Temporary Closure of Jewish Schools

Temporary Closure of Jewish Schools


Dear School Parents.

At a meeting this morning with the leadership of the Jewish Day Schools under the auspices of our Jewish Education Cluster to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on our schools, it was unanimously agreed to institute a temporary closure of all of our schools for a one week period effective Monday 16 March. Our Jewish community education cluster will reconvene on Wednesday to reassess the situation taking into account external factors and will then decide on further measures.

A guideline prepared in consultation with Professor Barry Schoub will be prepared and sent later in the day to provide clarity on issues parents should be aware of with respect their children being at home during this period.

Each school will communicate individually with its parent body with further logistical details by 6pm this evening.


In attendance

Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein

SA Jewish Board of Deputies


Akiva College Umhlanga

Bais Yaakov

Cape Town Torah High

Chabad of Sandton

Herzlia Schools

Hirsch Lyons School

King David Schools

Maharsha Schools

Phyllis Jowell School

Sandton Sinai South African Board of Jewish Education

Shaarei Torah Schools

Sydenham Highlands North Pre-Primary School

Torah Academy Schools

Yeshiva College Schools



If you have any questions for Professor Schoub, please submit them here.


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