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    ZJC Project Presentation
    In this video Dave Bloom describes in a webinar conference called Community History Online (CHOL) held 11th August 2021, the work done to preserve the story of the ZJC.. Learn More...

    A brief history of the ZJC
    Watch this recording of a presentation given to a Synagogue in Toronto on 1st August 2021 - on the history of the Zimbabwe and Zambian Jewish Communities.. Learn More...

    Geolocation of ZJC homes in Harare and Bulawayo
    A new project has been launched to map the homes of former ZJC homes in Harare and Bulawayo. Please use the link on the page to an online form to add your own details.. Learn More...

    Latest Warren Hills tombstones - 28th June 2021
    See images of the latest Warren Hills tombstones and members of the HHC at the consecration.. Learn More...

    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...

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    Draft list of Jewish personalities who I recall that lived in Gwelo

    Draft list of Jewish personalities who I recall that lived in Gwelo, Rhodesia, and subsequently in Gweru, Zimbabwe - contributed by Clive Shiff October 2011

    Families listed below are invited to write short biographies and provide pictures. Please

    send to the editor 


    Isidore Baradach

    Cynthia and Myer Brom

    Mr and Mrs Braudo

    Morrie and Mary Bloom

    Maurice Cohen and wife

    Cyril Friend

    Maurice and Tilly Jacobson

    Bex and Harry Loebenstein

    K.C. Levitas

    Tom Lowenthal and wife

    Maurice and Lily Pearl and Leon Pearl

    Lezer Rabinowitz and wife

    Lionel and Phyllis Rabinowitz

    Sam Shemer

    Myer and Polly Seider and family

    Henri Soriano and wife

    Harry and Teddie Shiff and Clive Shiff

    CHARLIE BEHR and his wife IRIS 
    three daughters JENNIFER, LYNDA and KIM



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