Category: Press Release

SAUPJ Telegram and Whatsapp Channels

The SAUPJ has set up Telegram and Whatsapp “Channels” as a way for the SAUPJ to communicate occasional news updates to members of the Progressive Movement countrywide. These Channels will also be available for Progressive Congregations and other SAUPJ affiliates to promote their special services, events, talks/discussions and news snippets outside their own circle of […]

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Passing of Rabbi Andre Ungar

Rabbi Andre Ungar, the only rabbi to be deported from South Africa for his opposition to apartheid, has died in New York, aged 90. Rabbi Ungar spent his teenage years hiding from the Nazis in Budapest, which profoundly affected his outlook. He fled the Russian take-over of post-war Hungary and qualified as a rabbi in […]

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Passing of Rhona Lubner

It is with deep sadness that we advise of the death last night in London of Rhona Lubner. Rhona grew up in Johannesburg and was a member of Temple Israel Hillbrow. Rabbi Weiler conducted her Bat Mitzvah, and she remembered this occasion at her second Bat Mitzvah at Alyth Synagogue last year. Rhona was well […]

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Passing of Ellie Visser

Netzer Cape Town issued the following statement regarding the tragic passing of Ellie Visser, one of their Madrichim: Chaverim, It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of one of our Madrichim, Ellie Visser. Ellie was an active part of Netzer SA and our Cape Town branch for the last six years. […]

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Bet David opens its new Synagogue

First new Progressive Synagogue built on the African Continent in decades – Bet David opens its new Synagogue In a meaningful and moving ceremony Bet David in Morningside opened and dedicated its new synagogue on Wednesday, 20 September 2017, Erev Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year). The dedication service was led by Rabbi Adrian Michael […]

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