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    South African delegates to the international women’s forum in Sydney

    Jul 05, 2018 Go comment!
    Five members of the Union of Jewish Women joined delegates from 16 countries in Sydney, Australia, in May at the International Council of Jewish Women’s Convention. Women from Jewish organisations in Cuba, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, Poland, Israel, the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada, as well as the council’s United Nations representative, attended.
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    Women inspired by Philippa Sklaar

    Jul 05, 2018 Go comment!
    Author and champion for women’s empowerment, Philippa Sklaar spoke about abuse at the Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO) Women Inspired branch on 26 June.
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    • CommunityWorldCupShabbos1

    Soccer star pops up at Shabbos

    Jul 05, 2018 Go comment!
    Bafana Bafana soccer star Dean Furman attended a pop-up shul in Glenhazel this last Shabbos, where World Cup fever is running high. The shul, led by Rav Ilan Herrmann, also hosted special guest Chazzan Mark Samowitz, who led the davenning beautifully. The 60 attendees gathered afterwards at Michelos restaurant for a Shabbos dinner.
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    Consider it an excellent job

    Jun 28, 2018 Go comment!
    Let’s face it, directing primary school kids in a play is a mammoth task, but King David Victory Park Primary School’s production of Oliver was astonishingly good. The singing, acting, and choreography was slick and professional right down to the smallest singing roles, which ironically showed the most promising talent.
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    Don’t blow out the tefillin

    Jun 28, 2018 Go comment!
    What do you give the Rabbi who has everything? That was the dilemma faced by the Hazdan family on the eve of Rabbi Dovid Hazdan’s 60th birthday. “We sat down as a family,” says Rebbetzen Feige Hazdan, “and wanted to do something deeply meaningful for him. Dovid has always been so inspired by the Rebbe’s commitment to tefillin. Tefillin are the bond between an ordinary Jew and Ha’shem”.
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    A legacy for life – and leaving it

    Jun 28, 2018 1 Comment
    “Rohan was in unbearable pain. He was screaming. It was 02:00 or 03:00, and I was running around Red Cross Children’s Hospital trying to get someone to help him. But there was only one doctor on duty for the whole hospital, and the doctor wasn’t available at that time,” remembers Rodney Bloom, whose son Rohan passed away from cancer two years ago, at the age of 14.
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    • CommunityBidvestMaccabiFunrun

    First ever Bidvest Maccabi Fun Run gets off to flying start

    Jun 28, 2018 Go comment!
    Maccabi South Africa’s first ever Fun Run hit the ground running on 17 June, with 425 participants, a similar number to Maccabi Great Britain’s first Fun Run in 2007, which inspired this event.
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    • CommunitySoccerTournament

    King David boys excel in international soccer

    Jun 28, 2018 Go comment!
    Zach Taitz, Ariel Diner, and Gabriel Leeb, all 12 years old, represented South Africa at the Volkswagen Junior Masters Tournament in mid-June as part of the SuperSport U13 team.
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    • CommunityTaeKwondo

    Taekwondo 10 fight for SA

    Jun 28, 2018 Go comment!
    Ten students from Andre’s Taekwondo Academy in Norwood have been selected to represent the South African National Team at the ATA (American Taekwondo Association) World Expo in Little Rock, Arkansas, from 12 to 15 July.
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    Once vibrant Rosettenville Shul breathes its last

    Jun 28, 2018 1 Comment
    The Rosettenville Shul is just a shell of what it used to be. Once a thriving shul and community, this beautiful 88-year-old shul now sits empty, having had its last service on Rosh Chodesh Iyar (Sunday 15 April).
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    • Marlene

    Marlene Bethlehem re-elected global ambassador of Jewish culture

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    South African Jewish communal stalwart Marlene Bethlehem was this week re-elected President of the global Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture (MFJC) for a second two-year tenure.
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    • CommuityMyFamily

    Cayla’s artwork wows international judges

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    Cayla Dembo, from King David Victory Park Primary School, came third in the North America, Australia and South African category of the Beit Hatfutsot Museum’s Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf International Competition on Family History in Tel Aviv on 7 and 8 June.
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    • Sport22June amended

    Cry of ‘Syddie, Syddie, Syddie’ still not forgotten

    Jun 21, 2018 1 Comment
    As I watched a replay of the second Test match between the Springboks and England last Saturday night, I was stunned to hear the announcement of a minutes silence for Syd Nomis, who had died earlier that day of a heart attack.
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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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    • CommunityYadAharon (3)

    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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    • Sport15June

    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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    • SAFICapeTown

    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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    • CommunitySeniors

    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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    • CommunitySportsRaffle

    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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