Anne Lapedus

Ann Lapedus When Irish Eyes are Not Smiling

Ann Lapedus’ new book, “When Irish Eyes are Not Smiling‘ is now available on Amazon

Can words said so many years ago affect a life?
Can being abused lead you to drugs, alcohol, or suicide?
Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will ALWAYS hurt me.
Bones mend, but the pain caused by abuse lives on forever.
Two girls, two different stories ~ but they lived them together.
Behind their constant laughter and gaiety, lay their hurt, their pain, their anxiety.

Genetics Symposium Oct 15

Register Here!

Learn Yiddish

Yiddish Culture

Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America


@YiddishCulture Nonprofit Organization
Gib a shnuf tsu dayn guf
– Our Sunday Yiddish yoga class with English translation comes back!
RSVP to info@yaaana.com 🙂


Lee Gordon Resume


Johannesburg, Gauteng 2192

I am a pragmatic and goal-driven individual and I welcome challenges as an opportunity to learn dynamically. I am privileged to have received a tertiary education in Business Studies & IT Management which has enabled me to think critically and find solutions that not only fix problems, but also focus on sustainability. I am goal- driven, hard working and I value integrity as integral to all I do. I am a third-generation car fanatic & I am a problem solver and enjoy analyzing any situation and finding the best possible solution. I have also become proficient with hardware and physically have built Computers and Networks. I can diagnose and troubleshoot most issues. My degree has assisted me in learning and doing Object oriented programming and SQL which are skills I have incorporated into my personal business. 

Willing to relocate to: United States of America 

Work Experience 

Custom Car Care Johannesburg, Gauteng
August 2013 to Present 

In 2014 I realized a lifelong dream by opening my own business . The business offers a variety of services such as vehicle repairs, servicing, diagnostics, engine rebuilds, body work, project car builds, etc. The client base encompasses private individuals, companies, schools & contracting on behalf of other providers. As owner I manage client interactions, quote, assign workload, complete mechanical work and manage my team of workers and service providers as needed. My skills from my degree have been applied into all aspects of business management and client interactions which has led me to become successful in the field. 

Systems Implementer
Sybrin Systems Johannesburg, Gauteng
January 2013 to August 2013 

I started out working on a big project for major bank in South Africa ,initially I was shown the ropes in how to manage a virtual server. We used a live and test system which was based in India .I was responsible for management of FICA system at a Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC). Eventually i was needed to be on the clients site alone . I formed part of the team that ensured that this bank based system was functional to ensure the running of the client’s daily operations & to continually maintain this system . I was also tasked with communicating the issues on the test system with the programmers and on some issues i would be able to resolve them myself . I was part of the link between the Business itself and the IT part of the system. I gained valuable experience in client liaison and database administration. 


Bachelor’s in Information Technology Management
University of Johannesburg – Johannesburg, Gauteng
January 2012 to December 2015 

High School (matric)
King David Linksfield – Johannesburg, Gauteng
January 2004 to December 2008 

Yeshiva College – Johannesburg, Gauteng
January 1998 to December 2003 



Vehicle Mechanics (5 years), Automotive Servicing (5 years), Vehicle Diagnostics (5 years), Automotive Restoration (8 years), Electrical Diagnostics & Repairs (5 years), Bodywork (5 years), Vehicle Purchasing (5 years), Business Management (5 years), IT Management (1 year), Budget Projection (5 years), Project Management (5 years), Business Analysis (1 year), Vehicle Suspension (5 years), Excel (3 years), SQL (3 years), MS Office (8 years), SQL (3 years), Visual Basic (2 years), Java (3 years) 

Additional Information 

I have been involved in a community program in training educators on how to use a computer systems where they would teach these skills to learners. I have also completed computer competency courses on the Microsoft service Suite. I am Familiar with the SDLC and ITIL Frameworks . I have enjoyed building networks and now possess detailed hardware and software knowledge as well.

JNF Brunch 03.22.2020

Dear SAJAC members,
Jewish National Fund’s San Diego Love Of Israel Brunch will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2020 and is JNF’s largest community and fundraising event of the year. We are expecting over 600 people to attend what will be a fun and informative morning! We can’t do it without YOU and would like to invite you to serve as a Table Captain and join our Brunch Host Committee.
By serving on our Brunch Host Committee, we kindly ask that you agree to the following:
1.     Attend the 2020 Jewish National Fund San Diego Love of Israel Brunch which will begin promptly at 10:30 AM (As a table captain, you will be invited to the VIP reception at 9:30 AM.  Details to follow).
2.    Fill a minimum of one table (10 seats) with guests who you believe will be interested in making a meaningful gift to JNF. 
There are two ways to secure a table:
Organize a table of 10 where each guest purchases their individual ticket at $36
– or –
Sponsor a table at $360 ($36 x 10 seats) and invite your guests at no cost to them. 
3.     Since your name lends such integrity, we will include it on all event promotional materials, including the invitation, event website, social media and program.
To confirm your participation, please contact San Diego Assistant, Eliana Amundson at (858) 824-9178 x958 or email eamundson@jnf.org.
Thank you in advance for your leadership and dedication to Jewish National Fund. We look forward to working with you to make this event a tremendous success!
In friendship and with gratitude,
Leslie Caspi                                                                                         Elaine Chortek & Susan Chortek Weisman
Table Captain Recruitment Chair,                                              Co-Chairs,
2020 San Diego Love of Israel Brunch                                      2020 San Diego Love of Israel Brunch 

FRIENDSGIVING Fiesta Nov 29 & 30th 2019

Chai+ Project (Ages 18+)
November 29th and 30th
Register at https://tinyurl.com/chai-project
Bonfire, Beach Sports, Sparks Cycle and Fiesta

Braai/BBQ Bonanza Sunday, Oct 27th @ 12-3 JCC Park

Join us for a fun filled afternoon of music, entertainment and great food.


What happening?

  • Art Exhibition of talented local artists
  • Silent Auction with fantastic offers
  • Raffle galore

Entertainment for Kids
Daisy Slime | Art & Painting | Gepetto’s Activity Booth |Jumper with Slide


$5 entry fee.
Sign up at SAJAC.com

Scroll down to Braai/BBQ No Food for payment

Mandell Weiss Eastgate Park at the JCC – Entrance on Eastgate Mall

Questions: email sajacparty@gmail.com