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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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Muslim scholar talks on progressive Islam

Muslim scholar talks on progressive Islam The South African Centre for Religious Equality and Diversity (SACRED) recently hosted Professor Taj Hargey (pictured at left), a distinguished Oxford-based academic on Islam and the Middle East, at Bet David in Johannesburg, with a lecture on “Progressive Islam: Tolerant or Intolerant?” by OWN CORRESPONDENT | Jul 07, 2015 […]

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The South African Union for Progressive Judaism (SAUPJ) welcomes the decision of the US Supreme Court to legalise same-sex marriage across the country.

In his immediate response to this court decision their president, Barack Obama, proudly declared to the world, “This ruling is a victory for America.  This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts…when all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free.”  We wholeheartedly agree and as a worldwide movement […]

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