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Chair, 2016/17: Irwin Manoim

  • Founder and director of web development company Big Media.
  • Website and newspaper designer
  • Media consultant and public speaker
  • Former newspaper editor (Mail & Guardian)
  • First person to work as an online journalist in South Africa
  • 35 years media experience
  • Journalism school teacher
  • Writer, editor and author

BIG MEDIA: A web development company which specialises in conceiving, researching and editing text and images for websites. Projects include the official web portal for South Africa.

  • Specialties: Editing, design and writing
  • Public speaking
  • Teaching
  • Humorous writing, humorous public speaking

2011 Report from the Chairman

A year of many changes at Beit Emanuel Chairman Simon Hochschild reports on 2011   Another very eventful year has passed at Beit Emanuel, but allow me to begin by wishing our community another year of peace and prosperity. As we again reach this month of Elul, our Jewish heritage reminds us that it is …

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2012 Report from the Chairman

Chairman Russell Cohen looks ahead to 5773 and beyond     Shana Tova  First of all I would like to wish our members everything of the very best for the year ahead.  May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a good year.  In days gone by, stand-up comedians might have begun a …

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