What We Do

The SAJBD’s mission is to work for the betterment of human relations between Jews and all other peoples of South Africa, based on mutual respect, understanding and goodwill, and to protect the civil liberties of South African Jews. It is committed to a South Africa where everyone will enjoy freedom from the evils of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination.



What does the SAJBD do?

The Board also provides for the needs of Jewish communities through our Country Communities Department in outlying areas and throughout Southern Africa through the African Jewish Congress. The Archives of the SA Jewish community are housed and maintained by the Board, and communications are pursued with other Jewish communities abroad.

The Board’swidely read publication, Jewish Affairs, contains articles of significant thought and opinion on Jewish contemporary issues. Internationally, the SAJBD is a member of the African Jewish Congress, World Jewish Congress, the European Jewish Congress and the Anti-Defamation League.