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Purim 2016

Purim celebration held on Saturday 19 March.  Rabbi Julia Margolis entertained all with her unique and delightful way of relating the Purim story.  A great time was held by all.

 

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TEMPLE ISRAEL IS A PLACE OF JEWISH WORSHIP, OFFERING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT AND COMMUNAL ENVIRONMENT, GUIDED BY COMMITTED LEADERSHIP.

Heritage

Temple Israel in Hillbrow gets Heritage status

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Last Sunday saw an extraordinarily moving event in
which activist Reeva Forman’s campaign to preserve
Hillbrow’s Temple Israel, South Africa’s first Reform synagogue,
began to enjoy the public attention it warrants.
With the assistance of the Johannesburg Heritage
Foundation’s Flo Bird, a blue plaque was installed outside
the shul. Opened in 1936 under the leadership of Rabbi
MC Weiler, the shul in Paul Nel Street is an Art Deco gem
designed by architects Kallenbach, Kennedy and Furner,
and serves as the repository for the archives of Progressive
Judaism. Pictured are Johannesburg City’s deputy
director of Immovable Heritage, Eric Itzkin with Forman
and Temple Israel congregants unveiling the plaque.