Hedy Davis Interviewed on CHAIFM 101.9 (Click on the "Play" button to the left)
Below is my latest Chai FM 101.9 radio interview. Seems this is the one people love the most so press the button, sit back and relax – in the first two minutes Charisse Zeifert tells her audience about the other interviews she will air. Her entertaining one hour program runs from 12.00 noon on a Friday.
Please note that I will be giving an illustrated talk on the story of the Shtetl by the Sea, at Jaffa, Pretoria on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at 7.30 pm. Enjoy – LOL Hedy
Hedy Davis Interviewed on Mzantsi People (Click on the "Play" button to the left)
Wayne Turner interviews Hedy Davis and talks about her book, Muizenberg the Story of the Shtetl by the Sea.
Herman Lategan, ‘a story teller from Sea Point’ – found my book ‘Muizenberg the Story of the Shtetl by the Sea’, to be a gripping story about the Jews of Muizenberg, and their almost inhuman determination to overcome their misfortune and hardship, inspiring!(Huisgenoot p 76, 18 December 2014)
Thank you all who have written to me, be it on Facebook or through letters - So many charming comments have come my way – allow me please to share a few of them with you...
Ian Miller – Sydney Your book has been a fascinating read – so many names and connections from the past. It’s not unusual to go out to friends and find four or five of the couples there have some or other attachment to Muizenberg. I guess you can take the boykie out of Muizenberg but not Muizenberg out of the boykie.
I loved the book from beginning to end – and will treasure it always. Love Heather
Heather Super Editor SAJAC NEWS – Canada
Naomi Bloch – Melbourne
I have already received and read THE BOOK. I was most impressed with the content and your style. I am sure it will be used by students of social history of the Cape, and, of course, the Jewish community in Cape Town.
Just bought your book. Great piece of work. I will pass it on to my children and grandchildren. You did something that has lasting value, particularly for the South African Jewish Diaspora. Lots of love Wilfred Teper –Toronto
Tribute to Jimmy Seftel by his son Paul – London
Although my father was increasingly frail in the last few years, and his eyesight had faded, he remained mentally as sharp as ever. He was a mine of information about Muizenberg and thoroughly enjoyed Hedy Davis's recent book "The Shtetl By The Sea" which my mother read to him.
Thank you for alerting me to your interviews on Simcha. I watched with great pleasure – you are a terrific storyteller and with Muizenberg you seem to have found your mètier. I look forward to the next one. Love Marge Green – Cape Town
Anna-Magdalene De Jager – Pretoria
Your telling of the Jewish history of Muizenberg should be made available on DVD. Most interesting. Thank you for your work to preserve this history. With the closing down of many Synagogues across South Africa, as more and more Jews immigrate, our history is being lost.
Derek Berghaus – San Diego
You've done a huge simcha for the people of Muizenberg doing the exhibition, writing the book, and you have told a story that I am sure that the people of Muizenberg and Cape Town appreciate you bringing these memories to life....thank you once again.
Sonja Shields Bulkin – Johannesburg
What a lovely article on Muizenberg in the Jewish Life! Mazeltov!
René Karpas – Houston
So proud of you Hedy, you bring back memories and you ensure continuation of our wonderful happy heritage.
Judge Ralph Zulman – Johannesburg
The book contains a comprehensive and well written chronological account of the history of Jewish Muizenberg. Reading it brought back many happy childhood memories for me. I am sure that it will do the same for other readers.
On 7 August 2014, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis gave a lecture at the Sydenham Shul Hall, and Hedy was honoured to present him with a copy of her book.
When Rabbi Errol Mirvis was newly qualified, the Muizenberg congregation engaged him to do the Services for the High Holidays of 1981 – he had recently obtained Smicha and agreed to officiate for a fee of R300 plus a return ticket to Israel and accommodation was arranged for him as well as his wife and child. His wife told me the food at the Hotel Sharon was simply wonderful and she remembers well how they ate and ate and ate!
The Services conducted he were considered ‘very good’ and the committee noted that they would be pleased to have him again the following year. However by then the young Rabbi had moved to Ireland and was on the path that as Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis led him to become the esteemed Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth in 2013. But for a few moments in time he had graced the Bimah of the Muizenberg Shul.
Hedy Davis Interviewed on 101.9 ChaiFM (Click on the "Play" button to the left)
This interview was conducted by Terry Shakinofsky for her program on CHAIFM People of the Book, Friday mornings at11.00am. Please note that the book, Muizenberg – the story of - The Shtetl by the Sea is readily available at KITCHENIQUE – although the book signing referred to at the end of the recording took place on 31 January 2014. (Permission to use this podcast was granted by ChaiFM)
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