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    From pencils to possibility with UJW

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    It began with a question. A small boy begging in the streets of India. “What do you want most in the world?” “A pencil,” he replied. “I reached into my backpack, handed him my pencil, and watched as a wave of possibility washed over him.” This is the premise from which Adam Braun, the founder of global non-profit organisation Pencils of Promise, works.
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    Legendary trainer pulls no punches

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    If national colours were awarded for international travel, then local boxing trainer and manager Colin Nathan would be a Springbok many times over. As this was being written, Nathan is somewhere in North Africa, and although he was home last week, the week before that he was in the United States.
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    Jewish history calendar offers food for the soul

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Non-profit organisations Soul Workout and Afrika Tikkun have teamed up to bring out a 2020/5780 education calendar on the theme of Jewish history. The Journey Through History calendar has exquisite illustrations, as well as descriptions of the landmark moments and dates of Jewish history. It also contains all the festivals, candle lighting times, and public holidays.
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    Historic gathering of the Goldman clan

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Rabbi Yossy and Rochel Goldman celebrated the rabbi’s 70th birthday in Johannesburg in a historic, first-time gathering of all their children and grandchildren from around the world.
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    Beauty for a cause

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Garden enthusiasts were invited to visit the home of Natie and Frances Kirsh in Sandhurst on 27 January. Well-known couturier Chris Levin, who maintains the property, gave a tour of the garden. Guests were delighted at the sight of hydrangeas and swathes of apricot cannas that overlook beautiful apricot-coloured roses.
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    Soften the landing into 2020

    Jan 30, 2020 Go comment!
    Anyone else feel as if they blinked and landed in 2020, with December holidays being a distant memory? Many people take a good few weeks to find their feet in the new year. With being back at work, and kids already back at school, weekday dinners, school lunches, and “healthy” new-year-resolution meal planning can quickly become overwhelming.
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    He Does Not Die a Death of Shame a healing experience

    Dec 12, 2019 Go comment!
    Jack Hoffman’s He Does Not Die a Death of Shame is a coming-of-age story written by a South African-trained surgeon in his late 70s who’s been living in Scandinavia for close to four decades.
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    Sandringham Gardens honours volunteer ‘angels’

    Dec 12, 2019 Go comment!
    The Chevrah Kadisha (Chev) honoured Les Markowitz, Jenny Lichtenstein, and Sylvia Lefevre at a special kiddush at Sandringham Gardens Shul recently for the joy they have brought to the residents of Sandringham Gardens.
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    WIZO pays tribute to Annette Price

    Dec 12, 2019 Go comment!
    WIZO (the Women’s International Zionist Organization) Johannesburg celebrated its culmination lunch on Thursday 28 November at Frangelicas in Johannesburg.
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    UAE summit fosters tolerance

    Dec 12, 2019 Go comment!
    The United Arab Emirates announced that 2019 would officially be proclaimed the Year of Tolerance to highlight the country’s decision to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs, and its role in encouraging peace and stability in the Middle East.
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    Art, architecture, and a lifetime opportunity

    Dec 05, 2019 Go comment!
    Art met architecture last week at the [email protected] exhibition at Life on Iris in Norwood, Johannesburg.
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    WIZO Christmas fun for kids

    Dec 05, 2019 Go comment!
    The Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) Johannesburg had a fun-filled morning at its annual Christmas party held at Orange Grove Primary School on 25 November.
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    Batmitzvah of kindness feeds the soul

    Dec 05, 2019 Go comment!
    Jewish food fund Yad Aharon & Michael held a unique and memorable Batmitzvah celebration at its bayit (house) on 25 November.
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    Entrepreneurs shine at ORT Jet awards

    Nov 28, 2019 Go comment!
    “I’m proud of my business, and I appreciate ORT Jet’s involvement in taking it from dream to reality,” said Orit Taback from Orit’s Bakery. Taback received the ORT Jet Business of the Year Award at ORT’s annual awards ceremony for 2019.
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    Bet David holds inclusive bakeathon

    Nov 21, 2019 Go comment!
    Sandton’s Bet David hosted an all-inclusive challah bake last Thursday, welcoming women, men, and children.
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    UJW meets kneads with KosherWorld

    Nov 21, 2019 Go comment!
    The Union of Jewish Women (UJW) recently hosted a challah bake for more than 100 women and children in preparation for the Shabbos Project.
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    Port Elizabeth holds Great Big Challah Bake

    Nov 21, 2019 Go comment!
    More than 70 mothers, children, grannies, aunts, and members of the Union of Jewish Women (UJW) recently gathered at the Theodor Herzl School Hall in Port Elizabeth for a challah bake.
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    WIZO honours Edna Freinkel

    Nov 21, 2019 Go comment!
    The Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) Forum hosted Absa Jewish Achiever Awards winner Edna Freinkel and her daughter, Corinne Ossendryver, at a function at Beyachad on 12 November.
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    WIZO brings old and young together on Shabbat

    Nov 21, 2019 Go comment!
    The Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) Johannesburg visited Our Parents Home in The Gardens, Johannesburg, on 15 November with students from King David High School Linksfield and Hirsch Lyons Girls High School in the spirit of the Shabbos Project.
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    Honouring ‘the left arm of G-d’

    Nov 21, 2019 Go comment!
    Sandy Koufax, sometimes referred to as “the left arm of G-d”, was probably the most influential baseball pitcher who has ever lived. In honour of his brilliance, the much-loved but sometimes controversial figure is being celebrated in a statue due to be unveiled outside of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Stadium early next year.
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