SA Jewish Life – Vol VI Reminder

These are the towns covered in Volume VI:

East Rand: –  Alberton, Benoni,  Boksburg, Brakpan, Edenvale, Germiston, Kempton Park and Springs.

Mid Rand: –  Centurion, Irene, and Thaba Tshwane (Voortrekker Hoogte), Midrand and Olifantsfontein.

Southern Great Escarpment: –  Piet Retief, Volksrust, Wakkerstroom.

Southern Highveld: – Amersfoort, Balfour, Bethal, Breyten, Carolina, Delmas, Devon, Ermelo, Greylingstad, Heidelberg, Hendrina, Kinross, Leandra/Leslie, Morgenzon, Nigel, Ogies, Standerton, Trichardt.

Can be sent by Postnet Courier Services

SA Jewish Life – New Book Launch

Tessa Posen’s Slide Show and narration
Book6 presentation online
Book 6 presentation narration
My Rabinowitz family of Volksrust -from the book:

 

  MAIN TOWN – TOWNS AND SATELLITES FOR VOLUME SIX    
               
Place name REGION            
               
VOLUME 6              
Southern Highveld              
AMERSFOORT S. HIGHVELD Beginderlyn Suidvaal Vlakpoort      
BALFOUR S. HIGHVELD Fortuna Grootvlei Leeuspruit      
BETHAL S. HIGHVELD Kalabasfontein Graspan Davel Maizefield Rietkuil  
BREYTEN S. HIGHVELD Bankfontein Estancia/

 

 

Estantia

Vossman’s

 

 

Beacon

     
CAROLINA GREAT ESCARPMENT Chrissiesmeer Badplaas        
DELMAS S. HIGHVELD Argent Eloff Hawerklip Waaikraal/

 

 

Weikraal

Weilaagte  
DEVON S. HIGHVELD Toevlug          
ERMELO S. HIGHVELD Camden Sheepmoor Kafferspruit/

 

 

Kaffirspruit

Die Pos Uitspanning Torbaniite
GREYLINGSTAD S. HIGHVELD            
HEIDELBERG S. HIGHVELD Kliprivier          
HENDRINA

 

 

 

S. HIGHVELD Driefontein Station/

 

 

Driefontein

Pullen’s Hope        
KINROSS S. HIGHVELD Evander Kriel        
LEANDRA/LESLIE S. HIGHVELD Eendrag/

 

 

Eendracht

         
MORGENZON S. HIGHVELD Blesbokspruit          
NIGEL S. HIGHVELD Dunnotar          
OGIES S. HIGHVELD Kendal          
STANDERTON

 

 

 

S. HIGHVELD Bosmansfontein

 

 

 

Platrand

Cedarmont

 

 

 

Roberts Drift

Charl Cilliers

 

 

 

Rodebank

Holmdene

 

 

 

Val

Kromdraai New Denmark
TRICHARDT S. HIGHVELD Secunda          
               
East Rand              
ALBERTON GAUTENG            
BENONI GAUTENG Apex Modderbee/

 

 

Modder B

Petit Putfontein    
BOKSBURG GAUTENG Angelo Witfield        
BRAKPAN GAUTENG Modrea          
EDENVALE GAUTENG            
GERMISTON

 

 

 

GAUTENG Driefontein Station Delmore

 

 

 

Knights

Elandsfontein

 

 

 

Primrose

Elsburg Geldenhuis Klippoortjie
KEMPTON PARK

 

 

 

GAUTENG Modderfontein Kaalfontein Zuurfontein/

 

 

Zuurfontein Station

     
SPRINGS GAUTENG Daggafontein Dersley Endicott Geduld Station    
               
Southern Great Escarpment              
PIET RETIEF GREAT ESCARPMENT Brereton Park Iswepe Kemp Siding      
VOLKSRUST GREAT ESCARPMENT Perdekop/

 

 

Paardekop

Sandspruit        
WAKKERSTROOM GREAT ESCARPMENT            
               
Mid Rand              
IRENE GAUTENG Pinedene          
CENTURION GAUTENG            
OLIFANTSFONTEIN GAUTENG            
MIDRAND GAUTENG Knoppieslaagte          
VOORTERKKERHOOGTE GAUTENG            

 

For more info, contact museum@beyachad.co.za

More on Cantor Harry Rabinowitz

Harry, mother – Chana Chesha Miriam, Leib, Rev Nachum Mendel and Isaac

Audio

 

elirab.digital historical audio

Source: elirab.com/Audio.html

Harry’s 17th Yahrzeit – tangential travel

Harry’s 17th Yahrzeit – tangential travel

tangential travel

Source: elirab.me/harrys-17th-yahrzeit/

SA Jewish Life – New Book

 

  MAIN TOWN TOWNS AND SATELLITES FOR VOLUME SIX    
               
Place name REGION            
               
VOLUME 6              
Southern Highveld              
AMERSFOORT S. HIGHVELD Beginderlyn Suidvaal Vlakpoort      
BALFOUR S. HIGHVELD Fortuna Grootvlei Leeuspruit      
BETHAL S. HIGHVELD Kalabasfontein Graspan Davel Maizefield Rietkuil  
BREYTEN S. HIGHVELD Bankfontein Estancia/

Estantia

Vossman’s

Beacon

     
CAROLINA GREAT ESCARPMENT Chrissiesmeer Badplaas        
DELMAS S. HIGHVELD Argent Eloff Hawerklip Waaikraal/

Weikraal

Weilaagte  
DEVON S. HIGHVELD Toevlug          
ERMELO S. HIGHVELD Camden Sheepmoor Kafferspruit/

Kaffirspruit

Die Pos Uitspanning Torbaniite
GREYLINGSTAD S. HIGHVELD            
HEIDELBERG S. HIGHVELD Kliprivier          
HENDRINA

 

S. HIGHVELD Driefontein Station/

Driefontein

Pullen’s Hope        
KINROSS S. HIGHVELD Evander Kriel        
LEANDRA/LESLIE S. HIGHVELD Eendrag/

Eendracht

         
MORGENZON S. HIGHVELD Blesbokspruit          
NIGEL S. HIGHVELD Dunnotar          
OGIES S. HIGHVELD Kendal          
STANDERTON

 

S. HIGHVELD Bosmansfontein

 

Platrand

Cedarmont

 

Roberts Drift

Charl Cilliers

 

Rodebank

Holmdene

 

Val

Kromdraai New Denmark
TRICHARDT S. HIGHVELD Secunda          
               
East Rand              
ALBERTON GAUTENG            
BENONI GAUTENG Apex Modderbee/

Modder B

Petit Putfontein    
BOKSBURG GAUTENG Angelo Witfield        
BRAKPAN GAUTENG Modrea          
EDENVALE GAUTENG            
GERMISTON

 

GAUTENG Driefontein Station Delmore

 

Knights

Elandsfontein

 

Primrose

Elsburg Geldenhuis Klippoortjie
KEMPTON PARK

 

GAUTENG Modderfontein Kaalfontein Zuurfontein/

Zuurfontein Station

     
SPRINGS GAUTENG Daggafontein Dersley Endicott Geduld Station    
               
Southern Great Escarpment              
PIET RETIEF GREAT ESCARPMENT Brereton Park Iswepe Kemp Siding      
VOLKSRUST GREAT ESCARPMENT Perdekop/

Paardekop

Sandspruit        
WAKKERSTROOM GREAT ESCARPMENT            
               
Mid Rand              
IRENE GAUTENG Pinedene          
CENTURION GAUTENG            
OLIFANTSFONTEIN GAUTENG            
MIDRAND GAUTENG Knoppieslaagte          
VOORTERKKERHOOGTE GAUTENG            

 

For more info, contact museum@beyachad.co.za

Beyachad Educators

 
 
 
On Friday 1st March 2019, the South African Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth were pleased to host a meeting with Eli Rabinowitz, from Perth, Saul Issroff from London and various educators and genealogists.
 

From Tachlis, Michele Gogoski & Elona Steinfeld, Beyachad, Johannesburg:

Eli, who is the founder of the We Are Here Foundation, gave an inspirational presentation about the importance of educating Jewish youth about the Holocaust and the Jewish partisans during the World War II. The talk was accompanied by video footage of the youth of various communities across the globe, who have been taught and are being taught to sing the famous Partisans Song – Zog Nit Keyn Mol (Shir HaPartizanim).

His message is loud and clear: WE MUST NEVER FORGET!

For more information please visit the website

WE ARE HERE! An Education Program That Inspires Upstanders

https://wah.foundation

With Howard Feldman – Chaim FM

 

From Stan Smookler on the Good Shabbas Newsletter

http://stantgsm.com/

I attended a Lecture by Eli Rabinowitz @ Beyachad last week, and it was a VERY interesting discussion, the Subject being “ Zog Nit Keynmol’ ( Never say never again), the Partisan’s song…. see https://wah.foundation/ …. I never realized that such a project would have soooo many opinions and ‘Machlokes’ …. The project is to revive the Partisan song that was written by Hirsch Glik in the concentration camps…… The project involves getting schools to start learning the song and of course understanding the meaning…. Eli has teamed up with various Schools, especially in Russia, Poland, Souff Effrikka etc, and World Ort have given him huge assistance, with ORT schools around the World joining in the programme….. The question is ; Should the Song be sung/learnt in any other language than Yiddish, as this is what it was started as…???? Methinks, yes, as it will get lost if not promoted.

At the meeting were a few knowledgeable people in Yiddisher circles, and Saul Issroff ( Absoluuuuut BOFF on Lithuania) from London (Ex PE ‘Amolikke Yoren’), Eli Goldstein who is very involved in the teaching of Yiddish in Joburg, Ishvara Dhyan, who takes walking tours of Joburg, and covers many of the old Yiddisher places, Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft (The Travelling Rabbi) ,Darryl Frankel (King David) Marc Latilla who runs a website Johannesburg 1912, which has a lot of info on many suburbs (in detail) and Joburg City  … , https://johannesburg1912.wordpress.com/ where you can find in depth info on Joburg/suburbs….. Tali Nates from the Holocaust Museum also came, and Eli did a show with Howard Feldman on Chai FM 91.7 .. Pictures; http://www.stantgsm.com/category/pictures/4 

ChaiFM – my interview by Howard Feldman

Howard Feldman – Cham FM

 

Home

 With some of the educators  who attended my presentation.

With Saul Issroff & Tali Nates
With Rabbi Moshe Sliberhaft

With Elona Steinfeld at SA Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth

Also caught up with:

With Rabbi Kacev
With Rabbi Lipskar

Digging Up Old Jewish Johannesburg

Poswohl Synagogue - Heritage Portal - September 2015 - 3
Photo by James Ball  – The Heritage Portal

During Ishvara Dhyan’s walking tour of Doornfontein in February, he mentioned the Poswohl Shul.

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I did some follow up research and found some very interesting info from:

  • The Archives at Beyachad
  • Rabbi Silberhaft
  • Friends of Beit Hatfutsoth
  • James Ball’s Heritage Portal

I want to thank Naomi Musiker and Rabbi Silberhaft for giving of their time and sharing information; my appreciation to Rose Norwich for allowing me to use parts of her dissertation for her Masters in  Architecture in 1988; and to Elona Steinfeld and the researchers for the next two volumes of Jewish Life in the Country Communities.

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More details about the Poswohl synagogue on my Johannesburg KehilaLink website.

With permission from James Ball The Heritage Portal:

The Poswohl Synagogue – A Memorial to a Community that No Longer Exists

A captivating story appeared in the 1982 issue of Restorica. It was compiled by Hymie Amoils and traces the origins, history and significance of the Poswohl Synagogue in Mooi Street Johannesburg.

 In answer to Carol Hoffman’s query:

Tell me please, would this shul have been settled by Litvaks who had come from what is now known as Pasvalys?

From Rose Norwitz

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From Jewishgen.org

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With Rabbi Silberhaft

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Litvaks On The Move #2

It is pleasing to see how many of you have responded to my previous post about your shtetl names.

Please keep sending your emails to eli@elirab.com

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The Jewish Historical and Genealogical Society of Western Australia is launching its new website this weekend. Please visit:

http://jhgswa.org.au

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I always enjoy my visits to Beyachad in Johannesburg

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With Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, Elona Steinfeld, Rose Norwich and Adrienne Kollenberg

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More on Beyachad to follow.

Best regards

 

Eli