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UOS Congregations

    • Moira

    Gardens Shul - glorious past, bright future

    Aug 24, 2016 3 Comments
    It all began in September, 1841, when 17 men gathered for the Kol Nidrei service at the home of Benjamin Norden, which today forms part of the Mount Nelson Hotel. The next month, the Cape Town Hebrew Congregation, the first in the country, was officially founded.
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    • Roodepoort

    Cemetery in sad state & no funds for repair

    Aug 24, 2016 1 Comment
    The Jewish cemetery in Roodepoort on the West Rand is in a sorry state of disrepair, with nearly a third of the tombstones broken or pushed over. There is also no wall to demarcate the area from the general cemetery. Unfortunately, no Jewish congregation remains to deal with the problem, nor are there funds available to carry out the necessary restoration.
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