Our Partners


The Friends of the UJC Cape Town was conceived with the aim of welcoming South Africans who live outside of Cape Town to local Jewish communal affairs. Most of these visitors gather here each summer to see family and friends, enjoy the beauty and facilities of the city and meet with other holidaymakers, many of whom have established homes in the city.

Jewish life in Cape Town offers unique and varied facilities to locals and visitors alike and “The Friends” sees the importance of investing in and supporting the community to safeguard its future existence. All contributions from the Friends of UJC Cape Town go to the David Susman Community Foundation (Community Foundation).

Special mention must be made of the Friends of the UJC Cape Town’s magnanimous patrons whose extraordinary philanthropy has inspired others to support the Friends of the UJC Cape Town.


The proceeds of the Friends of the UJC Cape Town support the David Susman Community Foundation (Community Foundation). Should the community find itself not able to raise sufficient resources to maintain its critical institutions in any given year, the income from the Community Foundation will fund the shortfall. This Foundation is crucial to the sustainability of the Cape Town Jewish community as it is a protection against any future adversity that may befall the community.

A secondary purpose of the fund, as stated in its founding documents, is to fund innovative Jewish ventures. In certain instances, and subject to the approval of the Allocation Committee, a portion of the income from the Foundation might be used to fund entrepreneurial ventures for the Jewish Community of Cape Town.

In 13 years the Community Foundation has reached R280 million. Under the leadership of its trustees the funds have been invested so as to optimise positive growth and returns for this community.


The Cape Town Jewish Community – It’s our home, it’s our family. And it’s up to us to ensure it doesn’t only survive, but thrive!