Preserving the footprint of the Southern African Jewish Community online

August 3, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The second of three webinars with three presentations.

Once Upon a time in Vryburg: Remembering a country community through a website and other tales

A journey to recount and remember the personal and collective stories of the Vryburg Jews, mistakes made and lessons learnt.

Presented by Gary Sussman | Tel Aviv, Israel

Gary Sussman was raised in Vryburg and attended Kimberley Boys High. He later studied at UCT and was very involved in Habonim before making Aliyah. He did his post-graduate studies at Tel Aviv University and LSE. Gary is married to Dorit and is the father of Amit, Rotem and Galia.


Creating An Online Community From Scratch

Challenges faced online and suggestions of how to overcome them. Unexpected advantages and outcomes.

Presented by Rabbi Ryan Newfield | Muizenberg Hebrew Congregation | Cape Town, South Africa

Rabbi Newfield has had international pulpit experience and is a surfer, yogi, guitarist, food and adventure enthusiast. He is also a world traveller in search of G-d always and everywhere.


The Woodstock & Salt River Hebrew Congregation Collection at the SAJM Archive

The goals, steps and experience of creating the WSRHC digital archive collection for the SAJM Archive.

Presented by Juan-Paul Burke | Freelance Copy Editor, Librarian, Archivist & Historical Researcher | Pretoria, South Africa

Juan-Paul Burke is a Pretorian who freelances as a copy editor, librarian, archivist and historical researcher and who has a fascination for South African Jewish history.

Moderator: Geraldine Auerbach

Wednesday 4 August, 11am – 12.30pm (SA time) at 7pm Sydney Melbourne, 5pm Perth

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The video of the first session


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