Focus Areas

Combating Antisemitism

Monitoring antisemitism in the media and within society, and taking appropriate action.


Advancing relationships at all interfaces between our community and the broader society including but not restricted to media, institutions, NGOs, individuals and aligned communities.

Affiliate Support

Communicating and engaging with Affiliate structures to promote the wellbeing of the community and where required, providing guidance on how to fill communal needs gaps and assistance in networking within the community.

Human Rights

Combating antisemitism and other forms of racism and hate speech, to ensure respect for the diversity of our community so that community members can practise their religion or secularity in any way they choose, without being unfairly disadvantaged.

Political Networking

Networking with government and political parties at every level, in order to maintain open lines of communication between government and Western Cape Jewry in order to address issues of concern to the community.

Cultural Life

Enriching and maintaining Jewish life through cultural and educational programmes, including publications and exhibitions and assisting Jews in small towns and country areas.

Information Resource

Being an information resource on our Jewish community and the lives and histories of local and international Jewish populations.

Interfaith & Intergroup

Engaging and building bridges with other faith and cultural communities, towards a more informed and united voice.

Social Justice

Coordinating social change projects on behalf of the wider society, particularly in times of national emergency.


Organising Cape Town’s Yom HaShoah ceremony, and providing an information and support service regarding Holocaust-based claims and litigation for survivors.

International Liaison

Maintaining links with international Jewish communities and organisations, building coalitions to address common issues such as antisemitism and encouraging cultural and intellectual exchanges.

Nation Building

Leading Western Cape Jewry in participating in South African society as involved, patriotic citizens, including representing the community on bodies addressing such issues as crime, voter education, human rights and poverty relief.