Professional Team

Our professional leaders bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the Cape
SA Jewish Board of Deputies.


Stuart Diamond

A people’s person and more connected than the FBI. Stuart leads with passion and is a proudly South African Jew. He believes that change happens from the bottom up and spends much of his time on the ground, working to make his community the best it can be.

Stuart is past City Councillor serving in the positions of the Mayoral Committee Member for Assets and Facilities Management & Chairperson for Finance Portfolio for the City of Cape Town. He started a community based soccer and cricket club, Grass Boots which now has 250 members and is currently the Honorary Club President. He has served as a board member of the Booth Hospital, Woodstock Improvement District and currently serves on the United Herzlia Schools Governing Board.


Gwynne Robins
Deputy Director

Indispensable and erudite. Gwynne is an expert on the Jews of South Africa and Cape history, she is a fountain of knowledge that keeps us informed. 

Social Worker. Prolific writer. Editor. Recipient of the Eric Samson-Mendel Kaplan Communal Service Award for outstanding service.

Jodi Goldberg
Projects & operations

Super-efficient and highly resourceful Executive Assistant. Jodi is the glue that binds us and makes things magically happen. 

Professional PA. Events co-ordinator and planner. Jodi is an active member of the Cape Town Jewish community, as a volunteer for EZRA.