Johannesburg, South Africa


Poswohl Synagogue

The Poswohl Synagogue - A Memorial to a Community that No Longer Exists

The captivating story below appeared in the 1982 issue of Restorica. It was compiled by Hymie Amoils and traces the origins, history and significance of the Poswohl Synagogue in Mooi Street Johannesburg. We visited this Provincial Heritage Site, now the Promise Land Pub and Restaurant, yesterday and noticed internal alterations taking place. It would be interesting to see if the necessary approvals from the Provincial Heritage Resources Authority Gauteng (PHRAG) have been secured. Thank you to the University of Pretoria and the Heritage Association of South Africa (HASA) for giving us permission to publish.

James Ball

My thanks to James Ball for the intro and these photos above.

Visit his website: The Heritage Portal

Thanks to Rose Norwich for giving me permission to use these pages from her 1988 disserttion.