The Astra centre provides a comprehensive service to members of the Jewish community who have special needs (intellectual disability and/or mental illness) in a structured occupational centre as well as supervised accommodation. These services include the Jewish Sheltered Employment Workshop, Rosecourt Group Homes, Supported Employment, Giftime and Coffee Time.
CJSA provides a number of activities & programmes to maintain a sense of meaning, structure, usefulness & dignity to senior members of our community (not in need of institutional care) who suffer from the effects of emigration, fractured families, increased longevity & consequential loss of support of family ties.
Established in 1966 when a group of concerned people recognised the need for a home for the Jewish intellectually challenged. Glendale’s mission is to provide holistic care to the intellectually disabled in our community. Facilities include: residential & holiday care, occupational & stimulation centre, physiotherapy, training & counselling.
Highlands House is a Jewish care centre and home for the elderly. For more than 90 years, they have been dedicated to providing residents with physical, emotional, and spiritual care. Highlands House remains a haven where our elderly residents can truly make the very most of their golden years.
The Jewish Community Services’ (JCS) activities are centred on relief for the poor and distressed in the Jewish community. They provide a full range of preventative, educative and supportive counselling, statutory services as well as material relief.
Counselling for the bereaved: Nechama is a volunteer-based organisation which provides emotional support and counselling for persons of the Jewish faith who have suffered a bereavement or loss. They endeavour to raise the level of awareness within the Jewish community of the laws and rituals pertaining to bereavement.
Oranjia provides a safe and loving home for Jewish children, who have been found in need of care and protection. Oranjia’s aim is to provide them with a home away from home. Their dream goal is to eventually re-unite them with their family and function optimally, as responsible citizens.
Rosecourt Foundation is made up of 3 group homes, Rosecourt House, Rosecourt Terrace and Vriende House. The homes provide supported accommodation for Jewish adults with special needs, either intellectual disability and/or psychiatric illness.The residents have the opportunity to develop independence, life skills and to socialise with their peers.
Bnei Akiva: a passionately & unashamedly Zionist youth movement. Their focus is on providing Jewish education, Israel education, & life-changing programmes & camps. The ideology: ‘Eretz Yisrael, Le’Am Yisrael, Al Pi Torah Yisrael’ (The Land of Israel, for the people of Israel according to the Torah of Israel).
The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape Council) works for the betterment of human relation between Jews and all other peoples of South Africa, based on mutual respect, understanding and goodwill, and to protect the civil liberties of South African Jews.
The Cape Town Holocaust Centre is a place of remembrance for the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust and all other victims of Nazism. The Centre teaches about the consequences of prejudice, racism, antisemitism, xenophobia and homophobia, and the dangers of indifference, apathy and silence.
Cape Town Torah High is a dual curriculum Orthodox Jewish High School, dividing the school day between the full range of Torah subjects and the highest levels of General Studies in a supportive and educationally progressive environment. They empower students to think critically, behave ethically and embrace learning.
The Jewish Cemeteries Maintenance Board (CMB) is responsible for maintenance of all 5 Jewish cemeteries in the Cape Peninsula.
Chabad on Campus is a community for Jewish university students in Cape Town. The Samson Student House, by UCT lower campus, is the home of Chabad on Campus and offers a variety of year-round student services including Shabbat dinners, Shul services, social events, individual and group learning opportunities as…
The CSO is a non-profit, volunteer organisation whose main mission is the protection of Jewish life and the Jewish way of life, as well as empowering the community to protect itself. The CSO provides both security services and medical emergency response services in the Western Cape.
The Jacob Gitlin Library plays an extremely important role in Jewish life in Cape Town. For some it is simply a place to borrow interesting books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs and CDs – a little escapism, if you like, with a Jewish theme. For scholars and students it is a…
The Jewish Literary Festival aims to be a platform to highlight authors, illustrators, journalists, poets, writers and educators with a Jewish connection or subject matter of Jewish interest. The auspicious event traverses multiple genres from food and fiction to politics, memoirs, academia, journalism and the arts.
Limmud SA is a community of learning where South African Jews can learn and share ideas, regardless of their affiliations or levels of Jewish knowledge. Limmud makes accessible some of the world’s most dynamic Jewish educators, performers and teachers at annual conferences around the country.
Maccabi South Africa, one of six Confederation’s of Maccabi World Union (MWU), is the custodian of Jewish sport in South Africa. They are a Zionist, secular, non-profit, volunteer, community sports organisation responsible for providing sport and recreation infrastructure and opportunities for the Jewish community.
The Melton School forms an international network of community-based schools offering adults the opportunity to acquire Jewish literacy in an open, trans-denominational, intellectually stimulating learning environment with a curriculum that draws upon classical and modern Jewish texts to explore Jewish practices, history, theology and ethics.
Mensch brings the Jewish community together, to create positive social change for all people of South Africa. Mensch aims to mobilise positive social activism, based on Jewish values, by creating and supporting a community of change-makers. They work to achieve this aim by empowering change makers, engaging the community…
Moishe House Cape Town strives to provide a space where young adults can explore and construct ways in which Judaism is meaningful to them. They do this through mingling, singing, baking, Friday-Nighting, debating, chicken-soup-and-knaidel-making, learning, creating, dancing, volunteering, adventuring, etc. MHCT is a pluralist, open-minded and safe space.
Facilitating business growth & financial sustainability: ORT JET is a support structure for small Jewish business owners in South Africa and aims to MENTOR, EMPOWER and GROW businesses in South Africa, using the business knowledge, resources and skills that already exist within our community.
The Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School is a multi-sensory primary school relying heavily on a variety of innovative, creative educational techniques and systems, to inspire learning and thinking in each individual child. Their academic goal is fostering accomplishment and feelings of success for each student.
Temple Israel – Cape Town Progressive Jewish Congregation: Provides Jewish education for children who do not attend Jewish day schools With a vibrant community of over 3,000 members, their Rabbis, Professional Staff and Lay Leaders are always trying to grow the community in passion and learning.
The South African Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) is a non-profit organisation that caters to the needs of Jewish students in South Africa across the different University campuses. Our projects are aimed at keeping Jewish students active and involved in both South African and Jewish affairs.
The South African Zionist Federation Cape Council (SAZFcape) protect and promote Israel in South Africa. They do this by educating and establishing projects that promote Israel, strengthening the bond between South African Jews and Israel, building ties with friends of Israel, and facilitating Aliyah and Israel experiences.
Sinai Academy caters to pre and primary-schoolers and brings the best of Montessori, Reggio, Jewish and Child Centred methods of education together. The Sinai Academy is devoted to helping children learn socialization skills, building their self-confidence and teaching them the preliminary skills to explore and experience the world independently…
Inspired by the Mitzvah of Parnasah, Staffwise is a Jewish job centre providing recruitment and career services. Committed to reducing Jewish unemployment, Staffwise drives employment projects and socio-economic empowerment initiatives that enhances Jewish continuity and communal prosperity.
The Union of Orthodox Synagogues (UOS) is the coordinating organisation of Orthodox Synagogues throughout South Africa. The Beth Din and The Office of the Chief Rabbi also fall under UOS governance. It is the largest Jewish religious organisation in South Africa.
Herzlia is a Jewish community school aimed at providing a Jewish and secular education to the Jewish youth of Cape Town, regardless of religious affiliation. Their educational foundation, supplemented by core Jewish values, rests on five pillars: Academics, Jewish Life & Learning (JLL), Sport, Arts & Culture, and Menschlichkeit. Facts &…
A thrilling combination of the old and new, the historic and the contemporary, the religious and the worldly, the South African Jewish Museum is a fitting tribute to a community who have been and continue to be at the epicentre of South Africa’s economic, political and cultural narrative.
The Yeshiva of Cape Town is a kollel and yeshiva established in 1994. The Yeshiva\’s ideology is Religious Zionist / Centrist Orthodox. The Bachurim (students) of the Yeshiva come from Israel for a period of 11 months, mainly from hesder yeshivot, to study the depth and breadth of Torah.
The organisation offered skills training in Centres of Concern, funded educational programmes, established crèches and nursery schools in Black and Coloured areas and empowered disadvantaged sections of society to find employment and to become self-sufficient.
Through various fundraising events, campaigns and initiatives, the UJC sends funding pulsing through the veins of the community, schools, welfare organisations, and other communal bodies that make the Cape Town community one of the most vibrant in the diaspora.