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The Jews of South Africa: A Special Community at the Tip of the Continent

Hosted By: Qesher

The history of the Jews in South Africa officially began in 1841, when the first congregation, known as the Gardens Shul, was founded in Cape Town. Experience the history of the community’s roots in Cape Town’s city center. From the first synagogue to the Great Synagogue; from Jewish politicians and political activists to artists and artisans. Witness the growth from a small service of 17 men in 1841 to the healthy and vibrant community of today. Make a visit to the community of Johannesburg, the largest center of Jewish life with its 40,000 members.

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Qesher

There are Jewish communities all around the globe with their own unique history, culture, places, and most of all, people and stories. All of them different, but sharing so much. The aim of Qesher is to connect these different Jewish traditions, not just to know of each other, but to learn about each other. We believe that there is great value in creating a deeper understanding within the Jewish world and exploring Jewish experiences and identities in all their diversity.
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