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About Us

The Claremont Wynberg Hebrew Congregation (Kehillat Agudat Achim) is a vibrant, warm and dynamic Orthodox shul in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.

The shul is a combination of the Claremont and former Wynberg Congregations, both of which functioned independently for more than a century and joined forces in 2006. The Shul is a proud member of the Union of Orthodox Synagogues (UOS) of South Africa, an umbrella body of all Orthodox congregations in the country.

We are privileged to have Rabbi and Rebbitzen Lee Liebenberg who serve as our rabbinical couple. They focus on all communal matters. The Shul’s emeritus rabbi is Rabbi Dr Ivan Lerner who, together with his wife, Arleeta, transformed the Shul into a major educational and social force during their decade-long tenure in Cape Town.

The Shul offers daily prayer services as well as a host of religious, social and educational programmes for all ages. We have a fun and well organised youth service and regular young adults activities. We are also the hosts of CWEST (Claremont Wynberg Education for Spirituality and Torah), which brings a number of international speakers to Cape Town. On Shabbat we encourage our congregants to participate in the services, which are ably led by our ba’al tefillah, Gideon Kaufmann.

We have a beautiful campus featuring a large traditional shul; a smaller, ultra-modern Beit Midrash; youth facilities and a banqueting hall with milk kitchen, catering for  function, simcha’s and our sit-down kiddush brachah on Shabbat mornings, please feel free to join us,prior arrangements must be made with the admin office.

We look forward to seeing you at shul when you are next in Cape Town!

Shalom u’Brachah!