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What’s On in Jewish SA this week




There is so much happening in our community around the country every day, social, secular and religious. In the major centres such as Cape Town, Joburg, Durban, PE and Pretoria Jewish organisations and communities can hook you up with a host of events.

For those in the outlying areas and in sub-Saharan Africa, our world-famous “Travelling Rabbi” Moshe Silberhaft can always link you up with someone, somewhere, somehow – wherever you may be.

If you know of anything to add to the What’s On! diary in the SAJR (both print and online editions) send your information to:

Friday (November 22)

UZLC hosts Helen Heldenmuth on “3 Thrilling Weeks in Israel”. Venue: Our Parents Home. Time: 12:45 – 14:00. Contact: Gloria, 072-127-9421 or (011) 485-4851.

Sunday (November 24)

JH&GC in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, hosts “Passion and Prejudice: Forbidden Composers”, a programme of music by major Jewish composers whose music was banned by the Nazis, performed by Jill Richards (piano) and Peter Lurie (tenor). Venue: Goethe-Institut, Parkwood. Time: 17:00. Booking essential. Contact: or 011 640-3100. No charge for admission.

 Second Innings hosts Wendy Kahn, national director of the SAJBD, on “The ABC of BDS”. Venue: The Gerald Horwitz Lounge, Golden Acres. Time: 10:00 for 10:30. Cost: R20 members, R40 visitors. Contact: Grecia Gabriel, (011) 532-9718. 

Monday (November 25)

UJW hosts its 2013 year- end function at 09:30, with guest speaker Colonel Kevin Williams, Military Music Co-ordinator, on “Recent Royal Occasions”, with slides and music. Light refreshments will be served. Donation: R50. Venue: 1 Oak Street, Houghton. Contact: (011) 648-1053.

Tuesday (November 26)

WIZO Women Inspired hosts Linda Levy on “The Wheel of Life”. Time: 09:30 for 10:00. Cost: R80. Bookings and venue details: Joceline 082-441-4375, Maureen 082-445-1515, Ilana 082-601-2519, Lorraine 083-268-8016, Merlene 082-410-4976 or Isarae 083-375-1212.

Wednesday (November 27)

SA Jewish Museum is offering a guided tour of its latest exhibition, “Retrospective Journey into the Art of Samuel Bak”, every Wednesday at 11:00 until the end of February 2014. The guided tours will be led by Dr Ute Ben Yosef who co-curator of the exhibition. Entrance: R40 adults, R25 seniors. Information and bookings: or (021) 465-1546.

UJW hosts Dr Lorraine Chaskalson, former lecturer Dept of English at Wits on part six of her series on “Contemporary Poetry”. Venue: 1 Oak Street, Houghton. Time: 09:30. Donation: R30. Contact: (011) 648-1053.

Friday (November 29)

Beit Emanuel presents the “Tenth Franz Auerbach Interfaith Memorial Lecture”. Yasmin Sooka, executive director Foundation for Human Rights, will deliver a lecture on “The Role of Religion in Social and Political Reconciliation”. Venue: Beit Emanuel, 38 Oxford Road (Entrance 3rd Ave), Parktown. Time: 20:00, after the evening service/Kiddush. Information: Ilana, (011) 646-6170/1/2

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