✡ Jews arrived in Cape Town with the very first European settlers searching for routes to the East. There are records of baptised Jews working at the Cape in 1669. Freedom of religion was only instituted by Governor de Mist - during the rule of the Batavian Republic in 1804 - and guaranteed when the British took over in 1806. Organised Jewish worship was initiated by Jews who arrived from England with the 1820 settlers. Benjamin Norden brought together the first minyan on Yom Kippur 26th September 1841, when 17 men, including Simeon Marcus and Dr Frankel, met at his house, Helmsely Cottage, 5 Hof Street.

Today, more than three centuries later, we have a true Torah town. Everything that one may expect or want, including a love between all the Jews, can be found in Jewish Cape Town! Please send me an email if you have any questions or suggestions or comments :)

Shuls and other places

Morasha, Chabad, Green and Sea Point, Sephardi, Claremont, Milnerton, West Coast, Camps Bay, Ohr Somayach, Gardens, Constantia, Poneveys, Obs-Mowbray (renewal)

South African Jewish Museum, Holocaust Centre Cape Town.

Kosher Restaurants and caterers

Note: These providers also cater for 'take aways' and will prepare almost anything for your kosher needs :)

Avron's Place, 19-33 Regent Road, Sea Point. Tel. +27 21 439 7610. Restaurant and takeaways. Meat and Parev. Open Sunday to Thursday 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.; 5.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Friday 10.00 a.m.to 3.00 p.m. Dec/Jan Saturday nights: open 1 hour after Shabbat till late. avronsplace@mweb.co.za

The Press Bar and Grill, 176 Main Road, Sea Point Cape Town, Western Cape. Tel. +27 21 434 7724. Restaurant and takeaways. Meat. Open Sunday to Thursday 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. Responds to Facebook messages: https://www.facebook.com/thepressbarandgrill/

Cafe Riteve, 88 Hatfield Street, Gardens. Tel. 021 465 1594. Restaurant and takeaways. Milchik. Open Sunday to Thursday 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Friday 8.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. riteve@norriecaterers.co.za

Coffee Time, 20 Breda Street, Gardens. Tel. 021 461 8414. Milchik. Open for breakfast (served all day), teas and light lunches. Monday to Thursday 8.00 a.m. to 3.45 p.m. Friday 8.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Open on occasional Sundays. Booking essential. coffeetime@jsec.org.za

Goldies Deli, 174 Main Road, Sea Point. Tel. 021 434 1116. Restaurant and takeaways. Meat and Parev. Open Monday 8.30 am. to 6.00 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday 8.30 a.m. – 8.30 p.m., Friday 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m., Sunday 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. goldiesdeli@gmail.com

Highlands House Coffee Shop, 234 Upper Buitenkant Street, Highlands Estate. Tel. 021 461 1100 ext 250. Milchik. Snacks and Light Meals. Open Sunday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm Closed on public holidays, Jewish Holidays and weekends. residents@highlandshouse.co.za. Attention: Barbara Friedman

Kaplan Centre, University of Cape Town. Tel. 021 650 2688. Teas, lunches, take-aways and orders. Meat and Parev. Open Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. Closed Dec & Jan. brenda.kammy@uct.co.za

Bespoke Catering http://bespokecatering.co.za, Justine and David Hepple - baking the best cakes and make the best braais as well as any other catering needs.

Hadassah Friedman (Milk and Parev) Tel. 083 346 1795

Highlands House Takeaways (Meat, Milk and Parev) Tel. 021-461 1100 ext 268

Mount Nelson Hotel Functions (Milk) Tel. 021- 483 1000

Norrie Caterers (Milk, Meat and Parev) Tel. 021-510 5882

Rubin, Mrs Merle (Meat, Milk, Parev) Tel. 021-439 1322

Suikerbossie Functions (Meat and Parev) Tel. 021-790 1450

Kosher Bakeries and Deli Counters

Checkers Sea Point, The Point, Regent Road. Tel. 021-430 4680 All over the counter products Parev and Patt Yisrael. Other baked goods MUST have the BD sign

Goldies Deli Sea Point, 174 Main Road. Tel. 021 434 1116 All products Parev and Patt Yisrael

Pick 'n Pay Sea Point, Adelphi Centre. Tel. 021 434 8987 Parev and Milchik (not Patt Yisrael)

Spar Sea Point, 94 Regent Road. Tel. 021 439 0913/4. All products Parev and Patt Yisrael. NB. Spar has 2 bakeries. Make sure you purchase from the Kosher bakery

Pick ‘n Pay, Claremont. Tel. 021 674 5908. All products Parev & Patt Yisrael NB. There are 2 bakeries in the store. The kosher bakery is in the Kosher Shop


Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School
Cape Town Torah High School
United Herzlia Schools


Sea Point Eruv
Mikveh - Ladies
Cape Jewish Seniors Association - many activities weekly!
Jewish Community Services - looking after those in need
Cemetary - Chevra Kadisha
Community Security Organisation


Cape Jewish Chronicle
Jewish Photo Library
For lack of a better place to bookmark this.


Tombstones, - produced and erected in Cape Town cemeteries and surrounding areas. Granite and marble designed and made to the highest specifications. Competitive pricing. Call Sara Liebowitz, 082 375 7777 or email sara at jewish.capetown

Handmade kippot and challah covers, some very special locally knitted gifts. Great shape, high quality! See https://peneloped.co.za/ - note: you can contact Penelope directly