the south african jewish museum
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 es the cultural history of Jews, Jewish life and Judaism in general.
On 13 December, the South African Jewish Museum in Cape Town will launched an engaging exhibition entitled Ground Breakers: A History of Progressive Judaism in South Africa. This is the first-ever exhibition on Progressive Judaism in South Africa...
To accompany the SAJM’s current exhibition, “Ground Breakers: A History of Progressive Judaism in South Africa”, the museum, in conjunction with Temple Israel, will be hosting a webinar series to explore in more detail aspects of Progressive Judaism touched on in the exhibition.
The SAJM Education Outreach Program is designed to support the Grades 5- 6 Life Skills, and Grades 7 Life Orientation Curricula and provide learners with an opportunity to develop life skills and knowledge through interactive, informative, and experiential learning. In keeping...
A remarkable collection of African Judaica, from local artists and crafts people
"Beautiful exhibitions, beautiful building and beautiful setting. Thank you for the experience"