This web site has been in the making for a couple of years and aims to provide
a repository of community stories, biographies, pictures and records for
people interested in the
history of the community which at its peak in the late 1960s numbered some 7,000
souls. At the launch of the site in June 2004 there are less than 350 Jews in
The project has been initiated by Dave Bloom who was born and brought up in
the Jewish Community of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia). Dave has consulted with
a a small
committee of ex-Zimbabweans including Stan Harris, Nick Alhadeff, Marvyn Hatchuel and Jack
Trappler. Dave is responsible for the
domain, design, content and editing of the
website. The main website banner was created by Liat
Bloom . The basic website software infrastructure, programming and hosting
has been provided by Exsys Ltd.
They need you to help
create and maintain this web site but this project will not necessarily be
limited to a web-style and other mediums are planned (CD and printed versions
will be considered).
References to Zimbabweans refer to people of Jewish descent from Southern
Rhodesia, Rhodesia and Zimbabwe. Additional material has been added on
Northern Rhodesia, Zambia.
Please note that the current contents of this version
are not final and need constant verification and cross-referencing. Your input
is critical in telling the story accurately and ensuring records are
to Barry Mann of El Paso , Texas for his advice in the initial design of the
site. You can see Barry's site on Witbank at www.barrymann.net
Please also refer to the Southern
African Genealogical website for other related resources.