Cape Town Progressive Jewish Congregation (CTPJC)

The Cape Town Progressive Jewish Congregation (CTPJC), also known as Temple Israel, is the umbrella body of three Progressive Jewish congregations in Cape Town (Wynberg, Green Point and Milnerton). As three congregations combined they are the largest Progressive congregation in South Africa and the second largest Jewish congregation in Cape Town. The congregation has over 3000 members and was first established in 1944. The CTPJC is an affiliate of the South African Union for Progressive Judaism (SAUPJ), which is part of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ).


The congregation was founded in Green Point in 1944 by founding rabbinic couple, Rabbi Dr David Sherman (z”l) and Bertha Sherman. Green Point adjoins Sea Point the main centre of Jewish life in Cape Town. In 1965, a second temple was opened in Wynberg to serve congregants in the Southern Suburbs. The most recent congregation was formed in 1998 in Milnerton.

Leadership and organisation

The congregation is served by four rabbis;

External links

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