The outfits modeled by graduates of the Union of Jewish Women’s (UJW’s) Sewing School were all the more spectacular for the fact that some of their creators had never seen a sewing machine prior to the four-month course. They were modelled at the school’s graduation ceremony at Oxford Shul on 15 December to much excitement…
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.
In June 2019 13 students graduated from the UJW Sewing Empowerment Programme. After 5 months of intense training and skills development, the students modelled the outfits which they had made, and also exhibited other items which they had created. This project continues to impact many lives, by combating poverty through education and empowerment.
The Alexandra Aftercare and Feeding Scheme is not only a safe haven for the many children who attend, but is also a place where our own children can grow and learn by interacting with our attendees.
In February 2019 UJW Johannesburg hosted the National Interim Conference which was attended by delegates from UJW branches around the country. Our Alexandra Aftercare students performed at the opening event.
Every few months bags containing essentials needed for new-borns are delivered to clinics and hospitals in Gauteng, much to the delight and relief of the Moms.
After assisting UJW to make sandwiches on Mandela Day, volunteers from Liberty delivered 1000 sandwiches, as well as packets of soup, to Johannesburg Girls Preparatory School. The excited children went home with full tummies and packets of soup for their families.
UJW Jhb played fairy godmother to over 260 disadvantaged Moms who gave birth at Govt. Hospitals and Clinics on Mandela Day. The Moms received bags laden with goodies such as new blankets, baby grows, vests, beanies, bibs, booties, nappies, toiletries.
A self-empowerment project started in an informal settlement to teach the community vegetable growing skills. Before Two Months Later
Kosher Mobile Meals Convenor, Glenda, with some of UJW’s dedicated Kosher Mobile Meals Volunteers. KMM is Johannesburg’s flagship project