Shabbos Project

Temple Israel Hillbrow Shabbos project
27 October 2018

For the small congregation of Temple Israel Hillbrow every Shabbat is special as we give the little we can afford – bread and boiled eggs – to the homeless on the streets surrounding to our shul.
For the unique Shabbat of the Shabbos Project, as part of the SA and now international the Jewish community, we were able add to our weekly bread and eggs a gift of socks for men, women and especially children!
THANK YOU to Aaron’s Rock your Socks – the Brain child of young Aaron Greenblatt 9 years who started this amazing project to help the less fortunate.
We were over awed when we realised that the Torah portion “Vayera” was the wonderful story of Abraham and the hospitality he offered to the three strangers is the bedrock of our Jewish ethics…. compassion and kindness to the “other”

Simchat Torah

Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah 2017

Great time had by all dancing with the Torah at Temple Israel in Hillbrow. The pictures reflect the joy experienced by all attending the service, so amazingly led by Lael Bethlehem.

Reeva Forman and Marion Bubly were given the honour of being the Hatan Torah and Hatan Bereishit respectively.

Sukkot 2017

Sukkot 2017
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High Holy Days

High Holy Days

We invite you to be part of our warm Jewish Family over the High Holy Days.

For security reasons admission will only be on production of Admission Tickets which will be sent to all members.
Admission tickets for visitors can be obtained form contact details below.

Wednesday 20 September evening service 6.00pm
Thursday 21 September morning service 10.00am

Friday 22 September – Service 6.00pm – Dinner 7.15pm

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Friday 29 September Kol Nidre 6.30pm
Saturday 30 September 10.30am – 6.30pm

Contact Details
Office – 011 642 1514 (9.00am – 12.00pm:
Reeva Forman –  011 482-1570 Office Hours, Cell: 083 228 7777 e-mail:
Transport can be arranged.

Shabbat Shuvah 2017

Shabbat Shuvah 2017 at Temple Israel – Hillbrow.

Almost 80 people joined us for our 17th Shabbat Shuvah service and dinner on 22 September 2017.

We were most fortunate to have Student Rabbi Max Feldhake from the Geiger Kolleg in Germany lead the service and host the dinner. The beautiful service was enhanced by the choir comprising of Debbie Joffe and her brothers.
We were also pleased to have Rabbi Schell and several other members from Bet David join us.

Special thanks to Marion Bubly – broken knee and all – and Winnie who did so much to make the dinner such a success.

We would also like to thank the Caterers – Totally Kosher and Feigels for the amazing food and special thanks to the individuals who’s sponsorship enabled us to entertain several Jews from the surrounding areas.

Purim 2017

Purim 2017

Purim at Temple Israel Saturday 11 March. Great service by Rabbi Julia Margolis. Tremendous fun had by all.

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Tour of Old Jewish Johannesburg

Limmud SA – A tour of old Jewish Johannesburg

On Sunday 26 February 2017 Ilan Solomon together with The Wandering Jew organised  a tour of old Jewish Johannesburg.

The tour included a stop at Temple Israel where they were welcomed by Chairman, Reeva Forman, the Management Committee and some Congregants.

Reeva gave a short talk on the history of Temple Israel and the permanent exhibition.  She also  shared some of the plans for the future of Temple Israel and the Temple Israel Heritage Centre.

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