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Challot in honour of Shabbat

In the stunning picture by MICHELLE VINOKUR, ABOVE, Mary Tlou; Kayla Joffe; Jonah Vinokur; and Aiden Kalk from the playschool at Minnie Bersohn Pre-Primary School at Sandton Shul celebrate Shabbat as always by baking delicious challot every Friday.

Parents/kids transform Soweto pre-school


We had a marvellous trip to Soweto last Sunday. I have been a teacher at King David Linksfield Pre-primary School for the past 42 years and will retire in December.

For the last 20 years I have been involved with the Outreach Programme run by the SA Jewish Board of Education. YouthRenetteUllmanprojectpic1

The Gauteng Baobab Early Learning Training programme strives to develop child-minders and caregivers of young children by giving them a deeper insight into the development and needs of young children. We work with practitioners in Alexandra, Tembisa and Soweto.

Instead of having the traditional “retirement tea”, I opted to assist a pre-school started by one of our practitioners in Soweto East. I invited the parents and children from the school and about 50 people travelled to the venue by school bus while another eight travelled there by car.
PICTURED AT LEFT: Busy little hands. King David kids and their parents get stuck into plastering and painting at the Soweto pre-school

We had invited the parents and children of the Soweto pre-school to join us in painting and plastering their school.

We provided all the children with activities to keep them busy and one of our moms took charge of transforming a barren, rock strewn cement wasteland into the most amazing garden which the parents and children planted with vegetable seeds.

We painted a bright red hop-scotch for the children outside their classroom and we played street soccer with the children and adults outside.

We had face painters who delighted all the children with their wonderful art.

The parents donated the paint, plaster, tables, chairs, mattresses for sleeping and the most unbelievable amount of toys and books. They are truly an example of what it means to give tzedakah.

My cousin Lisette Datnow, decided to celebrate her birthday by joining me in this wonderful event.

Chabad of Sandton kids show off their Ark


MICHELE ASERMAN’s pic, right, shows middle group children at Chabad of Sandton Nursery School standing proudly in front of their Noah’s Ark/Rainbow that they constructed using many different materials and textures

KDHVP elects its SRC leadership for 2014



King David Victory Park High has elected its SRC for 2014. Pictured are, back: Naomi Lubinsky; Maximillian Cohen; Eve Kollenberg; Jenna Bentel; Shaun Bolnick; Ariella Gimpel; Leora Hodes; Nicole Sachs; Ashleigh Solomon; and Tali Isenberg. Front: Jacob Mendelowitz; Joshua Broomberg (deputy head boy); Jonti Strimling (head boy); Jesse Weisz (head girl); Amy Strous (deputy head girl), and Sheldon Nossel.

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