Jewel House

Home for Adults with Special Needs







20 Stephen Dlamini Road, Musgrave, KZN, 4001
Contact: Janine Saperson
Phone: 031-202-6409


Durban Jewish Social Services is the umbrella organization under which Jewel House falls. Jewel House offers a home away from home for our most vulnerable community members. Our residents live in a house on the Berea with comfortable accommodation within a loving, safe, happy environment where all their needs are met.

Program of Services

Our residents enjoy special Shabbat meals and celebrate all the Chagim. Jewel House provides medical treatment as well as psychological and psychiatric treatment. The residents also attend Masada, a sheltered workshop, every day from 8:30 – 2:30. During the December holidays when Masada is closed, outings are organized for the residents. They thoroughly enjoy shows and events, as well as walks along the beachfront promenade. It’s a busy few weeks which they look forward to every year.

Our History

Jewel House was officially opened on October 30, 1988. It continues to offer a home away from home for our most vulnerable community members who deserve and appreciate the special care they receive from our wonderful housemother, staff, nursing sister and social worker.

The residents at Jewel House are very happy now that life is back to normal. Work at Masada and weekly outings have resumed.

There is also much excitement as Jewel House starts planning their relocation next year to the premises of Beth Shalom, in it’s own private wing.

“Every cent received from your generous donors makes a difference. Thank you from all the Jewel House residents." - Janine Saperson, Director.