Welcome to the Jewish Digital Archive Project

The Jewish Digital Archive Project (JDAP) is a community project located at the South African Jewish Museum in Cape Town that connects people by creating an online home for your old movies and photographs. On this site, you can view and share your histories and memories with others. The archive integrates the present with the past making it a living archive, ensuring that future generations benefit from stories of the past, and even keep up with the present. All you need to do is complete the quick registration by clicking on the ‘register’ button below.

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Audio

  Audio clips documenting the voices of South African Jews (sound bytes, audio interviews & songs)

Video

  Videos documenting the lives of South African Jews (Interviews, wedding videos, bar/batmitzvahs & South African travel)

Images

  Collections of images donated by South African Jews.

Documents

  Documents relating to South African Jewry – poetry, certificates, family trees, etc.

Gallery

Portals of Memory Written by Sydney Seeff, Portals of Memory contains photographs , stories, and family trees documenting life both in the shtetls and then Johannesburg. Portals of Memory – Sydney… read more
Gathered by Tessa Friedman (JHB), the Taubie Kushlick collection contains theatre programmes from various stage productions produced by and starring Taubie Kushlick through-out her career.  … read more
Containing mostly Rosh Hashana postcards and one Yom Kippur postcard, this collection (gathered/donated by David Sacks/Beyachad) contains images of Jewish festival postcards sent from Eastern Europe…  read more