WITBANK JEWISH CEMETERY
PHOTOS BY RABBI MOSHE SILBERHAFT
- South African Country Communities - SAJBD (South African Jewish Board of Deputies) -
Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft has served as Spiritual Leader to the SA Country Communitiesand view Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft's web site by clicking HERE:
within the Country Communities Department of the Board since 1993, and in 1997 was
also officially appointed as the first Spiritual Leader to the African Jewish Congress.
Born in Israel, he was educated at YeshivaCollege and Yeshiva Gedolah in Johannesburg
and received his semicha from the Rabbinical Ecclesiastical Court of Jerusalem.
Below are some of the emails and photos concerning the Witbank Jewish Cemetery, that
Rabbi Silberhaft has sent me, since December 2007.
I appreciate very much everything that Rabbi Silberhaft has done for our Witbank Jewish Community.
Click on any photo below to download the original high resolution photo.
Yesterday I inspected the recently refurbished Witbank Jewish cemetery.
To prevent vandalism we have set all the headstones flat. See pictures attached.
I will now also embark on a project to erect small headstones on the unmarked graves from the info in the death register.
Attached please find pictures of the recently painted walls in the Jewish cemetery.
I am in the process of making small gravestones to demarcate the 38 unmarked graves in the cemetery.
Dated: 5/15/2008: RESTORED / UPGRADED WITBANK JEWISH CEMETERY.
Dated: 7/14/2009: FOUNDATION STONES FROM THE OLD SYNAGOGUES ERECTED IN THE CEMETERY
To view enlarged images of these stones click HERE:
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