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Address: 88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 021 465 1546
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It has a very warm welcoming atmosphere, a shop for jewish memorabilia, and a wonderful museum. The food is tasty, milk and vegetarian, no meat products. Can sit inside or outside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It has a very warm welcoming atmosphere, a shop for jewish memorabilia, and a wonderful museum. The food is tasty, milk and vegetarian, no meat products. Can sit inside or outside in a lovely tree covered setting

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stamford, ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is an interactive, exciting experience, well worth a two or three hour visit. It tells the story of the Jewish community in this beautiful country, and of their triumphs and tragedies. It is very vivid and lively in its story-telling, and totally informed my visit to this city and country. There is a special exhibit about the Jewish... More 

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I wandered through here with my hubby. Neither of us were really aware about the contribution to South African development has been made over the last century by the influx of Jewish immigrants into this country. I was asked by a volunteer, why I had come into the museum if I wasn't Jewish, it's because I wanted to learn.

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seattle wa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Part of this museum is the Holocaust area. They don't limit the discussion to Jewish people, but to all people caught in the wheels of a hate machine, such as the Rwandans. The museum offered a small but powerful exhibit about Rwanda, featuring photographs of pairs of people: perpetrator and victim. The pairs talked about what the reconciliation meant to... More 

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

IF you a lot in Jewish culture, I think it might be interesting. We were just passing through nice garden and found this museaum. Worth visit if you have nothing to do or you a jewish.

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Nice combination of the present functioning synagogue with the 'old' synagogue and a museum. Give one a complete picture of the community.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a museum that is not just for Jewish individuals both from South Africa and abroad. The museum has lessons for everyone learn.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

In a couple of hours, one learns the history of the Jewish population in most of South Africa. The exhibits are displayed in historical context. We had the privilege of a docent-led tour, but the explanations at each point are easily understood. Of special note- the complete depiction of a portion of a European shtetel. At he same location- The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had a wonderful visit here with our friends. A lovely man told us about the Synagogue which was quite decorative and perhaps the most attractive of any Synagogue I have seen. At the time we visited, the Museum had a very interesting exhibition of Japanese miniature carved items - Netsuke - which were superb. The shop attached to the... More 

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Chestnut Ridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Our visit to Cape Town's Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum was a wonderful treat. First we visited the beautiful Great Synagogue and were given a tour and an interesting background of the Jewish community of Cape Town by a very friendly and informative docent named "Ben" (sorry Ben, I forgot your last name). Next we visited the Jewish Museum which... More 

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Address: Address: 88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 021 465 1546
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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