Welcome to the first Jewish Affairs ‘Quirks and Curiosities’ feature! It is envisaged that this will be a regular item looking at some of the more unusual, even eccentric aspects of the Jewish South African legacy.
Located directly opposite the Sydenham shul, the Yad Aharon and Michael Jewish Food Fund has grown into one of Johannesburg Jewry’s most important social welfare organisations. Much of the wherewithal for carrying out its mission comes from donations in kind from the general public. For those moving house, emigrating, conducting a pre-Yom Tov clear-out or, sadly, required to dispose of the possessions of the recently deceased, Yad Aharon ensures that whatever is no longer needed will be used to benefit those who do.
For more information on Yad Aharon, including its vintage shop at 50 Durham Street, Sydenham, call 011 485 2076/640 2106 or go to Facebook.com/YadAharon/www.yadaharon.co.za.