Ahmed Kathrada, who was Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island cellmate, and who has dedicated his life to the struggle for human rights, equality and democracy, will be guest of honour at our Human Rights Shabbat on the 18th of March. Mr Kathrada will hold a panel discussion with the CEO of his human rights foundation, and also answer questions from the floor. He will also autograph copies of his recent book. The discussions will take place during our usual Friday night Shabbat supper in the hall.
As in previous years, the area outside the main entrance will be opened to a range of South African human rights organisations, large and small, who wish to publicise their services or recruit volunteers. Should any Beit Emanuel members be involved with such an organisation and wish to take up this offer, please liaise with the Rabbi.