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    Indaba 2011

    Indaba 2011 - June 24th 

    After several months of preparations and under the auspices of The South African Zionist Federation (Telfed), the reunion of ex Central African Jews living in Israel succeeded well beyond the organisers expectations - attracting over 250 attendees at the Raanana Bowling Club on a beautiful sunny Friday morning.

    Honoured guests to the event included the encumbent Israeli Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia, Mr Dan Shaham, the President of the African Jewish Congress Mr Mervyn Smith, the "travelling" Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft who ministers and provides spiritual, moral and physical support to many of the smaller communities in Central and Southern Africa and Mrs Li Boisken, Chairperson of the Cape Jewish Board of Deputies.

    Others attending the get-together included the former Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Gershon Gan and the Director of the S.A. Zionist Federation (Israel) - Telfed Mr Sid Shapiro.

    Speeches were given by the convenor Marvyn Hatchuel, Chairman of Telfed Dave Bloom, Mervyn Smith, Rabbi Silberhaft. A message to the gathering was read out by Mr Jack Trappler.  See video clips below.

    It was a highly emotional morning for many people who had not seen each other for many years and the sounds of glee were heard around the hall most of the morning.

    To view some 150 photos of the reunion click here.

    Click on the play button below to view a speech given by Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft describing the situation for the Jewish Communities of Zimbabwe and Zambia. To download and print pledge form click here.

    (apologies for quality of video...)

     

    Click on the play button below to view a presentation given by Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft to two victims of the Carmel Forest fire early in 2011. The funds were generously donated by the Zambian Jewish Community facilitated by Mr Michael Galaun.

     

     

    Click on the play button below to view a speech by Dave Bloom, Chairman of the S.A Zionist Federation (Telfed) and a member of the Indaba organising committee.

     

     

    Click on the play button below to view a presentation by Jack Trappler of a message from Hylton Solomon of the Bulawayo Hebrew Congregation to the Indaba.

     

     

    Click on the play button below to view a presentation by Jack Trappler to Freda Haimowitz and Debbie Zabow (Borok) for the excellent catering they organised for the Indaba.

     

     

     

    To view PDF version of a presentation of slides that was displayed at the Indaba - click here

     

     

    To download and print pledge form click here.

     

     

     

     


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