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Temple IsraelKALLENBACH, KENNEDY and FURNER: Architect
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26°11'05.06" S 28°02'53.39" E Alt: 1785m
Transcription of Blue plaque:
JOHANNESBURG CITY HERITAGE
The first Reform synagogue in South
Africa, Temple Israel opened in 1936 under
the leadership of Rabbi M.C. Weiler. An
Art Deco temple designed by the architects
Kallenbach, Kennedy and Furner, the building
also houses the archives of Progressive Judaism.
Equality between men and women was promoted,
and in 1949 the sisterhood at Temple Israel
founded the M.C. Weiler School in Alexandra,
to counter the inferior "Bantu Education"
offered by the apartheid state.