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Jewish Board to mark 110 years

JOBURG - The South African Jewish Board of Deputies will be marking 110 years of service to South African Jewry with a special gala dinner at the Sandton Sun Hotel on 25 August.

Keynote speaker at the gala dinner will be Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is the Minister of Home Affairs and chairperson of the African Union.

The Board of Deputies has a proud record of service to the South African Jewish community, stretching back well over a century.

It was founded in the Transvaal in 1903 and the Cape in 1904, “to watch and take action, with reference to all matters affecting the welfare of Jews as a community”; the two entities merged into one body in 1912.

Over the years, the Board has intervened with the authorities to prevent Jewish immigrants suffering discrimination on account of their religion, combating anti-semitism and resolving conflicts within the Jewish community. In recent years, the Board has been active in promoting and contributing to building a just and prosperous society.

To attend, or for further information, contact Jenni Fearnley on 011-645-2521; jenni@beyachad.co.za.

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