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Friday (August 26)


* UZLC hosts Mo Skikne on “The Jews of Poland”. Venue: Our Parents Home. Time: 12:45 – 14:00. Contact: Gloria 072-127-9421 or (011) 485-4851.


* Shalom Masorti Seniors Club invites everyone who would like to make new friends and have some light-hearted fun on the last Friday of each month. Tea will be served and there will be a selection of board games, cards and a convivial, friendly atmosphere. Mike Kimmelman will speak on “Growing up and Helping the World”.  Contact: Esther (011) 485-5619 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday mornings, for more information.


Sunday (August 28)


* UJW hosts “A Celebration of the Wit & Wisdom of Sholem Aleichem in Word and Song” in “Welcome to the World of Fiddler on the Roof”, starring Shane Baker, special guest artist from New York and Caely-Jo Levy, with the Yid Dish Players. Venue: SABC Auditorium, St James Road, Sea Point, Cape Town. Time: 17:30 and 19:30. Booking: Quicket or tel (021) 434-9691. Tickets R180. Proceeds of the shows in aid of the Cape Jewish Seniors Association.


Monday (August 29)


* Cape Town Holocaust Centre, Gardens, screens the documentary “The Good Ones” which tracks the tenacious efforts of three of South Africa’s public schools to change the trajectory of their learners’ futures. Time: 18:00. The screening (25 mins) will be followed by a Q&A with Molly Blank. Light refreshments will be served. Entrance is free, donations welcome. RSVP: Dianne (021) 462-5553 or


* UJW’s adult education division hosts Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, national director, SA Institute of International Affairs on “Antartica and South Africa – the Antarctic Treaty, a Legal Exposition” Venue: 1 Oak Street, Houghton. Time: 09:30. Donation: R40. Contact: UJW Office (011) 648-1053.


Wednesday (August 31)


* RCHCC is hosting a “Book Event” with Daniel Browde who will be in conversation with Terry Shakinovsky about his book “The Relatively Public Life of Jules Browde”. 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, e-mail: or


* UJW’s adult education division hosts Dr Lorraine Chaskalson, former lecturer Dept of English, Wits, on the fourth lecture on “Enjoying Contemporary Poetry”. Venue: 1 Oak Street, Houghton. Time: 09:30. Donation: R40. Contact: UJW Office (011) 648-1053.


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