Situated in the "Museum Mile" in central Cape Town, the South African Jewish Museum offers visitors a truly unique experience with its bold architectural design, interactive
multi-media displays and engaging accounts of South African
The SA Jewish Museum commands two views. One section borders the National Gallery and Company’s Garden – arguably the most interesting urban square mile in the country. This environment is rich in historical, cultural and religious associations and the stately
white-washed buildings, walkways, stairs, fountains, ponds, statues and gnarled oak trees all exude an old fashioned colonial charm.
The main body of the museum faces onto a paved landscaped court linking the Old Synagogue (1863) - the first synagogue built on South African soil, the Great Synagogue (1905), and the Albow Centre, which comprises the South African Jewish Museum Shop, the Gitlin Library, the Café Riteve, the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, and the Israel Abrahams hall.