The Union of Jewish Women Cape Town is 90 years old this year.
Established in 1932, the UJW Cape Town has focused on improving the lives of vulnerable women and children. Some of the outreach projects that the UJW is involved with today have been in existence for over 75 years. The UJW operates several programmes that enrich the lives of, and bring direct benefit to the Jewish Community. Yad Sara, a project of the UJW, entails the lending of urgently needed medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers to members of the Jewish community.
The UJW supports over 700 children at several preschools and after care facilities in impoverished communities. The goal is to provide education and nutritional support. One of these projects is the Kensington Educare Centre which turns 80 this year. Another project that is close to our hearts is providing hand-knitted teddy bears and breakfast for child witnesses in the court system.
To kickstart the 90 year celebrations, a breakfast was hosted for UJW Members over 80 years of age to show appreciation for all the time, effort and hard work they have dedicated over the years to the UJW.
Visit the Union of Jewish Women website, and follow UJW on Facebook
Published in the PDF edition of the Pesach/April 2022 issue – Click here to get it.
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