Tracey Meyer Cohen, an ex-South African living in Sydney, Australia, requested that in lieu of birthday presents for herself, her friends rather donate toward a water tank in drought stricken Port Elizabeth. With the money received UJW was able to purchase a water tank for a community in Wells Estate.This community runs a soup kitchen,…Details
A retired social worker from Port Elizabeth’s Dora Nginza Hospital requested UJW to donate a washing machine to assist with the washing of theatre gowns for doctors in the Gynae and Obsteterics wards, as surgeries were having to be postponed as a result of a shortage of theatre gowns. UJW assisted by donating an industrial washing…Details
The end of the year graduation of the Grade R class at Elundini, one of four projects of UJW’s Kesher Group in the townships. Kesher supports Babes Educare centre in Dunoon; Elundini School for disabled and able-bodied children in Dunoon; Masiluleke Educare centre in Joe Slovo and Vlottenberg Community Centre in Wesbank. At the end…Details
This Mitzvah Day UJW Cape Town was honored to be able to contribute goods to the Jewish Community Service cottages. Items donated included a lounge suite (2 couches and a chair); a bed; a huge flat screen TV; dinner plates and cereal bowls; clothing; towels and a food processor.
Given its enormous benefit, Somerset Hospital has asked UJW Cape Town to expand the baby bag project to not only give one bag at birth, but a series of bags given every 3 months to the new mom, to help her throughout the first year to look after her baby.
PE has endured a drought for years, and water is precious. Thanks to a generous donation from Australians Sheli and Michael Wallach, UJW was able to provide a 2 500 litre water tank and accessories to Uviwe’s vegetable garden. The rain water is used for the garden, as well as for teaching the children about sanitizing…Details
With thanks to the UJW and St David’s Congregational Church knitters, UJW PE donates beautiful hand knitted blankets, beanies, jerseys and teddies to ‘Baby Lover’s Blessings’. “After all these years I am still shocked when I see what we saw today. Two little babies at 2 maternity wards only with a nappy on and in…Details
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…Details
UJW rallied to the call to assist farmers in drought-stricken areas of the Eastern Cape. With the help of donations from the Pretoria Jewish Community, UJW purchased huge amounts of goods, which were delivered by truck to farmers in Pofadder and various farms in the Eastern Cape.