Last Tuesday night our Shul celebrated its 175th Anniversary milestone with a fabulous black tie Gala Dinner. Being the first Shul in South Africa it also marked 175 years of organized Jewish life in South Africa. The celebration was held at the newly built Conference Centre in Century City and it was beyond any of our wildest expectations! Oshy (my husband) and I , had both our parents here from Johannesburg and Australia which made it that much more special for us and I was blessed to have all my siblings who are in South Africa at the event to celebrate with us.
When my hubby and I were discussing talking at the dinner, we both felt that it would be really nice if we spoke together. (Even though I won't lie and say there were no nerves at having to stand up and speak to close to 700 people) but BH it all worked out in the end and I must say that the past 10 years of practice definitely helped me on the night. Lots of people came over to me afterwards saying how refreshing it was to have a female speaker on the program and how its great to see us work as a team, which I can say, is the only way to work!
At the dinner there were special guests like the Chief Rabbi of England who flew in to give the keynote address, the Chief Rabbi of South Africa and top entertainers from our very own Choni G (my brother) to the hilarious MC Nik Rabinowitz and music legend Johnny Clegg, but mostly we felt blessed to celebrate the past and more importantly the future together with the community!
And now for the fashion part of the blog:
Everyone has asked me to post where I bought my dress, shoes and who did my hair so here goes.
Dress: Maje (French)
Shoes: Steve Madden in the V & A
Necklace: Mink Jewelers
Hair : Wayne @ The One & Only
Make up : Bobbi Brown @ Canal Walk
Photographer: Guy Lerner