Great Synagogue

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Place Category: City Walk: Interfaith Route

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    Oldest Jewish congregation in South Africa, established in 1841.

    The new Baroque style edifice (Architect: John Parker) was opened by congregation President, Hyman Liberman, the Mayor of Cape Town, on 13 September 1905. The foundation stone was laid by Governor Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson. Stained glass windows of Cape flowers and grapes installed in 1936. A new set of stained glass windows installed in 2013. Pulpit transferred from St John’s Street Synagogue.

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