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    Majuta - History of the Zimbabwean Jewish Communit
    January 2022 - The ZJC website is pleased to make available a scanned copy of "Majuta" by Barry A Kosmin. . Learn More...

    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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    Recording the history of the Zimbabwe and Zambian Jewish Communities 

    This web site aims to celebrate over 150 years of Jewish Communities and presence 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 2020 is less than 100 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.  

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    ZJC Cemeteries
       Current and former members of the
       ZJC are invited to submit in writing
       or arrange for a video interview of
       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 descendants.

    WWW www.zjc.org.il

    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 and Zambia, marriage records, synagogue records and other community records. Most tombstones have been photographed in all the Jewish Cemeteries of Harare, Bulawayo and the smaller towns of Zimbabwe. All of the other work is 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 are provided. The logistics involved in collecting data which is not easy given the current situation in Zimbabwe.
    • If you can help in any way  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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