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.
In October 2020, devastating fires destroyed about 100 000 hectares of farmland in the Free State. Not only did UJW Chairman Ciska Lewis and Vice-Chairman Tracy Myer spend 2 weeks collecting funds for the 300 Free State farmers whose land and cattle had been destroyed, but they travelled all the way to Hoopstad in the Free…
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…
At Pretoria UJW’s AGM, an Evac Chair was presented to Jaffa. The chair is used to evacuate disabled or bed-ridden persons in the event of an emergency such as a fire.
For Mandela Day ‘Bags for New Beginnings’ laden with items such as new blankets, baby grows, beanies, nappies and toiletries were presented to Moms who had given birth at Kalafong Hospital
Mitzvah day – all 565 pupils at Sunnyside Primary school received a beautiful new lunch box filled with treats
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.