New Doornfontein Tour

I am posting this on behalf on my friend Ishvara.
Do not miss this tour!
I have included Links below to the 2016 tour I went on.

  Doornfontein : a journey through a Jewish Shtetl

on Sunday the 27th May 2018 at 10 am we are meeting otside Ellis Park for

a walk through the old Jewish neighbourhood of Johannesburg.

Some of the highlights en route include :
* the Lion Shul : 1906
* Yiddishe Arbeiter Klub : the Jewish Workers Club : 1928
* the Alhambra Theatre
* the Yiddishe Altesheim : Jewish Old Age Home
* Beit Hamedrash Hagodel : the Sherwell St Shul
* the first Greek Orthodox Church in Joburg : 1913
* the Beit St shops – Wachenheimers , Nussbaums etc
* the Ottoman Embassy : home of Henri Bettelheim
* the University of Johannesburg Campus
* the Jewish Govt School : IH Harris Primary
* the Hebrew High School : Talmud Torah
* the old Victorian homes on Sivewright St
* the Great Synagogue on Wolmarans St : 1914

Meeting Place : corner Dora St & Beit St at the main entrance to Ellis Park Stadium
Parking : safe free parking outside Ellis Park entrance : Dora / Beit St ( paid security guards to look after cars )

Date : Sunday 27th May 2018
Times : 10h00 till 14h00

Cost : R180-00 per person
Lunch : I suggest that you bring a snack or picnic, sorry all the Kosher delis moved away many years ago.

However there are plenty of places along the way to buy cooldrinks.

LIMITED SPACE : please send an email to confirm that there is space available before doing an EFT  deposit of R180-00 per person




..use your surname/Doornfontein as a reference.
send an email with names and proof of payment to after doing an EFT

Please note – men please bring a yarmulke for entering the synagogues


Doornfontein Walking Tour – Part 1 2016

Doornfontein Walking Tour – Part 1

I have divided this outstanding 4 ½ hours walking tour of Doorfontein into separate posts. Here is the first: Introduction and the Lions Shul. I only found out about this tour a couple of weeks bef…

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There are 4 parts to this post!

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