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First ever South Africa / Israel Expo a success!

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On Sunday 08 March 2015 , the South African Zionist Federation, in conjunction with its four yearly conference, hosted the first ever South Africa / Israel Expo where approximately 110 exhibitors consisting of local Jewish community organisations, South African and Israeli businesses, universities, municipalities and many others came together to exhibit their offerings to the community at large.

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The goal of the exhibition was to continue the solidarity shown at the Pro–Israel rally at Huddle Park in August 2014 where over 12 000 people came out in support of Israel at a very trying time, as well as give the SA community the opportunity to interact with Israel.

The Maccabi SA stand took on a sporty theme (astroturf floor included) and was aimed at educating people about Maccabi’s recent local and international activities; where the organisation is going and how they could get involved. We also ran a great competition to attract new members to sign up to our database. In addition to interest from guests of all ages, races and gender, we also received a visit from Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem, who is an avid Maccabi supporter and fitness enthusiast.

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The Expo provided Maccabi SA with a great platform to increase awareness and to renew old friendships and make new ones. Congratulations and thanks to the SAZF for organising this exciting event.

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