We are back!

Milnerton members enjoying Kirstenbosch gardens

There was much excitement as we opened our doors at every centre in the middle of January.

Observing all COVID-19 protocols we planned a programme to encourage attendance and found that members were so pleased to be back.

Knowing that everyone is not ready to go out and about as yet, we are planning double programmes so that everyone can be accommodated. Daily Zoom programmes continue and we are so grateful to our various presenters who are offering their services
to us.

From weekly Medical Matters, Exercise Classes, and Yiddish, where we have participants from all over the world and regular guest presenters who offer a myriad interesting topics, there is certainly something for everyone. Coupled with the Zoom programme, there is also a weekly programme for each Centre with both new activities as well as much-loved activities that were previously enjoyed. The outings have commenced and have all been fully booked and really enjoyed.

A special programme for those who have memory-loss is hosted every Monday afternoon under the guidance of an occupational therapist who encourages participation and includes everyone. If you have anyone who might benefit from this interaction, please contact us for more information.

Our West Coast members are enjoying a new venue. West Coast Chabad has come on board and generously offered their beautiful home as a place for us to meet. Our members have already enjoyed some special time outside, under cover where they can socialise and meet together to catch up and be entertained. Thanks so much to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Deren for being so welcoming.

Membership is due as it is the beginning of the year. The annual subs is R250 per person. Should there be a problem paying for membership, please make an appointment to see the resident social worker at the centre you would like to attend.

Our delicious Kiddush wine is still available at each branch. Special as a gift, and for enjoying at your weekly Shabbat. The wine does have the Beth Din Hecher.

We really would like to have our centres buzzing with members enjoying themselves, so please make the effort to book and join in the activities on offer.

Diana Sochen
Executive Director

January and February outings and activities

Social & Personal
We congratulate our members who have celebrated joyous occasions during the last month.

Selwyn and Andrea Schiff — Grandson
Hannah Abramsohn — Great Granddaughter
Sybil Castle — Granddaughter
Wilfred Mirkin — Granddaughter
Special birthday wishes
May Sher – 90th; Carol Barnett – 80th
We welcome new members to CJSA
Iser Bach, Nat Engel, Marcia Faktor, Sandra du Plessis, Fay Zeifert
Wishes of strength to those who are not well
Les Vides, Den Bernstein
Our thoughts and condolences to family members of CJSA members who have recently passed away
Family of Paula Baskir, family of Hilary Osrin

Cape Jewish Seniors Association
Director: Diana Sochen, 021 434 9691, director@cjsa.org.za
Admin: Amanda, 021 434 9691, admin@cjsa.org.za
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