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    • CommunityMBChallahBake

    Minnie Bersohn cooks up inspiration online

    Apr 02, 2020 Go comment!
    Minnie Bersohn Nursery School brought laughter, inspiration, and Shabbos light into pupils’ homes by holding a virtual challah bake at the outset of South Africa’s lockdown on Friday, 27 March. The bake was led by Michelle Vinokur, with 76 pupils and teachers in attendance. Mandi Defries gave an emotional introduction, welcoming everyone to this special mitzvah (commandment).
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    • CommunityORTEducation2

    ORT alive and well at 140

    Mar 26, 2020 Go comment!
    ORT Johannesburg celebrated the organisation’s 140th birthday on International ORT Day, 18 March 2020, with a huge birthday cake and much cheer in spite of the current health crisis.
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    Kosher food for students trapped at OR Tambo

    Mar 26, 2020 Go comment!
    The South African Jewish Board of Deputies on 23 March arranged for lunch and dinner to be delivered to 13 Australian MTA (a one-year Bnei Akiva programme in Israel) students who spent 14 hours in the transit section of OR Tambo International Airport.
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    • LukeSportYotan

    Israeli rugby players sprint home

    Mar 26, 2020 Go comment!
    Six or seven hours before President Cyril Ramaphosa was giving his second national address in eight days on Monday night, Israeli rugby player Omer Levinson was scrambling through customs at OR Tambo International Airport on his way home.
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    • CommunityHOD

    HOD gathers for 44th biennial conference

    Mar 19, 2020 Go comment!
    South Africa played host to the Hebrew Order of David (HOD) International’s 44th biennial conference at the HOD Centre in Orchards, Johannesburg, last weekend.
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    • WomensMegilah2

    Entrenching a new tradition

    Mar 19, 2020 Go comment!
    Around 50 women, all in fancy dress for Purim, participated in the women’s megillah reading at Greenside Shul on Tuesday 10 March.
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    SAJBD’s Chinese overtures make me proud

    Mar 19, 2020 Go comment!
    Give the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) a Bell’s! With reference to last week’s article, “Chinese touched by Jewish hand of friendship”, (SA Jewish Report, 13 March), the SAJBD truly showed that our community is and always must be a light unto the nations.
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    Sports people weathering the coronavirus period

    Mar 19, 2020 Go comment!
    Harry Shapiro, a much-loved Joburg cricket coach, sees a silver lining in the dark cloud that is the COVID-19 pandemic. With schools throughout the country closing on Wednesday, Shapiro is already experiencing an upsurge in phone calls from parents asking if their sons can get one-on-one coaching in the now empty days before the end of the month.
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    • CommunityWIZO106AGM

    Messages and memories at 106th WIZO AGM

    Mar 12, 2020 Go comment!
    Liat Amar-Arran, the director of the Israel Centre and a Jewish Agency representative, spoke about the “women who influenced her life” at the 106th annual general meeting of the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) recently.
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    • LukeSport13March

    The little Jewish American Caddy who made a big difference

    Mar 12, 2020 Go comment!
    The name “Sally Little” will be well-known to a generation of South African sports fans, but the name “Kathy Gorchoff”, Little’s former caddy and current manager, might not slip off the tongue quite so easily.
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    Inclusive children’s book for Jewish Museum

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    School groups visiting the Jewish Museum will this year receive the lauded children’s book, Fatima, and a box of crayons each. This is as a result of collaboration between the Cape South African Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape SAJBD), the book’s author and distributor, and a generous donation of 1 000 copies of Fatima from Die Stigting vir Bemagtiging deur Afrikaans (the Foundation for empowerment through Afrikaans) to the museum.
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    • CommunityEvelynGreen

    Auschwitz journey of remembrance at Theatre on the Square

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    Soloist Russel Lurie recently took an audience on a journey to commemorate the 75th year of remembrance and release of prisoners from Auschwitz.
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    • CommunityTempleIsraelPride

    All welcome at Temple Israel’s Pride Shabbat

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    Dr Anastacia Tomson, guest speaker at Temple Israel’s annual Pride Shabbat this year, called for the Jewish community to build “safe spaces” that are sacred to all Jews whatever their orientation and whoever they choose to love.
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    • LukeSport6March

    Rider comes full cycle on Cape Tour

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    When Paul von Zwiklitz participated in one of his first Cape Town Cycle Tours (then known as the Argus) in 1996, little could he have imagined that less than two months later, he would be involved in an accident that almost put him out of the sport for good.
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    • CommunitySyedenhamTalmud

    Sydenham completes a book of Talmud

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    Rabbi Yossy Goldman’s weekly Talmud shiur group held a catered dinner at the Sydenham Youth Bayit on 18 February to celebrate the completion of the entire Tractate Sotah, which deals primarily, but not exclusively with marital infidelity and the ceremony of the bitter water. It was attended by students and their wives, as well as the gaboim (supervisors) of Sydenham Shul.
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    • CommunityUJWFire

    Help for Kliptown flood victims

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    It’s the middle of the night, and you’re woken up by the sound of a loud bang and water gushing through your home. In your sleepy state, you run to check that your children are safe. As you manage to get your family to safety, you watch helplessly as the personal belongings that you worked so hard for are washed away. This was the harsh reality of many residents in Kliptown, Soweto, recently.
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    • CommunityAdaPlett

    Ada turns 104

    Feb 20, 2020 Go comment!
    A small party of family and friends was held at Our Parents Home in Gardens, Johannesburg, on 11 February for Ada Plett, who turned 104.
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    • CommunityTempleIsrael2

    Joburg city councillor honoured for Hillbrow regeneration

    Feb 20, 2020 Go comment!
    Ward councillor Zama Shezi was awarded a Jewish National Fund (JNF) tree certificate at a service at Temple Israel on 15 February for his achievement in improving the living conditions in the Hillbrow precinct.
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    • CommunityUJWAdultEd

    Ghana’s history brought to light

    Feb 20, 2020 Go comment!
    Retired Ghanaian architect Kwasi Agyare-Dwomoh enthralled the audience of the adult education division of the Union of Jewish Women recently with a presentation on “Ghana – past, present and future”.
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    • LukeSport21Feb

    Israeli rugby hones skills on SA battlefield

    Feb 20, 2020 Go comment!
    Two talented young Israeli rugby players, Yotan Shulman and Omer Levinson, arrived in the Western Cape in January for a five-month spell under coach Frankie Horne at the elite South African Sevens (SAS) Academy in Stellenbosch. This is a singular achievement.
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