Featured Collections

Glendale

Established in 1966, Glendale Home was the result of a concerned group of people recognizing the necessity for a home for the intellectually disabled Jewish community. Following the renovation of the original house (now known as the Homestead), building on the current home was begun in 1971 once the facility proved too small. In 1986, a further addition was built, expanding the home even further. Glendale’s mission is to provide care to those intellectually disabled persons within the Jewish community. Such care includes residential and holiday care, physiotherapy, training and counseling, and an occupational and stimulation centre for the residents, which offers programmes each day focusing on music, art and news-telling. Glendale encourages working on one’s abilities rather than focus on one’s disabilities. Residents are encouraged to care for themselves as much as possible with minimal supervision. This collection includes several photographs of the residents taking part in activities, a booklet concerning the fiftieth anniversary of the Jewish Sheltered Employment Centre, and several newspaper clippings concerning social activities and issues concerning Glendale around 1982 to 1983. (VHS currently unknown?) (Glendale is part of Jewish Care Cape, an organization which caters for the community’s psycho-social and other health needs through autonomous social service agencies) http://www.glendalehome.co.za/ 123456►... read more

Benjamin Pogrund

One of the most influential reporters during the Apartheid struggle, Benjamin Pogrund’s collection depicts his life through a series of photographs taken of his family and several important political moments of his career. Included are images of him at the Rand Daily Mail paper during a raid in 1970, photographs of Robert Sobukwe and Pogrund’s family relaxing together, and several appearances by Nelson Mandela during the final years of Apartheid. A slightly more personal look at his life is offered by family photos of his children, camp photos at Habonim, and later images of their travels around London. Show slideshow... read more