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Today, Friday (May 23)

 * UZLC hosts Lionel Slier on “The Life & Times of Patrick Mynhardt – the Boere-Jood”. Venue: Our Parents Home. Time: 12:45 – 14:00. Contact: Gloria, 072-127-9421 or (011) 485-4851.

 Saturday (May 24)

 * Lewandowski Chorale, under the baton of Adam Golding, dedicated to the revival of classical Jewish liturgical music, hosts a concert at Villa Arcadia, 22 Oxford Road, Parktown (Hollard Insurance), preceded by a tour of the venue. The tour takes place at 17:00, but the concert is from 19:00 – 20:00. Cost: Concert and tour: R150 for Johannesburg Heritage Foundation members, R180 for non-members. Concert only: R80 for members, R110 for non-members. Tickets: Computicket. Contact:   Eira Bond, (011) 482-3349,


Sunday (May 25)

 * Jewish Genealogical Society of SA hosts Mo Skikne on “Jewish Problems in Polish History – A Review” covering the period 1572 to 1970. Venue: HOD Centre. Time: 19:00. Donation: R20 (incl refreshments). Enquiries: Mo (011) 887 7764.

 * Majestic Historic Society screens the documentary, “The Rape of Europa” about the Nazi art theft. The film will be introduced by Selwyn Klass. Followed by a light hot supper with wine.  Venue: Ditsong National Museum of Military History, Saxonwold. Time 17:30 for 18:00. Cost: Nominal donation for dinner.  Contact: Bookings @ The Majestic, (011) 486-3648, or at


* RCHCC screens a must-see documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. Venue: Clive M Beck Auditorium. Time: 18:00. Donation: R70 (incl refreshments). Booking: Hazel or René (011) 728-8088/8378, a/h (011) 728-8378, or e-mail: or or


* Second Innings hosts Darren Bergman, DA Parliamentary candidate, on “South Africa, Post Election”. 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 (May 26)


* UJW hosts playwright and author Victor Gordon on “Jonathan Pollard – a Miscarriage of Justice”. Venue: 1 Oak Street, Houghton. Time: 09:30. Donation: R35. Contact: (011) 648-1053.


Tuesday (May 27)


* RCHCC hosts a book launch and talk by Shani Krebs on his book “Dragons and Butterflies: Sentenced to Die, Choosing to Live”. Autographed copies will be available. Venue: Clive M Beck Auditorium. Time: 19:30.  Donation: R80 (incl refreshments). Booking: Hazel or René (011) 728-8088/8378, a/h (011) 728-8378 or e-mail: or or


* UJW in Johannesburg holds its 82nd AGM. Guest speaker: Attorney Olga Meshoe, a strong supporter of Israel and believer in women’s rights, on “Young South African Women – Making a Difference”. Venue: 1 Oak Street, Houghton. Time: 09:30. All welcome. Refreshments will be served. Contact: (011) 648-1053.


Wednesday (May 28)


* Chev Social Services / CAJE’s “Enrich Your Life” series present psychologist Dr Colinde Linde and psychiatrist Dr Shelli Sandler on “The Agony & The Ecstasy: Understanding Bipolar Mood Disorder”. Venue: Sydenham Shul Hall. Time: 19:45. Cost: R30 (incl light refreshments) Booking: Sharon (011) 532-9616/


* WIZO Forum hosts a Yom Yerushalayim celebration. Great entertainment. Venue: Oxford Shul Foyer. Time: 09:30. Details and bookings, Sandy (011) 645-2515 or


* UJW hosts Dr Lorraine Chaskalson, former lecturer in the Department of English at Wits, who will present the third in a series of seven lectures on Barbara Kingsolver’s novel, “The Bean Trees”. Please read the novel beforehand. Venue: 1 Oak Street, Houghton. Time: 09:30. Donation: R35. Contact: (011) 648-1053.


Thursday (May 29)


* JHGC, Ditsong National Museum of Military History and the Embassy of Sweden screen a documentary, “Harbour of Hope”. Followed by Q & A with director Magnus Gerteen. Joining him will be Holocaust survivor Irene Fainman who is featured in the documentary. Venue: Ditsong National Museum of Military History, Saxonwold. Time 19:00 for 19:30. No charge. Booking essential. Contact: / (011) 640-3100.


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