Herzlia 70th Anniversary Celebrations

Geoff Cohen with a bevy of Middle School performers.

On Monday May 31 audiences at the Cape Town Convention Centre were wowed by our spectacular celebrate 70 — a stage show which starred Herzlians past and present. Directed by Roxy Levy, Aviva Pelham and their artistic team of Linda Gawronsky, Jacqui Kowen, Ivor Joffe and Selwyn Schneider, our alumni performers strutted their stuff as they moved with ease from one genre to the next, bringing tears to our eyes.

One ‘old boy’ felt compelled to write about his participation in the show. Thank you for inviting me to participate in the celebrations. It was a privilege (for the oldest old boy there -1942) to perform in a stupendous production and made me very proud of being able to say that I belong. The class act that was produced and the wonderful talent that was showcased made me very emotional and proud of my people.
Please pass on my good wishes to all responsible and I hope that I may be included in what is still to come.

All my love and good wishes
Solly Berger

A DVD of the show is available for R70.00 — Call Paula 021 464-3393

And indeed there are still many good things to come during the HERZLIA EVENT WEEK, which will be staged from 1 to 8 August.

Debate – Tuesday 3 August

Alumni versus pupils debate: Lecture Theatre at 8.00pm. The debate will have a formal and an impromptu section, with a break for tea/ coffee in between.

The Topic for formal debate – ‘Is formal tertiary education essential for success in the big, wide world?’

Proposing the topic will be the High School first debating team and opposing will be a team of alumni and parents – Steven Sherman, Arthur Gillis, Paul Simon and Daniel Kaliski.

For more information email Mark Helfrich: mhelfrich@herzlia.com.

Alumni Golf Day – Thursday 5 August

Herzlians past and present are invited to sign up now for a memorable and relaxing Herzlia Golf Day to be held at the King David Country club.

Phone 021 464-3393 or email oldherz@herzlia.com for more details.
Alternatively you can email Tanya Golan: Tanya@portfoliobureau.co.za

Yom Herzlia – Thursday 5 August

Our schools will be celebrating Herzlia’s 70th birthday with cake and parties. Each pupil will receive a wonderful 70th Anniversary t-shirt. The Middle and High Schools will be entertained by comedian and educator – Alan Committee. It promises to be a day of fun and laughter.

Communal shul services – Friday 6 August and Saturday 7 August

In honour of Herzlia’s 70th birthday, Herzlia will be participating in city-wide Friday night shul services. Please read your shul newsletters for more information.

If you or your family would like to participate in the service, email Goldie Norris of the Herzlia Jewish Studies department: gnorris@herzlia.com or phone her: 021 464-3310.

Gala dinner – Sunday Night 8 August

An evening not to be missed, filled with world class entertainment, laughter, fine food and wine and fabulous memories. Book your table now for Herzlia’s 70th Gala Dinner at the Cape Town Convention Centre.

A few tickets are still available, contact Paula or Tracy on 021 464-3393.

International Reunions are being held around the world. We kick off in London on Sunday 5 September. Israel is happening on 14 October. Dates for Australia, the USA and Canada are currently being finalised. Please contact Paula at oldherz@herzlia.com for more information.


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