Abe Buchman Award
This award is for a young adult in the Jewish community who has strong Jewish and Zionist values. Julie Berman presented this award to Martine Kawalsky, the Cape Town Diller coordinator. Martine rose to the challenge of working through a pandemic and showed strong leadership skills, inspiring and motivating the members of her cohort.
This award is part of a longstanding tradition in which the World Zionist Organization’s Department for Diaspora Activities selects a local figure who is constantly active and committed to empowering the local Jewish community, strengthening the connection with the State of Israel and its capital Jerusalem.
Gusti Yehoshua Braverman (World Zionist Organisation) presented this award posthumously to Pat Rolleston for his action and legacy and for his commitment and his heart of service and love to Israel and the Jewish people. The award was accepted by his wife Elaine.
SAFI Moses Moyo Award
Julie Berman presented this award to Pierre de Jager who has spent the last 13 years standing outside Parliament each week with placards and Israeli flags showing his support for Israel and the Jewish people.
This award is designated for a Jewish person who has contributed significantly to the local Jewish community and has strengthened its connection with the State of Israel. It is a prestigious award given by the World Zionist Organisation for dedication and exemplary service. Adv. Jonathan Silke presented this award to Julie Berman.
Each of these awards carry much kavod and each recipient is most deserving of the honour.
Published in the print edition of the December 2020/January 2021 issue.
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