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- By Jessica Stout

On Friday the 19th of August the Young Israel Centre hosted a girls Shabbaton. Seven girls, bat mitzvah and up, joined us before Shul, lit pink candles for the Pink Shabbat, which was being held around South Africa to support those who are affected by cancer. After candle lighting the girls all went to shul and took part in tochnits with Orli. They then returned to the Young Israel Centre for a delicious supper and an excellent Tochnit with Orli, before reciting Tehillim for those affected by cancer.

After Shul on Shabbat day of the 20th of August the Young Israel Centre was filled up with girls and boys from Grade 4 and up attending the Youth Lunch. Once again we had a fantastic turnout with 25 people attending the lunch. Orli then ran another amazing and meaningful tochnit before taking everyone back to Shul for Seudah Shlishit, Mincha and Maariv.


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By Jessica Stout

The Young Israel Centre had a quiet June/July holiday. We hosted 2 Bnei Akiva shlichot after the annual Bnei Akiva Winter Camp. 

Cheder once again commenced when the school term started. These lessons incorporate Hebrew, davening and fun discussions. If your child is between Grades R and 6 and you would like them to attend, or if you would like more information, please contact me on jess.johnstone@gmail.com. 

Monthly Shabbatonim and youth lunches are also being planned. These have been highly successful in the past, with youth from multiple schools coming together to socialise and create friendships over the Shabbat. 

Look out for information about these monthly events and be sure to take part.


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By Jess Stout

April has been a fantastically busy month at the Young Israel Centre. 

Bat Mitzvah lessons have started for 2 girls that will be celebrating their Bat Mitvot towards the end of the year.

The Young Israel Centre hosted Rabbi Leibowitz and his wife and son for the Shabbat before Pesach, their first Shabbat officially in our community. 

On the 17th of April, Bnei Akiva ran a Pesach tochnit. This was run by Oren Cohen, who was joined by Dylan Cohen to assist in the tochnit. The children who attended thoroughly enjoyed learning about Pesach.

The Young Israel Centre hosted second night Seder for young families in the area. This was attended by close to 30 people. All the families got involved in the preparation and catering of the seder. Much fun and frenzy occurred with everyone coming in to cook at the Young Israel Centre in the days before. The seder was a huge success, with many children’s songs being sung, and the older children taking part in the reading with confidence and pride. The families all started swapping recipes as well as booking their seat at next year’s table!! The families have requested that we host both nights at the Young Israel centre next year which is a good indication that the seder ran well.  

The Young Israel Centre once again hosted Rabbi Leibowitz and his family for the 7th and 8th night of Pesach. We hosted dinners both nights, inviting families to be with us and get to know the new Rav Sheini and his family.  

Cheder lessons continue to take place every Sunday morning, with the attending children starting to write sentences in Hebrew!


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- By Jess Stout

On Friday 11 March, the Young Israel Centre hosted a girls shabbaton. Eight girls, grade 6 to 10 from Crawford and Akiva College, enjoyed a delicious supper and slept over the Young Israel Centre.

On Shabbat day the girls enjoyed a yummy breakfast and we all headed down to Shul.

That afternoon the Young Israel Centre hosted a massive youth lunch.

We had an incredible turn out with 30 children between grade 4 and 10 from Durban Girls College, Clifton, Crawford and Akiva College .Many stayed until the late afternoon, when Ben Sapo fetched them to go back to Shul for a Bnei Akiva tochnit. Everyone had a wonderful time and we look forward to hosting another Shabbaton soon.

Cheder and Bat mitzvah lessons have started for what promises to be another busy term.


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On the Shabbat of the 20th of February, the Young Israel Centre hosted a Young Adult Shabbat lunch. This was attended by 5 families who are either newly married or have young children. The children spent the afternoon playing beautifully together while the adults caught up and spent a relaxed afternoon socialising. We look forward to having more of these lunches with a few young families at a time. 

As I write this we are busy organising a fantastic Shabbaton and youth lunch and I look forward to reporting back on this for our next article.

Functions are being organised regularly at the Young Israel Centre but unfortunately, a few have had to be cancelled, due to a lack of response. I urge you all to take advantage of the wonderful functions that are being planned and to RSVP as soon as possible once functions are advertised. 

Cheder continues with children learning the Shma as well as Hebrew, and Bat Mitzvah classes will be starting again soon with quite a few girls having their Bat Mitzvah’s in the upcoming months. 


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- By Jessica Stout 

The Young Israel Centre started off the 2016 school year with a very enjoyable Shabbaton! A few girls that wanted to keep Shabbat stayed at the Young Israel Centre for the Shabbat of the 22nd and 23rd January and joined us for the usual YIC experience filled with Ruach. On Shabbat day, an outstanding 25 Senior Primary and High School children from 4 different schools joined us for lunch. It was wonderful to see so many children from so many schools getting to know each other, having fun and socialising and most importantly, forming new friendships.

Cheder has also kicked off for the year and I encourage any children between grade R and grade 7 to take part in these Hebrew lessons. Please contact me on jess.johnstone@gmail.com for more information.

The YIC committee have met already and the 2016 diary is already looking full of events. We look forward to seeing you all and adding to the wonderful experiences and events at the YIC! 


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By Jessica Stout

The Young Israel Centre was excited to be a part of the Shabbat project this year. Yoram from Bnei Akiva Johannesburg joined us for the Shabbat. We hosted a large Friday night dinner at the Young Israel Centre for young families in the area that were keeping the Shabbat. After lunch at Shul, children came back up to relax and socialise with us. The festivities were carried over on to the Sunday when a Bnei Akiva programme was run. 

The annual Choir Braai was held again this year at the Young Israel Centre at the beginning of November. Chef Dave catered the braai, and the house was filled to capacity. It was a lovely afternoon to treat all of those involved in the DUHC choir. 

Bat Mitzvah and cheder lessons continue to go strong every Sunday morning. We have been very busy with a continuous flow of guests coming to devote their time to our wonderful community. 

We ended off the year with a CSO braai for the volunteers and their families. This was very well attended with 40 people eating and relaxing together. This was followed by a young families Shabbat lunch. It was a fantastic way to end off the year with the house full of laughter, chatter and the sound of children playing. 

We look forward to another full and successful year at the Young Israel Centre. 


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The Young Israel Centre was excited to be a part of the Shabbat project this year. Yoram from Bnei Akiva Johannesburg joined us for the Shabbat. We hosted a large Friday night dinner at the Young Israel Centre for young families in the area that were keeping the Shabbat. After lunch at Shul, children came back up to relax and socialise with us. The festivities were carried over on to the Sunday when a Bnei Akiva programme was run.

The annual Choir Braai was held again this year at the Young Israel Centre at the beginning of November. Chef Dave catered the braai, and the house was filled to capacity. It was a lovely afternoon to treat all of those involved in the DUHC choir.

Bat Mitzvah and cheder lessons continue to go strong every Sunday morning. We have been very busy with a continuous flow of guests coming to devote their time to our wonderful community.

We look forward to another full and successful year at the Young Israel Centre. Ad


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Jessica Stout

Tishrei is always a busy time at the Young Israel Centre. We started off the New Year by hosting Rosh Hashana meals, with over 25 young children and their families at our table for each meal. It was a joy to see so many people relaxing and socialising in the house.

We managed to fit in a busy morning making sukkah decorations with Amy from the Kwa-Zulu Natal Zionist Council on the Sunday before Yom Kippur. Children spent the morning painting a large poster for the sukkah, as well as making paper chains. 

Sukkot came soon after and we managed to fit over 25 parents and children into our super sized sukkah for each meal. Many games of shesh pesh were played in the sukkah, often with an audience of monkeys.

During Chol Hamoed, Habonim ran a camp launch at the Young Israel Centre. Kids snacked on chips and cool drinks while watching last year’s camp video, before heading out for an evening of bowling. 

On the Sunday before Shmini  Atzeret, the Vegoda family arrived to spend the last few days of chag with us and the community. That evening the Young Israel Centre hosted a young adult’s braai in the sukkah, followed the next day by a youth lunch which saw 26 people filling the sukkah to capacity  for our last meal in the sukkah. After much fun and celebration at shul for Simchat Torah, the Young Israel Centre was once again filled with 28 people for supper, including the Vegodas, 4 young guys from Yeshiva College, and the families that hosted them. To end off the busy chag, children came up to the house to relax and socialise until the end of the chag. 

Hebrew Cheder lessons start soon. Please contact me on jess.johnstone@gmail.com for more information. 


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Young Israel Centre

Jessica Stout

Tishrei is always a busy time at the Young Israel Centre. We started off the New Year by hosting Rosh Hashana meals, with over 25 young children and their families at our table for each meal. It was a joy to see so many people relaxing and socialising in the house.

We managed to fit in a busy morning making sukkah decorations with Amy from the Kwa-Zulu Natal Zionist Council on the Sunday before Yom Kippur. Children spent the morning painting a large poster for the sukkah, as well as making paper chains. 

Sukkot came soon after and we managed to fit over 25 parents and children into our super sized sukkah for each meal. Many games of shesh pesh were played in the sukkah, often with an audience of monkeys.

During Chol Hamoed, Habonim ran a camp launch at the Young Israel Centre. Kids snacked on chips and cool drinks while watching last year’s camp video, before heading out for an evening of bowling. 

On the Sunday before Shmini  Atzeret, the Vegoda family arrived to spend the last few days of chag with us and the community. That evening the Young Israel Centre hosted a young adult’s braai in the sukkah, followed the next day by a youth lunch which saw 26 people filling the sukkah to capacity  for our last meal in the sukkah. After much fun and celebration at shul for Simchat Torah, the Young Israel Centre was once again filled with 28 people for supper, including the Vegodas, 4 young guys from Yeshiva College, and the families that hosted them. To end off the busy chag, children came up to the house to relax and socialise until the end of the chag. 

Hebrew Cheder lessons start soon. Please contact me on jess.johnstone@gmail.com for more information. 


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Jessica Stout

The school holidays have allowed the foot to be taken off the accelerator pedal, at the Young Israel Centre.  During the holidays we have hosted Rabbi Rose from Scotland, who has been working on outreach programs in and around Durban. Rabbi Rose has felt right at home and has been involved in Shul life on a daily basis during his stay, including an insightful talk about Jewish life in Scotland.

We hosted our son’s Bris and have had the pleasure to host many simchas at the Young Israel Centre, over this quieter period. We are grateful to all those that have joined us and celebrated with us and others that have hosted events.

Bat Mitvah lessons are continuing as usual. There are a few changes that will be made to Cheder in the next few weeks, in order to accommodate a wider need from the community. Please contact us if you would like more details on jess.johnstone@gmail.com. 


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Jessica Stout

Bnei Akiva returned this month for a pre-Shavuot bake. 15 children joined two Bnei Akiva madrichim from Johannesburg in crushing biscuits, whipping cream and breaking peppermint crisp bars in order to make the perfect peppermint crisp tart.  The result was a lot of noise, tons of fun and a very yummy treat for everyone to take home! 

The house has continued to be busy with Cheder and Bat Mitzvah lessons on Sundays, as well as a few birthday parties and a Bris! We have seen a continuous flow of visitors in and out and look forward to many more!


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Jessica Stout

Bnei Akiva arrived just in time for the first long weekend in April. On the Shabbat day, the Young Israel Centre hosted a youth lunch, with a massive 18 people attending. Even more children arrived after lunch to chill and play at the Young Israel Centre before heading back to the Shul for a Bnei Akiva tochnit. 

That night the same group of excited children arrived as soon as Shabbat was out for a movie night and Israeli snacks. 

The fun continued on Sunday afternoon with a girls’ picnic and pool party in the afternoon. 

We look forward to their next jam packed visit, which has already been booked. 

The following weekend was also a long weekend, and Habonim took the opportunity to come and schmooze with the Durban children for the weekend. 


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Jessica Stout

The lead up to the first term holidays were fun and exciting at the YIC.
 
Bnei Akiva hosted their first Shabbaton in Durban for the year. On the Shabbat morning of the 14th of March, Beth and Gaby from Bnei Akiva in Johannesburg held a youth brocha and children service at the Great Synagogue before rounding up all of the children from Grade 4 and up, and bringing them to the Young Israel Centre for a youth lunch. After the yummy lunch, hosted by the YIC, everyone relaxed and played games before heading back to shul for a Bnei Akiva tochnit and seudah shlishit. That night the children went bowling with Beth and Gaby at the Pavilion. Fun was had by everyone and we look forward to Bnei Akiva’s next visit.

On the 22nd of March, following cheder, Kendyll Jacobson held a fun activity for Durban youth in order to teach the children about the Israeli Elections. Each child made their own “Israeli Passport” or “teudat zeut”. As usual this event was a fun and well attended! Sh’keiach to Kendyll and her team.

We at the YIC are looking forward to seeing everyone well and refreshed after the first term break, with Cheder and Bat Mitzvah lessons starting again with the new school term. Many functions have already been booked so watch out for details and we will see you soon!


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Jessica Stout

February has been a busy month at the Young Israel Centre. We have hosted our first youth lunch for the year and are looking forward to hosting many more. 

Kendyll Jacobson from the Kwa-Zulu Natal Zionist Council held her first youth programme for the year at the YIC. Many children came together to paint individual squares of cloth with an Israel theme. These squares are going to be put together to form a mosaic for the KNZC offices. Everyone got involved and squares looked amazing. We cannot wait to see how it turns out. 

Towards the end of the month, Habonim representatives came to spend their first weekend of the year with us. They had the opportunity to socialise with many of the children in the community. They have many more dates planned for the year and we are looking forward to seeing them again soon!


March promises to be just as busy so watch this space for more news on exciting happenings at the Young Israel Centre.


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Jessica Stout

After a refreshing holiday break, 2015 has brought a wave of happenings to the Young Israel Centre. 

Cheder has once again commenced for the year and I encourage you all to consider sending your children to these wonderful lessons that are provided free of charge.  Please contact me on jess.johnstone@gmail.com for more information.

We have hosted a few visitors and look forward to many more such visits. This past month we have hosted Rabbi Yossi Orkin and Velvy Bokov from Johannesburg. Rabbi Yossi Orkin was here to give a seminar on his Hebrew syllabus to the Umhlanga Jewish Day School Kodesh staff, and Velvy Bokow came to lead the services over two Shabbatot at the DUHC.

The youth movements have already started their yearly planning and have been in touch with tentative dates. Bnei Akiva JHB are planning monthly visits and we cannot wait to have the house once again filled with all of these activities. 


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Jessica Stout

December at the YIC was not as unrelenting in terms of functions as in previous months. Many of our usual visitors were busy enjoying the various camps and holidays during this time. The increase in interactions between madrichim from the different youth movements and our Durban children at the Young Israel Centre during the year paid dividends seen by the number of Durban children that attended the end of year camps. 

The Young Israel Centre hosted families and individuals that came to assist in the various services and events during the holiday season when many of our regulars were away. 

During this quieter time, we have taken the opportunity to improve on various aspects of the house and its facilities.

Cheder and Bat Mitzvah lessons will start again in line with the 2015 school year. After the small December reprieve we are looking forward to having the Young Israel Centre filled once again with the usual hustle and bustle that comes with the many visitors that come to enrich our community and the functions that we host and facilitate.  


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It has been a very busy period at the Young Israel Centre and we

have really enjoyed the house being full almost every weekend!


Over the second part of Sukkot we hosted 8 Yeshiva College Grade

10 boys. They really added to the ruach at shul and had such a great

time staying with us. The boys were well fed by Chef Dave every day,

and on the Shabbat following Simchat Torah we hosted a youth lunch.

Everyone sang and got involved; it was amazing to be a part of it all!

Following a busy Simchat Torah and Shabbat, the 20 Yeshiva College

boys that had been staying in Izinga joined us for a braai. Everyone

was kept entertained by a hypnotist show by Bradley Meltz. Laughter

filled the house and the party went on till after 11pm!


The following Shabbat was the much anticipated Shabbat project.

Two madrichim from Bnei Akiva joined us for the weekend and got

involved in every aspect of the festivities over the weekend.

That Sunday we hosted the choir braai which was expertly catered

once again by Chef Dave. There was a great turn out and it was

a fantastic way to thank all of those who make our services so

meaningful. Sh’keiach to all of those involved.


Not skipping a beat, the following weekend we were joined by

3 Habonim madrichim. On Saturday night they had snacks at the

Young Israel Centre before heading out to bowling with Grades 5

to Matric, and on Sunday morning they played games with Grades

1 to 4. They also spoke to parents about camp and the ethos of the

youth movement.


Cheder and Bat Mitzvah lessons carry on every Sunday at the Young

Israel Centre. We are looking forward to another busy month at

the Young Israel Centre before the holidays.


On that note we wish everyone a fantastic December break!


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Chaggim have been the focus this month at Cheder, with the children learning about Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. They have had so much fun making crafts for these Chaggim. These Cheder classes are open to anyone between Grade R and Bar/Bat Mitzvah. If you would like to take advantage of these fun and informative lessons, please contact me at jess.johnstone@gmail.com for more information.

During September we hosted the Bnei Akiva Rosh Machaneh and Rosh Gurim. On Shabbat we held a youth lunch where the children got to interact and have fun with these amazing guys. On the Sunday morning they hosted a parents meeting about the end of year camp, where parents could get all the information they need about Bnei Akiva Machaneh. 

Straight after Yom Kippur we swung into the Sukkot spirit, with Orli organising a fun morning for everyone to help make decorations for the Shul and Young Israel Sukkah’s. The children also helped to put up our large Young Israel Centre Sukkah and we can’t wait to host lots of people in our lovely sukkah!


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Jessica Stout

The July holidays were filled with Camp Snoopy fun. The Camp Snoopy Madrichim that stayed with us were such a pleasure to host and we always relish the opportunity to host people that contribute so much to our youth. 

Whilst the young minds were fed with yiddishkeit, the ladies of the Chesed club were hard at work to ensure that the community members tummies got fed! The Chesed Club opened again just before the holidays started and will now be opening twice a month. If you are interested in the Chesed Club or would like to know what food is on offer, please contact Carryn on 083 777 3751 for more details. Watch your emails for news of opening days. 

The Young Israel Centre hosted a first Dynamix family lunch at the end of July which was a fabulous success and is a great new addition to the many groups and organisations that make use of the YIC. We look forward to many more of these! 

Many youth functions and lunches are planned for the month ahead and we look forward to seeing many of you there.

We wish the community Shana Tova Umetuka!


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As the school holidays approach the Young Israel Centre continues with its vibrant schedule. In June, Cheder has seen an eager group of children continue to make use of the program on Sundays. It is so rewarding to see young people so excited to learn about Judaism and come every weekend enthusiastic and receptive. 

Following on from the past successes, the Young Israel Centre hosted Bnei Akiva for a Shabbaton. A group of very excited girls arrived and brought in Shabbat together to mark the start of the full Shabbos experience that they were to have. The Shabbat meals were delicious and on Shabbat day the Madrichot had 18 people outside on blankets enjoying a picnic lunch after Shul. Sh’keiach to all those involved in putting together this amazing weekend.

Kendyll hosted another entertaining morning for the Kwa-Zulu Natal Zionist Council Youth. They spent the morning decorating recipes that they had brought from home and compiling them into a beautiful recipe book.

Also currently on the go is the much loved Chesed Club run by Dina and her team. The ladies have made delicious food that is available to the community to purchase. We recommend that you all come make use of this facility and keep ladies cooking up a storm!

In July the much anticipated Camp Snoopy takes place and we look forward to hosting the Madrichim.


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Jessica Stout

May madness hit the Young Israel Centre and the YIC was a hive of activity throughout. Sara and Ashira from Bnei Akiva Johannesburg came to spend a Shabbat with us and what a fun weekend we had! They got involved in the children services at Shul, which was followed by a youth lunch at the Young Israel Centre. Nobody wanted to leave after lunch, and everyone returned that evening after Shabbat for a Pizza evening. We are looking forward to another visit soon!

The YIC also hosted Gil Aronowitz under the auspices of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Zionist Council. On Monday the 12th of May he spoke to a group of high school pupils about the Technion in Haifa and the opportunities available for those who are interested in studying there. 

The Chesed club is back in action and have started cooking and baking already! We are sure that the food will be flying out as fast as it is being made. Watch this space for more information about when you will be able to purchase this yummy food!

Cheder has continued to maintain its momentum with the students doing so well and the eagerness to attend is commendable. 


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Jessica Stout

Things at the Young Israel Centre have been speeding up with every
week! Cheder and Bat Mitzvah lessons have been going strong
every Sunday morning!

Two Madriichim came down from Bnei Akiva Jhb and stayed with
us from the 14th of February till the 16th. The Shabbat of the 15th
saw the Young Israel Centre host the first youth lunch of the year!
On Sunday the 23rd of February Kendyll held a Kwa-Zulu Natal
Zionist Council/Netzer youth edition of Junior Masterchef. This
was attended by a massive 40 children and the creations looked
amazing!! Well done!

On Sunday 9 March Orli and his Bnei Akiva Durban team made
Hamentaschen and had a Mishloach Manot treasure hunt! This was
another well attended function. Kol Hakavod!

We are looking forward to another super busy month at the Young
Israel Centre.

Once again if anyone would like to sponsor a function or take a
book out of the Jewish Lending Library please contact me on
jess.johnstone@gmail.com


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Jessica Stout

The December holidays have been busy at the Young Israel
Centre! The garden has had an overhaul and is looking amazing!
The Lending Library is back up and running and we have
received many borrowed books back, while others are being
lent out again!

During the holidays Warren Sher and his family visited Durban.
While here they joined us for a young adult and youth lunch.
Thank you to the generous sponsor who made this happen!
Warren also addressed parents of some of the Durban Bnei
Akiva Channichim and spoke about the importance of informal
education within the Jewish educational system!

We are looking forward to a fun filled and busy year ahead! If
you would like to sponsor a youth lunch, or suggest a function
please do not hesitate to call! The lending library will also open
and if you would like to set up a time to come and take out a
book please call Jess on 083 557 6595.


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Jess Stout

October has been a fun and exciting month at the Young Israel Centre!
Following the WIZO Oneg Shabbat at the DUHC for the Shabbat Project on Friday 11 October, we had a beautiful Tish, sponsored by WIZO. The singing was led by Jaron Kalmonowitz and it was attended by over 20 people. We look forward to many more of these amazing evenings!
The next day we had our first Youth lunch for under bar and bat mitzvah. It was sponsored by the Dogans to celebrate Netanya’s birthday. Fun was had by all and we encourage anyone who would like to sponsor a youth lunch to call us and book at date!
Bnei Akiva madrichot for Johannesburg once again spent a weekend at the Young Israel Centre and took part in our Youth lunch. As always we had a full house, with the youth staying here until it was time to go back to Shul.
On Sunday the 27th Habonim held a function here for everyone wanting to go to machaneh at the end of the year. This was followed by a parents information evening for Bnei Akiva machaneh. We encourage everyone to attend an end of year camp.
We are looking forward to getting the Lending Library up and running soon. If you would like to come and take a book out, please give us a call on 083 557 6595.
We wish everyone a fantastic holiday break and look forward to another fantastic year at the Young Israel Centre.


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Jessica Stout

The frenetic pace continued at the Young Israel Centre during September! We started off the month by hosting Betzalel Racovsky. He not only brought his voice to Shul services but entertained all who visited the YIC as well during his stay. He was so much fun to have in the house and was a welcome addition over Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur!!!
Before we knew it, it was time to build our Sukkah! We began our treasure hunt to find all the components of the Sukkah and thank all those that assisted us in ensuring our Succah was built large enough to accommodate all the guests. Bnei Akiva spent an exciting morning making Sukkah decorations here. Our Sukkah was put to good use and included a Youth lunch on Friday the 20th of September, with 15 of us enjoying a fantastic braai!
We hosted Gilad and Tracey Friedman who were down to oversee the Yeshiva college group during Simchat Torah and shmeni Atzeret. We had the most incredible youth Shabbat dinner after the chaggim ! The visiting group from Yeshiva College in Johannesburg joined in with our youth for a yummy supper, followed by a tish filled with the most beautiful singing! The yeshiva boys bring such ruach and we look forward to seeing them again.
To end off a busy month Kendyll held a pamper afternoon for girls between grade R and 12! The girls looked gorgeous and had so much fun together!
We are looking forward to the next fantastic and fun filled month at the Young Israel Centre.


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August was a very busy one at the Young Israel Centre! We started off the month with Kendyll from the KNZC having a fabulous Maccabi games afternoon.
We were delighted to host not one, but two youth lunches, both with fantastic turn outs! On Sunday 25 August Bnei Akiva had an absolutely fantastic tochnit with the grade R’s to 6’s where they made bee honey bottles and ate toffee apples! We also had two Bnei Akiva madrichim staying with us for the weekend!
We were also privileged to host the CSO teams for a toast before the hard work of the chaggim start. Well done to you all and we wish you a happy and safe year!
On Tuesday 27 August DHSA hosted a community shiur by Rabbi Kornblum, a vistor all the way from Israel, who also stayed with us!
Our fantastic committee has already started meeting and planning! We are looking forward to organising many more fun filled activities at the Young Israel Centre!