David’s dream comes true

David Samuels, who turned a dream into

David had a dream: to provide improved accommodation for the 10 Rosecourt residents, to give them a beautiful Jewish ‘home from home’, to enjoy their lives to their full potential and to be proud of their home. The creation of a third house has given a further 8 residents the opportunity to enjoy supervised living, at its best!

David set about this, obtaining the support of the community and the donors, and together with the Priorities Board and Astra Executive committee, the decision was made to proceed with his dream. The architect and the builder were appointed . David has been project managing the development with absolute dedication, with attention to the smallest detail, and he managed to obtain most of the materials donated or at cost. This turned out to be a fulltime job, and he devoted more than a year of his time, energy and love of the project, assuming the full responsibility of a mammoth task. The residents are thrilled to bits with the outcome, and one, in thanking David, said he has given them “a home, better than Buckingham Palace, and Tuinhuis”!

It is impossible to describe David’s remarkable achievement and contribution to this Cape Town community. But the pleasure he will derive in seeing each resident enjoying the fruits of his labour, will give him much ‘naches’.


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