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..
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..
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..
Latest Warren Hills tombstones - 28th June 2021
See images of the latest Warren Hills tombstones and members of the HHC at the consecration..
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..
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..
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. .
Audio Visual biographies
December 2016 - ZJC is pleased to publish a number of audio visual biographies of former members of the community..
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..
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..
of the Leon Mayo
Introduction - by Benny Leon
is the story of Leon Mayo, who was the Gabbai or Chazan of the Sephardi
Hebrew Congregation, Harare from 1993 to 2003.
Leon Mayo left for South Africa in June 2003, his story in 16 episodes is
by no means complete.After
his service in the Jewish Brigade in the British Army he tried to settle
in Palestine, but because he did not speak Yiddish he was not regarded as
Jewish by the authorities.He
spoke Italian, English and Ladino the medieval language of his forefathers
who were expelled from Spain in 1492 during the Spanish Inquisition.
1947, he arrived in the then Southern Rhodesia where all his brothers and
sisters had emigrated from Rhodes Island and settled in Salisbury.His family comprised of four brothers and four sisters.Now at 82 he is the sole survivor of his family.
1949, he married Sarah CohenIn
1999 they celebrated their Golden Annivesary in Johannesburg with their
episodes which can be viewed below are as they appeared in the Sephardi
News published in Harare. Unfortunately we
end off at episode 16 which is not the complete story.
open the 24-page Word format of the document - click here.