Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy SA-SIG
Ponevez Shul, Cape Town
i.. Vandeleur Street
ii.. Maynard Street
Editor: Dr Saul Issroff
Copyright © 2000-2001 Saul Issroff, Mike Getz, SAfrica SIG
and Jewishgen Inc.
Revised: 18 April 2001
On 13th April 2001, Haim Pogrund firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Alternatively ..... your father could have taken you to the old Poneveze Shul in Maynard Street which functioned for a number of years. They used a large verandahed mansion situated on the right hand side of the street going down.
The original Poneveze Shul stood in Vandeleur street in District Six and again, upon departure of the Jews it became amongst other things a storehouse as well as a wholesale headquarters. It was an interesting building, small and jammed between two other buildings with a Corinthian pillared facade (of all things), it was in fact a 'shtibel'.
I stand to be corrected here, but upon demolition of the historic District Six (our parents' original stamping ground), it was left standing.