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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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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Gives a comprehensive and well documented overview of Sth African Jewish life, and how it arrived. Plenty to see listen and learn, very accessible in centre of CPT

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Netanya, Central District, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Nothing much to see there. Entrance is cheap but its a waste of time and boring. Only a bunch of photos and thats it

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Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A well-preserved and rich history of the South African Jewish community, and not just in urban areas but in the outlying communities and districts, too. DO take the schul tour of the Gardens Synagogue on your way to the museum. The stained glass windows depicting the holidays and festivals are beautiful. Would recommend one tour the Holocaust Centre last as... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A visit worth the while. Although the size of the Museum is not very big, it illustrates the suffering of the Jewish Community clearly and raises awareness.

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Bulawayo
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had an excellent realistically priced lunch. Toured the Jewish museum which has an entry charge. Then we went to see the Holocaust museum, voluntary donation on exit. This was really informative and at the same time upsetting. Two gift shops.

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Manchester
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Got a recommendation to attend from the guesthouse we were staying in - and a book recommendation also. We went to the art gallery alongside the Jewish museum first (which I would highly recommend and has an amazing exhibit at the moment). However we weren't allowed into the Jewish museum as we didn't have passport or driving licence as proof... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very well presented and provided us with the background to the development of the S. African Community - well worth a visit . . .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Definitely worth it to go see if you are interested in the origin of the Jews in Cape Town and South Africa as a whole. Beautiful synagogue, one of the nicest I have seen. Definitely worth going to!

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Our visit was cut short because we had left it too late in the afternoon to visit, but even so, we found it a most enlightening and enjoyable museum. You start off in the old synagogue and then move across onto the first floor of the next building for a major exhibition featuring among other things, the migration of Jews... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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