Site of the first synagogue in South Africa. 6 April, 1849 two houses and a store, adjoining the Lodge De Goede Hoop, (first Masonic Lodge in Read more [...]
Adjoining the Lodge De Goede Hoop (first Masonic Lodge in South Africa) are two houses and a store, purchased in 1849 for £800, for use as a synagogue and a minister’s house. The Simon van de Stel Foundation plaque reads:
“On this site stood a house which was used as the first synagogue in
South Africa consecrated by the Reverend Isaac Pulver, the first
minister, until a synagogue was built facing Government Avenue
consecrated on 13 September 1863”.