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Please join WPJ-Bet Menorah, together with United Sisterhood and Bet David Kehillah in celebrating Women’s World Day of Prayer

Date:  Saturday 4th March 2017 – Time: 10:00 AM Venue: BET MENORAH, PRETORIA

Theme: All God’s Creation is Very Good

The service will be followed by a Brocha Lunch. For catering purposes, please contact either

Marian: 0116462409; Giddy: 0824430898; or Cynthia: 0835555755 before Friday 24 February

Netzer Gauteng introduction

My name is Thandi Nhlapo and I am the Rosh of Johannesburg, Netzer South Africa for 2017. I have been a part of Netzer since grade 1 and my experiences and education in the movement has taught me essential life lessons that have helped me in both high school and university. Netzer, meaning new shoot, is a Progressive Jewish Youth movement that educates and challenges our youth in order to develop leadership skills as well as their connection to Judaism. Netzer South Africa has branches in Gauteng, Durban and Cape Town where children from grade 1 – 12 are engaged through different activities throughout the year. Netzer aims to involve themselves in many different community projects around the country in order to strive towards Tikkun Olam. I am available to answer any questions via my email –


This past week, Monica Solomon’s uncle, Henry Landsberger passed away in the age of 91 in North Carolina. Henry Landsberger was a holocaust survivor, who escaped the Nazi terror with the help of the “Kindertransport”. He joined later a group called “Holocaust speakers” to share his memories. After the re-unification of Germany he was one of the major fundraisers for the new Synagogue in Dresden, Germany, his birth place.  A more detailed biography about Mr Landsberger can be found online:

Bet David extends condolences to the President and Council of PE Progressive Jewish Congregation on the passing of Vice President and Lay reader of Temple Israel Port Elizabeth, Louis Sadovsky.

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