So proud to be Jewish

During the annual hate fest (known as Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) – run by pro-Hamas groups across campuses worldwide Jewish Students at UCT stood stronger and prouder than ever before as roughly 500 protestors attempted to intimidate the barely 50 Jewish students with slurs, threats and shouting. In response, the students sang songs, danced and uplifted one another with Mitzvot and public displays of Jewish pride. Big YaSher koach to the SAUJS team for managing such a complex situation.

I am overflowing with immense pride and hope. I am SO proud of everyone for how we united, maintained composure, and stood up for one another. I thought it was incredibly powerful.” Lia – 2nd year film student

Mitzvah Matzah Campaign across campuses

Every student who requested Matzah received their very own box of Shmurah Matzah both at UCT and Stellenbosch U. Some who couldn’t attend the public student Seder were sent Seder-to-go including wine, matzah, maror and a haggadah.

Weekly Torah learning sessions

Chabad on Campus is Cape Town’s largest Jewish Student Network. To find out more contact Rabbi Nissen on 072 3630 351 or email or visit their social media profiles: Facebook or Instagram.

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