Jaffa House

Jewish Old Aged Home

42 Mackie Street I Baileys Muckleneuk I Pretoria I 0181
Contact: Gary Arenson
Phone: 012-346-2006
Website: www.jaffa.org.za

The following amenities are offered:

  • Bright and welcoming foyer which houses the Administration
  • The Friedland Frail Care centre is accessed from the foyer
  • The library, hair salon and 3-roomed conference center is on the ground floor adjacent to the foyer
  • The link to the lounge also affords access to the in-house shop, Wendy’s, and to the garden atrium.
  • The elegant lounge, tastefully decorated is fully accessible to the verandah and Jaffa’s beautiful garden
  • The Dining room and assisted eating area leads off the lounge
  • The kitchen is run on strictly kosher lines in accordance with Beth Din requirements
  • Where possible, a hotel room for visiting family can be arranged

Our History

Situated in a beautiful leafy green suburb of Pretoria, our very special city, JAFFA offers single and double accommodation of various sizes and configurations. It allows our residents, home from home comfort.

Run by a dedicated, caring staff, it offers three wholesome kosher meals a day with mid-morning and afternoon refreshments. Daily activities, outings, meetings, visitors, lectures, shiurim, entertainment organised by qualified staff and eager volunteers, gives you the option of being creative, artistic, challenged, stimulated, useful, or just to relax, if that’s your choice.


Medical care is provided, as well as general security. There are staff on duty every day and night of the year to protect residents’ welfare. There are suitably qualified Professional Registered nurses, to care for all medical needs and emergencies. Care is paramount.
Interesting visitors from overseas and locally, attend Jaffa regularly to share their experiences and knowledge. It is the heartbeat, (or social pulse), of Pretoria Jewry.

Jaffa is finally open to family and friends. The residents welcomed visitors back with much warmth and happiness. "It has been a long haul since the shut down on March 14, 2020." - Bryan Dorfan, Director The oldest resident, Ockie Salmenson celebrated her 99th birthday, she still resides in the independent living section. When asked what the secret to her longevity was, she smiled and said, “I am not telling you”. Maish and Bella Jaffe celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. A huge Mazeltov to all!

Dog therapy, picnic under the trees at Forr Schanskop, and decorating cupcakes in honor of Manela Day – always a fun time at Jaffa!