Kimberley, South Africa

 

News

On this ‘News’ page we will list the newsletters from Geraldine to Ex-Pats

and also communications from the community itself.

We will also let you know what is new on this site

Contact Eli and Geraldine  with any news to put on the site.

Newsletter #31 October 2020  Covid New Year and Kimberley War Stories

Newsletter #30 July 2020  Fallen Soldiers Plaque and Fresh Lemons

Newsletter #29 May 2020  Kimberley Jewry and its religious provision 1873 – 2020

Newsletter #28 April 2020 Upington, The Coronavirus Diary, Philip and Augusta Sussman

Newsletter #27 March 2020  Corona Virus, Spanish Flu and Jabotinsky’s Visit

Newsletter #26 February 2020  Union of Jewish Women

Newsletter #25 December 2019  Business and Professional Activity in Kimberley

Newsletter #24 September 2019  High Holidays in Kimberley

Newsletter #23 September 2019  Family updates Schild, Finberg,

Newsletter #22 January 2019  Introducing Leon, Zog nit Keynmol, Daniel Radcliffe

Newsletter #21 May 2019 Bat/Bar Mitzvot, Weddings and funerals

Newsletter #20 January 2019 Weddings, cemeteries and Shul design

Newsletter #19 September 2018 'Klezmer in the Park' Bergman family

Newsletter #18 June 2018  Women’s organisations and Wholesaler

Newsletter #17 June 2018  Family updates and extra people list

Newsletter #16 March 2018  Mayors Jawno, Sussman. Oppenheimer

Newsletter #15 January 2018  Youth Activity Part 2– Piecing it together

Newsletter #14 December 2017  Family update and extra people

Newsletter #13 December 2017  Business and professional life table

Newsletter #12 September 2017  Business activity questionnaire

Newsletter #11 September 2017 Youth activities Part 1, Flats and guesthouses

Newsletter #10 August 2017 Arnold Rauff passing

Newsletter #9 April 2017  Sussman, Goldenbaum, Goldman

Newsletter #8 August 2016  Cape Town picture, Kimberley and Beaconsfield names

Newsletter #7A May 2016  Levinsohn Gluckman wedding 1925

Newsletter #7 March 2016  Wedding gallery and mock wedding

Newsletter #6A September 2015  Grinne shul pictures

Newsletter #6 September 2015  Noel and Beryl Kretzmar and Gustav Bonas

Newsletter #5 March 2015 Bergman Family

Newsletter #4 September 2014  Web develops with first family stories

Newsletter #3 June 2014  Introduction to the website

Newsletter #2 October 2013  Letters from Arnie and Barney in Kimberley

Newsletter #1 August 2013  Who and where are the Kimberley ex-pats



Communications from Kimberley

GWHC - Chairman's Address Yom Hashua 9 May 2016.pdf

Pesach Message from Barney Horwitz 2016

Rosh Hashanah Circular from Barney Horwitz, Chairman, GW Hebrew Congregation

Rosh Hashana DFA Supp 2014.pdf



Newly posted items on the site:

Jewish Education in Kimberley by Leon Chonin

Read Leon Chonin's survey of business and professional life in Kimberley

(posted December 2017)

https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley/Business.html


Read the fascinating story of Alfred Beit, Rhodes special friend and

collaborator (revised version posted December 2017)

https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley/Alfred_Beit.html


Read about Alexandersfontein - Kimberley's fashionable resort

(posted September 2017)

https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley/Alexandersfontein.html


Read the history of the Community by Cyril Haberfeld published in 1973, on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the community in 1873.

Haberfeld 1.pdf


Read about the 110th anniversary celebrations in 2012, of the consecration,

in 1902, of the Memorial Road Synagogue

http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/kimberley-synagogue-anniversary-marked-by-south-african-jews


Read about the Grinne Shul in Baronial Street inaugurated 1911 (posted September 2015)


Comments by people who passed through Kimberley  (Posted September 2014)


The Toube /Blumenthal Families (Posted August 2014)


Timeline of the community (Posted July 2014)


Film of Lecture on History of Jews in Kimberley by Wayne Sussman (Posted July 2014)


Hannah and Lipi Weinstein by Leon Chonin (Posted June 2014)


Growing up in Kimberley in the 50s  by Stella Clingman (Posted June 2014)


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