Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy SA-SIG
Wanderers View Hebrew Congregation
also known as Braamfontein Shul
Editor: Dr Saul Issroff
Copyright © 2003 Saul Issroff, Mike Getz, SAfrica SIG
and Jewishgen Inc.
Updated: 29 December 2003
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|In December 2003, Saul Issroff wrote:|
According to the 1928 Yearbook ...
Braamfontein Hebrew Congregation and Beth Sepher,
cnr. Smit and Loveday Street, Wanderers View.
100 members. Est. 1904.
1929 Office Bearers:
President: M Fox
Vice-President: S. Solarsh
Treasurer: J. Levy
Secretary: Michael H. Kam
P.O. Box 3995
Hon Secretary: A. Simons
Trustees: B. Saidman, M. Davis, H. Williams
Book examiners: M. Hurwitz, R. Jochelson
Committee: A. Cooper, P. Franklin, Ph. Pat Lansky,
M. Jochelson, S.D. Nathanson, K. Waldman, M. Symons,
S. Pillemer, L. Herman, A. Simmons, A.D. Levine.
In November 2003, Cecil Zlotnick wrote:
| ||I remember as a youngster of about 8 years old going to shul with my Dad for Mincha and Maariv. Also had Hebrew lessons with Rabbi Katz who was the Rabbi and Shochet. My dad had a grocery shop in Braamfontein; Zlotnick's Cash Bazaar.
The Braamfontein Shul was situated in Smit Street near the corner of Rissik Street, just above the railway station. I think it was in use until about 1946 and was then sold. As I wrote, Rev. Katz [I think he was a Rev.] walked with a limp and a walking stick and lived at the top of Jorisson Street where he used to
shochet chickens in his back yard.
We lived in Parktown North and my Dad had his shop until about 1965. I was a member of Bnei Akiva, married a Port Elizabeth girl and we went on Aliya in 1961. We went to the Parkview Greenside Shul. The Rav was Rabbi Lew and the Chazan in the early days was Kossowitski.
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In February 2003, Raymond Pillemer wrote:
| ||Wanderers View shul in Johannesburg ... was also known as the Braamfontein shul. I had my Barmitzvah there 50 years ago. The shul was sold to Anglo-American in, I would guess, 1965 and the funds and contents, Torahs, etc., were donated to the Yeshiva in Johannesburg. My Grandfather, Saul Pillemer, was very active in the shul.|