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    ZJC Reunion 13th June 2021
    Over 300 people registered for the Ndaba and you can see a full recording of the event on this page.. Learn More...

    An African Trading Empire
    Dec 13 2019 - A new page on the site with text from the first chapter of this fascinating book recording the story of the Susman brothers and Wulfsohn who created a farming and commercial empire in Southern Africa.. Learn More...

    Additional Ketuboth added
    December 2016 - ZJC has gratefully received from Colin Gordon some missing Ketuboth from the period 1956-1959 which have now been added to the website. . Learn More...

    Audio Visual biographies
    December 2016 - ZJC is pleased to publish a number of audio visual biographies of former members of the community.. Learn More...

    Bulawayo Hebrew Congregation committees
    July 6, 2016 - We have added two comprehensive documents prepared by David Gelfand and listing a) the numerous committees of the Bulawayo Hebrew Congregation going back to 1923. b) a list of all the Presidents of the Bulawayo Hebrew Congregation going back to 1894.. Learn More...

    Bulawayo Hebrew Congregation - full copy
    June 2016 - Pleased to advise that Paul Bernstein has scanned the full Bulawayo Hebrew Congregation Centenary magazine published in 1994. It is now available on the ZJC website. Many many thanks to Paul for all his efforts and contribution in digitizing this material and preserving it for us all. There is a summary of the contents of each section. See the material here.. Learn More...

    History of the Harare (Salisbury) Synagogues
    April 2016 - David Gelfand has updated an extensive document on the history of the Jewish Communities of Harare (Salisbury) with details of Rabbis and committee members over the years. Now includes pictures of Shul Presidents and a section on the Union of Jewish Women.. Learn More...

    FaceBook Group for ZJC
    !3 Dec 2019 - Join over 2,300 friends on the Zim Jewish Community Facebook group and share your memories, photos, video clips and other material of common interest to the ZJC. The email newsletter is no longer active (but used from time to time as appropriate).. Learn More...

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    Bulawayo Synagogue Introduction

    Updated July 6, 2016

    We have added two comprehensive documents prepared by David Gelfand and listing a) the numerous committees of the Bulawayo Hebrew Congregation going back to 1923. b) a list of all the Presidents of the Bulawayo Hebrew Congregation going back to 1894.

    Our sincere thanks to David Gelfand for the many hours of work in preparing these documents.

    Please also note that a full copy of the Bulawayo Hebrew Congregation Centenery Magazine is now also available on the website with kind assistance of Paul Bernstein. ZJC are every grateful to Paul to his contribution in preserving this important document.

    This section of the ZJC site brings a number of records of the Bulawayo Hebrew Congregation including pages from its centenary magazine, some 600 marriage certificates, Savyon Lodge report and pictures of residents taken in 2004, video clips of the Shul before and photos/reports after the tragic fire of 2003 and a unique selection of photos depicting the Yiddish Theatre group of Bulawayo.

    Click on these links or the menu pages on the left to drill down to the pages which interest you.

    The ZJC website is seeking additional material and welcomes contact from readers who may have pictures, text, biographies or any documents of interest. Please contact the editor.

    Below is a model of the Bulawayo Shul before the extension was built in the 1960s. With thanks to the Trappler family who have the actual model in their possession.




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