Chai Charitable Foundation
SOSA Medical

$6,051 donated

14 supporters

Assist our Fellow South Africans : Trying To Desperately to Stay out of South African Public Hospitals

Dear Friends,

The South African public hospital system is in crisis, and as a result in 2020 the SOSA Medical Project was created to address the immense costs of private medical aid for those without the funds.

This project pays towards the monthly premiums of a basic medical aid. While we are assisting over 50 individuals each month, we have over 75 applicants waiting for assistance. Many with chronic illnesses who are already receiving maximum support from several Jewish charities in South Africa. We are desperately short of funds needed to assist them to afford a basic medical aid.

This is a direct and urgent appeal to the Australian expat Jewish community to share in the challenges facing us and to contribute a minimum of AUD 67,500 in total over the next 12 months via tax deductible donations (Chai Foundation, Melbourne). This is half the amount needed to assist 75 worthy cases with a basic medical aid for a year. The balance to be raised from within South Africa.

More information relating to this urgent appeal may be obtained from Rabbi Shaun Wingrin, Managing Director of SOSA who can also be contacted directly on or WhatsApp on +27118828322.

See and see below Recipients and Applicants.

We need to act now and do all we can to assist in this urgent need.

To Donate Once Off: See the option below.

To Donate Monthly by Credit Card Automatically: Email the Chai Foundation with your credit card details and the amount. Email Address: & CC 

Yours sincerely,

Rabbi Ari Hoppenstein

Rabbi Shaun Wingrin

SOSA Medical

431 Louis Botha Avenue,

Highlands North


Email: / Whatsapp: +27118828322 / Website:

SOSA Medical supports those in our community who do not stay in Communal Care Facilities. We pay towards the Monthly Premiums of a Basic Medical Aid Hospital Plan, and more. Since 2020

Recipients and Applicants

Peace of mind in the event of an emergency, knowing we have cover. The best feeling – Elderly Glenhazel couple.

I am so grateful to SOSA Medical and for their assistance to re-join a medical aid after I closed my business due to Covid. This is ensuring that my young son and I are covered in case of a medical emergency – Birnam single Mom

Rachel [name changed] in her late 40’s. Married. Has many health problems – thyroid, fibromyalgia, schizophrenia, hypertension, intestinal disorder, scleroderma. Receives a disability pension. Husband been unemployed for a long time and suffers from severe mental illness. Receives financial assistance from various Jewish organisations. Access to a private hospital imperative.

Rivkah [name changed] in her mid 60’s. She is divorced. High blood pressure. Looks after aged mother. No work. Assisted by her daughter as far as possible. Scared of public hospitalisation.

AUD 150 per month will ensure a needy Jew gets a basic medical aid hospital plan.

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