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Friday (September 19)

 

* UZLC hosts John Cranko on “A Violin Recital”. Venue: Our Parents Home. Time: 12:45 – 14:00. Contact: Gloria, (011) 485-4851 or 072-127-9421.

 

* Chabad’s Goodness and Kindness Centre has a “Grand Raffle” with fabulous prizes to help raise funds for the Torah. Prizes include a Diamond Ring valued R28 000, silver candl sticks valued R8 000, a weekend away for two at Bhubaneswar Lodge valued at R4 000 and more. Cost: tickets at R200 per entry. Draw will take place in late October. Contact: 079-434-1293.

 

Friday (September 19)

 

* Chabad’s Goodness and Kindness Centre has a daily Mincha/Maariv at the centre in Sandton. Time: 17:30. Learn with a rabbi between  17:00 and 19:00. Information: Rabbi Ari Kievman 079-434-1293 orrak@chabad.org.za

 

Sunday (September 21)

 

* The Majestic Film Society screens “Roman Polanski – a Film Memoir” introduced by film commentator Selwyn Klass. Venue: The Ditsong Museum of Military History. Time 18:00. The film will be followed by an English style tea with light refreshments. Bookings: majestic@telkomsa.net or (011) 486-3648.

 

* Johannesburg Light Music Society features presenter Mike Kimmelman on “A Tribute to Frankie Laine” who passed away in 2013 and the second presenter Tricia Gallagher presents “A Couple of Song and Dance Men”. After interval a movie will be screened. Venue: Roosevelt Park Recreation Centre. Time: 14:00 sharp. Enquiries: Marilyn,  072-243-7436 or Jack, 082-450-7622.

 

* World Alzheimer’s Day. Enerjoy is launching a free introductory seminar, “Family Skills Training (supported by LifeLine)”, for families of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Venue: LifeLine Conference Centre, 2 The Avenue, Norwood. Time: 14:30 – 17:30.RSVP: (by Wednesday September 17) to Diana Hughes (011) 447-0128; Shem Bolel 082-465-5242 or Tessa O’Grady: tessa@enerjoy.co.za

 

* SAZF Joe Green Audiovisual Library will be screening the movie “The Garden of the Finzi Contini”(with English subtitles). Venue: Beyachad Auditorium. Time: 14:30. Donation: R35. Bookings: library@beyachad.co.za, tel (011) 645-2567 or (011) 645-2557.

 

* Second Innings hosts Shani Krebs on “Dragons and Butterflies – Sentenced to Die, Choosing to Live”. Venue: Gerald Horwitz Lounge, Golden Acres. Time: 10:00 for 10:30. Cost: R20 members, R30 visitors (incl tea and light refreshments). Contact: Hylton Marks, (011) 532-9616.

 

Monday (September 22)

 

* UJW hosts Janet Smith, executive editor of “The Star”, on: “How Safe is a Free Media in South Africa today?” Venue: 1 Oak Street, Houghton. Time: 09:30. Donation: R35. Contact: UJW office, (011) 648-1053.

 

Wednesday (September 24)

 

* Chabad’s Goodness and Kindness Centre has free Rosh Hashanah services in central Sandton. No membership, background or affiliation necessary, English/Hebrew prayer books. Also children’s programmes and brochas after shul, Evenings 17:45, mornings 09:30. Information: 079-434-1293or rak@chabad.org.z www.SandtonCentral.org.za

Thursday (September 25)

 

* Chabad’s Goodness and Kindness Centre hosts “Tashlich & Shofar” ceremony in Mushroom Park, Sandton at 17:00. Gather in the park for a moment of noise and reflection. Information: 079-434-1293 or rak@chabad.org.z www.SandtonCentral.org.za

 

Thursday (September 25)

 

* Chabad’s Goodness and Kindness Centre hosts a “Rosh Hashanah Communal Dinner” at shul in central Sandton. Time: 19:00. Dinner reservations essential. Cost: R185 per adult, R120 per child. Information: 079-434-1293 or rak@chabad.org.z www.SandtonCentral.org.za

 

Wednesday (October 1)

 

* JWBS’s book sale at Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre. Information: Gloria, tel and fax (011) 485-5232.

 

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