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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 The email newsletter is no longer active (but used from time to time as appropriate)..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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    KweKwe Community History

    KweKwe Community History

    2012 - Editor's note.  In the course of various exchanges and surfing the web I came across a wonderful website (blog) by Diana Hirsch called http://www.oncecalledhome.com

    which describes in great detail the life in Kwe Kwe (Que Que) in the "early days" including several reference to Jewish life in the town. Stories include

    http://www.oncecalledhome.com/2010/12/chanukah-in-africa/

    http://www.oncecalledhome.com/2011/06/rabbi-ehrman-was-a-mensch/

    2006 - Note from Peter Sternberg :

    Unfortunately I do not have any communal records of the KweKwe and Gweru communities and as to what happened to their Minute Books, where their Torah's were sent to etc.  Perhaps the Bulawayo Hebrew Congregation may be able to assist with Gweru?   The Board in Harare appear to have no knowledge of any
    records at all.  Regarding Kadoma, I have the original Minute books and certain other records.

    The Gweru Synagogue complex was sold to a church,  the KweKwe one sold to the
    Hindoo Community as a temple, I understand it has since been re-sold.  The
    Kadoma Synagogue was also sold to a church last year who pulled down the building
    and I understand built a larger complex on the site.

    A brief history of the Gatooma (Kadoma) community appeared in the 100th
    Anniversary Book of the Harare Hebrew Congregation (see below),  I have no details
    whatsoever of the other two Midlands communities.

    The opportunity was taken at the recent re-dedication service to take
    photographs with a digital camera of the graves in the KweKwe and Kadoma
    cemeteries and these are now on CD.  Photos were taken by Benny Leon.  

    To see pictures of the re-dedication service click here


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