Gardens Shul

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Cape Town Hebrew Congregation
Cape Town Hebrew Congregation.jpg
Basic information
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Geographic coordinates 33°55′47″S 18°25′00″E / 33.929769°S 18.41663°E / -33.929769; 18.41663Coordinates: 33°55′47″S 18°25′00″E / 33.929769°S 18.41663°E / -33.929769; 18.41663
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Rite Ashkenazi
Status Active
Architectural type Synagogue
Completed 1841

The Gardens Shul, formally, the Cape Town Hebrew Congregation, founded in 1841, located in the Cape Town Botanical Gardens, in the Gardens neighborhood of Cape Town, is the oldest Jewish congregation in South Africa.

The Rabbi's name is Rabbi Feldman and the cantor is Ian Cammissar

The congregation, known as "The Mother synagogue of South Africa," possesses two notable historic structures, the 1863 synagogue and the 1905 synagogue. The original 1849 building is no longer extant.[1][2]

The congregation is particularly noted for its choir.

The synagogue grounds also house the South Africa Jewish Museum.[3]

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  1. ^ Cruising Jewish Cape Town; Cultural sites underline contribution of influential community , DAN FELLNER, Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, 20 February 2009/Shevat 26 5769, Volume 61, No. 22 [1]
  2. ^ Herrman L, (1936) "A Histor of the Jews in South Africa: from the earliest times to 1896" South Africa Jewish Board of Deputies
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