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    Inclusive children’s book for Jewish Museum

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    School groups visiting the Jewish Museum will this year receive the lauded children’s book, Fatima, and a box of crayons each. This is as a result of collaboration between the Cape South African Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape SAJBD), the book’s author and distributor, and a generous donation of 1 000 copies of Fatima from Die Stigting vir Bemagtiging deur Afrikaans (the Foundation for empowerment through Afrikaans) to the museum.
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    Auschwitz journey of remembrance at Theatre on the Square

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    Soloist Russel Lurie recently took an audience on a journey to commemorate the 75th year of remembrance and release of prisoners from Auschwitz.
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    All welcome at Temple Israel’s Pride Shabbat

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    Dr Anastacia Tomson, guest speaker at Temple Israel’s annual Pride Shabbat this year, called for the Jewish community to build “safe spaces” that are sacred to all Jews whatever their orientation and whoever they choose to love.
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    Rider comes full cycle on Cape Tour

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    When Paul von Zwiklitz participated in one of his first Cape Town Cycle Tours (then known as the Argus) in 1996, little could he have imagined that less than two months later, he would be involved in an accident that almost put him out of the sport for good.
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    Sydenham completes a book of Talmud

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    Rabbi Yossy Goldman’s weekly Talmud shiur group held a catered dinner at the Sydenham Youth Bayit on 18 February to celebrate the completion of the entire Tractate Sotah, which deals primarily, but not exclusively with marital infidelity and the ceremony of the bitter water. It was attended by students and their wives, as well as the gaboim (supervisors) of Sydenham Shul.
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    Help for Kliptown flood victims

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    It’s the middle of the night, and you’re woken up by the sound of a loud bang and water gushing through your home. In your sleepy state, you run to check that your children are safe. As you manage to get your family to safety, you watch helplessly as the personal belongings that you worked so hard for are washed away. This was the harsh reality of many residents in Kliptown, Soweto, recently.
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    Ada turns 104

    Feb 20, 2020 Go comment!
    A small party of family and friends was held at Our Parents Home in Gardens, Johannesburg, on 11 February for Ada Plett, who turned 104.
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    Joburg city councillor honoured for Hillbrow regeneration

    Feb 20, 2020 Go comment!
    Ward councillor Zama Shezi was awarded a Jewish National Fund (JNF) tree certificate at a service at Temple Israel on 15 February for his achievement in improving the living conditions in the Hillbrow precinct.
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    Ghana’s history brought to light

    Feb 20, 2020 Go comment!
    Retired Ghanaian architect Kwasi Agyare-Dwomoh enthralled the audience of the adult education division of the Union of Jewish Women recently with a presentation on “Ghana – past, present and future”.
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    Israeli rugby hones skills on SA battlefield

    Feb 20, 2020 Go comment!
    Two talented young Israeli rugby players, Yotan Shulman and Omer Levinson, arrived in the Western Cape in January for a five-month spell under coach Frankie Horne at the elite South African Sevens (SAS) Academy in Stellenbosch. This is a singular achievement.
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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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