Founded in 1931 with the aim and objective of serving both the Jewish and broader communities

the Union of Jewish Woman South Africa provided welfare projects during the depression years and later during the racially restrictive period of the National Party rule.

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Cape Town

CELEBRATING MANDELA DAY

One of Cape Town’s 2019  Mandela Day projects was a special fancy dress party hosted by the Simcha Group at Noluntu Kitchen.

Durban

Making sandwiches on Mandela Day.

Guests from the Open Air School, Tafta (Frail Care Centre) and community members making sandwiches on Mandela Day. 1000s of sandwiches were made and our invited project representatives then took their allocations away with them. The balance was delivered to other projects, homes, safe houses, etc.

East London

A suitcase full of baby clothes

Cuddle Bundles, a charity organisation from Australia, sent  a suitcase full of baby clothes to UJW East London, which were presented to Salem Baby Centre.

Johannesburg

Weekly Friendship Club Lunch.

Our weekly Friendship Club lunches are attended by our elderly guests who enjoy a 3-course lunch and entertainment. Once a month birthdays are celebrated with a delicious birthday cake.

Port Elizabeth

NKOSINATHI FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED

An extract from Nkosinathi’s latest report ‘Very often, the beneficiaries of (Nkosinathi) services lack the resources to provide even basic nutrition for themselves and their children. The donation from the Union of Jewish Women is therefore essential in ensuring that no blind child or adult coming to the Foundation or visited by the Foundation has…

Pretoria

CYCLONE IDAI

CYCLONE IDAI (MARCH 2019) was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa, and caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, leaving more than 1,300 people dead. When a call was made to assist Mozambique, UJW Pretoria was one of the first organisations to spring into action, and donated an enormous amount of non-perishable…