Date(s) - Thursday, June 10th
12:00 pm CDT - 1:00 pm CDT
The South African Jewish Museum, located in Cape Town, was inaugurated by Nelson Mandela in December 2000. While a relatively new institution, the South African Jewish Museum, like the community it depicts, has deep historic foundations. The Museum encompasses the full gamut of the history of Jews in South Africa – including the community’s historical roots in Lithuania and elsewhere, its instrumental role in the building of South Africa as we know it, as well as its noteworthy contributions to contemporary society.
Join the South African Jewish Museum’s Executive Director Gavin Morris to explore the Jewish communal evolution in South Africa, with a particular focus on the interaction between Jewish and Black interests in the country.
This program will be shown via Zoom, please register to receive the full login information.
– Museum Members FREE
– Nonmembers $10 | BECOME A MEMBER AND SAVE
Sponsored by Melanie & Russell Wasserman Donor Advised Fund of the Milwaukee Jewish Community Foundation. Image: Photograph of Israel A. Maisels triumphantly held aloft after securing the acquittal of Nelson Mandela and his fellow accused, March 29, 1961.
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About South African Jewish Museum
A moving tribute and detailed account of one of the great Jewish communities of the diaspora, the South African Jewish Museum is one of Cape Town’s not-to-be missed heritage experiences. 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.
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