We Met At Herzlia

Ruth _ Ivan Lipschitz


2017 is the 50th year celebration of my 1967 Matric year. My wife Ruth (nee Baker) (1969) and I met in High School and married in 1973 – we are still together to tell the tale.

Our daughter, Michal, who matriculated from Herzlia in 1995 is engaged to Michael Alhadeff of Pretoria (ex-Carmel High) and they are due to be married on 26th March this year.

Gavin and Ilana Cohen (Scher)


I met my bashert at Herzlia in 1979. We graduated from the same class, standard 10F in 1984, and we were married in San Diego California in 1993. Next year will be our 25th wedding anniversary.

We currently live in Maryland just outside Washington DC. With our three sons two of which are in university, and one who is a junior in High School.

Our best regards to Herzlia Alumni. The photograph above is one of our family taken outside the White House for High School graduation last year.

Pinchas _ Melissa Hack


My husband Pinchas and I both matriculated from Herzlia in 2000. I will never forget the day in Grade 10, when Pinchas and his friend Saul Adler who were both new to Cape Town and Herzlia, walked through the side doors carrying the biggest lunchboxes in the world, while I was sitting with a group of friends on the steps in front of the High School hall. I laughed to myself and thought I would never be friends with one of those boys! In fact, Pinchas and I never spoke to each other once during our high school years.

Two years later, whilst studying teaching, I met up with Pinchas again and we started dating. In June 2005 we got married. We have two gorgeous children – Dovi who is 8 and is at Herzlia Weizmann and Yakira aged 5 who is at Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School. Thanks to Herzlia, I met my wonderful husband! Our strong connection to Herzlia continues in our family.

Deana _ Daniel Blaser


Daniel and I both matriculated in 2007 and recently got married on the 24th November 2016 at Suikerbossie Hout Bay. We were good friends throughout school, and were even in the same lift scheme to Dafna and Herzlia Highlands Primary School.

Not too long ago I found a video my mom recorded at my 5th birthday party at Dafna, where I was  the queen and I had to go around my class and choose my king for the day, and believe it or not I chose Daniel and we danced together and got to blow out my birthday candles together. It was very sweet!

We went to our matric dance together and dated almost 8 years before we finally got married.


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