DURBAN - KwaZulu-Natal Prov.: Print

The third largest city in South Africa, situated on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal Province facing the Indian Ocean.

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  • Durban Jewish Centre: P.O. Box 10797, Marine Parade, Durban; Tel: +27(0) 31 368 2653 or 337-1507
  • Durban United Hebrew Congregation: Great Synagogue, 75 Silverton Road, Durban; Tel: +27(0) 31 2015177: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Durban Progressive Hebrew Congregation: Tel : +27(0)31 208-6105
  • Durban Jewish Social Services: 20 Essenwood Road, Berea, Durban, 4001; Tel: +27 (0) 31 - 202-6409; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Beth Shalom: (Durban's Home for the Jewish Aged), 85 Vause Road, Berea, Durban, 4001; Tel : +27 (0) 31 - 201-3151
  • Chevra Kadisha (Burial Society): Selbourne Road, Durban; Tel: +27(0)31 205 5194
  • Durban Chevra Kadisha chairman, Stan Hart, may be contacted for all enquiries regarding any of the Durban cemeteries. P.O. Box 2296, Durban 4000, South Africa. Tel: (+27-31) 261-6659, Fax: (+27-31) 261-6810. e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Brook Street Cemetery: All graves are documented but not computerized as of 1998. Records are in the shul office as are photographs of the graves. The 100th year anniversary book of Durban states that the first burial was in 1880, a Morris Rouse, in a portion of the West Street Cemetery now at the corner of Brook and Queen streets. The book then mentions another area, walled in 1905, which goes on to the Umbilo Road Cemetery. There are probably no Jews in the Umbilo Road Cemetery. The first cemetery in Durban to have a Jewish section was Brook Street. The unmarked graves are unidentified persons. Len Hack checked old newspaper records. A train going north in 1899 was derailed or attacked by Boers somewhere in Northern Natal just after outbreak of war. Many were killed and Boers plundered the bodies. Unidentified Jewish bodies returned to Durban for burial. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Red Hill: Tel: +27(0)31 564 5771 or 201 5177
  • Stellawood Cemetery: Stellawood Cemetery is in Selbourne Road, the extension of Nicolson Road that runs parallel to Manning Road. The site is in the upper Umbilo area (next to Glenwood), and is close to the Natal University.
  • Umbilo Road Cemetery: see Brook Street
  • West Street Cemetery: see Brook Street

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