in her own hand-writing 20.9.1983 with photos below.
late grandfather was a Talmudist and Hebrew scholar and very well known man.
work has been the focal point of my life – I could have sent you cuttings of
functions I’ve arranged or participated in e.g. I was “Shekel” (spel?)
Convener for Bulawayo in 1964; Yom Haatzmaut functions, Editor of the Chovevei
Zion Gazettee and was secretary of the Chovevei Zion society for a number of
years. I was cultural convener of the Bulawayo Women’s Zionist Society when
I came back here in 1963 ; gave this up when I was working full-time ; I still
do collections for the society ; I have given papers for Leadership Courses
and World Wizo Bible day. I actually organized the 1st Wizo Bible
Day in Bulawayo. I have spoken to a Branch of the Women’s Institute on
Jewish Customs, Ceremonies and Festivals, also to a Church Women’s Group.
Two years ago I was very proud to receive the Rebecca Seiff Award for the
Pesach Programme broadcast in March 1977. I accompanied the Cantor in Pesach
I have been Hon Secretary of Savyon Lodge for 13 years
only just having given it up – I have also served on the Chevre Kadisha
My brother Gerald (Aberman) founded “Rhodesia
Calls” and Roblaw Publishers – he was also connected with Property and
My sister Phina and her late husband Max Rosin left
their mark in the bowling world – my late brother in law was very well known
in Insurance being with the Prudential Assurance Co.
To see more on the family's early days in
Shabani - click here
click on pictures below to enlarge
|Adela's father talking to
Prince George in Lusaka
|Adela talking to Prince George in
Habonim Bulawayo 1936 with Mrs Brodetsky
(Adela sitting on right ?)