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The Gardens Shul, formally, the Cape Town Hebrew Congregation, founded in 1841, located in the Cape Town Botanical Gardens, in the Gardens neighborhood of Cape Town, is the oldest Jewish congregation in South Africa.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Well designed museum with artifacts, reproduction of an immigrant's home, and explanations of Jewish immigrants to South Africa. The documentary about the relationship between Nelson Mandela and the Jewish community is very interesting but you have to request for it to be set up especially for your viewing. (Make sure you have ID to enter the premises)
A great place to find out about the huge positive contribution that the Jewish people have made to Cape Town and South Africa's development. The adjoining Holocaust Museum is a sobering reminder of man's disdain for the value of a human life. Any human life.
The museum houses a fascinating history of the Jewish influence on all spheres of South African life, and interesting history and religious backgrounds as well. Pity some of the media content was ageing somewhat and of low video quality. I wasn't able to go to the Holocaust Museum this time, will do so next time.
Nice summary of Jewish South African history and view of the very first synagogue in South Africa. There is also the Holocaust museum. Great if you know little about it but disappointing if you've seen any related museums in Europe. There is a lovely cafe on a square/plaza in between the two museums serving tasty food. I had delicious falafel with Hummus and Israeli salads.
Awesome museum, very historic and well run. Made me reflect on the past along.
Quite an experience. The holocaust centre is perhaps not for the faint of heart but the Jewish museum is quite a jem! A must visit if you're in Cape Town.
Nice museum and history. Be sure to visit the holocaust museum next door.
A modern Centre in the heart of "Government Avenue" attached to the original first Synagogue of Cape Town and its GRAND SYNAGOGUE opened to the Congregation in 1904. An historical journey of JUDAISM including its Jewish Community's role in pre-Aparrheid and post- Apartheid actions in South Africa.
The museum is full of meaningful relics that gives one insight into Jewish history and culture in the Cape.
Great insight on the Jewish community in South Africa. The entrance fee is 25 Rands.