In memory of Issy Miller Z”L

Issy was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 75 years go. His parents were from Remegolla, Lithuania, and in 1937/1938 emigrated to what was Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. Issy was tremendously proud of his father’s achievements, and he always worked hard to emulate them. He studied accounting at Wits University in Johannesburg, and after qualifying returned to Bulawayo […]

A leader among us

By Guy Lieberman Cherie Albucher is one of those rare politicians who stepped into the political arena less out of a need for power, and more from a deep drive to help her local community.  Born in Jo’burg and schooled at King David Victory Park, Cherie’s family made the move to leave South Africa for […]

News & updates: July-August 2023

  With great sadness, we bade farewell to a friend and former Telfed Chairman, Itz Kalmonowitz Z”L on 24 July (6 Av). Itz was an ardent Zionist, from his youth in Habonim and through his involvement in the South African Zionist Federation. A qualified accountant, Itz made Aliyah in 1983 and settled in Jerusalem. Soon […]

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Message from incoming Telfed Chairman, Maish Isaacson

On Monday 26 June, Maish Isaacson was elected to serve as Chairman of Telfed during Telfed’s 2023 Annual General Meeting. He shares a message with the community: “I thank you for putting your trust in me to Chair this amazing organisation once again. My affinity, care, understanding and appreciation of how much this organisation does, […]

In memory of Myra Simon Z”L

Myra (Miriam) Simon was born on the 17th of June, 1927 to Eva (ne Berkovici) and Philip Weinberg, in Durban, South Africa. Myra was born in between her two brothers, Norman (1923) and Mark (1931). At the age of six, Myra lost her father Philip, a successful life insurance broker, who perished in a passenger […]

News and updates – June 2023

In May 1948, soon after the declaration of Independence of the State of Israel, the Egyptian army advanced and reached the Ad Halom bridge on the outskirts of Ashdod. They aimed to cross the bridge and capture the city of Tel Aviv. If this had happened, Israel would have lost the War of Independence. The […]

In memory of Meg Stoch Z”L (Meyrah bat Shmaryahu Yehuda)

31 August 1929 – 4 April 2023 Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grand-mother, Meg, was born in Doorfontein, Johannesburg, S.A. and spent her happy childhood years with 3 sisters and a brother in Belgravia and then Greenside, Johannesburg. Mom grew up in a traditional Lithuanian, passionately Zionistic home, observing closely as her mother volunteered […]

In memory of Les Stoch Z”L

Les Stoch was born in C.T. Nov 1925, to Barney and Minnie Stoch. The family lived in Kalbaskraal, which is between C.T and Malmesbury. He left for High School and University in C.T. where he graduated as a  Land Surveyor, later known as  Geodesy. Les joined Habonim Hachshara and made Aliyah with the garin in […]