Cape Town Local Community

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Local Narratives & Histories

Pray for Israel

2000 members came together Today, more than 2000 members of the Jewish community, friends of Israel and friends of peace, got together to pray for the safe return of hostages

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Antisemitism on Seapoint promenade

Offensive graffiti Earlier today the Sea Point promenade was exposed to antisemitic and highly offensive graffiti. Thanks to the City of Cape Town for swiftly removing these. We received many

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Johannesburg shows support

We are betrayed. South Africa Supports Israel. People have been driving through the streets of Johannesburg watching the buildings lit up with the Israeli flag.

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Old Synagogue building restored

Last year, the Piketberg Museum embarked on a mission to repaint and restore the old Synagogue building which now houses the museum. It was a costly affair and the job

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Call for Protest

South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has called for an end to what it says are threatening protests at Jewish places of worship. The SAJBD says a small group

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Swastika spotted in Macassar

Earlier this week it was reported that a swastika symbol had been spray painted on an electrical high voltage box in Macassar (which is near Somerset West). We have reported

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Why emigrate when you can semigrate?

Over the past few years we’ve been increasingly aware of news items and articles relating to semigration (moving from one part of a country to another, as opposed to migrating

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Combat Antisemitism

“You can’t carry an axe, you have to carry a scalpel.” Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, addressed an audience of over 200 people at the Gardens

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Entrepreneurs Network event

“The Board shares a dedication to and passion for developing sustainable growth and improving the quality of life for people in the Western Cape. The Entrepreneurs’ Network project resonates deeply

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Celebrating the power of the Youth

The Cape SAJBD engage, educate and empower young adults to ensure their voices are heard. In commemoration of this Youth Day, we held two initiatives to celebrate the youth and

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The Blanket Project

During September and October, we partnered with Jewish Community Services, on The Blanket Project campaign. The objective of this campaign was to encourage our community to donate blankets to those

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Join us for a Kaleidoscope of Views

JOIN US via ZOOM on Sunday, 31 October at 16h00 for our annual AGM and Conference titled A KALEIDOSCOPE OF VIEWS. It includes a keynote address by renowned political economist, Simon Freemantle, who

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Political parties talk tachlis

On 10 October, the Cape SAJBD and eNCA hosted a debate regarding the upcoming Local Government Elections. Held at the Investec, with catering by Merle Rubin (her devilled eggs have

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South African Jewish Museum
Outside the South African Jewish Museum.

Discover local Jewish history

Boasting high-tech exhibits, interactive multimedia installations and walk-through historical faithful recreations, the custom-built South African Jewish Museum has a lot to offer those visiting Cape Town. For more information, visit

A short history of Jewish Cape Town

“In one of the world’s most beautiful cities, we find a small but vibrant Jewish community who have made notable contributions in South Africa and abroad.”

Video produced by Jewish Discoveries and published in 2014. 

In Pictures