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Yom Tov

Dear Valued Donor, This is possibly the most difficult letter I have ever written in all the years I have been at the helm of Yad Aharon & Michael in that it is far more than the launch of our Rosh Hashanah Appeal. It is a serious and urgent wake-up call to you, that hundreds […]

Raising Funds Through Charity

Dear Valued YPD Donor, Yad Aharon & Michael – Johannesburg’s Leading, Independent Jewish Food Fund – proudly launched its Young Professionals Division (YPD) in 2017, with the aim of reaching out to you: our dynamic, young and generous Jewish community in the working world. Below please find an invitation to our second fundraising initiative for […]


“YAD’S SOUP FOR THE SOUL” is our bi-weekly soup kitchen, serving delicious soup together with a sandwich/pie/hotdog.  Our recipients enjoy their time relaxing and mingling in the nurturing ambiance which has become synonymous with “Yaddies”. With winter just around the corner, we are appealing to you to kindly: Sponsor-A-Cup (R30); Sponsor-A-Pot (R540); or Sponsor-A-Week (R2800) […]


Shavuot is the joyous celebration of the moment at which Hashem and Israel entered into a figurative marriage with each other: the hopeful springtime of their relationship. The Counting of the Omer reminds us of the important connection between Pesach (Am Yisrael’s freedom from physical bondage) and Shavuot (our spiritual redemption from idolatry and immorality), […]

Office of the Chief Rabbi

Dear Jody and Alice Thank you so much for attending the meeting on Sunday. It was such an inspiring meeting to hear of the incredible and holy work being done by Yad Aharon and Michael and the other organisations in attendance. I’m so excited that this is the start of an ongoing forum with the […]