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!
UJW feeds over 400 people every day
If you’ve never experienced hunger, it is difficult to imagine what it is like to go without food. Sadly, too many people in our impoverished communities suffer from debilitating hunger and malnutrition. And never more so than during the COVID-19 pandemic which has led to devastating unemployment and rapid escalation in food prices.
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…
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.
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.
Johannesburg – Mandela Day, Bags for new beginnings
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.