Below are the available Jewish resources in Cape Town. After exploring the opportunities, please click on the Sign Up button below to let us know what you are interested in so that KAHAL can connect you!

Opportunities Available:

  • Temple Israel: Progressive community; three Jewish Progressive congregations in Cape Town operate under the same umbrella, and love hosting students at services and events.
  • Chabad on Campus: This Chabad centre is student-focussed, hosting regular Shabbat services, dinners and fun, student friendly events throughout the semester.
  • Moishe House: Moishe House hosts events for Jewish young adults from all backgrounds, such as Shabbat meals, parties for festivals and events and activities with all sorts of fun and educational content.
  • SAUJS: The South African Union of Jewish Students, hosting events for students across various campuses in South Africa.
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“Rosh Hashanah was awesome! Thank you so much for helping me with the connection -- it is an experience I will remember for the rest of my life.”

Raphael M.Rosh Hashanah Location: Senegal

“I had great conversations at Rosh Hashanah dinner about my time in Botswana, my Jewish life back in America, and the current political climate in South Africa. It was extremely refreshing to be surrounded by a Jewish community during the start of a new year. Although I am not Orthodox, I felt grateful to have had the opportunity to experience a different type of Rosh Hashanah experience by attending their Orthodox Shul. Being surrounded by so many Jews made me appreciate the richness of our culture and religion; our tradition is something I hold near and dear to my heart. I am thankful to KAHAL for helping me find this family and giving me the resources to have made this spontaneous trip down to Johannesburg possible.”

Kayla S.High Holiday Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

“Rosh Hashanah was so lovely. I went to a family's house where I got to meet entirely new people and have a whole different experience. The family was a little more secular which is more close to what I was used to for high holidays which was really nice. The host was super creative with the meal to include all the different foods and it was such a lovely meal. She sent me home with plenty of food too which was so kind. ”

Rachel D.Rosh Hashanah Location: Gaborone, Botswana