Temple Israel - 80 Years of Service

On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to congratulate Temple Israel on its upcoming 80th birthday celebrations. Despite the challenges posed by changing demographics in the Hillbrow area, Temple Israel continues to serve as a place of worship, but at the same time it has succeeded in transforming itself into a vibrant centre of social outreach for the broader Johannesburg population. In doing so, it has given practical expression to the timeless Jewish values of caring and compassion for those in need of a helping hand, and indeed in realizing the noble Jewish ideal of Tikkun Olam – Healing the World. In congratulating all the dedicated people who are or have been involved in this unfolding story, I would like to pay a special tribute to Reeva Forman, a long-serving and highly valued member of the SAJBD whose name, in addition, has become synonymous with Temple Israel over the decades.  

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