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Find a Mikvah

Find a mikvah anywhere in the world: www.mikvah.org

Find a mikvah in South Africa: www.uos.co.za

 

 

Mikvah Zmanim

Johannesburg Times of sunrise, sunset and earliest immersion

 

 

Jewish Marriage Education (JME)

Johannesburg:
Anne Levitt - 082 806  4118
Peta Welcher - 082 490 0132
Lillian Wolpe - 011 648 5583; 082 390 0968
 
Cape Town coordinators:
Lee Liebenberg - 082 928 1892
Wendy Berger - 021 683 1022

 

 

Chevrah Kadisha Community Social Services

www.jhbchev.co.za

 

24-hour helpline - 082 499 1010

Burial 24-hour standby - 011 321 0000 code 4284 or 083 704 3994
Trauma Response - 082 441 7859
Bridal Assistance - 011 532 9710
Burial - 011 673 2057/8
Financial Assistance - 011 532 9710
Healthcare Services - 011 483 7471
Protected Employment - 011 532 9629
Social Services - 011 532 9616
Student Loans - 011 532 9652

 

 

Halachik Experts in the Laws of Family Purity

If you have a halachik question, ask your own Rabbi & Rebbetzin. If this is not their area of expertise they will direct you to a competent Rabbi.

 

Rabbonim who deal with Taharat-Hamishpacha questions include:

 

Johannesburg:

  • Rabbi Aurbach -  011 786 8909 or 082 940 4324

  • Dayan Baddiel – 0723961439

  • Rabbi Chaikin - 083 794 1178

  • Rabbi Fox (Pretoria) - 082 339 9744

  • Rabbi Groner - 082 964 8900

  • Rabbi Klein – 0761871451

  • Rabbi Raff - 011 485 1036

  • Dayan Rapoport - 0837751119

  • Rabbi Saltzer - 082 823 1093

  • Dayan Suchard - 0828920411

  • Rabbi Yitzchak Vaknin - (Sefardi customs) 011 640 5647 (Translator: David Ozeri - 011 640 4777 or 082 677 7629

 

Cape Town:

  • Rabbi Dani Brett - 021 434 3013

  • Rabbi Popack - 021 439 4379

 

Click here for a Mikvah Preparation Checklist.

 

 

Mikvah Calendars & Apps

www.Mymikvahcalendar.org

www.Mikvahcalendar.com

 

 

Marriage Resources

Requirements for getting married in South Africa

Glossary of wedding terms

Step-by-Step Guide to rituals and customs of the Jewish wedding

Simcha Resources for South Africa

 

Articles on relationships & marriage: www.thejewishwoman.com 

Subscribe to info@greatmikvah.com for monthly insights on Shalom Bayit. Email greatparenting@gmail.com for upcoming parenting

workshops.

 

 

Medical

Dr Joanne Abrams - 011 440 6740 or 082 343 4348 (Dr. Abrams has especially helped many couples at the beginning of their marriages.)

 

Helpful articles on Women’s Health Concerns: www.thejewishwoman.com 

 

 

Other

Addiction to inappropriate materials on the Internet: www.guardyoureyes.com

Internet filters: www.Venishmartem.com

Pregnancy

Inspiration & Guide for pregnancy & birth:

www.Jewishmom.com

www.Thejewishwoman.com

 

International support for complicated pregnancies and premature births:www.sidelines.org 

 

Breastfeeding support: Download the Breastfeeding for Boobs app. 

 

Upcoming parenting workshops: Email greatparenting@gmail.com

 

 

Fertility Support

Rabbi Fox - 082 339 9744
Malka Ella Fund - 082 771 4226 (Suzanne Sackstein)
Counselling – Tikva 072 961 7294

 

Fertility and Jewish law: Jewishfertility.org


Advice, articles, prayers, and women’s personal accounts of miscarriage and stillbirth: Jewishpregnancyloss.org


Forums, newsletters, and recommended reading:  Atime.org


Insightful and inspiring stories and helpful information: Thejewishwoman.com

 

 

Post Natal Depression

PNDSA Poste Natal Depression South Africa

Gauteng - 082 429 2279; National  - 082 882 0072

 

SADAG South Africa Depression and Anxiety Group - 011 262 6396 or 0800 567 567

 

Shelley Perez - 082 446 8052

 

 

Domestic Violence & Abuse

POWA People Opposing Women Abuse - 011 642 4345

Family Life Counselling - 011 788 5560

Life Line - 011 728 1347

Jewish Community Services - 011 532 9616 (day); Help Line - 011 321 0505 (after hours for crises and emergencies)

Johannesburg Beth-Din - 010 214 2600

KOLEINU SA Hotline - 011 440 9660

 

Abuse Prevention and Treatment Resources: www.jewishmom.com 

 

Personal stories & thoughts on abuse

 

 

Child Abuse

Education & Management for child sexual abuse for Jewish children in South Africa - www.kidsafe.org.za; 079 388 5428

 

 

Breast Cancer Support

Division of Human Genetics-  011 489 9223

Amanda- krause@nhls.ac.za

Wings of Hope-  firer@global.co.za

www.breastcancer.org

 

 

Family Support During Illness

Lifestyle support for the families of those going through cancer: www.dllink.co.za; 011-485-3269

 

 

Financial Empowerment

Professional recruitment network and support service for Jewish job seekers and potential employers: www.jettalent.co.za

www.ortjet.org.za

 

 

Prayers

Suggested prayer before immersion

Techinot for pregnancy

Al Chet prayer for wedding day

Suggested prayers when lighting Shabbat candles

Suggested prayers when separating challah

 

Great Websites for Jewish Women

www.Thejewishwoman.com

www.Askmoses.com

www.Mikvah.org

www.Interinclusion.org

www.Torahcafe.com

www.Jewish.tv

www.Chiefrabbi.co.za

www.Jewishmom.com

www.Empoweringparents.com