Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy SA-SIG
Paarl Hebrew Congregation
Editor: Dr Saul Issroff
Copyright © 2002 Saul Issroff, Mike Getz, SAfrica SIG
and Jewishgen Inc.
Revised: 27 September 2002
On 26 September 2002, Kelvyn Abramowitz KelAbraz@aol.com wrote:
Charles Press's book, The Light of Israel,
the history of the Paarl Jewish Congregation. lists at least seven different Nankins and one or two
family photos. Paarl is about 20 miles from Durbanville. Herman Nankin was
one of the founders of the congregation in 1895. On SA sig website you will
find a list of the Shtetls of origin of the Paarl community.
I am an ex-Paarlite.
On 24 June 2002, Kelvyn Abramowitz wrote:
There was a Dr Rivlin who was involved in Jewish education in Cape Town in
the late 50's or 60's. He subbed at the Paarl Talmud Torah and was my cheder
teacher at some time. I remember a big man with silver rimmed glasses and a
beard. I don't think he was older than his mid 40's at the most and was