Jewish Government Schools: End Street, JHB

Jewish Government Schools: End Street, JHB

This collection consists mainly of school photographs taken of various sports teams and classes. Ranging from boys’ rugby teams to girls’ netball teams, these sports teams are all photographed including their coach, and rounded off with a caption of which team, what year, and those students involved. Also present within the collection is a newspaper article concerning the renaming of the school itself, and an image of students and a teacher in class.  ...
Astra

Astra

Astra incorporates the Jewish Sheltered Employment Centre, Workability, Group Homes, Coffee Time and Gift Time, all aimed at maintaining a meaningful, self-sufficient work experience for Jewish South Africans with special needs. The Jewish Sheltered Employment centre moved to its current location in Breda Street in 1956, and today hosts a full team of 64 workers. The centre’s committee has been vital in the establishment of Glendale in 1966 and Rosecourt House in 1986. Workers attend the Employment Centre Monday to Friday, from 09h00 to 16h00 with a tea and lunch break, and are awarded monthly attendance pay. Within the centre, all Jewish holidays are observed and celebrated, with a Rosh Hashana party held every year and a Channukah party hosted for the workers by the Ladies Guild of the Gardens Synagogue. The Centre itself is used in the training of social workers from the University of Cape Town under the direct supervision of Director Merle Furman. Included in the collection are two VHS tapes from the Jewish Sheltered Employment Centre and over a hundred photos of workers taking part in various activities. http://www.astrajse.com/ 123456►...
Bnoth Zion

Bnoth Zion

The oldest women’s zionist associations in South Africa, Bnoth Zion was founded in 1901 and remains part of the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) to this day. The collection comprises of photographs taken at various events held by Bnoth Zion, as well as newspaper articles documenting an important 80th anniversary and a piece published in the Zionist Record and South African Jewish Chronicle in 1966 by Chaim Lewis. http://www.wizo.co.za/ 123►...
Cape Jewish Seniors

Cape Jewish Seniors

The Cape Jewish Seniors Association exists as an environment for the senior members of the Jewish community in which to remain an independent, interactive part of Jewish life. The variety of services offered by the CJSA include guest speakers, outings, available gym facilities, a Lifestyle Club and counselling. The collection includes the agenda from in the inaugural annual general meeting, a piece on the formation of the CJSA, and photographs of members taking part in various events and activities. http://www.jewishcare.org.za/cape-jewish-seniors/about-cjsa...
Glendale

Glendale

Established in 1966, Glendale Home was the result of a concerned group of people recognizing the necessity for a home for the intellectually disabled Jewish community. Following the renovation of the original house (now known as the Homestead), building on the current home was begun in 1971 once the facility proved too small. In 1986, a further addition was built, expanding the home even further. Glendale’s mission is to provide care to those intellectually disabled persons within the Jewish community. Such care includes residential and holiday care, physiotherapy, training and counseling, and an occupational and stimulation centre for the residents, which offers programmes each day focusing on music, art and news-telling. Glendale encourages working on one’s abilities rather than focus on one’s disabilities. Residents are encouraged to care for themselves as much as possible with minimal supervision. This collection includes several photographs of the residents taking part in activities, a booklet concerning the fiftieth anniversary of the Jewish Sheltered Employment Centre, and several newspaper clippings concerning social activities and issues concerning Glendale around 1982 to 1983. (VHS currently unknown?) (Glendale is part of Jewish Care Cape, an organization which caters for the community’s psycho-social and other health needs through autonomous social service agencies) http://www.glendalehome.co.za/ 123456►...
World Zionist Organization

World Zionist Organization

Founded in 1897 at the world’s first Zionist Congress held in Basel, Switzerland, the World Zionist Organization consists of Zionist institutions such as the World Zionist Unions, WIZO, Hadassah, Bnai-Brith, Maccabi, the International Sephardic Federation, the three streams of world Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform), and the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS). The WZO headquarters are permanently located in Jerusalem....