The Great Karoo: Jewish Presence In Towns
Monday, 27th May 2019
The Karoo had a sizeble Jewish community that played a major role in various towns. They also left a mark in most towns ranging from cemeteries to Synagogues.
The list below was compiled by Rabbi Stuart Serwator Country Communities Dept, S A Jewish Board of Deputies.
Cemetery, synagogue: now engineering-works, refer Mrs Jocelyn Stoch, Newlands, tel. 021 – 674.1571; Mr Stanley Becker, Sea Point: 021 – 434.3381
Cemetery, synagogue: sold & demolished 1958
Cemetery: apparently only 1 grave out of about 50 families!
Cemetery, synagogue, Rabbi’s house: sold 1979; both converted into store-houses for a market-garden
Cemetery: Moses’ Hope farm (Herring family)
Cemetery, synagogue: sold 1955 to Volkskas Bank; Services held thereafter in home of Mr M Stern ‘till his death in 1965
Cemetery, synagogue: sold 1986 to SAPS; now owned by Dept of Home Affairs Refer Mrs Muriel Sendzul (nee Kahn), Belmont Hotel, Sea Point: 021 – 439.7231
Cemetery, synagogue: sold 1971? 1988?
Cemetery, synagogue: still functioning Refer Mr Adrian (k.a. Barney) Horwitz, Kimberley
Cemetery (part of municipal cemetery, synagogue (tall buildingg, pressed ceilings, built 1913, in dangerous state)
Cemetery, synagogue washed away in flood?
2 Jewish cemeteries; 2 synagogues: 1 used from 1903 – 34; the new one from 1934 – 62, sold in 1972, now a house
Cemetery, 1 functioning synagogue, 1 synagogue in C P Nel Museum: Ref Mr & Mrs Marc & SuSAN Freedman, Mossel Bay
Cemetery, beautiful synagogue with Italian tiles and walls decorated with stars and animals (Lions Club. Yoga group)
Cemetery, synagogue: ask Eunice Movsowitz