Hebrew Congregation - School and Youth Centre
Sharon School - see the
School's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/2266058445/
(this piece was written for the ceremony of
laying Foundation Stones for the Salisbury Hebrew Congregation - Communal
Hall, School and Youth Centre - 12th April 1964. See
second article by Marvyn Hatchuel ).
Oct 2014 - See also large scrapbook of photos and documents here.
The establishment of Sharon School follows
the age-old Jewish tradition of communal acceptance of the responsibility
for the education of the children of the
Mervyn Lasovsky and Zak Menashe -Sharon School opening ceremony
Sharon School is a private school teaching the Government syllabus in
each class and at the same time and during normal school hours providing a
historical and national education.
The School is controlled by an autonomous Board of Governors representing
all sections of the community. The premises now being built by the
Congregation will be
leased by the Board for Sharon School.
The School was dedicated in January, 1961, and the
first class of eight pupils paved the way for annually increasing
enrolments so that in its fourth year some 70 pupils attend the K.G.
and primary standards. The first teachers of the school are still on the
Staff and there are in addition three other full-time teachers, two
part-time teachers and a School Secretary.
During its first two years the School was housed by
the Salisbury Hebrew
Congregation in its buildings in Park Lane; presently, and until the
these buildings, the School is availing itself of the hospitality of the
Sephardi Hebrew Congregation in
the Samuel Leon School premises, Montagu
The solid foundation laid by the teachers, and the enthusiastic parents is
evident in the outstanding progress of the four pioneer classes and the
of a permanent home for Sharon School will allow for the natural
development of an excellent centre for education.
The Board of Governors:
Board of Governors:
Mr. H. H. Gollop (Chairman), Mr.
A. I. Menashe (Vice-Chairman)
I. N. Alhadeff (Hon. Treas.) , Mr. B. Salkind (Hon. Sec.)
Messrs. R. Blank, G. S. Graham , M. G. Hatchuel , B. M .Kass , J. Levinkind
P. Rudolph , I.
Srago , Dr. D. M. Krikler ,
Staff: Mrs. V. Todes (Headmistress) , Mrs.
A. Hatchuel , Miss M. Kane
Mrs. R. Bullock
, Miss J. Sadler , Mrs. T. Cohen , Mrs. A. Alhadeff,
Mr. P. Rudolph (Chairman) , Mr. B. Friedlander,
Messrs. R. Blank H. Bamberger , N. Amato , M.
Wakatama, Dr. B. Zilberg
M. Franco, Mesdames:
B. Boaler, V. Clain, E. Lobel, V.
THE idea of a Jewish Youth Centre for Salisbury was mooted about nine years
ago, when responsible leaders in the community realised the vital
need of providing adequate facilities for the various youth organisations
in the city.
new building—which represents only the first stage of the Youth Centre
scheme—will consist of six rooms, and will enable all the existing youth
activities (Habonim, Betar, Zionist Youth and Maccabi) to be conducted
under one roof.
of the Youth Centre is in the hands of a Committee elected from among the
Youth, and comprises representatives of the organisations mentioned above.
In this way it is hoped that valuable experience will be gained by those
who should in time become leaders in the Community. Apart from the
there is a Board of Trustees which consists of the Regional Chairmen of
the Board of Deputies and the Zionist Council and the Chairman of the
Mashonaland Zionist Youth Executive.
I. Israel (Chairman) Mr. S. Almeleh Mr. I. Peimer Mr. M. Kass Mr.
youth organisations listed above do not cater for all the estimated 300
young Jewish people of and above school-leaving age, and communal leaders
are rightly concerned about these non-affiliated youngsters. For this
reason it is essential that the second stage of the project should be
proceeded with as soon as possible. There is every reason to hope that the
public-spirited people of all three local Congregations who contributed so
generously towards the cost of the first stage of the scheme will respond
to a further appeal when it is made.