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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

 

BOOK YOUR

GUIDED TOUR

HERE

SOUTH AFRICAN RESIDENTS

Discounted Adult entry fee:   R100

Discounted Senior entry fee:  R50

CURRENT EXHIBITION
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​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...

UPCOMING
EVENTS
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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!

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.

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VISIT OUR
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