The Director of the Kaplan Centre is Associate Professor Adam Mendelsohn, who also teaches in the Department of Historical Studies
Where to find us
The Centre is situated in Rachel Bloch House on UCT's Upper Campus
Café Kaplan
The Kaplan Centre houses the Kosher Café Kaplan. Operating hours: 08h00 to 15h00 Monday to Friday (Closed for Jewish holidays; Closed for the end-of-year university vacation)
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Monday, 23 July 2018
The Other Goldene Medina: The History of South African Jewry

"Milton Shain, emeritus professor of history at the University of Cape Town, specializing in the history of Jews and anti-Semitism in South Africa, tells the very different story of a Jewish settlement in the New World."

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 13:30
Rachel Bloch House closed for renovations

Rachel Bloch House, the home of the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies, will reopen in July 2018 after extensive renovations. The Centre's staff can be contacted by phone.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:30
Zionism: Its impact and critics

Join Michael Stanislawski, Professor of History at Columbia University and visiting Professor at the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies, for a six-part lecture series that explores and critically interrogates the genesis, history, and impact of the Zionist movement.

Publication Date:
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:30
A Study of Attitudes towards Jews among Black South Africans

The Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies at UCT conducted a groundbreaking study that involved interviews with a representative sample of Urban Black South Africans in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town. This is a selection of findings from the larger study. Analysis and interpretation of these findings is available in the full report and in the ten page summary version. Click here to access the report, summary, survey questionnaire, and raw data.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:15