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    • SAJR - Call back the past

    Herber House remembered, 50 years on

    Jun 24, 2015 1 Comment
    The first Jewish boarding facility in SA was opened in the Forties by the SA Jewish Board of Education and named after Harry Herber, the founder of Greatermans. Herber House‘s hostel was an imposing castle-like structure on the Kopje in South Street, Yeoville – opposite the now- iconic Ponte building. The hostel provided boarding for Jewish school pupils from SA country districts and other African nations during the 1940's, 50's and 60's before being closed. At a recent reunion – see picture of attendees – R1,600 was collected for Hatzolah.
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