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Synagogue
Brakpan, Gauteng

Harold Wolseley SPICER: Architect

Date:pre 1924
Type:Synagogue
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
26°14'06.86" S 28°22'15.35" E Alt: 1634m

Transcript of Blue plaque:

WITWATERSRAND CULTURAL HERITAGE
BRAKPAN SYNAGOGUE


In 1931 the United Hebrew Institute of Brakpan
commissioned HW Spicer to design a synagogue. The
appealing and solid bascilica design in red brick, symbolised
the tradition and faith of the congregation. The Synagogue
was extended in 1955. The building provided sanctuary
for those of African diaspora who were victims of the
xenophobic riots of 2019. Today the Synagogue is a
museum commemorating the Jewish presence on
the East Rand. It also serves as an equality
centre assisting the whole community

JOHANNESBURG
HERITAGE FOUNDATION

These notes were last edited on 2021 08 23


Writings about this entry

Macmillan, Allister. 1933. Environs of the Golden City and Pretoria. Cape Town: Cape Times. pg 164 ill