The entrance to the museum is situated in the Old Synagogue, the first synagogue built in South Africa in 1863. This is linked to the new gallery by a bridge - the bridge between the old and the new - the gangplank to the shores of the Cape and the immigrants'
The Museum is interactive and
hi-tech, using different media to present highlights of South African history, and transforming the
Jewish community's story into
a vital account of individual and organisational roles and contributions. Dynamic displays reveal the community's response to the moral and political challenges that confronted them.
On view are rare Judaica artifacts, animated video footage of the famous Barney Barnato and Max Rose, and an award winning documentary film 'Nelson Mandela. A Righteous Man', which is screened throughout the day.