The Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies at UCT, working with the Research Collective, conducted an intensive study of the Cape Town Jewish community that involved collecting and analysing communal data from a variety of organisations and conducting 770 face-to-face interviews with a randomly selected sample of community members. The ﬁndings oﬀer insight into the identities, opinions, and experiences of Cape Town’s Jewish community. This small selection is drawn from a broad array of ﬁndings.
Rachel Bloch House, home to the Kaplan Centre since 1989, has re-opened after major renovations providing new spaces for study, work, teaching, and exhibitions, as well as an light, airy, and welcoming cafeteria.
The Kaplan Centre presents two new online exhibitions: Ethnic Radicals that explores the links between the ethnic origins, institutions and values that informed the early lives and socialisation of Jewish radicals; and the Life and Art of Herman Wald, providing a coherent and chronological overview seen within the perspective of his time on the art historical map together with an interpretation of his work.
A ONCE IN A DECADE OPPORTUNITY. The Kaplan Centre at the University of Cape Town and the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) in London will be carrying out a survey of South Africa’s Jewish community early in 2019.
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.
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.