On Friday night the 5th of September the South African Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) hosted a Shabbat dinner for the leadership of the DEISI organization. DEISI stands for Devote, Embrace, Invest and Support Israel. DEISI is grouped aimed at Christian youth to encourage the support and love of Israel.
The night began with the SAUJS and DEISI leadership attending a Friday night synagogue service where the Rabbi welcomed the DEISI students and continued with a traditional Friday night dinner where the SAUJS members explained all the mitzvot and traditions to their guests. Over a delicious dinner was a the perfect medium for everyone to introduce themselves and get to know one another. Speeches were made by Benji Shulman (South African Zionist Federation), Ariela Carno (SAUJS chairperson) and Olga Meshoe (Leader of DEISI). Together they sang traditional South African songs and taught each other traditional Hebrew and Christian songs.