Keeping us connected.
Representing SA Jewry
Supporting IsraelThe South African Zionist Federation has connected hundreds of South Africans to Israel through its various programmes and affiliate organisations. As the representative body of the South African Jewish community and its connection to Israel, it aims to protect our rights to be proud supporters of Israel. This year, it has hosted major community events Yom Ha’azmaut and Yom Hazikaron, and of the Diller Leadership programme, the Zionist youth movements and the Project TEN outreach centre in KZN, ensuring that young Jewish South Africans stay connected with Israel and to a global network of Zionist youth. Its media and marketing teams have had a busy year promoting and defending “brand Israel”, monitoring, responding to and informing major media platforms on Israel-related news. The flagship project, South African Friends of Israel (SAFI), has grown from a handful of supporters to a broad-based grassroots movement that transcends religious, cultural, political and racial barriers. SAFI has expanded over the past five years and the SAZF has successfully connected thousands of “friends” who are now supporting and advocating for Israel alongside the Jewish community. The SAZF will continue to create meaningful ways for our community to express their love for and support of Israel.