Ohr Somayach is a unique and vibrant organization proud of its role as one of the preeminent centres that connect Jews to Torah and their Jewish heritage. We provide a warm and friendly community environment for both locals and visitors alike and offer a range of services and authentic learning opportunities that are engaging and accessible to individuals on all levels.
From the first Ohr Somayach minyan ever held in the Weizmann School Hall in 2000, the face of Cape Town Jewry was transformed. With the pioneering leadership of Rabbi Jonathan and Adina Shippel, it became cool and trendy to be part of the Ohr Somayach family and to be Jewishly observant.
The Ohr Somayach ethos of presenting authentic Judaism with a strong focus on learning in a warm and caring environment became the hallmark. Now ably led by Rabbi Shmuel and Rebbetzin Sara Ozhekh, a young and dynamic team, who bring a passionate and engaging approach to community leadership and Torah learning.