Who are we?
- The history of our Shul dates back to the very beginnings of the city of Johannesburg. On the tenth of July 1887 – a mere year after the city’s founding - a meeting took place in Mr. B. Wainstein’s shop where a unanimous decision was passed that “the time is ripe for the present meeting to form itself into the Witwatersrand Goldfields Jewish Association”. The initial responsibilities of the association included maintaining the Jewish burial grounds as well as holding religious services for the early Jewish pioneers of Johannesburg. On 19 September 1887 the first Rosh Hashanah service was held in the Rand Club to accommodate the over 500 worshipers who attended the services.
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