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    Spare the screens, save the child

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    To prepare our children for the future and help them to be valuable members of society, we need to equip them with the social and emotional skills that a computer cannot provide, says Rabbi Ricky Seeff, the Principal of King David Primary School Victory Park.
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    Business as usual on 85th birthday

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    A special birthday was held at Yad Aharon & Michael last week for Ivy Grushkin, who celebrated her 85th birthday in her usual manner: packing fruit and vegetables at Yaddies.
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    Still more to come from SA’s trainer of the year

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    Colin Nathan has devoted almost all his life to boxing. “I got my first set of boxing gloves when I was three,” he says. Now, his hard work has started to pay off.
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    Israel builds ties to Africa through dialogue

    Jun 07, 2018 Go comment!
    The “Bringing Israel to Africa” conference in Cape Town last weekend was attended by about 300 people from all religious, racial, and cultural backgrounds, who showed solidarity, admiration and love for the embattled Jewish state.
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    Exercise classes for the elderly

    Jun 07, 2018 2 Comments
    Mascha Schainberg is proving that age is nothing but a number. Despite having just turned 90, this sprightly lady continues to attend exercise classes at a gym in Berario twice a week.
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    Winning all round with the Grand Sports Raffle

    Jun 07, 2018 Go comment!
    “I thought it was a prank when I got the call. I’m not used to winning prizes. I am thrilled.” So said a jubilant Lorna Falkson, who received a call at 12:35 on Sunday, 13 May telling her that she had won the Grand Sports Raffle.
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    WIZO wheelchairs empower disabled learners

    Jun 07, 2018 Go comment!
    WIZO (the Women’s International Zionist Organisation) South Africa donated four wheelchairs to children at the Athlone School for the Blind this week as part of its local outreach programme.
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    KD Linksfield pupils raise money for a leisure area

    May 31, 2018 Go comment!
    King David High School Linksfield pupils took to the phones last Friday morning in order to raise funds to create a new, multifunctional outdoor area on campus.
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    Link volunteers undeterred by bad weather

    May 31, 2018 Go comment!
    The freezing weather in Joburg last week didn’t stop the Link volunteers from arriving at Orange Grove Primary School to teach the Grade 2 pupils. The Link is a non-profit organisation that supports the development of literacy and numeracy in children for whom English is a second language, and who attend low-income schools in Johannesburg.
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    Jewish schools give Shavuot goodies to Yad Aharon & Michael

    May 31, 2018 Go comment!
    Johannesburg’s Jewish schools last week donated Shavuot bikkurim to Yad Aharon & Michael – The Jewish Food Fund. A host of dry goods were incorporated into the food pack.
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    Pekerman could be the lone Jew at World Cup

    May 31, 2018 Go comment!
    The FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 14 in Russia, and finding a Jewish player on the field might be difficult. The country most likely to have a Jewish player is the US, but its football team did not qualify for this year’s tournament.
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    SA teachers join their Israeli counterparts for ‘twinning’ seminar

    May 24, 2018 Go comment!
    The annual Partnership2Gether School Twinning Seminar was held in Beit Shemesh and the surrounding Mateh Yehuda area – the Israeli region that is twinned with the South African Jewish community – from May 6 to 10.
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    Glenhazel’s pop-up shul

    May 24, 2018 Go comment!
    There are pop-up shops, restaurants and even hairdressers, but now there is also a pop-up shul in Glenhazel on Friday evenings. This makeshift shul is currently situated in the outside enclosed area of Michelo’s restaurant. “The last Friday night, we had 48 attendees,” says Reverend Ilan Herrmann, formerly of the Lions Doornfontein Shul, who organises and runs the service.
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    IOC stops Tunisia’s bid over treatment of Israeli athletes

    May 24, 2018 Go comment!
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has finally decided to take action against countries which won’t allow Israeli athletes to participate in IOC-backed events.
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    Cape Town Yom Yerushalayim with Rabbi Hammer

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    Rabbi Shalom Hammer was the guest speaker at Camps Bay shul last week. He told the Cape Town Jewish community on erev Yom Yerushalayim that Jerusalem is the eternal, undivided and not-for-sale capital of Israel.
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    Yom Yerushalayim celebrations at Yeshiva

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    The Johannesburg community gathered at Yeshiva College campus to celebrate the 51st year of Yom Yerushalayim, commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six-Day War in 1967.
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    Regional gathering attests to the value of robust debate

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    “The Nahum Goldmann Fellowship (NGF) showed me the possibilities of a world in which we can talk to each other and not over each other – and in which we can bond over our similarities and learn from our differences. It gave me hope,” says Josh Poyurs, 25, who is a 2018 NGF SA Regional Fellow.Poyurs attended the regional NGF, which took place in Saldanha Bay this month. The sentiment shared by most fellows there was that despite the vibrancy of the South African Jewish community and its diverse views, there hasn’t been a forum to accommodate debate and discussion.
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    Torah centre launched in Oaklands

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    A beautiful and inviting learning centre with modern, comfortable chairs and tables surrounded by a vast Torah library was officially opened in Oaklands on Wednesday night.
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    UJW celebrates its 85th AGM

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    The UJW Cape Town branch were proud that for the first time in an 85 years history, a Capetonian has been elected national chairperson of the UJW South Africa. This new chair, Myra Goldenbaum, addressed the Cape Town branch’s 85th AGM at the Hellenic Club on May 3 and spoke about both national and international affairs.
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    UJW Joburg is making a difference

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    The Union of Jewish Women tirelessly do what they can to make a difference in socieity, according the the UJW/s national president Myra Goldenbaum at the Johannesburg branch of the UJW’s 86th AGM on May 9.
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