‎Don't miss out! Gauteng Conference 2016

Final preparations are underway for the Board's Gauteng Council conference,‎ to take place on Monday evening at the Sandton shul hall. While attention will also be paid to some of the challenges our community faces, including security and combating antisemitism, the theme of the conference will primarily be a celebratory one. In 2016, South African Jewry marks the 175th anniversary of its formal birth as an organised Jewish community. Our Gauteng conference will in large part be devoted to looking back on what Jews have  accomplished in this country, whether in the specifically Jewish or general spheres or whether as individuals or in the collective sense. We are honored to have Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the UK and the Commonwealth as our guest speaker on this auspicious occasion. Rabbi Mirvis will also be speaking at the 175th anniversary celebration of the Gardens Shul in Cape Town, the Mother Congregation of SA Jewry. It says much about how far our community has come since its modest beginnings that far from arriving as a stranger, Rabbi Mirvis  is in fact returning to where he was born - Johannesburg - and where he grew up and was educated - Cape Town. 

We hope to see as many of our community as possible joining us for the occasion. 

To book your place or for more information, contact Roseanne on 011 645 2521/sajbd@sajbd.org

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