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Young Jews make waves in the Mother City

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Pictured: Stephan Drue, Ryan Jacobson, chad Nathan

In social media, and overwhelmingly positive e-mail feedback, students shared their appreciation for this long overdue addition to the network of Jewish life in Cape Town.

Samantha Miller, a UCT third year student who is events co-ordinator for Chabad on Campus, said: “All my friends couldn’t believe how much fun you could have at a Jewish event. This is exactly what we need!”

The event was the first of many, soon to be housed in a dedicated Rondebosch student centre near UCT, that will allow for young men and women to meet, grow and nurture a unified Jewish student community.

In addition to locals, Cape Town’s age 18-25 Jewish population includes university students from Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and a significant number of foreign exchange students from the US and Europe.

 

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