SAFRICA Digest for Saturday, July 29, 2017.
1. JewishGen's Success! Stories
Subject: JewishGen's Success! Stories
From: Phyllis Kramer
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2017 19:51:06 -0400
We are proud to announce that our editor and webmaster are presenting
three outstanding stories in JewishGen's newly designed Success!
Stories webpage. You can access these accounts from the "About Us"
button on JewishGen's website or by following this link:
**Jerry Touger solves three questions about his family history as the
result of one posting to JewishGen's Belarus SIG.
**Eli Rabinowitz provides a sequel to his story about the tragic death
of his great-uncle by tracking down the details of the driver involved
in the fatal accident.
**Elizabeth Rynecki tells us of the search for the paintings of her
great-grandfather, who perished in the Holocaust.
JewishGen volunteers (Editor – Nancy Siegel and Webmaster – Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. A special thank you
goes to Colin for the redesigned Success! Stories website. We hope you
will be inspired by these stories and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Isn't JewishGen wonderful !!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.
I erroneously sent an email titled Lithuanian Tour to your address.
Sorry for any inconvenience!
Dunsborough, Western Australia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dunsborough is located in Western Australia DunsboroughDunsborough
Coordinates 33°37′0″S 115°6′0″ECoordinates: 33°37′0″S 115°6′0″E
Population 3,371 (2006 Census)
Elevation 10 m (33 ft)
245 km (152 mi) South West of Perth
24 km (15 mi) East of Busselton
37 km (23 mi) North of Margaret River
LGA(s) Shire of Busselton
State electorate(s) Vasse
Federal Division(s) Forrest
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254 kilometres (158 mi) south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.
Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state’s best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. During the last decade the town has grown quickly and become quite affluent; consequently cafes and boutique stores have popped up everywhere. The town’s location in Margaret River Wine Region provides easy access to many wineries and breweries. The town is a favoured destination for annual school leavers in WA, the other frequent choice being Rottnest Island.
These are the main towns that Elona Steinfeld of SA Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth is currently researching:
SA FRIENDS OF BETH HATEFUTSOTH
MAIN TOWNS FOR VOLUME SIX AND SEVEN
If you have a connection to any of these towns, please comment below or contact me at email@example.com and I’ll send you more details and a questionnaire.
You can also write to Elona at:
My dad, Cantor Harry Rabinowitz, was born in Volksrust in 1914. I found this 1911 advert in the Gitlin Library three weeks ago. This job was applied for by my zaida N M Rabinowitz. Hence my dad was born in Volksrust!
Finally, we have had great fun in the past few days on Facebook identifying these people from Woodstock Cape Town in 1949.
Thanks to Abe Gulis for providing the photo.
We wish Abe and his family a “Long Life” on the passing of his beloved sister, Channa Gulis Eidelman.
If you have an interesting photo to “share”, please email me. There is no point in hoarding them in a shoe box! Let us enjoy our wonderful memories of our Jewish Life!
The Old Woodstock Shul
See: The Cape Town KehilaLink: Woodstock
Visit: The Muizenberg KehilaLink:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bo-Kaap is an area of Cape Town, South Africa formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is quintessentially a Township, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre and is an historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town. The Nurul Islam Mosque, established in 1844, is located in the area.
Bo-Kaap is traditionally a multicultural area, rich in history and situated on the slopes of Signal Hill. The area is known for its brightly coloured homes and romantic cobble stoned streets.
The excellent synagogue tour with Dr Gerry & Bernice Rosendorff
Read more about Jewish Stellenbosch on the Stellenbosch KehilaLink:
Add your own story of Jewish Life in Stellenbosch