The Cape Town Orthodox Hebrew Congregation

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This is part of my scrapbook of the Cape Town Orthodox Hebrew Congregation aka Beth Hamedrash Hachodosh, also the Constitution Street Shul and later the Vredehoek Shul.

My zaida, Nachum Mendel Rabinowitz, was the reverend there from 1920 to 1950.
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Rev Nachum Mendel Rabinowitz

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Rabbi Duschinsky

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Interview with Abe Sher on the Constitution St Shul – click on image

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See also JewishGen SA Sig:

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/synagogues/24/index.htm

 

 

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8 Replies to “The Cape Town Orthodox Hebrew Congregation”

  1. Hi Eli, There is a photo of boys and I am sure that the one holding his jacket is Rabbi Barry Marcus and on his left looks like Narunsky

  2. Fascinating articles! I remember Rabbi Duschinsky and Cantor Lichterman and their name and mannerisms. Imagine a big cuddly dog vs a small yapping barking dog (Lichterman) to define their characters. Of course, I can visualise like yesterday how Zaida looked and walked. I never realised that the Vredehoek shul was in an Art Deco style. Thanks for the memories! Love, Michael

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  3. Have just forwarded this to Bertie Glass who is on our UIA tour……he is in the Vredehoek photo on the chazzen’s immediate left! Small world. The UIA experience has been memorable so far.. a great way to squeeze in a detailed Israel experience after 40 years. Hope that Jill is safely home and that all is well. Regards Leon

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  4. Wonderfully nostalgic ! The photo of Cantor Lichterman and the choir was taken about 58 years ago. I am in the photo and proud to be part of the history of the shul.

  5. The inscription in the photo near the top, was in a hagadah from Rev. Rabinowitz. I had my barmy in Vredehoek Shul.

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