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Important COVID-19 info regarding communal events.

Our community cannot risk hosting large communal events whilst the COVID-19 virus is still a threat… and we must follow both the South African government’s instructions and our community leadership’s suggestions to minimise attendance at public gatherings.

For updates on how COVID-19 is affecting our community organisations, click here.

The South African Zionist Federation (Cape Council) has cancelled the Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut events.

The SA Cape Jewish Board of Deputies has postponed Yom HaShoah v’Hagevurah.

All the Cape Jewish Seniors Associations’ Centres are closed. No outings, twilights, cards or activities. Social workers are available to take your call should you need them.

The Gardens Community Centre is closed to the public. Café Riteve, SA Jewish Museum, The Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre and the Jacob Gitlin Library will therefore be closed until further notice. Regarding the Gitlin Library, due dates for borrowed materials will automatically be extended and no late fines will be assessed. The Gardens Shul is also now closed for services.

Strict access control to The Highlands House, Glendale, Astra (Rosecourt) and Oranjia has been implemented. For further information on specific organisation contact details, visit

Giftime is closed until further notice. In lieu of gifts for pesach, please consider donating to Astra. You can do so by emailing Mandy at For any queries, please email Frankye at

Limiting funeral attendance is recommended, in conjunction with social distancing.

Jewish day schools nationally are closed until further notice. Parents are advised to practice strict social distancing and avoid parties, play dates, sleepovers and events typically associated with school holidays.

To read or download the full May issue PDF of the Chronicle, click here

To keep up to date on COVID-19 related community news, click here

Portal to the Jewish Community: to see a list of all the Jewish organisations in Cape Town with links to their websites, click here

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