Special Jewish Affairs issue marks 175 years of Jewish life in SA

The Rosh Hashanah issue of the Board’s journal Jewish Affairs has just been printed and will shortly be accessible on our website. It is a special bumper issue devoted to looking back on 175 years of Jewish life in South Africa, and provides a valuable addition to the growing literature on our remarkable community. 2016 also marks the 75th anniversary of Jewish Affairs itself. It first appeared in mid-1941, as a monthly bulletin through which the Board could communicate with its constituency, and has since come to be widely recognised as being the Jewish community’s leading historical, cultural and current affairs journal. Since 1999, it has been edited by our Associate Director David Saks, and from the beginning of 2009 has also been available electronically.  

We are very proud of our journal, but need our community’s support for it to continue. I invite anyone who is not a subscriber to please consider becoming one. A subscription to Jewish Affairs also makes a meaningful Yom Tov gift, whose benefits can be enjoyed long after the giving. For more information, contact Shirley on beagle@sajbd.org.

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