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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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Our driver while in Cape Town was a very well educated Muslim man who had taken us to the vineyards that morning and we had an extra hour before returning to hotel. He suggested... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Our driver while in Cape Town was a very well educated Muslim man who had taken us to the vineyards that morning and we had an extra hour before returning to hotel. He suggested we visit the Jewish Museum , having no idea what religion we were. "Why" I asked, He said the Jewish Community had done a great deal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Extremely interesting history ,whether you be Jewish or not . Excellent library . Excellent place to eat local kosher food . Friendly ,helpful staff always willing to go the extra mile with questions and information.

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Repentigny, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The museum is really small. Many religious objects are displayed with many pictures and a lot of reading. If you go downstairs, you will find an exhibition of three small houses and that's it. You should rather go to the Holocaust center right next to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I loved the cafe here. Excellent food and beverages...comfortable. ..priced for comfort too. I visited on a Sunday afternoon. Children played. Families interacted. The Holocaust exhibit was intense!

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Somerset West
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The entrance security was quite tight, for obvious reasons, but not too intrusive. We were given a tour of the Synagogue and the history of the site. This was both informative and interesting. The Holocaust Centre was host to several groups of school children, and they seemed interested in what it was set up for. The exhibits were not overcrowded... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Even though I am not Jewish, I was pleased with this museum for its information and wonderful displays. I have seen other Jewish museums and this certainly rated up with the better ones.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I've always been interested in the history of Judaism and the effects of WWII, and at the museum and Holocaust Centre, I learnt a lot more about the effects of this tragedy on South African members of the Jewish community. A must for the history and cultural buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I went to the Jewish Museum on a recent Sunday. I was a bit hungry, but didn't see any restaurants in the area. When i approached the complex and saw the word "cafe", I thought that that was wonderful. The cafe had indoor seating, but on this beautiful day, sitting outside was really pleasant There were quite a few diners.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect from the museum and surrounding exhibits, but was pleasantly surprised. A visit to the shul (currently being used) was quite interesting given its design and history, the museum itself was illuminating about the arrival and development of South Africa's Jewish community (including issues around apartheid) and includes an unexpected exhibit of Japanese Netsuke (artistic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We liked the individual attention we got as we had a personalized tour of the synagogue before exploring the museum. The size of the museum is small and we liked the spacious layout. The cafeteria at the museum is a good place to have a quick bite to eat with inexpensive meals.

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