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WElcome to

the south african jewish museum

MUSEUM HOURS

Sunday–Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 2pm
Closed Saturdays & Jewish Holidays

Open Public Holidays

Jewish Holidays: see HERE

   

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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.

ADMISSION PRICES

Standard Adult:                  R200

Students Over 12 years:      R50

Students Under 12 years:    FREE

 

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SOUTH AFRICAN RESIDENTS

Discounted Adult entry fee:   R100

Discounted Senior entry fee:  R50

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
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An exhibition presenting the extraordinary career of Ali Bacher opened to the public at the South African Jewish Museum in December 2021. Visitors to The Life of Ali Bacher: From the Cricket Field to the Boardroom will follow...

EVENTS
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Book Launch: Mensches In The Trenches

Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Time: 6pm

Venue: 88 Hatfield Street, Gardens

Join author Jonathan Ancer, in conversation with Deborah Posel for the launch of his new book...

EDUCATION PROGRAMME
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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. In keeping...

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ONLINE STORE

A remarkable collection of African Judaica, from local artists and crafts people 

VISITOR
COMMENTS

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

  

Fabio, Brazil