Message from the President of Durban Jewish Social Services – Gaynor Lazarus
I am thrilled with the launch of our new online donation and e-card portal and urge all members of our community to please support us. It provides an easy, user friendly method in which to make an enormous difference in the lives of others.
The role of Durban Jewish Social Services in our community is vital. We provide assistance to many people who require help and our case load varies from those needing food or to others needing medical or financial help. We estimate that over 10% of the members of our community require our attention either on an ongoing basis or for assistance through difficult times.
Inflation as well as rising costs of levies, rates and utilities are making it extremely difficult for our fellow Jews to live a decent life above the poverty line. Our mission is to give them dignity and allow them to function normally during stressful circumstances. In supporting us, you are supporting them and we gratefully thank you.
“The highest level of charity is to help others help themselves.” ~~ Maimonides