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    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
    June 2016 - Join over 1,300 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 The email newsletter is no longer active (but used from time to time as appropriate)..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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    Recording the history of the Zimbabwe and Zambian Jewish Communities 

     This web site aims to celebrate over 126 years of Jewish Communities in Zimbabwe and Zambia and help record the history and details of a unique period for the benefit of both current and future generations. From a peak of some 8,500 Jews in the early 1970s - the total Zimbabwe and Zambian Jewish community in 2016 is less than 120 souls (from 200 in 2008). This is the story of once vibrant communities that settled for many different reasons in what was originally Rhodesia - later to become Southern Rhodesia and then Zimbabwe as well as Northern Rhodesia - later to become Zambia. Time however, is of the essence as the numbers of those that can "tell the story" and the remaining community dwindle.  

    Join our active Facebook group for updates on current events for members of the ZJC around the world.

     

    Current and former members of the ZJC are invited to submit in writing or arrange for a video interview their personal or family story. This project is aimed at preserving the collective story of the communities in those countries as a

    legacy for their desendants.

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    Much research, collecting and digitising of community documents and photos will be undertaken and enough material is planned to keep the site constantly changing for years to come. 

     

    You are invited to browse around the site via the menus at the top and left-hand side of this page. Try the "quick jump" feature on the left of this page or have a look at the site map (see link at bottom of each page) to get an idea of the full underlying layout of the site.  Register in the Guestbook and most importantly, if YOU have material to contribute, let us know.

    The initial tasks will be to collect data on the Jewish cemeteries in Zimbabwe, marriage records, synagogue records and other community records. It is also intended to have every Tombstone photographed, in all the Cemeteries of Harare, Bulawayo and the smaller towns. Much of the other work will be done voluntarily. Donations and contributions of material from interested people to help both fund the cost of these activities and enrich the content for the benefit of future generations are most welcome.

    This site aims to become the central repository of digitised archives for the Zimbabwe Jewish Community for genealogical and other research. 

    • Some modest resources will initially be required to cover the costs of photographers and persons to assist in collating community records.  Details on how to contribute will be provided shortly. The logistics involved in collecting data will not be easy given the current situation in Zimbabwe.
    • If you can help please contact us by email Dave Bloom or fax 972 9 7666387

     This is an evolving project which will require constant changes, corrections and improvements on accuracy.  Your constructive feedback and assistance would be most appreciated.

     


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