Jewish Pioneers Memorial Museum Port Elizabeth South Africa

The Port Elizabeth Orthodox Hebrew Congregation was formed in 1903; members were mainly Eastern European Jews who came to South Africa after severe pogroms and persecution in Russia, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. On 12 December 1912, Rabbi J.L. Landau consecrated the Raleigh Street Synagogue.

Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Monday, December 27, 2004

visitor’s book:
“A walk down Memory Lane; well done!” Myrna Gordon (Neé Porter), Rivonia Johannesburg South Africa
“Thank you for doing this for all of us”. Barry Mirkin, Madison Wisconsin USA
“Like a Dream”. Patricia Mirkin, Summerstrand Port Elizabeth South Africa
“A work of Love”. Sheila Raizon, Sea Point South Africa
“I am totally in awe of what has been created!” Lyn Kalmin, St. Ives Australia
“Very impressed; a highlight of my visit”. Lester Kalmin, St. Ives Australia
“Fantastic! A trip down memory lane”. Brian Weinronk, Cape Town South Africa
“Remembrance is key to future”. Rabbi Adi Sultanik, Johannesburg South Africa & Israel
“Every time we come, it gets more interesting”. Meyer & Thelma Saker
“As a Port Elizabeth Jewess, this synagogue was my childhood. We have revelled in this living memorial to the Jews of P.E. Mazel Tov, Effie Schauder”. Dr Vivienne Zinobar-Joffe, Bristol UK
“A wonderful tribute to a great people”. Norma Rogers
“Very proud of being a Jew; excellent display”. Molly Berg, Park Drive Port Elizabeth South Africa
Theodor Herzl Jewish Day School Port Elizabeth visit on 29 June 1999:
Y “Exciting and interesting”. Liat Castelein (age 9 years)
Y “Fun!” Michael Kushner (age 9 years)
Y “Interesting”. Nicole Levy (age 9 years)
Y “Brilliantly set out”. Jade Trehaeven (age 10 years)

“Revisiting this remarkable historical record; wonderful to be able to see my sister-in-law’s reaction to this memorial museum”. Hadassah Levin, Jerusalem Israel
“It was wonderful to come ‘home’”. Joyce Seagull
“The family of Israel lives”. Frank Miller, London
“A wonderful and warm museum, with interesting artefacts and information; and a wonderful welcome. Thank you”. Shea Albert, SA Jewish Museum Cape Town South Africa
“The museum is full of memories of my families, Goodman and Bernstein”. Alan Goodman, Kfar Saba Israel
“A memory to cherish”. Harold Bettman, Sydney Australia
“A moving experience of the old world of years gone by. Thank you for your work. Tali Nates, Johannesburg South Africa
“The upstairs montage of the photos expanded and very well done”. Vera Sendzul, aunt of Malcolm Freedland, Manchester & Israel
“Very interesting, I found it wonderful seeing the family history”. Carianne Stern, London England
“Brings back so many happy memories of my youth in P.E.”. Elsa & Carol Chapman (Elsa neé Cimbelman), Milnerton Cape Town South Africa
“Wonderful chance to discover aspects of my grandparents’ lives”. Leonard Esakowitz, Glasgow Scotland


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