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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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Cape Town City Pass including Two Oceans Aquarium and District Six Museum
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Wonderful visit and very enlightening

Definitely allow yourself around 2 hours to cover the entire area and allow yourself to absorb a better understanding of the history of the Jews in Cape Town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lau0529
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Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely allow yourself around 2 hours to cover the entire area and allow yourself to absorb a better understanding of the history of the Jews in Cape Town.

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are Jewish or interested in matters Jewish, you'll want to put the SAJM near the top of your list. The chances are you don't know much about how the Jewish community started in SA, how it grew, and where it is now. But you will know all that and a lot more when you leave. In fact you... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely well done and comprehensive insights into the history of the Jews on the Cape--from small time peddlars to diamonds and ostrich feathers. Lovely exhibits, The modern orthodox still functioning synagogue is architecturally lovely and combines Eastern European traditions with a few Sephardic touches. Ask about the story behind and the symbolism of the fairly new stained glass windows.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a surprising and impressive historical site. The old jewish synagogue and the history of the CP jewish community was well worth the visit

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Jo'burg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating video and beautiful displays. The Holocaust Memorial in the same location is free and very informative if upsetting. The cafe is great for a light lunch.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited during the Museum night in Cape. Bustling and busy with traffic. Good vibe outside with the event. Intense museum. Eye opening and interesting.

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Springfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The South African Jewish Museum is sparse in it's offerings, though nicely appointed. Not sure what the miniature Asian carvings have to do with anything. However the The Holocaust Museum makes it so worth the trip. Well played out, well documented, beauty and sadness that will bring a tear to your eye.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Would have liked less of "these are practices of Jewish people" and more specific to South Africa, especially present day. Nice seeing the original synagague. Good gift shop.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is a stunning museum that details the history of the South African Jewish community. It is well designed and interactive. The displays are thoughtful and well curated. There is a great sense of pride on display with the achievements of many high profile and successful people tastefully highlighted. I congratulate the staff and volunteers of the museum on a... More 

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Kittery Point, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We spent approximately one hour at the museum, and highly recommend adding it to your list of sites to visit. Eye-opening information about the relationship of the Jewish community in Cape Town to the black community during apartheid. Learn about how the Jewish community supported Nelson Mandela and opposed apartheid.

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