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Country participating in the 2012 Olympics: South Africa Jewish community: Jews of Lithuanian descent By: Sophie Radford School: King David Victory Park.

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1 Country participating in the 2012 Olympics: South Africa Jewish community: Jews of Lithuanian descent By: Sophie Radford School: King David Victory Park (Grade 4) City: Johannesburg Country: South Africa Teacher: Corinne Sandler

2 About South Africa * The southern most country in Africa * Main cities – Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban * Total population – approximately 50 million Black, White, Indian and Coloured South Africans * 11 official languages – English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Venda, Tswana, Tsonga, Pedi and Shangaan The first democratic president in South Africa

3 South Africas landscapes…

4 South Africa rainbow nation – a mixture of cultures and religions…

5 South Africas Jewish communities … * From , early generations of Jewish immigrants settled in most towns and cities throughout the country * Today there are about Jews living in South Africa largest Jewish communities live in Cape Town and Johannesburg most, like my family, are descendants from Lithuanian immigrants Isaac Schwartzman. My great- great grandfather with his family from Beksna Pauline Schwartzman. My great- great grandmother with her family from Pokroy

6 History of South Africas Lithuanian Jews … * Large numbers came to South Africa from because: They wanted to escape Russias harsh, anti-Semitic laws and the pogroms The discovery of gold and diamonds in South Africa offered them opportunities for a better and safer life My great-great-great grandparents in Johannesburg and my granny as a little girl

7 Wolmarans Street Shul Johannesburg – where my great-great grandparents and my granny and grandpa got married

8 The Great Park Synagogue where I was named Shiran

9 Famous Jewish South Africans: Nadine Gordimar - writer Barny Barnato – diamond magnate Ali Bacher - cricketer Judge Richard Goldstone - human rights champion William Kentridge - artist

10 ADON OLAM Adon olam, asher malach, b'terem kol y'tzir nivra. L'et na'asah v'cheftzo kol, azai melech sh'mo nikra. V'acharey kichlot hakol, l'vado yimloch nora. V'hu haya, v'hu hoveh, v'hu yih'yeh b'tifara. V'hu echad, v'eyn sheni l'hamshil lo, l'hachbira. B'li reishit, b'li tachlit, v'lo ha'oz v'hamisrah. V'hu Eli, v'chai go'ali, v'tzur chevli b'et tzarah. V'hu nisi umanos li, m'nat kosi b'yom ekra. B'yado afkid ruchi b'et ishan v'a'irah. V'im ruchi g'viyati, Adonai li v'lo ira


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