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Today, Friday (May 27)


* Shalom Masorti Seniors Club hosts Pearl Siegel who will speak about her book. “7 Tried and Tested Triangles”. Contact: Esther (011) 485-5619 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday mornings

* Second Innings is arranging an outing to Kees Beyers Chocolate Factory. Bus will depart from Golden Acres at 09:00. Cost: R140 includes the bus and the tour. Book with Betty Jankelowitz (011) 440-4751 or Pearl Kahn (011) 346-2975.


Saturday evening (May 28)


* Yale University’s famous Magevet singers, the leading American Jewish a cappella youth choir, is in Johannesburg for one night only. They draw from traditional liturgy, contemporary Israeli pop and folk songs. Venue: Beit Emanuel Progressive Synagogue, Parktown. Time: 20:00. Tickets: R150 per person. Booking: Ilana (011) 646-6170 or e-mail


Sunday (May 29)


* WIZO Etgar hosts a 5km fun “Walk for WIZO”. Venue: Huddle Park. Time: 09:00. Cost: Adults: R175, Children under 12: R50 and dogs R10. Free T-shirt for first 300 adults to register. Registration: Jenny (011) 645-2515 or


* The Rwandan community in Cape Town, the East African Society (EASOC) and Friends of Rwanda, host the 22nd commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda. Venue: Cape Town Holocaust Centre, Gardens. Time: 14:00 – 16:00. The event will include the screening of the documentary “A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake”, the lighting of candles and an address from the High Commissioner of Rwanda in South Africa. RSVP: (021) 462-5553 or


* JH&GC, Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung, SACRED and Bet David, host a discussion between Israel’s Ambassador Arthur Lenk and German Ambassador Walter Lindner on “Dealing With a Complicated Past, Creating a Common Future” Time: 3pm Venue: JHGC, Forest Town. Time: 15:00. Seating limited. Booking: or (011) 640-3100/2148.


* Second Innings hosts Sue Tinsley, counselling psychologist, on “Dealing with Loss and Grief in Ageing”. Venue: The Gerald Horwitz Lounge, Golden Acres. Time: 10:00 for 10:30. Cost: R20 members, R40 visitors (incl tea and light refreshments). Contact: Linda Fleishman: (011) 532-9701.


* JAFFA Aged Home in Pretoria hosts a cappella singing group Magevet, from Yale University. It has been called “one of the finest a cappella groups in the US”. Liturgical, traditional and modern arrangements of Jewish Hebrew and Israeli songs. Time: 19:00. For ticket prices contact Mark Isaacs on (012) 346-2006. A light finger supper will be served.


* JWBS is hosting the Sonia Bernstein Book Fair/Portabello Market/Milk Deli from 09:00 – 13:00 at Jabula Recreation Centre, Sandringham. Information: (011) 485-5232.


Monday (May 30)


* UJW Adult Education Division hosts Hamilton Wende, adventurer, Author and TV presenter, on “Ancient Rome’s Incursions Down the Nile in the Time of Nero”, an audiovisual presentation. Venue: 1 Oak Street, Houghton. Time: 09:30. Donation: R40. Contact: UJW offices: (011) 648-1053.


Tuesday (May 31)


* JJAC invites Jewish singles aged 27 – 49 to a Ster Kinekor movie night at 19:00. E-mail for venue details.


Thursday (June 2)

* JJAC invites Jewish singles aged 27 – 49 to a table tennis and games evening at 19:00 in the Youth Centre of Sandton Shul. Cost: R25 per person, first time is free. E-mail to book.


* Bet David Sandton hosts a “Study Session on Shavuot and Pentecost in the Jewish and Christian Tradition” with guest Rev Michael Diezun from the Midrand Lutheran Church & St Johannes Lutheran Church Kelvin. Venue: Bet David, Time: 18:00. RSVP:

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