The Partisan Song links South African students with schools in Lithuania and Russia

April 24, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Perth-based Eli Rabinowitz has told his story on his resurgence of the Partisans’ Song many times, but now he has returned to his native South Africa to introduce his campaign to the country’s Jewish Day Schools. A video report.

This impressive 12 minute segment on the Global Partisans’ Song Project featured on SABC TV, South Africa’s national television network, last Sunday

Rabinowitz too J-Wire: “There are many Jewish educators around the world with connections to either United Herzlia Schools in Cape Town or King David Schools in Johannesburg.

Eli Rabinowitz and Chief Rabbi Mirvis

Add to that the large percentage of Jewish South African migrants who attended these two schools.

They must feel particularly proud of their Alma Maters that are engaging Jewish students to stand up and be proud and knowledgeable of their Jewish cultural heritage.
We must not forget the significant contribution of the teachers and many students of the ORT schools in the FSU – the Former Soviet Union, who have participated.
ORT schools in the FSU which have supported the program are in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania and Estonia.
The most prominent Jewish person who attended Herzlia School in Cape Town is none other than the Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth, Ephraim Mirvis, pictured below with Eli Rabinowitz on a visit to Perth, Australia in 2014.

 

 

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