In 2011 the collection of the South African Jewish Music Centre was donated to DOMUS by Mrs. Fay Singer, hence the Fay Singer South African Jewish Music Centre Collection. The South African Jewish Music Centre (SAJMC), in their aim to preserve the heritage of Jewish music in its South African context, has been active in promoting the study and performance of Jewish music. This took place by means of lectures, performances and the collecting of music materials. The material in this archive includes brochures, correspondence, newsletters, newspaper cuttings, notes, periodicals, posters, programmes, sheet music and sound recordings (mostly gramophone recordings of South African and international Jewish music) donated to the Centre by local synagogues, cantors and other individuals. Due to negotiations between former Stellenbosch University music student Annemie Stimie [Annemie Behr] and Fay Singer, the archive of the South African Jewish Music Centre was transferred to DOMUS.

Recent Submissions

  • SA Jewish Music Centre notebook 

    Singer, Fay
    Notes on donations and suggestions for the cataloguing of records for the SA Jewish Music Centre.
  • Arab-Jewish concerts and composers 

    Singer, Fay
    Notes on recordings of various Arab-Jewish concerts and composers from 27 to 29 June 2000.
  • Songs of Solomon 

    Singer, Fay
    Notes on recordings of the Songs of Solomon by Salamone Rossi.
  • Music list 

    Singer, Fay
    Music list. 'Ve ulai lo ha-yu ha-d'varin mey-o-lam, v'-u-lai'.
  • Mission statement 

    Singer, Fay
    SAJMC notes on preparation for the mission statement.
  • Classification system for Jewish music 

    Singer, Fay
    Notes on the classification system for Jewish music.
  • Board members 

    Singer, Fay
    List of board members at South African Jewish Music Centre.
  • Women and the Hebrew Bible 

    Singer, Fay
    Notes about women in the Bible and Jewish music and traditions based on the Old Testament.
  • Book of Jonah 

    Singer, Fay
    Lecture notes about the Book of Jonah in the Bible.
  • Torah readings 

    Singer, Fay
    Notes on the Bible Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.