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Union of Jewish Women Johannesburg

The Union of Jewish Women (UJW) was established in 1931 as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) to assist South African communities regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or gender.

Projects of the Johannesburg Branch include:

Kosher Mobile Meals (KMM) which supplies weekly cooked kosher meals to elderly members of our community who are unable to cook for themselves.

Our monthly social Friendship Club Lunch brings together lonely, elderly Jewish people for a three-course lunch, entertainment and tea.

Weekly Brain Boost mornings offer stimulating activities for people with moderate memory loss.

The Hillbrow Soup Kitchen serves a hot cup of nourishing soup with a slice of bread to weary patients.

The Alexandra Feeding Scheme provides freshly cooked meals to the homeless, to elderly people and children, for many this is their only meal of the day. Our Alexandra Aftercare Centre is a place of safety, nurturing and educational support for children.

The heartwarming Bags for New Beginnings project provides new moms with a bag full of items necessary for newborns as well as sanitary pads, bottled water and biscuits for the mom.

The Sewing Empowerment School offers unemployed people an intensive course to equip them with the skills to support themselves. The Sewing Production team produce professional work and rely on this income.

We are entirely dependent upon the generosity of individuals and businesses to fulfill our mission and help us to assist various communities. Without this support we would be unable to provide the important services we offer.

Our projects are many and we welcome volunteers to assist us. Donations are tax deductible and the Union of Jewish Women are BBBEE compliant.