Leaders of the Progressive Jewish Community

SAUPJ NATIONAL EXECUTIVE

NAME
ROLE
REGION/AFFILIATE
Greg Flash
National Chair
Gary Budlender
National Vice-Chair
East Coast Region
Lisa Hack
National Vice-Chair
Gauteng Region
Linda Thorn
National Vice-Chair
Western Cape Region
Ian Morris
Treasurer
Michelle Campbell
Chair
ARZENU SA
Jason Bourne
National Mazkir
NETZER SA
Rabbi Julia Margolis
ChairSA Association of Progressive Rabbis (SAAPR)
Rabbi Greg Alexander/
Rabbi Julia Margolis
Co-Chairs

SA Centre for Religious Equality and Diversity (SACRED)
Ian Morris
Chair
SA Foundation for Progressive Judaism (SAFPJ)
Amely Wiseglass
President
Women of Progressive Judaism – South Africa (WPJ-SA)
Steve Lurie
Honorary Life President
Monica Solomon
Mentor and immediate past Chair
Russell Cohen
Administrator

RABBINIC LEADERS

RABBI
CONGREGATION
Rabbi Greg Alexander
Temple Israel Cape Town
Rabbi Emma Gottlieb
Temple Israel Cape Town
Rabbi Julia Margolis
Beit Luria
Rabbi Malcolm Matitiani
Temple Israel Cape Town
Rabbi Dr Richard Newman
Temple Israel Cape Town
Rabbi Adrian M. Schell
Bet David, Johannesburg
Rabbi Saar Shaked
Beit Emanuel, Johannesburg

CONGREGATIONAL LEADERS

NAME
ROLE
CONGREGATION
Roy Fine
President
Cape Town Progressive Jewish Congregation
Eric Beswick
Executive Director
Cape Town Progressive Jewish Congregation
Diana Sochen
Chairperson
Temple Israel, Greenpoint, Cape Town
Linda Thorn
Chairperson
Temple Israel, West Coast, Cape Town
Lynette Myburgh
Chairperson
Temple Israel, Wynberg, Cape Town
Jonathan Gruss
President
Temple Israel, Port Elizabeth
Alan Koopowitz
President
Bet Hillel, East London
Ryan Shotland
President
Beit David (Durban Progressive
Jewish Congregation (DPJC))
Wilfred Lautenberg
President
Bet Menorah, Pretoria
Reeva Forman
Chair
Temple Israel, Hillbrow, Johannesburg
Desmond Sweke
Chairperson
Bet David, Sandton, Johannesburg
Paul Davis

Chair
Beit Emanuel, Parktown, Johannesburg
Lisa Hack
Chair
Beit Luria

NETZER LEADERS

NAME
ROLE
Jason Bourne

National Mazkir (Director)
National Gizbar (Treasurer)
Deni Abergel
Rosh Durban
Kani Thobakgale
Rosh Johannesburg
Rosh Shivuk (Marketing)
Rachael Sara Bootcov
Rosh Cape Town
Rosh Chinuch (Education)

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