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.

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).

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.

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.

We invite past, current and future leaders, forward thinkers, and change makers to take up the challenge to strengthen the Cape Town 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.

Giftime was started in 1999, as a Gift Service, the proceeds of which go to Astra Centre; a Centre that employs the physically and mentally challenged. Giftime has a dedicated band of volunteers who give of their time and expertise to this very worthy cause. Giftime creates gifts for all occasions and offers a 24 hour delivery service throughout the Cape Peninsula.

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.


Habonim Dror Southern Africa (HDSA) youth movement aims to educate Jewish youth on Zionism, Judaism and concerns of Humanity. Habonim offers ongoing events for its Chaverim, ranging from weekly meetings to mini-machanot over weekends to Israel tours and programmes.

The Israel Centre represents the Jewish Agency for Israel in South Africa. We are committed to strengthening the connection between the South African Jewish community and the State of Israel, through various programmes and comprehensive Zionist Education.

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 valuable resource and research centre.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Netzer South Africa is for the dreamers, the believers, the explorers, the philosophers, the nerds, the artisits and everyone in between. Netzer is for everyone. Netzer is a family, a place to come home to, where you can be whoever you want to be. We believe in the ideals of Progressive Judaism, while striving for Reform Zionism and building sustainable communities of Progressive Jews across the globe.

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.

We are a non-profit organization that works with teachers and pupils in disadvantaged communities in South Africa.

ORT JET plays an indispensable role in creating successful entrepreneurs in the Jewish community. ORT JET aims to MENTOR, EMPOWER and GROW these businesses, 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.

PJ Library in South Africa is a programme of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, implemented in partnership with the South African Board of Jewish Education. In Cape Town, the program is carried out in collaboration with the United Herzlia Schools. The award-winning books celebrate Jewish culture, values and traditions through a wide range of stories and beautiful illustrations.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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 &…

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.

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.