Update to Warren Hills Jewish Cemetery, Harare
October,14 2013 - An album of 28 pictures with updates on recently laid tombstones and general scenes. Photographs by Mark Naim..
Salisbury Hebrew School - 1960s
Hand written reports by Mr Mordechai Harary as HeadMaster of the school..
Additional gravestones - Bulawayo Cemetery
June 2013 - The images of over 110 gravestones have been added to the Bulawayo Cemetery section of the website. Thanks to Vicky Kaufman for the photography. .
New FaceBook Group for ZJC
June 2013 - Join the 760 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 The email newsletter is no longer active (but used from time to time as appropriate)..
The 75th Anniversary of the Harare Sephardi Hebrew Congregation was
published in early 2007
The 75th Anniversary of
the Harare Sephardi Hebrew Congregation was published in early 2007. To
view an online version of the magazine (in PDF format) please
(file is 3mb and fast internet
Herewith copy of the Editorial by
After the completion of the High Festivals the Hebrew
Sephardic Society of Rhodesia, the first general meeting was held at the
Palace Theatre, First Street, Salisbury, on Sunday 18
October 1931. Much
water has passed under the bridge since that historic day, and this
short edition attempts to cover some of the events and decision taken
during the last eventful 75 years. The 2005/2006 Committee made the
decision to put out this small publication to mark the occasion. It
has also been argued that it would not be worth while to produce this
book because of the dwindling numbers of this Congregation. I have
maintained that to produce a record for posterity.
Today with all the marvelous modern electronic media and
technology available, this publication could be stored on a compact disc
or lodged on a website for future generations to browse and know of the
life and times of the Sephardi Hebrew Congregation of Zimbabwe. The last
publication about the history of our congregation was published in
August 1991 when we celebrated our 60
sincethen, in the last fifteen years, due to the political climate, our
numbers have dwindled drastically, with congregants moving or passing
on. For the last two years the two Hebrew Congregations in Harare have
combined their resources to form minyanim for Shabbat Services and
festivals. For two years we published the Sephardi News, recording
events and biographies of well known personalities. Regrettably, again,
because of escalating costs this publication ceased to be printed. The
postage alone was astronomical and we resorted to emails and hand
deliveries. However, we have selected salient reports and biographies
for this edition. If we have omitted something or someone out, we
apologise, it is not intentional. It is my great pleasure to prepare,
present and edit this publication for posterity.