Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum

Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum

The Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum in Port Elizabeth is housed in the original Raleigh Street Synagogue, in Raleigh Street, central Port Elizabeth. The old building which was used by the city's Jewish community between 1912 and 1954, was designed by leading architect of that time, Orlando Middleton and was built by Kohler Brothers.The Synagogue was consecrated on 12th December 1912 by Rabbi JL Landau of Johannesburg. The design displays a dominant art noveau style, with turrets and keyhole windows, showing Byzantine influence. The exquisite Hebrew lettering are the words of Jacob, when he arose from his dream: "Surely this is the House of God and these are the gates of Heaven".

The historic Western Road Synagogue, which was the second oldest synagogue in South Africa, was sold and demolished, and a group of concerned congregants felt that the Raleigh Road Synagogue should not meet the same fate. They formed "The Synagogue and Youth Foundation" and bought the building. A short while later, the Department of Architecture at the University of Port Elizabeth showed a keen interest in the Art Noveau building, and with their help the it was declared a National Monument in 1986 and the Museum was born. The Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum features an interesting collection of memorabilia, ceremonial items and historical photographic displays, such as a bridal gallery and Jewish ex-servicemen's memorial. The museum is open to the public between 10am and noon every Sunday, except on Jewish holy days.

Accommodation Near Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum

23 On Glen Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

0.4km West of Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum

Staying true to the era, our spacious grounds and generous room sizes are politely complimented by steep multifaceted roofing, which in authentic Victorian Fashion are elegantly decorated with elaborate wooden trimmings. Whilst being externally attractive

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Zareba Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

0.5km West of Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum

Zareba Bed and Breakfast is nestled away within the charming suburb of Richmond Hill in the historical and quaint heart of Port Elizabeth. Richmond Hill has retained much of the atmosphere of the old days.

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Newington Place Guest House

Room Only / Limited Self Catering Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

0.6km West of Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum

We are situated in Newington Street, Richmond Hill on a quiet tree-lined lane, filled with historic and gracefully restored buildings.

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King George's Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.1km South West of Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum

Each room is individually decorated and is provided with a private telephone, television set, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facility. Wireless internet is also available. We offer 8 en-suite rooms as well as two luxury suites

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Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

The Maegan Cherie B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.6km South East of Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum

THE Maegan Cherie B&B Consists of 5 rooms. All rooms (suites) are en-suite, with either Shower/bath combination, basin and toilet or shower, basin and toilet.

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Treetops Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

1.9km South of Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum

The Treetops Guest House is situated in the tranquil garden suburb of Walmer in Port Elizabeth. Treetops offers a variety of affordable spacious accommodation in Port Elizabeth, whether you are an overseas tourist, a family group or visiting on business,

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Sleeps: 16 in 8 units/rooms

5 Third Avenue Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

2.0km South of Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum

5-3rd Avenue Guesthouse, located in the garden suburb of Walmer, is the closest of any form of accommodation to PE airport. We offer clean and comfortable accommodation in 8 private rooms each with own kitchenette and shower-en-suite.

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Sleeps: 19 in 8 units/rooms

Amani Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

2.0km South of Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum

Four spacious double en-suite bedrooms have private patios, under thatch, overlooking a tranquil garden and swimming pool. The other two en-suite rooms have private courtyard gardens.

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Sleeps: 14 in 5 units/rooms

Dempsey’s Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

2.5km South West of Jewish Pioneer's Memorial Museum

Dempsey’s is a self catering guest house, centrally located in the tranquil suburb of Walmer, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. Choose from five spacious and comfortably laid out en-suite rooms, each with private entrances and kitchenettes. None of the rooms

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