Viv Anstey is the Director of the Midrasha Adult Education Institute incorporating the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning and serves on the Cape SA Jewish Board of Deputies; she is founding member of Limmud South Africa.
Viv Anstey was educated at Herzlia School, UCT (BSoc Sc, Social Work [Hons]), Marriage Guidance & Enrichment Course (UNISA), Course work, MA Social Work (UNISA) and Hornstein Programme in Jewish Communal Service (MA, Brandeis University, USA). Her previous positions have included: Social worker, Selwyn Segal Centre, Johannesburg; Social worker, Child Welfare Society, Cape Town; Special Projects, SAJBD, National; Project manager, Heritage Agency; Consultant, Gold of Africa Museum; Founding Director, South African Jewish Museum.
Viv was community consultant in national office of SAJBOD and assistant to the National Director; was a founding director of MaAfrika Tikkun Johannesburg/National and she facilitated the establishment of Johannesburg Jewish Trauma Debriefing Network; she consulted to SAUJS.
She was a member of Jews for Social Justice and Concerned Social Workers and chaired the Herzlia Constantia security committee. She is a Trustee of Habonim.
Viv consults to Jewish organisations on strategy, innovation, change management and lay-professional relations and is passionate about Jewish education and social justice.