Jew, South African of Canada


People Group Info

Total Population: 4,000

ROP3 Code: 117322
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Jews
People Cluster: Jews
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Ethnic Religions - Judaism
Country of Origin: South Africa

Status of Christianity


Unengaged and Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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Majority Located Where

  Oshawa, ON - 4,000

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Brief Profile

Since the 1960s South African Jews emigrated to North America after South Africa became a republic, and was followed by another wave in the late 1970s, which was precipitated by anti-apartheid rioting and civil unrest.

In Canada, the majority settled in Ontario, with the largest community in Toronto, followed by those in Hamilton, London and Kingston.

The primary religion practiced by the South African Jews is Judaism, a religion developed among the ancient Hebrews and characterized by belief in one transcendent God who has revealed himself to Abraham, Moses, and the Hebrew prophets and by a religious life in accordance with Scriptures and rabbinic traditions.

The majority of South African Jews adhere to Orthodox Judaism with a minority adhering to Reform Judaism

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will work through and in the lives of the South African Jews to understand and realize the need for a Messiah, as revealed through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray evangelical Christians will intentionally become friends with South African Jews and reveal via word and deed that Jesus Christ is sacrifical atonement and the answer for all peoples.

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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaOshawaToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON4,000