YOUR FAMILY STORY IN THE PRETORIA JEWISH COMMUNITY from 1930
- At last! You have the opportunity to tell the story of the part your family has played in the development and history of the Pretoria Jewish Community –
Pretoria Council of the SAJBOD is proud to announce that the long-awaited book on the history of the Pretoria Jewish Community is in preparation for publication. It will consist of two parts, the first being the general history. You and your family will have an opportunity to contribute to the second part of the book containing biographies of well-known Jewish families and businesses who have played a part in our community. In addition to the authored material, you may enter an article published on the history of your family or personalities you wish to honour on a sponsorship basis. The editorial team will assist you in compiling the article, should you so wish.
FULL PAGE SPONSORED ARTICLE
(two photographs) - R10 000 plus two free complimentary copies
HALF PAGE SPONSORED ARTICLE
(one photograph) - R5 000 plus one free complimentary copy
The Publisher reserves the right of approval of all material submitted for publication and may in its discretion exclude or modify any such material.
For enquiries please contact Diane Wolfson at the Board of Deputies office. The closing date for submissions will be announced.
Tel. 012 346 8712
THE STORY OF THE PRETORIA JEWISH COMMUNITY from 1930
The Pretoria Jewish History Group has been quietly but steadily working over the past few years with the goal of producing a history book which will do the Pretoria Jewish Community proud.
A small, enthusiastic committee was formed by the Pretoria Council of the Jewish Board of Deputies to bring this project to reality. It consists of Keith Smith (chair), Avril Cohen, David Levy, Myra Egdes, Victor Gordon, Lawrence Nowosenetz and Isadore Kahanowitz. This group has collected archival material, photographs, memorabilia and articles and, with research, they have written articles on many facets of the community. We are fortunate to have Keith Smith‘s amazing private archive. He has painstakingly collected and organised historical material over many years as a hobby. His diligence is reaping the rewards as a treasure trove of data from which the group makes extensive use. Members of the community have also been interviewed and their memoirs documented.
period to be covered is from 1930 to the present day. This work is a continuation of the existing book published by the Board of Deputies in 1987, titled “The story of the Pretoria Jewish Community up to 1930” and edited by (Rebbetzen) Jill Katz. Interestingly, this first book took 11 years to produce. The task then was far more difficult due to the scarcity of historical records. We are fortunate as the current period for the new book is still within living memory of some, and also well recorded and documented by various organisations. No doubt, the greatest source of information on our community is the Pretoria Jewish Chronicle, published since 1970.
The book is intended to be a vibrant and comprehensive history of all aspects of our community and a quality coffee table-sized book.
It will comprise two sections. The historical narrative will form the first section while the second section shall consist of biographies of families and businesses which have been associated with Pretoria and which contributed to community life. An opportunity will be given to the community to submit sponsored articles about their families. This offer is advertised above. The publication date is expected to be in about a year.