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 the cultural history of Jews, Jewish life and Judaism in general.
Standard Adult: R200
Students Over 12 years: R50
Students Under 12 years: FREE
SOUTH AFRICAN RESIDENTS
Discounted Adult entry fee: R100
Discounted Senior entry fee: R50
A lifetime resident of Cape Town, Arnold Castle (1932 – 2020) photographed South African residents and landscapes for over 40 years. A self-taught master of the craft, Arnold first picked up a camera in the early 1970’s to shoot a fashion catalogue for his family-owned, clothing manufacturing business...
Herzlia Matric Art Exhibition 2022
October will see the opening of the annual Herzlia Matric Art Exhibition at the SAJM.
This is always an exciting time of year for us as we watch the Grade 12 art student display their work with pride.
Be sure to watch this space for more details, you don’t want to miss out!
SAJM Education Outreach Programme
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.
A remarkable collection of African Judaica, from local artists and crafts people
"Beautiful exhibitions, beautiful building and beautiful setting. Thank you for the experience"