Beit Emanuel will do a walk through the suburbs of Yeoville & Observatory on Sunday, 13th November 2016. The neighbourhood was home to many Jewish families in the old days, including some famous Jewish communists and activists in the anti-apartheid struggle.
The walk will be led by the knowledgeable and entertaining Ishvara Dhyan, who has led previous walks through Jewish Doornfontein.
Some of the highlights on the walk include :
- The Hoffmannor – Communist safehouse in the late fifties after the movement had been banned.
- The home of the Slovo family in the Thirties.
- Joe Slovo’s home in the Nineties when he returned to South Africa.
- Rockey Street. The street Ruth First grew up on.
- The House of Dreams – home of Lionel & Hilda Bernstein.
- Observatory Girls Primary School. “The red diaper“ school.
- The Indian War Memorial – magnificent views of the city.
The walk begins at the Hoffmannor at 52 Urania Street in Observatory at 10.00 am on Sunday 13th November.
Cost per person: R100-00 per person attending
Banking details :
FNB Killarney Branch 256 205
A/C no. 5486 0049 352
Please use the Beneficiary Reference “[SURNAME] + YEOVILLE WALK” for all payments. Email [email protected]
Please bring along bottled water. Note that there are some inclines on this walk. The tour will take approximately 3 hours. There will be a few stops to rest along the way. Secure parking along Urania Street.