Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy SA-SIG
The SA-SIG Newsletter
Editor: Colin Plen [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Copyright © 2002-2014 Saul Issroff, Roy Ogus, SAfrica SIG
and Jewishgen Inc.
Revised: 13 February 2014
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Southern African families originated from many diverse countries and cultures, and were broken up in the mid-19th and early 20th century when brothers and sisters went to the United States, England and Southern Africa, sometimes losing contact in the process.
Now, in the early years of the 21st century, this process of emigration has repeated itself and South Africans are moving from Southern Africa to the four corners of the world with the result that many Southern African Jewish communities have disappeared.
Our Special Interest Group has been producing a quarterly Newsletter since 2000 in which we include articles on Personalities in the Southern African Jewish Community; Religious Congregations; Communities - present and past; and general news about the lives our Southern African families led.
We would like to see members actively involved in putting on record personal accounts of their communities for publication in our Newsletter. Accounts should include families of the community; aspects of local Jewish life, its institutions and particular character. Jewish involvement in the community at large, its history, business life and development could be featured as well.
Articles for printing in the Newsletter should be sent either to Colin Plen, Editor, at email@example.com. General enquiries about the Newsletter can be sent either to Colin Plen or to
Roy Ogus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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