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Memories of the 6 day war in Beit Hakerem, Jerusalem

We came on Aliyah from South Africa in July, 1961, and in the summer of 1962, we came as new immigrants to the lovely suburb of Beit Hakerem, Jerusalem, after 8 months in an absorption center called Ben Yehuda, close to a "maberah" called Shikun Dora. The nearest city was Netanya. Once we knew that we were going to locate to Jerusalem, we searched for a neighbourhood that resembled as closely as possible, our own neighbourhood in Pretoria.

A meeting with Durban's mentors in Ra'anana

Durbanites salute legendary Carmel teachers Issy Fisher and Mike Kessel

By Steve LINDE

All you need to know about South Africa - Israel Relations

The ‘romance’ between the pioneering Jews in Southern Africa and the State of Israel, goes back long before Israel’s independence in 1948...

Learn all you need to know about the Amazing histpry between the two countries...

The Jewish Country Communities of Limpopo/Northern Transvaal by Charlotte Wiener

The book ‘The Jewish Country Communities of Limpopo/ Northern Transvaal’ recalls the history of the Jewish country communities in the northern part of South Africa from the first pioneers, who came from England and Germany, then from Lithuania and Latvia, at the end of the 18th Century until their demise at the end of the 20th Century.

An Oleh's Journey...

"Hello Doron,

I hope you are well, it has been such a long time since we last chatted, and I guess it is time to catch up, and say hello.

How time has flown, since I did Aliyah, wow the flight 31 December 2008 changed things in my life.

Musical Welcome To the New Year - Jerusalem

Some ten days before Rosh Hashanah, a lovely musical welcome was accorded to the new year about to enter the scene in the masorti Synagogue in Jerusalem - also marking the re-inauguration of the Synagogue after its renovation - by the Synagogue's Meitar Choir, conducted by Anat Rubinstein,  in a joint concert with the Eitz Chaim Choir of Raanana, conducted by Moshe Cohen.

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