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Synagogue - Chatham House
Glendinningvale, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

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DENZIL LEVY, MUGGRIDGE AND BENAS: Architect
Denzil Nathan David LEVY: Design Architect


Date:n.d.
Type:Synagogue
Status:Adaptive re-use
Street:Barris Walk


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33°57'11.83" S 25°35'29.13" E Alt: 98m
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Dr Saul Issroff wrote in the SAFRICA Digest for Saturday, October 29, 2005:

The Glendinningvale Shul in Port Elizabeth will be closing next month. There will be davening there for the last time on the weekend of the 18th/19th November, when there will be a communal Shabbat supper and other weekend activities. The culmination will be a grand farewell concert on Sunday night the 20th November, with guest artist Aviva Pelham and two well known Cantors from Cape Town, accompanied by a 7-piece Klezmer band.

All are very welcome to attend, especially those who attended the Shul or celebrated their Barmitzvahs or weddings there.

(Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy)

The Synagogue was sold in 2005 and converted into flats called Chatham House. The change of use clearly had a huge impact on the appearance of the building but some elements of the original are still visible. (Gerald Humphrey, October 2017)

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