Yom Hashoah 2018

75 Years on, we remember the uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Westpark Cemetery
12 April


Welcome: Marc Pozniak, Chairman Gauteng Council, SAJBD
Little Boy with His Hands Up: Rebecca Matisonn and Hannah Bloch
Soloist: Debbie Joffe
Everyone Has a Name: Carmela Kangisser

Names of Victims: Learners from High Schools

Welcome: Marc Pozniak
Lighting of Memorial Lamps: Survivors
Introduction to Partisan Song: Rachel Lapiner
Partisan Song: Communal
Message: Israeli Ambassador Lior Keinan
Keynote Address: Survivor Irene Klass 
Tribute to fallen Soldiers: SA Jewish Ex-Service League – Lt Col WJ Bergman 
Hazkarah: Chazan Ezra Sher
Kaddish: Communal
Ani Ma’amin: Communal
Anthems: Communal

Previous Events

World Jewish Congress 2017

Join 60 global Jewish leaders from 50 countries and their ambassadors for a memorable evening at the World Jewish Congress National Community Directors' Forum.  

Yom Hashoah 2017

Join us as we remember and pay tribute to the six million Jews whose lives were brutally cut short at the 2017 Yom Hashoah ceremony.

Gauteng Conference 2016

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies invites you to our Gauteng Conference: 175 Years of South African Jewry.

With the hilarious Harry Sideropoulos, and guest speakers Chief Rabbi Mirvis of the UK and family representative of the late Dr Melville Edelstien.

Yom Hashoah Ceremony 2016

The 2016 Yom Hashoah Ceremony was held at the West Park Cemetery. Holocaust survivor, Veronica Phillips, shared her story with the crowd which consisted of hundreds of school students, community members are press. 

Biennial Conference 2015

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies biennial conference "Combatting Racism and Global Antisemitism" was held at the Gold Reef City Lyric Theatre on 22 November 2015. 

With guest speakers:

H.E President Jacob Zuma
Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder
Dr. Bernard-Henri Levy