Early history of the ZJC

This page includes extracts from various historical documents covering the early 1900s through to the  late 1930s.  The articles provide fascinating insights into the early activities of the communities and the adverts also provide useful information on the types of businesses being run by members of the ZJC in those days.

In particular there are copies of The Jewish Guild Journal edited by C I Jacobs and which was written for both the Jewish Communities of Northern and Southern Rhodesia as well as the Congo. These copies were sourced the Israel National Library to which we are grateful. Please visit the National Library website here and search under Jewish Guild Journal Rhodesia to view many more copies.

Click on the sample images below starting in 1919 and ending in 1938 to view the full PDF file of the relevant journal.