South Africa's National Lockdown Status

For 41 days 19 hours 44 minutes 5 seconds, the Western Cape has been under Level 2 Restrictions during South Africa's COVID-19 response

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.

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A Prayer in Response to COVID-19

by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz   Master of the Universe, Our Creator and Liberator of diseases We are afraid and unprepared. We beseech you for guidance and support. Grant victims the

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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.

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