To commemorate Mandela Day, all branches of the Union of Jewish Women across the country – in Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria – distributed toothbrushes and toothpaste to thousands of young children at disadvantaged pre-primary and primary schools. Oral hygienists attended at some of the schools to give advice on…
Residents from Durban Beth Shalom and the Izzy Gishen Home were treated to entertainment by the staff from Beth Shalom and the Izzy Gishen Choir. All guests were treated to a delicious tea.
Esther Gecelter, winner of an overseas trip in Johannesburg’s annual Bobba/Zaida of the Year Competition, being welcomed by her Canadian grandchildren at Toronto Airport. Esther had not seen her granddaughters for twelve years.
Great entertainment, a Creative Hat Competition, a wonderful tea and exciting goodie bags was Cape Town UJW’s way of saying ‘Thank you’ to those special women and men who do so much for us.
Cape Town UJW hands out jackets and coats to homeless persons at The Haven Night Shelter.
Mitzvah day – all 565 pupils at Sunnyside Primary school received a beautiful new lunch box filled with treats
UJW packed 150 comfort packs for rape victims in the East London area. These were presented to Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre
Beautiful new blankets being delivered to an informal settlement on the outskirts of Pretoria, and residents at the settlement waiting for their blankets.
Pretoria Branch donated 3 state of the art hydraulic beds to the Frail Care section at Jaffa Retirement Home.