WITBANK JEWISH COMMUNITY by Barry Mann
 

The Old Shul  (Photo taken in 1949 by Harold Blumberg)

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  1 PHOTOS TAKEN AT THE REUNION ON JULY 7TH, 2002
  2 PHOTO OF LADIES FROM THE THIRTIES
  3 PUPILS OF THE TALMUD TORAH IN COSTUME (1930)
  4 WITBANK H.O.D. LODGE, PHOTOS AND HISTORY
  5 Circa 1948 - 1951 Big Group Photo:  When Moshe Sharett visited Witbank
  6 1905 PHOTO OF MANY MEMBERS OF THE WITBANK JEWISH COMMUNITY
  7 1913 - The laying of the foundation Stone of the Witbank Synagogue. (Photo 1)
  8 1913 - The laying of the foundation Stone of the Witbank Synagogue. (Photo 2 includes some names)
  9 PHOTO OF THE OLD SHUL
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1938 Photo, taken at the laying of the Foundation Stone of the Witbank Hebrew Congregation Communal Hall.
  1939 Group Photo taken outside Shul, mostly children
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This photograph was taken in the Synagogue, Kruger Street, Witbank, on Sunday, 16th April, 1950, during the visit to Witbank of Rabbi I. Brodie, Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth of Nations, and Mrs. Brodie.
  13 Photo of the front of the old Shul
  14 1969 Ladies' seat locations in the old Shul 
  15 1969 Men's seat locations in the old Shul
  16 Visit of Chief Rabbi B. M. Casper   25 – 7  1965.
  17
Circa 1965. Hebrew names of male Shul members for Aliyot. Genealogically very useful for determining members fathers names.
  18 Circa 1965. Hazkarah (memorial) Hebrew Names List 1. Genealogically very useful for determining the names of some of the members male ancestors. Example: Parents, siblings and grandparents.
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Circa 1965. Hazkarah (memorial) Hebrew Names List 2. Genealogically very useful for determining the names of some of the members female ancestors. 
  20
WITBANK HOD M.M. USSISHKIN LODGE MEMBERS LIST, FROM INFORMATION GATHERED AT THE NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS IN JOHANNESBURG.
  21 PHOTOS OF OLD WITBANK
  22 WITBANK JEWISH CEMETERY PHOTOS
  23 WITBANK JEWISH MARRIAGE REGISTER
  24 PHOTOS OF THE INSIDE OF OLD SHUL
  25 PHOTOS OF THE NEW SHUL
  26 MASTER LIST OF WITBANK'S JEWS
  27 RABBI GERSHON MEIR ENGEL (Plus photos of Cheder children from the 1960's)
  28 WITBANK JEWISH INFORMATION LISTED IN THE LONDON JEWISH YEAR BOOK
  29

WITBANK  VIRTUAL JEWISH  CEMETERY PHOTOS

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Photos taken at the reunion held in Netanya, Israel on July 29th, 2003 plus a few taken of Witbankers in London and Israel

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 Individual  Family Trees, Photos and Documents

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School Photos

  33

Miscellaneous Photos of People

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A list of all web pages on this web site that contain the name you are searching for, will be displayed.

  35  List of recent additions and updates to this web site.
36  Links to other sites:     
  FamilyTree.co.za, a comprehensive South African  ancestral and genealogical service.
 http://www.familytree.co.za
  MWEB Ancestry, a comprehensive South African  ancestral and genealogical service.
 http://www.ancestry.mweb.co.za

 
 FACTS ABOUT THIS WEB SITE

     During the summer of 2002 I spent seven weeks in South Africa. I did a lot of research on the Jewish Community of Witbank, and have accumulated enough material to add to this web site, to keep me busy for many years. 

     I (we) have two Witbank web sites. This one, which I started in August 2002, and my second one here: 

      http://www.mannbarry.net/Witbank.html

   Please send me your email addresses so that I can let you know whenever new information is added, to either of our two Witbank Jewish web sites.

    Please look at all the photos on this web site, and help me identify all the people shown in the photos. Email me any corrections to names,  addresses etc. Also corrections to any misspellings and any  other information that you would like me to add to this web site. Please feel free to send me your comments and suggestions for this web site.

Barry Mann      Email:    mannbarry@gmail.com

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