The Jews in South Africa - Virtual Museum Tour w/ Museum Director, Gavin Morris

The Jews in South Africa – Virtual Museum Tour w/ Museum Director, Gavin Morris

January 21, 2021
11:00 AM

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The Jews of South Africa: A Tour of the South African Jewish Museum with the director, Gavin Morris

Thursday, January 21 | 11:00 AM | $10

Join us for this virtual tour of the beautiful South African Jewish Museum presented by museum director, Gavin Morris. Gavin will present the history of South African Jewry, using the artifacts and exhibits of the South African Jewish museum to illustrate the story of this unique community. Jewish activists, leaders, politicians, business people, authors and artists have played an out-sized role in shaping South African history. This tight-knit community, that numbered only 120,000 people at its peak, have forever left an indelible mark on South Africa. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the conclusion of the program.

Gavin Morris is the director of the South African Jewish Museum. He has a degree in History and Jewish Civilization and MBA both obtained at the University of Cape Town. Following an early career in film and advertising, he became the director of the South African Jewish Museum in 2012 where he has overseen the development of numerous exhibitions, a digital social history archive, and educational and cultural diversity programs.