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UJW gets new home



The Union of Jewish Women (UJW) Johannesburg held the official opening of its new home in Percelia Estate on Sunday, 30 January, which included a celebration of the organisation’s 90th year.

Honoured guests included Johannesburg Mayor Dr Mpho Phalatse, who spoke about her history and the challenges that lie ahead, and Rebbetzin Gina Goldstein, who officially opened the house. In Goldstein’s words, “May the UJW continue to show us the power that Jewish women have to make a positive impact on our community and society.”

Chairperson Ingrid Koor said the UJW was inspired and enabled by all the ladies involved in it past and present, including the very special Shirley Ancer, who has been a committed, active member for 50 years.

The UJW’s main projects include Kosher Mobile Meals, the Sewing Empowerment School, the Alexandra Aftercare, Feeding Scheme and Soup Kitchen at the Hillbrow Community Health Centre and of course, Bags for New Beginnings. COVID-19 permitting, it hopes to restart adult-education talks, Brainboost sessions for people with dementia, and so much more.

Thanks were extended to the UJW’s wonderful donors, staff, and volunteers who make these special projects happen.

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