News

The Foundation, together with the generous support received from benefactors and donors
was able to sponsor and support the following initiatives:

2017 completed and in-progress projects

Medical services for vulnerable children

  • Albert Luthuli Hospital, Durban
  • 2 week intensive course on the use of chemotherapy for 2 nursing staff members of Albert Luthuli Hospital. This course was given at the Paediatric Oncology Unit at Red Cross Children's Hospital.

    THE FOLLOWING WORK IS UNDER DISCUSSION:

    Assistance with courses in the Endocrinology Department of the Red Cross Children's Hospital

    Jewish Community Organisations

  • South African Holocaust & Genocide Fondation
  • Intensive seminar for educators of the SAHGF Centre's in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in conjunction with the University of Leeds

  • Cape Jewish Care
  • Child-Care Worker Training at Nazereth House
    First Aid Training

  • The Academy
  • Assistance for the training of Johannesburg and Cape Town faculty members on quality adult learning

  • Nechama
  • Support for volunteer training conference

    THE FOLLOWING WORK IS IN PROGRESS:

  • Johannesburg Chevra Kadisha
  • Training of social workers


    Training & development for disadvantaged communities

  • Afrika Tikkun, National
  • Social Worker Auxiliary Training
    Health and Safety Course for 9 staff members
    Child Abuse Training Course

  • Inclusive Education
  • Specialist teaching skills for children with learning difficulties. Teachers learn to recognize pupils' difficulties and increase their awareness of disabilities

  • Axium Education
  • Inspiring principals, teachers and learners in Eastern Cape Secondary Scools

  • Blue Crane Foundation
  • Training of ECD principals in management skills in 45 crèches in the Chalumna district of the Eastern Cape
    Training of ECD teaches in remote Eastern Cape areas

    THE FOLLOWING WORK IS IN PROGRESS:

  • Basic Concepts
  • Support for new online teacher training

  • Etafeni Women Empowerment
  • Continued assistance

  • Etafeni Women Empowerment
  • Continued assistance

  • Aspire Youth
  • Small business development
    Education without borders teacher support

    Practical Rabbinic training

  • 2 x Conflict Resolution Seminars, Johannesburg

    THE FOLLOWING WORK IS IN PROGRESS:

  • Conflict Resolution Seminars to be repeated in Cape Town

  • Project Management and counseling, countrywide

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    News

    The Foundation, together with the generous support received from benefactors and donors
    was able to sponsor and support the following initiatives:

    2016 completed and in-progress projects

    Medical services for vulnerable children

  • Red Cross Children's Hospital and satellite clinics, Cape Town
  • Diabetes care and education

  • Albert Luthuli Hospital, Durban
  • Chemotherapy course

    Jewish Community Organisations

  • Cape Jewish Care
  • Sexuality in disability
    Play Therapy for children and teenagers
    Jewish response to ethical, medical and social dilemmas
    Mindful co-dependency recovery programme

  • The Academy
  • Higher teacher training


    Training & development for disadvantaged communities

  • Afrika Tikkun, National
  • Early childhood teacher training
    Development evaluation

  • Basic Concepts
  • Delta Primary Teacher Project
    Development of an online training course for educators using a dedicated web-based platform
    Registration with South African Council for Education and obtain accreditation for 4 courses

  • Inclusive Education
  • Information & support services programme for staff training to enhance effectiveness of their work

  • Aspire Youth
  • Business skills development for aspirant young people launching their own micro-businesses

  • Blue Crane Foundation
  • Training of substance abuse prevention for 10 youth leaders

    Practical Rabbinic training

  • Lay and Rabbinic leadership. Second workshop with Rabbi David Lapin, Johannesburg
  • 2016 Chief Rabbi’s conference, Jerusalem
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    Testimonials

    • It was fruitful for me because I learnt a lot about Health and Safety in the workplace.  When I came back to work after completing the training, I then attempted to put it in practice.  We never had fire extinguishers and didn't know that they had an expiry date.  We then changed all the fire extinguishers in the cenre and we also do necessary fire drills.
         
      Ntombifuthi (on Health & Safety Course)
      Afrika Tikkun
    • I found the course really nice, I am enjoying it and I gained a lot of experience.  I can understand the clients' needs better as well as help them with their challenges.
      Lillian (on Social Auxillary Work NQF Level 4 Course)
      Afrika Tikkun
    • The course was very imformative and Sexual Abuse in South Africa is a real big problem and it was good to understand how to deal with Child Abuse and procedures to follow which has also kept me updated.
      Siziwe (on Child Abuse Training)
      Afrika Tikkun
    • I would just like to express my full support for this Conflict Resolution seminar.  Tzemach is outstanding and the material covered and skills developed are exceptionally valuable in all areas of life, not least of which in the Rabbinate.  I would highly recommend attendance at this seminar.
       
      Rabbi Gidon Fox
    • Thank you for affording me the opportunity to attend the Melton course on ethics for professionals.
      This course is very useful and interesting. It is especially important for professionals working in the Jewish community to be equipped with the tools needed to assist their clients with personal matters.  To know what the Jewish laws are with regard to ethics about death and dying, organ donations, and other matters related to some very difficult decisions that my clients have to make, it will certainly make my counsel with them more meaningful. The knowledge that I will be able to impart to my clients will assist in making their decisions well informed and it will give them the courage to determine from this what the most appropriate decision will be.
      I appreciate the course because it gives me the opportunity to know more about Judaism, a faith that I knew nothing about until nine years ago.
      Thank you for your generosity and for your continued support in this regard. I do appreciate it.
      Hajiera Safiedien-Maloon
      CJSA
    • Thank you so much for affording my colleagues and I the opportunity to attend the taste of Melton “ Ethics” module.  It has been an incredible experience for all of us, giving us insight into the correct way to deal with very sensitive issues that can be raised at any time.  As most of my colleagues are not Jewish, we will now be able to assist our clients  from the Jewish perspective ethically when dealing with issues around death or organ donation.
      Thanks for making it possible for all of us.
      Diana Sochen
      CJSA
    • We acknowledge, with much gratitude, the Chief Rabbi CK Harris Memorial Foundation's funding allocation towards IESA's Helpline - Information and Support Programme.  This helpline provides a lifeline and support to parents, caregivers and others working with young children and learners experiencing exclusion due to disabilities and other barriers to learning.
      In 2015, we received the highest number of enquiries regarding vulnerable children who are being excluded from accessing appropriate educational settings.  We would like to thank you for this valuable contribution which will be invested in staff training to enhance the effectiveness of our work.
      Balista Ntloko
      Inclusive Education South Africa
    • At the 2016 Chief Rabbi Harris Rabbinical Conference we dedicated 3 sessions to practical techniques including how to teach Bible to congregations and training in appropriate interventions in personal relationships. These sessions were very enlightening and the Rabbis took away many useful ideas.
      Rabbi Ron Hendler
    • I would like to thank the Trustees of the CK Harris Memorial Trust for  the generous donation.  These funds will be used for business skills development for aspirant young people launching their own micro-businesses.
      Mark Gamble
      Aspire Youth
    • We are very grateful for your financial support for the annual Chief Rabbi Harris Rabbinical Conference that took place in Jerusalem this year.  The conference was extremely successful and was attended by nearly 50 Rabbis.
      The sessions dedicated to Rabbinic Training included how to teach Tanach to your congregants by Rabbi Yoel Bin-Nun; appropriate interventions for a Rabbi in marital problems in his community by Rabbi Moshe Berliner; and a presentation on the Rabbi as a manager, CEO and visionary by Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits.
      These sessions were very enlightening and the participants took away some useful techniques and ideas about each of the above subjects.
      Rabbi R. Hendler
    • I am so thankful for your stepping in to provide some of the support the rabbis all seem to thirst for.
      David Lapin
    • Partnering with the Chief Rabbi CK Harris Memorial Foundation allows us to provide outstanding supporting services that also extend to the families of beneficiaries.  With your investment, we have successfully provided holistic development opportunities for hundreds of children at our centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
      Onyi Nwaneri
      Afrika Tikkun