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‘Sounds of Summer’ raises much-needed funds

  • DebbieandIvorIchikowitz
A four-acre bushveld garden in the heart of the Sandton concrete jungle is hard to imagine. Alongside a road that during the week is bumper to bumper with rush hour traffic, an “idyllic paradise” exists.
by OWN CORRESPONDENT | Mar 03, 2017

Across the road from Sandton City, in the private garden of Debbie and Ivor Ichikowitz, the Union of Jewish Women last Sunday held their “Sounds of Summer” fundraiser, celebrating art, music and nature.

The leafy garden is host to magnificent outdoor sculptures made by many of South Africa's top artists.

Guests relaxed among an oasis of trees, ponds, aloes and indigenous plants and grasses. Light music, refreshments and tours of the art garden were the fare on offer by the Union of Jewish Women.

Part of the UJW’s ethos is to boost morale, uplift the community, improve lives and do good in the world.

Everyone who attended the “Sounds of Summer” event helped to fundraise for the Union’s charitable and outreach projects. The Union relies on fundraising events, membership fees and donations.

Its projects include Kosher Mobile Meals that provides healthy cooked food to elderly members of the Jewish community. 

For the broader community there are feeding schemes in Baragwanath, Hillbrow and Hammanskraal. The UJW runs sewing schools, vegetable gardens, and educational upliftment projects.



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