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    King David comes up trumps in Israel Quiz

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Benjamin Shmukler from King David Linksfield took first prize in this year’s Shimon Peres Israel Quiz, with Jacob Boner from King David Linksfield coming close second, and Amira Karstaedt from King David Victory Park coming in third.
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    Active, strong and independent at 100!

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Mina Girnun turned 100 on 13 October at Golden Acres in Sandringham in the company of family and friends from around the world. Included among her guest were Dutch Ambassador Han Peters and his wife Alessandra, who attended Girnun’s tea party, bringing with them wishes from her country of birth. Girnun was born in Amsterdam, and came to South Africa by boat when she was 18.
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    Advancing Sacred goal of unity and tolerance

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    Progressive Rabbi Julia Margolis, the chairperson of Sacred (the South African Centre for Religious Equality and Diversity), was recently invited by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Johannesburg to participate in an interfaith peace symposium and give an address on the topic “unity in diversity”.
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    Sukkah party celebrates community service

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    KosherWorld and the Union of Jewish Women (UJW) held a party at the KosherWorld sukkah in October to honour employees and volunteers in community organisations who are responsible for the organisations’ success and continued impact on the community.
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    Challah bake in memory of Hayley Fraser

    Oct 10, 2019 Go comment!
    Eighty family and friends got together to bake challahs at Waverley Shul on 25 September to commemorate the sudden death of Hayley Fraser seven years ago on erev Yom Tov (the night before Yom Tov). More than 40 challahs were baked in the shul’s ovens. They were donated to Jewish food fund Yad Aharon & Michael.
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    Giant communal artwork for Greenside shul sukkah

    Oct 10, 2019 Go comment!
    Members of Greenside shul came together on 6 October to create the shul’s annual giant sukkah mural, measuring 5m wide by 3.3m high. This is the third year that the community has painted a colourful canvas work of art depicting a scene from Tanach.
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    Linksfield shul gets modern, meaningful mikvah

    Oct 10, 2019 Go comment!
    More than 150 women gathered on 6 October for the opening of a state-of-the-art, four-bathroom mikvah at Linksfield Shul on the King David Linksfield (KDL) campus in Johannesburg.
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    Beit Luria’s opening the realisation of a dream

    Sep 26, 2019 Go comment!
    The opening of Beit Luria on 8 September 2019 was a dream come true for its founders.
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    Israeli virtuoso performs in Pretoria

    Sep 26, 2019 Go comment!
    Renowned Israeli pianist Dr Michael Tsalka performed Mozart’s piano concerti nos 20 and 25 at the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria on 15 September.
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    Wheelchair assembly gives lift to disabled children

    Sep 26, 2019 Go comment!
    The Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO) recently partnered with pupils from Yeshiva College High School in Johannesburg to assemble custom-designed wheelchairs, which were given to children at The Hope School in Westcliff.
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    Israel embassy’s sanitation drive improves girls’ lives

    Sep 19, 2019 Go comment!
    In 2018, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE) School initiative that seeks to provide facilities for girls across South Africa who don’t have access to sanitary towels and are missing school as a result.
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    Pretoria Jews come to aid of victims of Marabastad violence

    Sep 19, 2019 Go comment!
    The Pretoria Council of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, the Pretoria Union of Jewish Women (UJW), and international disaster-relief agency CADENA recently came to the aid of indigent, dispossessed people in Marabastad outside of Pretoria, where civil unrest has destroyed the homes of more than 200 people, local and foreign. The appeal was made by local Democratic Alliance councillor Shaun Wilkinson.
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    Call for tolerance of gender orientation

    Sep 19, 2019 Go comment!
    In a talk titled, “The dignity of difference in relation to gender issues”, at the September WIZO (Women’s International Zionist Organisation) Forum, Carr said we should treat those with a gender orientation different to ourselves with dignity and compassion. Otherness doesn’t entitle us to be superior or behave in a demeaning way, he said, but sympathising with a person’s gender orientation doesn’t necessarily imply endorsement.
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    The right guy to defend Maccabi Tel Aviv’s goals

    Sep 19, 2019 Go comment!
    “He’s gone through three shoe-sizes in the past eight months,” says Guy Taitz of his goalkeeper son, Zach, who has just returned from a successful week-long trial with Maccabi Tel Aviv. Not only has Zach gone through a recent growth-spurt, always useful for a goalkeeper, but he’s growing taller in other ways too.
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    Saluting Jaffa centenarian

    Sep 05, 2019 Go comment!
    Dorothy Spitz, who recently celebrated her 103rd birthday at Jaffa (Jewish Accommodation for Fellow Aged) in Pretoria, is an accomplished musician and music teacher.
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    Remembering the great Samuel Moch

    Sep 05, 2019 Go comment!
    When Samuel (Shmuel) Moch came to South Africa at a young age from Lithuania, he couldn’t read or write. In spite of this, he became a successful industrialist, with a passion for family and community service.
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    Opener against New Zealand critical for Boks, says expert ref

    Sep 05, 2019 Go comment!
    As befits a former rugby referee of high standing, Jonathan Kaplan has no difficulties in making a split-second decision. When it comes to picking his favourites for the World Cup later this month, therefore, Kaplan is as quick to the proverbial breakdown as the most gnarled blindside flanker.
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    Where have South African Jewish sporting heroes gone?

    Sep 05, 2019 Go comment!
    There have been some legendary South African Jewish sportsmen over time. But, these days, besides footballer Dean Furman, no one has been able to emulate the likes of Okey Geffin, Syd Nomis, Wilf Rosenberg, Ali Bacher, Mandy Yachad, and Martin Cohen.
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    Blue Box competition wows the judges

    Aug 29, 2019 Go comment!
    An item of jewellery depicting the traditional charity box for raising funds for Israel, the Blue Box, was declared the winner of the Blue Box for Israel competition at King David Linksfield Primary School on 16 August.
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    Lights, camera, action at ORT Digital Skills Academy

    Aug 29, 2019 Go comment!
    King David students Elan Kolman and Rivka Berelowitz were recently chosen to travel to Sofia, Bulgaria, for the World ORT Digital Skills Academy. With 27 participants from different countries coming together to learn digital skills in photography and videography, the summer school had a unique buzz to it.
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