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Educational programmes & tours for Grades R-12

Do cultural excursions help to support your teaching of English, History, or Life Orientation? The Jewish community is one of many minority groups to explore in our diverse society. Who are we, what do we believe, how did we come to South Africa and what is our culture all about?

 

Our evocative displays are a springboard for creative writing. Themes such as migration, early colonial history, apartheid and discrimination bring history to life. Or you could ask for our cultural diversity education programme and anti-bullying workshop. Our guides are ready to help students engage with object-based learning, critical thinking and answering open-ended questions that are relevant to their lives today. Entry is free for school groups. You may combine more than one tour.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • School tours are free of charge, although donations are welcome to support visits from less privileged schools.

  • Up to 60 learners can be accommodated per visit.

  • Visits from schools in underprivileged areas are subsidized to include transport and a meal for each student.  

  • Contact Belinda on education@sajewishmuseum.co.za or 021 465-1546.

Grade R to Grade 3

Who are the Jews? See what Jewish people do - synagogue visit, introduction to shabbat, traditional songs, story and dress up in the old village, touch table with cultural objects (1.5 hours)

Inspiring Immigrants (Grade 3):  How can immigrants make their mark? Stories of famous Jewish immigrants to South Africa, their contribution to society and the lives they touched – Samuel Marks, Ray Alexander, Max Rose, Isaac Ochberg (1 hour)

Grade 4-5

Who are the Jews? See what Jewish people do - synagogue visit, introduction to shabbat, traditional songs, story and dress up in the old village, touch table (1.5 hours)

Inspiring Immigrants:  How can immigrants make their mark? Stories of famous Jewish immigrants to South Africa, their contribution to society and the lives they touched – Samuel Marks, Ray Alexander, Max Rose, Isaac Ochberg (1 hour)

A New Land, A New Life: How does it feel leaving everything behind to become a stranger in a strange country? Challenges of migration, fitting in to a new culture, making friends (1 hour)

Grade 6-7

What is Jewish Life? Beliefs, traditions, cultural objects and synagogue visit (1.5 hours)

Inspiring Immigrants: How can immigrants make their mark? Stories of famous Jewish immigrants to South Africa, their contribution to society and the lives they touched – Samuel Marks, Ray Alexander, Max Rose, Isaac Ochberg (1 hour)

A New Land, A New Life: How does it feel leaving everything familiar behind to become a stranger in a strange country? Challenges of xenophobia, displacement, identity, fitting in (1 hour)

Cultural Diversity Education Programme: Take steps to create an anti-bullying culture, engage with topics of human diversity, values, ethics, and social justice (3.5 hours)

Pebble or Peddle: a creative writing workshop: Old village and smous wagon displays (1 hour)

Grade 8
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What is Jewish Life? Beliefs, traditions, cultural objects and synagogue visit (1.5 hours)

Cultural Diversity Education Programme: Take steps to create an anti-bullying culture, engage with topics of human diversity, values, ethics, and social justice (3.5 hours)

Inspiring Immigrants: How can immigrants make their mark? Stories of famous Jewish immigrants to South Africa, their contribution to society and the lives they touched – Samuel Marks, Ray Alexander, Max Rose, Isaac Ochberg (1 hour)

A New Land, A New Life: How does it feel leaving everything familiar behind to become a stranger in a strange country? Challenges of displacement, identity, fitting in, xenophobia (1 hour)

Pebble or Peddle: a creative writing workshop: Old village and smous wagon displays (1 hour)

High School (Grade 9-12)

What is Jewish Life? Beliefs, traditions, cultural objects and synagogue visit (1 hour)

A New Land, A New Life: how does it feel leaving everything familiar behind to become a stranger in a strange country? Challenges of xenophobia, displacement, identity, fitting in, adaptation (1 hour)

Combined Tour of the SAJM and Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre (3 hours)

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