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New SAUPJ National Executive elected

The SAUPJ held its Biennial Conference 2020 on Sunday, 12 July 2020. Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the Biennial was held using videoconferencing. Greg Flash from the Cape Town Progressive Jewish Congregation (Temple Israel). Several other new faces were elected to positions on the Executive, while in other cases members of the 2018 committee agreed […]

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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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