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Getting the Jewish community back to work

  • BacktoWork
So many in our community have lost their jobs since the onset of lockdown. We have invited people in this position to send in their details so we can help them find work.
by STAFF REPORTER | Oct 22, 2020

Here is our first group:

Name: Andy Behr

Experience: Experienced PA/Secretary

Education: Matric at Saheti High School in 1983; Secretarial course at Commercial Careers in 1984; Basic Bookkeeping at Birnam Business College in 1991 (with distinction); Various other courses through the years

Looking for a job in: Secretary/PA, Administration

More information: I am a single Jewish lady (no kids), and have enjoyed working at senior level for managing directors and CEOs. I am highly computer literate, flexible to any role, and always eager to learn and do more. Skills include online research, international and local travel bookings, diary management, following up on tasks, and administrative duties. I have my own reliable laptop, and a full work-from-home office suite with internet access, Skype, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams, which enables me to assist you remotely as easily as in your offices.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Aviva Phillips

Experience: I am a Bookkeeper up to Trial Balance. I’d love to work from home if possible or alternatively a half-day/part-time bookkeeping or admin position in Glenhazel, Highlands North, or Waverley. I have more than 20 years’ experience, and can do debt collecting too.

Education: Matric at King David. I have bookkeeping diplomas from Drake and the Academy of Learning

Looking for a job in: Admin or Bookkeeping up to Trial Balance

Email: [email protected]

Name: Barbara Elion

Experience: Professional copywriter, editor, and proofreader looking for remote commissions

Education: BA (English and Psychology); Higher Diploma in Education; B. Ed from UCT

Looking for a job in: Editorial or writing services

More information: Nationally recognised educator; published author of various titles (Juta-Gariep, Oxford University Press, One Life Media); speechwriter for CEOs; editor, proofreader and indexer for various publishers.

Have broad general knowledge; loves animals; thrives on different intellectual and creative challenges; knows hard times and difficult people; and loves to be inspired, and to inspire.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Barbara Elion

Experience: Experienced Language and Literature Teacher – Remote Assistance

Education: BA, HDE B.Ed (UCT)

Looking for a job in: I can inspire most students (child or adult) to improve their thinking and writing skills

More information: Over 20 years in the classroom at various high schools; a previous sub-examiner of English Literature for the WCED; a previous inspector of A-level centres in the Western Cape; a published author with Oxford University Press; a previous teacher training guide for UCT education students; and an editor and proofreader of postgraduate theses for UCT and GIBS. “Once a teacher, always a teacher.” Check out my website:

Email: [email protected]

Name: Barbara Rosenstein

Experience: Experienced office administrator looking for a half-day job in the Raedene, Glenhazel area

Education: Matric certificate from Wykeham Collegiate Private Girls School Pietermaritzburg; Secretarial Finishing School Greenoaks; Cosmetology Witwatersrand Technical College; GIA Course in Gemology

Looking for a job in: Admin Assistant

More information: I am friendly, well organised and disciplined, with excellent clerical and basic computer skills. I have more than 35 years’ experience providing administrative support in different environments. My last job for 27 years was with an NGO, where I organised and administered its head office. Duties included organising national executive meetings and conferences, bursary officer and general correspondence for the national president. I have a strong work ethic and am always willing to help out where needed. I have worked effectively with managers, co-workers, and customers in my various roles. Previous employment was as the PA to the Director of Education of the Jewellery Council of SA and marketing/distribution for a number of retail pharmaceutical companies.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Cheryl Epstein

Experience: Experienced educational facilitator or secretarial Cape Town

Education: HDE Commerce

Looking for a job in: Educational facilitator

More information: I am a qualified teacher, and have taught for five years. I have 20 years’ secretarial experience and seven years’ facilitation experience.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Colin Kelvin

Experience: Experienced COO and General Manager for retail and consumer

Education: Damelin Matric; Diploma in Business Management

Looking for a job in: Senior Retail Executive

More information: Managed a retail store in excess of R2.4bn – multi store executive. Experience in retail store operations, controlling just under 100 stores for various groups, plus Buying Executive of a portfolio in excess of R2bn. Have also specialised in property, HR and IT, store planning and development, store design, and store leasing. General Manager of a consumer electronics company managing local and first tier international brands.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Colin Neil Miedzinski

Experience: Retail

Education: Matric Damelin

Looking for a job in: Sales, merchandiser, management, customer service

More information: I am helpful, hard working, and like to complete any task I am given. I have a lot of experience in retail selling. I am a hands-on learner, and always like to learn something new.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Daniel Traub

Experience: Experienced lawyer looking for work in Johannesburg

Education: Matric (KDHL); BA LLB (Wits)

Looking for a job in: Legal Advisor / Lawyer

More information: I was admitted as an attorney and thereafter as an advocate of the high court

Email: [email protected]

Name: Daniet Levin

Experience: Proofreader looking for work in publishing

Education: Matric King David High School Linksfield; BA Unisa; PGCE RAU/UJ

Looking for a job in: Proofreader

More information: I have taught before, full-time and locum teaching. I am quite creative and am currently sewing for a small company. I am 43 and would work in teaching as well. I enjoy dance and exercise.

Email: [email protected]

Name: David Joffe

Experience: Business development, managing sales teams, recruitment, training, development, and mentoring. Looking for full-time employment

Education: HDip.Ed

Looking for a job in: Business Development Manager

More information: I am married with three boys. I have volunteered for Hatzolah as a responder for the last seven years. I have developed skills in business development management, including recruitment, training, management, and mentoring of sales teams. I have primarily been involved in the security industry for the past 11 years, however my skills can be utilised in any sector. I am dedicated and always open to learning new skills.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Debbie Sanders

Experience: Computer – Library teacher

Education: DEd (special needs education); matric King David Linksfield

Looking for a job in: Computer, library teaching. Also happy to do part-time admin work and online work.

More information: I have been the computer and library teacher at a private school for 18 years. I have also been online tutoring and helping with admin work

Email: [email protected]

Name: Debby Bear

Experience: Experienced Personal Assistant looking for a full-day job

Education: Matric Northlands Girls High, Durban; BA in Psychology Wits; Secretarial Diploma Birnam Business College; Various computer and sales courses during the course of my career

Looking for a job in: Personal Assistant, Secretarial, Admin, anything similar

More information: I have worked in sales, secretarial, and management positions, however my longest position was as PA to the CEO of a jewellery company for the last 18 years. Although my original role was PA, I soon took on any challenge that was thrown at me including sales, marketing, moving the offices twice, assisting the Financial Director, and more. I am always willing to do whatever is asked of me.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Dilyse Abelman

Experience: I am a PA and administrator in office management

Education: Matric Springs Girls High

Looking for a job in: Admin or secretarial

More information: Have had vast experience in the field of secretarial and admin. Am reliable and honest and have had very few jobs in my career.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Donna Arden

Experience: Experienced with a diploma in Cranio and Massage Therapy as well as years of salon work. Baby/Childcare Manager, Au Pair, Tutor

Education: King David High School; Anatomy, Physiology, Body and Beauty Therapy Diploma; Aromatherapy Diploma; Life Orientation Workshops; Creative Writing Workshops

Looking for a job in: Baby and Childcare Manager; Au Pair; Admin Assistant; Online social media content writer

Email: [email protected]

Name: Gary Bolel

Experience: Looking for new opportunities in any field. Ran my own promotional gifts and importing company for 30 years before BBBEE and COVID-19

Education: BCom Wits University; Matric Highlands North Boys High

Looking for a job in: Admin, Logistics, Sourcing/Supply Chain

More information: Have been Managing Director/Owner of Hi-Lite Agencies (Pty) Ltd from June 1987 to present. Marketing and import of corporate promotional goods and advertising products to large multinational and national corporations, offering innovative and high-quality products, while at the same time providing service excellence.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Gay Ayache

Experience: Team Manager, general organiser,typing, editing, and proofreading

Education: Matric Good Hope Seminary High School; first year BA; diploma in Librarianship UCT

Looking for a job in: Manager of staff of elderly people who have no children in South Africa, organiser of homes, relocation

More information: I live in Cape Town and am a divorced mother of two adult sons. I worked at UCT Jagger Library, and then Medical Library on the Groote Schuur Hospital Campus for seven years. In Israel, I worked at what was then the Beilinson Hospital Medical LIbrary in Petach Tikvah. When we returned to South Africa, I assisted my ex-husband in establishing his jewellery manufacturing business.

I have managed three guest houses for many years. I organised and catered for the conferences at one of the guest houses. In the last four years I managed the team of a staff of 11 for an elderly patient with dementia.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Gideon Rodgers

Experience: Experienced primary school teacher looking for part-time and permanent employment in Johannesburg

Education: Matric National School of the Arts; BMus University of Pretoria; PGCE (Intermediate and Senior Phase) Unisa

Looking for a job in: Intermediate phase teacher, class music teacher, primary school teacher

More information: I am a certified educator, and have been teaching since 2015; I’ve taught class music at Wendywood Primary, Saxonwold Primary, Sandhurst Pre and Preparatory, and in 2019 I taught at Pridwin Preparatory, fulfilling the practical requirement for my PGCE.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Ilana Tatz

Experience: Experienced and very efficient office administrator looking for half-day job in the northern suburbs

Education: Matric Carmel College Durban 1984; Secretarial Studies

Looking for a job in: PA or Administrator

More information: My work experience ranges from Personal Assistant to Office Administrator, with years of experience in managing small to medium offices. My talent lies in observing existing structures, analysing what needs to change, and implementing it in order to maximise organisational effectiveness. My accomplishments include enhancing turnover and streamlining and improving administrative procedures.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Jonathan Davis

Experience: Experienced CA for part-time/temporary and consulting opportunities

Education: B.Acc (Wits); CA(SA)

Looking for a job in: Looking to assist with process improvements and to drive profitability in small to medium sized businesses

More information: 58 years old, married. Many years experience in senior financial positions in both listed and unlisted environments. Focus on analysing businesses, IT systems, and improving efficiencies.

Email: [email protected]


Name: Jonathan Swartz

Experience: Experience in warehousing and managing a retail shop

Education: Matric at Eden 1992

Looking for a job in: Warehousing or managing a retail store

More information: I’d like to work in a warehouse or manufacturing environment.

My skills include: Operational Manager; general warehouse routine; interpersonal skills; retail sales; conflict resolution and application of labour law; and attaining objectives through teamwork.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Julio Woznica

Experience: Sales, business, management, tourist guide

Education: Varsity and diplomas

Looking for a job in: Tourism, management, agent, sales rep

More information: Had my own business for 25 years, and have been in tourism for the past two years

Email: [email protected]

Name: Justin Benatar

Experience: Looking for a full-time or half-day position in an organisation that is affiliated to or associated with, but not limited to, the tourism and travel industry, hotel management, general operations, sales and/or event/poject management.

Education: National Diploma: Tourism Management (Unisa);

Diploma in Reception Operations and Services (City and Guilds of London Institute); Diploma In Food and Beverage Service (City and Guilds of London Institute); Matric with Exemption

Looking for a job in: Event management, operations and logistics, project management and/or sales

More information: Most of my working life has been involved within the tourism, event management and project management Industry. I have also worked in general operations and sales.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Kira Wolf

Experience: Experienced Film Production Manager and babysitter/aupair looking for full-time job in Sandton and surrounding areas

Education: BA Live Performance from AFDA Johannesburg

Looking for a job in: I am very happy to be an Admin Assistant or a Personal Assistant. I would love to be involved with something to do with film, television, or theatre. I am also an experienced baby sitter and aupair and am looking for a new aupair family!

More information: Right now I am babysitting and looking for a new family who needs my assistance, but my absolute passion in life is film, television, and theatre. I am an actress, freelance Production Manager, and Producer with three years’ experience. I was a Production Manager for a local radio station’s social media team for a year and a half, and last year I was a producer on an Academy Award Winning student film.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Lara Osrin


Education: Didn’t get a matric, but was at school at Herzlia High School

More information: I love children. Would love to get married one day. I have worked with young children.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Marc Lazarus

Experience: IT support, looking for full-time job in Johannesburg

Education: Matric; N+; Business Administration; Business Psychology in the workplace (short course); Started studying MCSE

Looking for a job in: Support engineer, manager, supervisor, senior staff

More information: 30+ years experience in computers of which 12 years was in a corporate IT department.

Full load of computer knowledge, including film making, vb.Net, and Cobol programming, etc.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Mark Tankle

Experience: Restaurateer looking for catering or sales opportunities

Education: Matric Northview High

Looking for a job in: Caterer/restaurant manager

More information: I have had 40 years’ experience in the industry, working in and managing restaurants, canteens and corporate catering.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Martine Abrahams

Experience: Experienced project and events manager looking for full-time work

Education: Herzlia; degree in fashion design from CPUT

Looking for a job in: Event manager, project manager, fashion designer, interior stylist

More information: I have been fortunate to have had a career in many aspects of design from fashion, home, events and project managing. I am honest, driven, and have the capacity to work on various things.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Monique Leibowitz

Experience: Experienced Bookkeeper looking for work from home job in Dowerglen

Education: Matric Studywell College; Diploma Birnam Business College

Looking for a job in: Bookkeeper or Assistant Daycare Teacher

More information: Had my own business doing books for the legal sector. I also have experience working with children with special needs.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Moshe Bogacz

Experience: Part-time student seeks business internship

Education: IDF veteran; second-year Unisa Microbiology and Biochemistry

Looking for a job in: Business internship

More information: I was born in Johannesburg to a religious family. I am 23 years old. After school I volunteered in the IDF for two years. I am now a part-time student with Unisa. I wish to start my own business, and am looking ideally for a part-time job/internship, where I can get useful business experience.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Penny Swisa

Experience: Librarian/copy-editor/proofreader seeking suitable position

Education: Yeshiva College Glenhazel; BA English, Psychology and Hebrew Wits; Library diploma Wits; Honours in Information Management UJ; Short course in copy-editing and proofreading UCT

Looking for a job in: I am ideally looking for work as proofreader, but have many transferrable skills.

More information: I am an active member of the Jewish community. I worked for 27 years as a librarian for a corporate media company. The past few years I have been doing content writing for an Israeli website, as well as editing and proofreading, primarily university theses. I am open to new work opportunities and challenges. I am a team player.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Robin Meyerowitz

Experience: Database administrator looking for work in Cape Town

Education: Matric

Looking for a job in: Database administrator/capturer

More information: I worked for the Holocaust & Genocide Museum and the SA Zionist Federation in Cape Town to set up their bulk email, to migrate from MailChimp to Everlytic, and to collate data from various databases.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Ronit Sher

Experience: Looking for a teaching job in Johannesburg

Education: Matric King David High School Victory Park 1995; Child Care and Psychology Diploma Intec College; Bachelor of Education Foundation Phase, Unisa.

Looking for a job in: Education (teaching)

More information: Divorced,with three sons. Ten years’ experience mainly in a pre-school environment.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Vacelia Goodman

Experience: I’m looking for work from home because I’m disabled due to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia; Expressive Speech Dysphasia; IBS and Osteoarthritis; Urinary Incontinence.

Education: UEC Matric at Greenside High School; Diplomas for Microbiology Technology and Medical Microbiology from Witwatersrand Technikon; Certificates for Typing; Reception, Speedhand, and Switchboard from Anchor College; Uncompleted Admin Assistant Course

Looking for a job in: Legitimate work – non-telephonic work from home. I may need upskilling e.g. access to a computer because of my circumstances. I cannot work full day because I’m ill and desperately need the money, both here and in Israel when my aliyah comes through.

Email: [email protected]

Name: Yariv David Kohaly

Experience: Safari tour operator looking for a creative position

Education: Yeshiva College Matric; honours in Investment Management

Looking for a job in: Chef or anything interesting

More information: Love a challenge and enjoy applying my mind creatively to problem solve

Email: [email protected]

Name: Yaron Keizan

Experience: BSc Honours graduate

Education: Matriculated at Yeshiva College, BSc and Honours in Animals, Plants and Environmental Sciences from Wits

Looking for a job in: Open to many opportunities

More information: After my honours degree, I worked at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases working on malaria research for a year

Email: [email protected]

Name: Zilla Woznica

Experience: Medical Practice Manager/Medical Receptionist

Education: Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography

Looking for a job in: Would like an admin/receptionist position

More information: Happy to submit my CV

Email: [email protected]


  1. 3 Bernice Wilson (née Tucker) 22 Oct
    I have just been retrenched after 29 years, as a Sales Co-ordinator for a well known Office Automation Company, that has been bought out. 

    I am looking for an admin position, either working from home or from an office from mid January 2021. 

    I am 60 years old. Have excellent typing skills and live in Sandringham. 

  2. 2 Marcelle Ravid 22 Oct
    Hi, how do I get onto this list? Will you be doing this again? Thanks, Marcelle Ravid
    PS Peta has my CV.
  3. 1 Vacelia Goodman 22 Oct
    Many Thanks and Bless You for putting my name and circumstances in the newspaper. Hopefully there'll be a positive outcome for ALL of us job seekers here. Shabbat Shalom with Blessings and Miracles.


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