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South African Jewish Museum

Address: 88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 021 465 1546
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Well laid out, and good for all ages. Over the years, within all industries, the Jewish contribution has been positive and huge. We did not realise just how many of the senior supporters and activists of the ANC were Jewish. Go - and enjoy!

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Very well presented with helpful and friendly staff. The café was good enough for us to visit 3 times.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Not as graphic as some Jewish museums but nonetheless, this place offers the information and 'time' to sit and reflect on the evils of human nature, the hope...and how lucky the vast majority of us are. It is particularly poignant here in SA given the close links of the Jewish community to those in the struggle against the oppressive Apartheid... More 

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brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Easy to find and park near. Many interesting exhibits especially liked the shtetl and to see how the South African community had developed. We had a very good guide who gave interesting insight into the community in both Cape Town and SA

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

There is a changing exhibition, this time it was ' Menshes' of successful people who have gievn back / developed/ made significant progress for the community at large. Also the permanent exhibition of Prominent Jews through the years and a terrific netsuke display which is mindblowing, the detail is awesome and there is also a shtetl display, very interesting 2... More 

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Lebanon, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I found the place very well done, gave the knowledge in a very easy way to understand and was very well put together in a historical way everyone can see the life as it was at that time

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North East
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I was very disappointed not to be able to visit here on the last day of my holiday as I had left my passport in the safe at my hotel and I wasn't allowed in to the museum unless I showed it. I can understand the need for security nowadays but I had proof of who I was in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We thought the synagogue was lovely and the museum very interesting, particularly the details of immigration into South Africa, not only by the Jews but going much further back. A charming lady showed us around and answered all our questions as well as recommending lots of other things to do while we were in Cape Town

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I'm not one who loves museums, but I must say this was interesting! Besides for the basics of Jewish items and holidays, there is a nice amount of information on the immigration of Jews to South Africa. I especially enjoyed the Lithuanian exhibit, which portrayed what it was like to live in the small villages in Lithuania, where the Jews... More 

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Cape town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

In our diverse country, we do not know all about the different cultures. I was prompted to visit after reading the book 'The Jews in South Africa'

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