Ben Krengel

Dr. Ben Krengel was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1933, and lives in the southern suburbs. He studied chemistry, botany and medicine at the Universities of Witwatersrand and Edinburgh. He is a doctor at East Rand hospital, where he is active in the treatment of AIDS, and researches sinusitis and dietary conditions. He is also the gabbai of the 80-year-old Rosettenville synagogue. The Krengels often come to Israel to visit the Israeli branch of their family, in Beit Shemesh. Ben is a frequenter of old bookshops (English and Yiddish) in Jerusalem, and also keeps an eye open for classical records, his collection runs into uncounted hundreds. He and his wife Felicia have two children and nine grandchildren.

Jerusalem in dreams

Jerusalem in dreams

by Ben Krengel

Ben Krengel's beautiful poem is about fulfilling his more ...
Caress a Cheetah

Caress a Cheetah

by Ben Krengel

A poignant and descriptive emotional poem recalling more ...
The Johannesburg Jewish Book Festival, 1950

The Johannesburg Jewish Book Festival, 1950

by Ben Krengel

A visit to the International Jewish book fair held more ...
 
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