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Stellenbosch Synagogue

6 April 2018 by Lesley No Comment

Stellenbosch Synagogue

Stellenbosch synagogue

Tucked away in Ryneveld st (close to the corner of Van Riebeeck st) in Stellenbosch is the synagogue , of which the foundation stone was laid in 1923.  Prior to this the first services were held from 1900 in a private house and a rented hall.  The adjacent house became the residence for the Rabbi which is today rented out as offices.

In 1956, congregation consisted of approximately 70 families and unfortunately today there are only 10 actively participating families remaining.

Synagogue in Stellenbosch

A 30 minute service is held every Friday evening at 7pm, and all visitors to the area are welcome to attend.

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Lesley has been conducting private tours for the last 12 years. She specialises in South African history and the Cape wine region.

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