Salisbury Hebrew School's full name was
the Salmon Margolis Hebrew School located at Park St.
to Marvyn Hatchuel ....
"The Salmon Margolis school shared premises with the
Nursery School using the facilities in the afternoon. It was
established many years before the 1950s. Aliza Hatchuel z'l
was Principal of the S.M. Hebrew School (Cheder) from 1956-1963. She
also taught the first classes at Sharon School from its inception.
She gave up her position at the S.M. Hebrew School once Sharon
School was well on its way, so as to give full attention to Sharon
School which was expanding each year. Previous to Aliza taking
over as Principal of the S.M.H.S the principal was a Mr Martin Bloch who
happened to be my Hebrew teacher when I lived in London."
following is a short biography by the grandson of one if its Headmasters
Mr Mordechai Harary and attached are some of the detailed -
hand-written reports that he produced during his work at the school in the 1960s.
Mordechai Harary – Lodz, Poland 1912 –
Netanya, Israel 1986
My late Grandfather Mordechai Harary arrived
in Salisbury to take up the position of headmaster of the Salisbury Hebrew
School in the year 1964 until 1967. During these years he wrote a ledger
detailing the educational process of the school, his achievements and
difficulties, and the general situation of the children of the Jewish
community of Salisbury.
have scanned a few pages of the ledger in order to enable alumni and
researchers access to this historical document of the Jewish community of
the end of his tenure he moved to Johannesburg where he became the
Headmaster of Arcadia. There he was known as "cop" Harary, but
was fondly called "Aba" by hundreds of his pupils even when they
themselves became grandparents.
In the seventies he and his faithful
companion Yehudit, made aliyah to Netanya where he continued to teach
Hebrew until he passed away in 1986.
He was loved and remembered by his family and
many many pupils.
Written by: Rafi Ostroff, Alon Shevut, Gush
Below: Mordechai and Yehudit Harary