Helen Lieberman

Quiet No Longer

What’s fueling Jewish community’s
new outreach to blacks?

11/30/2010
Staff Writer

Khayelitsha, South Africa — Standing in the shadows of a corrugated shack that serves as a day care center and elementary school for a dozen children in the middle of this black township near Cape Town, Xolelwa Bobo receives some good news from a visitor one recent morning. The visitor tells Bobo, a 20ish mother who runs the Sakhisizwe Education Center, that a philanthropist in England has agreed to provide funding that will upgrade the simple building.

As part of the Jewish engagement with South Africa, students from the Yeshiva College day school regularly volunteer.
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