the most rounded’, says Yachad

    Apr 18, 2019 Go comment!
    A thoughtful man and a thoughtful former cricketer, Mandy Yachad begins our telephone interview with the verbal equivalent of a prod into the covers for a single. “I don’t follow the game that fully anymore,” he confesses, saying that, in spite of this, he’s managed to keep tabs on the vicissitudes of the Proteas at home this summer.
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    Israeli star sings praises of Roodepoort rugby and braaivleis

    Apr 11, 2019 Go comment!
    Ori Abutbul is a rugby pioneer. The former Tel Aviv security guard and Israeli international is currently playing club rugby in Roodepoort on the West Rand after being persuaded to come to South Africa by Kevin Musikanth, the current Israeli national coach.
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    Moses Moyo honoured

    Apr 11, 2019 Go comment!
    The South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) asked ChaiFM Chief Executive Kathy Kaler to plant a tree in one of the Jewish National Fund forests to honour late social activist and pro-Israel lobbyist Moses Moyo. Kaler did so when she was in Israel to run the Jerusalem Marathon.
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    Sports Quiz raises roof for charity

    Apr 11, 2019 Go comment!
    With 36 teams and five sporting categories, the annual Bidvest Sports Quiz is a highly competitive event, but the greatest winner of the night was the Selwyn Segal Society, which received a donation of R400 000.
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    Torah Institute shows gratitude at gala dinner

    Apr 11, 2019 Go comment!
    Rabbi Shmuel Moffson cited the importance of Torah study at the Johannesburg Torah Institute’s (JTI’s) first gala dinner at its learning centre in Oaklands, Johannesburg, on Wednesday night.
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    • CommunityUJWMobileMeals

    Help to make special for old souls

    Apr 11, 2019 Go comment!
    During the late 1960s and early 1970s, members of the Union of Jewish Women (UJW) assisted Meals on Wheels, which was being run by a church in Yeoville. They discovered that there were Jewish recipients who felt forced to accept non-kosher food as there was nowhere they could get kosher food. Most of them were housebound and lonely.
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    Kids pack for Pesach

    Apr 11, 2019 Go comment!
    Yad Aharon & Michael held its annual community Pesach packing day on 7 April.
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    Pesach in the lap of luxury

    Apr 04, 2019 Go comment!
    Sometimes it’s wonderful to be able to kick back and not change all your dishes and food for Pesach. Rather let someone else do it for you.
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    Pesach charity wine sale

    Apr 04, 2019 Go comment!
    A record number of cases of wine and grape juice were sold last Sunday.
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    • CommunityUJWDomesticTea

    Treasured domestics get tea and goodies

    Apr 04, 2019 Go comment!
    The Union of Jewish Women’s (UJW’s) annual Domestic Workers’ Tea was held on 26 March. About 120 people were treated to a morning of entertainment, talks, prizes and a fabulous tea at the Waverley Sports Club Hall.
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    SAFI and WIZO give gift of mobility

    Apr 04, 2019 Go comment!
    Two child-sized wheelchairs were presented to pupils at the Lebohang Centre for Disabled Children (LCDC) in Sebokeng by the Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO) and the South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) on 27 March. The wheelchairs are intended to empower the pupils’ education through mobility.
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    Jordan Chait: a crisp definition of sporting youth

    Apr 04, 2019 1 Comment
    The coming weeks will be busy ones for young Maties flyhalf Jordan Chait. On Monday night, top-placed Maties played their last round-robin game of the Varsity Cup against bottom-placed UWC. Maties beat UWC 84-26, with matters heading towards the knockout stages of the competition this coming week.
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    • CommunityAkivaCollege

    KZN Judaica centre promotes learning

    Mar 28, 2019 Go comment!
    Akiva College in Umhlanga Rocks recently opened the Jean and Charles Kluk Judaica Centre, sponsored by the Kluk family in memory of their beloved parents.
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    • CommunityChevSmartcan

    Giving tzedakah in an app

    Mar 28, 2019 Go comment!
    We would all be just that bit happier to give charity if it is quick, safe and hassle free because we lead busy lives. The Chev Smartcan, an innovative app for giving tzedakah (charity) was designed to simplify life and improve efficiency. You don’t ever again need to drop off your tzedakah cans. The Chev also never needs to manually count and bank their contents.
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    WIZO addresses vital issues

    Mar 28, 2019 Go comment!
    The Women’s International Zionist Organisation’s (WIZO’s) most recent forum on 19 March discussed vital issues affecting the Jewish community in South Africa. These include the downgrading of the South African Embassy in Israel, the Clover deal and what it would mean for South Africa, and the stance of the South African government vis-à-vis Israel, and towards the local Jewish community.
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    The ‘musician’ who conducts the rugby scrum

    Mar 28, 2019 Go comment!
    If Kevin Musikanth’s name has a certain ring to it, it’s not surprising. King David Linksfield’s new director of rugby says that the original family name was “Muzikant” which literally means “musician” in Russian.
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