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    • CommunityShebaLaunch

    South Africa Friends of Sheba off to a flying start

    Dec 13, 2018 Go comment!
    Ivan and Lynette Saltzman hosted an event to celebrate the launch of South African friends of Sheba in their home in Johannesburg on 6 December. The initiative aims to strengthen the relationship between the South African Jewish community and Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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    • CommunitySilkButterfly

    Silk Butterfly Project a soulful way to celebrate Jewish heritage

    Dec 13, 2018 Go comment!
    When psychiatrist Dr Elisabeth Kübler-Ross visited the Maidenek concentration camp in 1946, she found hundreds of butterflies etched on the walls of the children’s barracks. Some had been engraved with pebbles, and others scratched with fingernails, but all of them represented a message which took Kübler-Ross 25 years of working with dying patients to fully comprehend. In spite of the awareness that their young lives were drawing to a close, the children left the butterflies as representations of their eternal souls, which would live on forever.
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    • CommunityUJWBrainBoost

    UJW celebrates another capacity year of Brain Boost

    Dec 13, 2018 Go comment!
    Brain Boost, a stimulation group run by the Union of Jewish Women (UJW), celebrated the end of 2018 with a farewell tea held at Friends Restaurant on 4 December. Brain Boost was established in 2016 after the UJW identified the need to establish a group to support those affected by memory loss. It has since grown to full capacity.
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    • CommunityWIZOSutton

    A healthy stomach is a healthy mind

    Dec 13, 2018 Go comment!
    If you have a healthy stomach, you have a healthy physical, mental, and emotional approach to life.
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    • JackSport14Dec

    English and American soccer clubs join forces against anti-Semitism

    Dec 13, 2018 Go comment!
    Russian billionaire and owner of the Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich, is joining forces with Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Revolution football club, to fight anti-Semitism in the United States.
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    • CommunityORTSA

    ORT partnership teaches business skills to disabled

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    People with disabilities don’t get a lot of development opportunities after school, says Naomi Schauer, Chevrah Kadisha’s Programme Co-ordinator Disabilities. That’s why Chevrah Kadisha Protected Employment has embarked on a learnership programme with ORT SA and partner Hudaco Industries to teach a group of 10 disabled people business skills.
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    • UJW

    UJW adult education division celebrates another successful year

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    The adult education division (AED) of the Union of Jewish Women (UJW) recently celebrated another successful year of weekly thought-provoking and stimulating talks. Members danced to the sounds of the Beatles, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, and others as they celebrated the year that has been. Hilary Fineberg and Marcia Kaplan were given certificates of appreciation for their committed service of more than 40 and 60 years respectively.
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    • CommunityWIZOXmas

    WIZO spreads festive cheer

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Every year, the women of the Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO) endeavour to spread a little festive cheer to those less fortunate in our society. This year, Sithandiwe Disabled Care Centre was the recipient of these efforts, with WIZO throwing a Christmas party for its recipients and caregivers.
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    • CommunityEmbassy

    Israeli embassy celebrates skills sharing platform

    Nov 29, 2018 Go comment!
    Guests from South Africa and Swaziland attended a networking forum hosted by the Israeli Embassy on 25 November for more than 60 alumni of Mashav (Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation).
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    • CommunityGolfDay (2)

    Houghton Golf Club honours caddies

    Nov 29, 2018 Go comment!
    Many golfers depend on caddies, yet these staff members have little job security, recognition, or support. Caddies are seldom employed as permanent staff at golf courses. This means that they are unable to access the benefits of full-time employment, including a regular pay cheque.
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    • JackSport30Nov

    Barkai sets ice swim record in the South Pole

    Nov 29, 2018 Go comment!
    Ram Barkai is a 61-year-old Israeli, now living in Cape Town, who has fallen in love with ice swimming. He started off doing “normal” swims – including the stretch to Robben Island, across the Sea of Galilee, and around Cape Point.
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    • CommunityORTJet

    ORT Jet shows power of collaboration

    Nov 22, 2018 Go comment!
    “The word that encapsulates ORT Jet is ‘hope’”, said Ian Janet, ORT Jet veteran volunteer mentor at the ORT Jet Annual Awards, recently. ORT JET, the enterprise development division of ORT SA, was established to assist, support, uplift, and empower small-to-medium-sized businesses within the South African Jewish community.
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    • CommunitySAUPJMitzvahDay

    Progressive congregations join forces for Mensch Mitzvah Day

    Nov 22, 2018 Go comment!
    The Gauteng progressive Jewish community came together last weekend to help the less fortunate of Hillbrow as part of Mensch Mitzvah Day, a global Jewish-led day of social action. They did so under the leadership of Rabbi Sa’ar Shaked (Beit Emanuel), Rabbi Adrian M Schell (Bet David), and Reeva Forman (Temple Israel/SAUPJ Gauteng).
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    • CommunityUJWMitzvahDay

    Kids’ Christmas toys a mighty mitzvah

    Nov 22, 2018 Go comment!
    The Union of Jewish Women (UJW) members rolled up their sleeves In the centre court of the Norwood Mall last Sunday to fulfil their Mitzvah Day Wrap-a-Thon mandate.
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    • SaulSport23Nov

    Israel in top three at Futbol World Cup in Cape Town

    Nov 22, 2018 Go comment!
    The Futbol Five-a-Side World Cup (F5WC), scheduled to be staged in Shanghai, was moved to South Africa at the last minute. No clear reasons were given, but for the Cape Jewish community, which has recently discovered a love of Futbal, it was a gift.
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    • JackSport23Nov

    Caleb Levitan sets new record in Spain

    Nov 22, 2018 Go comment!
    The talented, globe-trotting, chess-playing twins continue to rewrite the South African record books in the Under 8 age group – this time at the World Cadet Chess Championships staged at Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
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    • SportAliBacher2

    Ali Bacher bags lifetime achievement award

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    Dr Ali Bacher, former South African cricket captain and administrator, was one of the five recipients of the 2018 Steve Tshwete Lifetime Achievement Awards at the SA Sport Awards held in Bloemfontein on Sunday night.
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    • HarrysViolin

    Starting to learn violin at 106

    Nov 08, 2018 Go comment!
    Harry Fransman, a former Johannesburg businessman, turns 107 on 25 November. He hasn’t made firm arrangements for his birthday celebration. He just knows he wants his family to celebrate with him.
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    • Dean Furman and wife Tash Image Credit Afrika Tikkun (003)

    Stark reality amid celebrity at Afrika Tikkun fundraiser

    Nov 08, 2018 Go comment!
    “There is a golden thread running through this ‘new dawn’ – it is not our second chance, it is our last chance,” Business Leadership South Africa Chief Executive Bonang Mohale told a collection of celebrities, leaders, and captains of industry at the inaugural Afrika Tikkun Icons Gala Dinner at Room Five in Rivonia recently.
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    Selwyn Segal family day a special treat

    Nov 08, 2018 Go comment!
    The Selwyn Segal’s family day was full of “laughter, noise, and precious family time”, said Lee Unterslak, who together with Tanya Azoulay and the Selwyn Segal team, organised event on Sunday, 4 November.
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