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.
Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein
SA Jewish Board of Deputies
Akiva College Umhlanga
Cape Town Torah High
Chabad of Sandton
Hirsch Lyons School
King David 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.