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Friday 10am – 2pm
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WElcome to the south african jewish museum


Standard Adult: R250
Students Over 12 years: R50
Students Under 12 years: FREE



Discounted Adult: R100

Discounted Senior: R50

Discovering the story of one of the great communities of the Jewish diaspora is one of Cape Town’s

not-to-be missed heritage experiences.

Situated on perhaps the most historic urban square mile in the country and built as an extension of South Africa’s oldest synagogue, the South African Jewish Museum is a marvel of modern architecture whose contents mirror this fusion of the old world and the new. Its gleaming interiors house a range of interactive displays, audio-visual presentations and fascinating artefacts, taking visitors on a journey back to South African Jewry’s early roots in Eastern Europe and elsewhere. Featuring a life-sized recreation of a shtetl, the museum traces the cultural history of Jews, Jewish life and Judaism in general.

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In this solo exhibition, Mimesis, artist Moran Kliger presents large scale, labour-intensive pencil on paper figurative drawings.

Large drawings in round frames akin to windows peeking into the human unconscious feature manifestations of fear and admiration for nature. The drawings are arranged as a pictorial panorama, in which the figurative and the abstract blend, chaos threatens to overtake order, the shades of gray and black are pitted against the white, and a void forms against fullness. 

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CEDRIC KUSHNER: Music & Boxing Legend

16 April 2024 | 6pm

From Muizenberg underdog to American top achiever, Cedric Kushner’s life story could be a plot of a movie.


Driven by self-belief and the desire for success, he rose to the very pinnacle of the boxing and music worlds, eventually being inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.


The SAJM offers programmes to students of all ages from pre-school to university level. We can arrange a general tour lasting about an hour, or a programme tailored to specific ages, interests and requests. Theme-specific programmes are also developed around our temporary exhibitions.


 "Beautiful exhibitions, beautiful building and beautiful setting. Thank you for the experience"


Fabio, Brazil

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