Muizenberg: A Walk and a Swim

Amazing Muizenberg weather at the beginning of March 2020

Low tide and no South Easter!

Great memories!
The Walk to St James
St James
Back in Muizenberg
Gail and Arnold Sharp
Muizenberg – Wikipedia

Muizenberg – Wikipedia

Muizenberg (Dutch for “mice mountain”) is a beach-side suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is situated where the shore of the Cape Peninsula curves round to the east on the False Bay coast. It is considered to be the main surfing spot in Cape Town and is currently home to a surfing community, centered on the popular ‘Surfer’s Corner’.


Muizenberg KehilaLink


The Muizenberg Kehilalink


Sea Point & Muizenberg

A look at two of my favourite spots in Cape Town

Sea Point

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Sea Point

Sea Point – Wikipedia

Sea Point (Afrikaans: Seepunt) is one of Cape Town’s most affluent and densely populated suburbs, situated between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, a few kilometres to the west of Cape Town’s Central Business District (CBD). Moving from Sea Point to the CBD, one passes through first the small suburb of Three Anchor Bay, then Green Point. Seaward from Green Point is the area known as Mouille Point (pronounced MOO-lee), where the local lighthouse is situated. It is neighboured to the southwest by the suburb of Bantry Bay.


Bantry Bay

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Bantry Bay, Cape Town – Wikipedia

Bantry Bay, Cape Town – Wikipedia

Bantry Bay is an affluent suburb of Cape Town situated on the slopes of Lion’s Head and overlooking a rocky coastline, Western Cape Province, South Africa. Its neighboring suburbs are Sea Point and Clifton. It was originally called Botany Bay after a botanical garden that was planted here for the cultivation of medicinal herbs. The name was changed during World War I.


Jewish Community of  Cape Town


Arthur’s Road Shul, Sea Point

Arthur’s Road Shul – Digging Up The History- from 2013

Arthur’s Road Shul – Digging Up The History

Last week I visited the Arthur’s Road Shul in Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa. My previous visit was in November 2012. Both also included research at the Kaplan Centre, UCT and the Gitlin …



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Muizenberg – Wikipedia

Muizenberg is a beach-side suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is situated where the shore of the Cape Peninsula curves round to the east on the False Bay coast. It is considered to be the birthplace of surfing in South Africa[citation needed] and is currently home to a surfing community, centered on the popular ‘Surfer’s Corner’. Agatha Christie, famous author and playwright, wrote that after nursing duty she would daily take the train to Muizenberg to go surfing.


The Muizenberg Kehilalink


Muizenberg to St James Walk

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St James
St James, Cape Town – Wikipedia

St James is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, situated on the False Bay coast between Muizenberg and Kalk Bay.[2] The suburb is situated between the rocky shore and a steep mountain, and measures about 200m by 2 km. Its name derives from the early St James Catholic Church, built circa 1880. Most of the suburb was built between 1910 and 1950, after the railway line was built connecting Cape Town to False Bay.


Muizenberg High School

Muizenberg High School

My Partisan Song Project presentation at Muizenberg High School Muizenberg High School principal Leonie Jacobsen and I first met on Thursday night, 8 February, at a delightful Yiddish music concert…


Updates – Muizenberg and Others

Four items today

  • Jack Aaron’s speech
  • Rabbi Mirvis on Teresa May
  • Teresa May’s speech at the Finchley Untied Synagogue 2015
  • A visit by the Stropkover Rebbe

Jack Aaron’s opening speech at the Vancouver opening of Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition


Subject: Chief Rabbi Mirvis on Theresa May

Date: 17 July 2016 at 11:01:00 PM GMT+3

13 July at 18:33 ·

As David Cameron’s tenure as Prime Minister ends, I wish to take this opportunity to thank him for his deep friendship and for his unwavering commitment to promoting the values of decency, respect, liberty and responsibility, which we all hold so dear.

I have been privileged, in particular, to have worked alongside Mr Cameron to ensure that Britain remembers the Holocaust and educates generations to come about the lessons we must learn from it. He is a man who not only speaks with great principle and conviction but who acts upon what he believes. I know that the strong relationship he enjoys with the Jewish community will endure for many years to come.

Today, Theresa May becomes Prime Minister at a time of great political, social and economic uncertainty. Few people are more talented or better qualified to tackle these immense challenges. I recall the speed and the sensitivity with which she reached out to the Jewish community following the terror attacks on Jewish targets in Europe last year. As she made clear then – “Without its Jews, Britain would not be Britain”. She has proved herself to be a friend and champion of our community and of other faith communities who share her values of tolerance and understanding.

Last night, on the eve of her becoming Prime Minister, Theresa May kept a longstanding arrangement to join Valerie and me at our home for dinner. The fact that she did this in the midst of critically important preparations before taking up office is a reflection of her strong desire to keep to her commitments and the esteem in which she holds the British Jewish community. I was delighted to have the opportunity to give her my blessings at this very auspicious time.

I wish her every success as Prime Minister and look forward to building upon our warm relationship over the coming years


Speech by Teresa May at Finchley United Synagogue last year when she was Home Secretary.



Memories of Muizenberg in Toronto

Hi All

Here are the details of the highly successful Memories of Muizenberg exhibition visiting Toronto in November.

This exhibition has had successful runs in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Herzlia, London, Melbourne, Sydney East, Sydney North Shore and Perth.


Watch the entertaining video of the London opening with Sir Jeremy Isaacs and Leonard Weinreich:


Other openings:


Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition Coming To North America


The Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition is now on its way to North America after a highly successful tour of Australia.

Its first stop will be Toronto, Canada, home to many ex South Africans.

We will release more details soon, so watch this space and the Muizenberg Kehilalink:

If you would like to see the exhibition in your city, please contact me at



Muizenberg Sydney


Muizenberg-Melbourne s


MoM full sun poster_v5



Cape Town