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Newsletter - November 2023

In our final newsletter of 2023, we are delighted to feature many of the exciting events that have taken place over the last few months:

We include a wrap-up of the year by Raelene Tradonsky, Executive Director of the KDSF, and proudly showcase the upgrades that have taken place on our campuses over the past year, thanks to the generous support of our donors

The King David Schools’ Foundation takes vicarious pride in our alumni, and in this edition, we are honoured to feature Dynamic Davidian, Barry Burland (KDHSVP 1986), counsel at Trinity International LLP and Yiddish language enthusiast! We also proudly feature alumni who are making headlines in the AlumNews section, and the many alumni who were nominees and winners at the ABSA Jewish Achiever Awards 2023. We pay special tribute to Raelene Tradonsky (KDHSL 1984) who was recognised for her contribution to the SA Jewish community as the winner of the Mann Made Community Service Award!

Over 40 King David alumni have gone on to become Rabbis around the world. We include a link to a Jewish Report article that features 4 of these Rabbis who live in South Africa, including our very own Rabbi Ricky Seeff (KDHSL 1999), Director of King David Schools.

In celebration of 75 years of King David Schools, we offer you the opportunity to win a holiday of a lifetime at Dulini Leadwood in the Sabi Sand Reserve, valued at R600 000 (US$ 35 000)! 

We share feedback and photos from our incredible 75-year celebrations in Israel and London. Sadly, we had to postpone our Australia celebration due to the devastating situation in Israel, but we look forward to celebrating with our Australian alumni in March 2024.

We successfully hosted 60, 50, 40, 30 and 20-year reZOOMions throughout the year. We encourage you to diarise the dates for the upcoming 2024 reZOOMions so that you don’t miss out on yours!

Finally, we are so happy to celebrate with our Davidian family in our Mazeltov section on births, engagements and marriages.

We continue to pray for peace in our beloved homeland Israel, we wish you a wonderful holiday, Chag Chanukah sameach and everything of the best for 2024!

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