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Nov 04

A walk through Jewish Yeoville on 13th November

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 :

Temple Emanuel

FNB Killarney Branch 256 205

A/C no. 5486 0049 352

Please use the Beneficiary Reference “[SURNAME] + YEOVILLE WALK” for all payments. Email admin@beitemanuel.co.za

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.