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    • CommunityChevDriveIn

    Movies under the Stars drives thousands to Huddle Park

    Nov 19, 2020 Go comment!
    A Chevrah Kadisha fundraiser drew more than a thousand people in the Joburg Jewish community into their cars to relive the days when going to the drive-in was a regular family outing.
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    • CommunityRabbiTanzer

    Hundreds pay tribute to Tanzer

    Nov 19, 2020 Go comment!
    Hundreds of people from across the world paid their respects to the late Rabbi Avraham Tanzer, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva College, at a memorial tribute held on Wednesday, 11 November.
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    • CommunityUJWPretoria

    UJW Pretoria helps Hoopstad farmers

    Nov 19, 2020 Go comment!
    Members of the Pretoria Union of Jewish Women (UJW) recently travelled to Hoopstad in the Free State with more than 100 crates full of food, toys, and medicine for 300 farmers whose land and cattle were destroyed by fire.
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    JNF paints Mamelodi green

    Oct 22, 2020 Go comment!
    The Jewish National Fund (JNF) Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre on 3 October donated 1 000 fruit and shade trees to the community of Nellmapius, Mamelodi, a township to the north-east of Pretoria.
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    • CommunityWIZOWheel

    WIZO turns wheel of fate with chairs for disabled

    Oct 22, 2020 Go comment!
    The Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO), accompanied by the South African Friends of Israel (SAFI), on 8 October handed over four wheelchairs to the Kutullo Disability Care Centre, a non-governmental organisation located in Brits, close to Tshwane.
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    ORT SA educates for life

    Oct 08, 2020 Go comment!
    “Our primary function should be to focus on getting businesses online and familiar with the digital world,” said Professor Barry Dwolatzky, the director of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand, pointing out that digital transformation has been fast-tracked by COVID-19.
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    • CommunityUJWGiving

    Partnership of giving brings joy to Bara kids

    Oct 08, 2020 Go comment!
    Children in paediatric wards at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital were overjoyed to receive packs containing reading books, colouring books, workbooks, and crayons recently. What with their families not being allowed to visit them, they were given the packs along with a donation of DVDs to the wards to keep them entertained.
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    • Lorraine

    Passing of mighty ‘Little Lor’ leaves void at WIZO

    Oct 08, 2020 Go comment!
    Lorraine Rosmarin, a past president of WIZO SA and honorary life vice-chairperson of WIZO Johannesburg, died on Yom Kippur, 27 September. However, her illustrious titles don’t portray the essence of a special lady, according to her WIZO co-workers.
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    • CommunityBeitLuriaRabbi

    Beit Luria celebrates first birthday

    Sep 10, 2020 Go comment!
    Johannesburg’s youngest progressive shul, Beit Luria, celebrated its first birthday with Rabbi Julia Margolis and the congregation via Zoom on Sunday 6 September.
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    • Camp

    December youth camps on a cliff edge

    Aug 27, 2020 Go comment!
    The South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) and Zionist youth movements Bnei Akiva, Habonim, Netzer, and Betar are in discussion with medical and security advisors about the feasibility, and form of the December machanot as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    • Emunah

    Emunah girls thrive in trying times

    Aug 27, 2020 Go comment!
    The Emunah Batmitzvah Course has thrived this year in spite of the challenging circumstances. The course, run by Jayde Ronthal and Diasha Gershuni, is part of World Emunah, which promotes the status of women
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    • JNF & Cadena-17

    JNF distributes 500 food parcels in Mamelodi

    Aug 20, 2020 Go comment!
    The Jewish National Fund of South Africa distributed 500 food parcels to the Mamelodi community in Tshwane on 11 August with the assistance of volunteers from philanthropic organisation Cadena.
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    • JozitoJerusalem

    A virtual trip from Jozi to Jerusalem with endorphins

    Aug 13, 2020 Go comment!
    It may be almost impossible to get from Johannesburg to Jerusalem now because of lockdown, but the Jozi2Jerusalem project will enable people across South Africa and the globe to virtually traverse the 9 191 kilometres between the two cities between 16 and 30 August.
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    • TARabbiDovid

    Cycalive in final lap of international competition

    Jul 23, 2020 Go comment!
    Torah Academy’s Cycalive, is a finalist in Shalom Corps, an international competition to find the best volunteer projects that bring about social change.
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    Illovo CAN keep Ikageng children going

    Jul 23, 2020 Go comment!
    In honour of Mandela Day this year, the community rallied together to support CAN Ikageng (Illovo) by preparing “meals in a bag” – a bag of nutritious ingredients that can feed four people.
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    • CommunitySAHarvest

    Five-year-old turns birthday into feast for hungry

    Jul 23, 2020 Go comment!
    Nineteen million South Africans go to bed hungry every day in South Africa, an unimaginable statistic, especially as we move into the heart of winter when extreme cold exacerbates the suffering of the food-vulnerable. Yet, from the depths of the gloom, there are many uplifting stories of people making a difference.
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    • Community66AnniversaryGwenandJohnHurwitz

    Sixty-six years together, and still going strong

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    John and Gwen Hurwitz celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary recently. The couple, who live at Our Parents Home, are in good health, good spirits, and still in love!
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    • Mandela

    Get involved on Mandela Day

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    This Saturday is Mandela Day, and though we are still under lockdown and COVID-19 is rife, there are a number of ways to get involved this year. Here are some ideas:
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    ORT Jet helps businesses survive lockdown

    Jul 02, 2020 Go comment!
    ORT Jet’s monthly business induction is helping businesses to survive the lockdown. The induction, now held online, introduces businesses to ORT Jet’s COVID-19 rescue initiative, which offers exceptional resources, mentorship, and world-class tools to help them with the effects of the lockdown on their livelihood. The induction’s expert panel is an uplifting support structure for businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs who have nowhere else to turn.
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    • CommunityGreatPark

    Great Park Lag B’Omer generates warmth in Alex

    Jun 25, 2020 Go comment!
    This week Afrika Tikkun distributed hundreds of blankets to families who lost their homes and belongings in shack fires in Alexandra, Gauteng, last week.
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