The South African Jewish Community is Now Global

Gardens Global is a dynamic, innovative, international community made up of Jewish South Africans around the globe who see South Africa and South Africans as an important part of their Jewish story, identity, and belonging.

Gardens Global is powered by the Gardens Shul in Cape Town, the first Jewish community to be founded in South Africa in 1841.

We would love to welcome YOU to our beautiful community!

Introduction

A little bit about us

Gardens Global is built on the twin pillars of the Spiritual and the Social.

We stay connected via a members-only WhatsApp group, special in-person events such as ‘Friday Night Live’ around the globe, and a weekly newsletter that features, amongst other things, a global news and life cycles section and an opportunity for members to promote their businesses, products and services globally.

Spiritual inspiration includes access to a weekly pre-Shabbat sermon by the Rabbi direct to your phone and Global Zoom shiurim.  

Gardens Global members have access to dedicated Gardens Global ambassadors in cities across the globe. These special ambassadors connect travelling Gardens Global members to the local Gardens Global community.    

Become a Gardens Global member by signing up for the nominal subscription of £2.99 per month.

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Who is the Gardens Shul?

The Gardens shul is the first Jewish congregation to be founded in sub-Saharan Africa in 1841. The Great Synagogue built in 1905 is one of the beautiful shul buildings of the world and home to a vibrant community.

The Gardens Shul offers dynamic services enjoyed by locals, expats, and visitors alike. The Gardens Shul defines itself as a space where ‘History Meets Destiny’. It is known as the ‘Mother Synagogue’ of South Africa.

The Gardens warm and inclusive services are led by Rabbi Osher and Sarah Feldman and Chazzan Choni Goldman and Choir.

Generations of South Africans have seen the Gardens Shul as their spiritual home. Many continue to come back to Gardens for significant life cycle events such as their Bnei Mitzvah and weddings. 

Learn more about the Gardens shul on their website www.gardensshul.co.za

You can take the Yid out of South Africa,
but you can’t take South Africa
out of the Yid!

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Connect via
WhatsApp

Gardens Global Members have access to an exclusive global WhatsApp community group.

Spiritual inspiration is provided by weekly pre-Shabbat and Festival voice notes by the Rabbi and exclusive access to all the spiritual and social happenings in the Gardens Global community.

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Connect via
Pop-Up Events

Whether it is a Friday Night Live Shabbat celebration or a musical evening with friends at a local social hot spot, the Gardens Global community features exciting social and spiritual in-person get-togethers and events around the world.   

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Connect via
Gardens Global Ambassadors

Contact a Gardens Global Ambassador when travelling to one of our partner cities and connect with other Gardens Global members for a Shabbat meal, a coffee, or info for the closest Shabbat or Festival services. 

  

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People within the Network

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People within the Network

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Pop-Ups

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Shabbat Dinners

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Become a member of Gardens Global by filling in the details below and paying a nominal subscription of £2.99 a month.

The information below will be shared in our weekly newsletter