07 August 2008
The June 2008 issue of the SA-SIG Newsletter is now online here; earlier issues are also available. The issue includes the following: - The South African Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth have been documenting early Jewish life in the country communities of South Africa. Three volumes of "Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities" have already been published with another two in the pipeline. A chapter about Wolseley (Vol. 2) is presented, as well as an index of Vol. 3 and an order form for additional volumes. - The South African Jewish Genealogy Society (Johannesburg) has offered outstanding programs. Chair Maurice Skikne and program chair Ada Gamsu provide a list of the lectures, 2005-2008. These may provide programming ideas for other JGSs - Ivor Kosowitz (ex-Cape Town and now Perth, Australia) offers his memories of growing up in South Africa, 1950s-60s. - Sandra Cassel writes a eulogy about her late father - Leslie Jacobson - who spent his life farming in the small community of Philippolis, Orange Free State. - Muizenberg Revisited: Joy Kropman from The Revisiting Muizenberg Team is still looking for information for a forthcoming exhibition. She particularly would appreciate information on accommodation, hotels and the synagogue. Information on how to contact the team is provided. Learn more about the SA-SIG Newsletter here.