Become a member of UJW

Membership R150 p.a.

Simply by becoming a member of the Union of Jewish Women, you will be helping to assist underprivileged persons both within and outside of the Jewish community. Of course, if you’d like to become an active member and assist with one or more of our numerous projects, we would welcome you with open arms. Join us today – the need is overwhelming – the rewards are immeasurable!

Port Elizabeth donates a third water tank to communities affected by the drought

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,…

Washing machine donation to hospital

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…


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…


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…


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…


Every year UJW PE receives a shipment of library books from ‘Australian Books for Children of Africa’.  This year (2019) we were able to donate library books to 12 schools in the Eastern Cape.

UJW brings cheer to scholars by paying for uniforms

UJW paid off the lay-buys at PEP stores in Walmer, Port Elizabeth. The excitement and relief shown by cash-strapped parents when they came to pay their final installments before the start of the school year was heart-warming.

Women’s Day Donation

To celebrate Women’s Day UJW donated a couch, urn, microwave and fridge to the Paediatric Nurses Tea room at the Dora Nginza Hospital.  

Dora Nginza Hospital – Mandela Day

Mandela Day 2017. ‘Bags for New Beginnings’ – Moms who gave birth at the Dora Nginza Hospital received beautiful bags packed with goodies for their new babies, as well as toiletries for the Moms


UJW’s Jewish Community Fund donated new Siddurim to the PE Shul