What We Do

The Cape South African Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape SAJBD) proactively advocates for and ensures the rights, interests and values of the Cape Jewish community.

Our mission is to inform and empower our local community, as well as other Cape communities, connecting Jewish identity to activism and ensuring an egalitarian spirit in all our activity.

We are a forward-thinking Jewish organisation that, through thoughtful, engaged and efficient leadership, seeks to connect our Jewish identity to projects and activities that have a positive impact on local Western Cape communities. We actively advocate for and ensure the rights, interests and values of the Cape Jewish community. We lead our community in engaging with government, media and civic groups to promote respect for fundamental human rights for all South Africans.

We mobilise our Jewish community and others in the pursuit of building a more inclusive society, encouraging networking, volunteering, advocacy and philanthropic opportunities in the work we do. We believe in the power of citizens in a thriving democracy.