Namibia Jewish Community


This is the shul in Windhoek Namibia , built in 1920’s. The community leader Zvi Gorelik, a man for all Jewish seasons, opening it.



The grave of  Mr. Pukowitz. Called the “king of Namibia” due to his extensive business holdings.DSCN1055

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Cornerstone laying for the Windhoek synagogue. Chief Rabbi of SA in center.

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Screens on the synagogue to prevent grenades from being thrown in during the independence.DSCN1080Jewish cemetery

Plane crashed with 5 Israelis. The house it landed in was almost destroyed save the magen david and old testament of the non Jewish resident. She was so moved and felt it was a miracle. She made this memorial and built an apartment just for the use of the Israeli families to use.


Nachum Gorelik’s home made kosher Ice cream



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