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Dave Bloom was born and educated in Salisbury, Rhodesia now Harare, Zimbabwe. He was active in Habonim Rhodesia and Bakoach between 1971/2 as well as Chairman of the Rhodesian Zionist Youth Council.

He came to live in Israel in 1973. He is married to Gail (nee Hellig) ex Cape Town. They were founding members of Kochav Yair where they have lived for nearly 30 years.

Dave worked for Reuters for 20 years including stints of 5 years as Manager Sub-Sahara Africa based in Harare and Marketing Manager in London for 3 years. He has been a partner in a software company Exsys since 1997. He is also a partner in a Personal History company – Milestones and Meanings.

He is currently chairman of Telfed - S A Zionist Federation (Israel). Dave was the Founder and administrator of the Zimbabwe Jewish Community website – recording history of that community.

The Blooms have two married daughters and six grandchildren

1922: The Waldman family in Tel Aviv (from left) Elka, Moshe, Lala (Dave Bloom’s mother), Rose, Betty

Moshe Waldman as a young soldier in the Austro-Hungarian Army – First World War

The Power Hydro Electric Power Station on the Jordan River in the 1920s. Photo: Zionist Archives

Some of the Photovoltaic (PC) panels on the roof of Gail and Dave Bloom’s home in Kochav Yair

Moshe Waldman (second row on left), with Pinhas Rutenberg (second row, fourth from left, ) and workers of the original Israel Electric Corporation at the first diesel-powered station in Hachashmal Street, Tel Aviv, circa 1926

 My story starts almost 100 years ago when my maternal ...

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The Bloom family circa 1940 in Salisbury, Rhodesia. From left: the writer’s father Leslie Bloom, his aunt Minnie, uncle Harry, grandfather Phil and uncle Myer

Spielberg ... Shoah project

The French writer Marcel Proust wrote with great eloquence a...