South Africa's National Lockdown Status
Since the first case in the Western Cape, the Western Cape Jewish community and the Cape SAJBD in particular have stepped up to guide our response and provide resources to our communities.
Communal responses have come in the forms of meetings, guidelines, posters, forums, social media campaigns and fundraising for various segments of the community. More below.
Latest Local Updates
Covid-19 Fourth wave on our doorstep: Prof Barry Schoub and Dr Richard Friedland guidelines
For the past several months, we have been able to enjoy life under lockdown level 1 with relative freedom. The number of active cases in our community has been negligible
Our Executive Director gets his first dose of Pfizer vaccine! Have you registered yet?
On 15 July, Covid-19 vaccine registration opened to all those between the ages of 35-49, with the aim to start vaccinating this age group on 1 August. Today, our Executive
Details on CSO’s COVID-19 Monitoring Programme
CSO Cape Town launched its Wellness Monitoring Programme in response to the local COVID-19 outbreak. The programme was developed alongside Hatzolah Medical Rescue to enable the organisation to monitor local
Moratorium op die heropening van Kaapse sinagoges
05 Junie 2020 (13 Sivan 5780) VIR ONMIDDELLIKE VRYSTELLING Gardens, Kaapstad, Vrydag 5 Junie — Vanoggend het Rael Kaimowitz, voorsitter van die Kaapse Suid-Afrikaanse Joodse Raad van Afgevaardigdes, met
Moratorium on the reopening of Cape shuls
05 June 2020 (13 Sivan 5780) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gardens, Cape Town, Friday 5 June — This morning, Rael Kaimowitz, chairperson of the Cape South African Jewish Board of
Decision on Cape Synagogues to Follow
As of 1 June, all the synagogues in the Cape will remain closed. The Cape SAJBD, the body that is steering the communal COVID-19 workstreams, will be meeting with all
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Government COVID-19 Resource Directory
As compiled by the Department of Social Development.
Local Organisations You Can Support
Understanding the importance of gemilut chesed and tzedakah, which motivates us to give back to our own community, we have identified a list of organisations who are helping other vulnerable communities and are in need of support too.
#NationalLockdown Dos and Don’ts Poster
What to do, not to do, and which businesses will not be open during this time.
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Crushing COVID-19 – Flattening the Curve
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COVID-19, Flu or Cold? Check Your Symptoms to Find Out
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COVID-19 – Your Chances of Catching It
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Isolation vs. Quarantine – Understanding the Difference
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Feel Sick? Follow These 3 Cs
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COVID-19 – Risk Factors and Prevention
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Cleaning, Disinfecting, Sterilising – Become a mean, clean COVID-19 fighting machine
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COVID-19 – How to prepare your home