WHO WE SUPPORT
Astra centre provides a comprehensive service to members of the Jewish community who have special needs (intellectual disability and mental illness) in a structured occupational centre as well as supervised accommodation. Services include Jewish Sheltered Employment, Rosecourt Group Homes, Supported Employment, Giftime & Coffee Time.
Cape Jewish Seniors Association
CJSA provides a number of activities & programmes to maintain a sense of meaning, structure, usefulness & dignity to senior members of our community (not in need of institutional care) who suffer from the effects of emigration, fractured families, increased longevity & consequential loss of support of family ties.
Established in 1966 when a group of concerned people recognised the need for a home for the Jewish intellectually challenged. Glendale’s mission is to provide holistic care to the intellectually disabled in our community. Facilities include: residential & holiday care, occupational & stimulation centre, physiotherapy, training & counselling.
Highlands House is a Jewish care centre and home for the elderly. For more than 90 years, they have been dedicated to providing residents with physical, emotional, and spiritual care. Highlands House remains a haven where our elderly residents can truly make the very most of their golden years.
Counselling for the bereaved: Nechama is a volunteer-based organisation which provides emotional support and counselling for persons of the Jewish faith who have suffered a bereavement or loss. They endeavour to raise the level of awareness within the Jewish community of the laws and rituals pertaining to bereavement.
ORANJIA CHILDREN’S HOME
Oranjia provides a safe and loving home for Jewish children, who have been found in need of care and protection. Oranjia’s aim is to provide them with a home away from home. Their dream goal is to eventually re-unite them with their family and function optimally, as responsible citizens.
ROSECOURT & VRIENDE HOUSES
Rosecourt Foundation is made up of 3 group homes, Rosecourt House, Rosecourt Terrace and Vriende House. The homes provide supported accommodation for Jewish adults with special needs, either intellectual disability and/or psychiatric illness. The residents have the opportunity to develop independence, life skills and to socialise with their peers.
All donations to Welfare organisations and UCF-Education organisations through the UJC, qualify for the Section 18A tax certificate i.e. you will be able to claim your donations as a tax deduction (up to 10% of taxable income) which of course, means a tax saving for you!