Menschlichkeit in action!

Menschlichkeit in action!

The Herzlia Blood Drive

Menschlichkeit is a Yiddish word referring to the qualities of ‘being a mensch’ – a moral, honourable person of good character.  While Menschlichkeit is a stand-alone Pillar to highlight its importance, it also permeates all aspects of our school life.

Jessica Sherman, a Grade 11 pupil elected to the Student Leadership Council (SLC) had this to say: “The Western Cape Blood Service recently held a blood drive at Herzlia, and our school community did not disappoint. Pupils, teachers, and staff happily rolled up their sleeves,  each donor saving three lives.  As always, we are incredibly thankful to our blood buddies in the high school, who made sure the day ran smoothly, and helped donors every step of the way. Kol hakavod to all those involved!”

We’re also proud of the following initiatives:

  • Pupil-led outreach, raising funds or volunteering for organisations such as DARG, sandwich drives, #40DaysofKindness and more.
  • The Gemilut Chasidim Programme sees matrics visiting Jewish organisations, such as weekly trips to Highlands House.
  • The Environmental Committee makes the school a greener space and educates pupils on environmental issues.
  • United Africa Society works towards embedding ideals of social justice, equity, human rights, afro-positivity, and being an upstander – not a bystander – by engaging in the world around you and constructively intervening in times of need.
  • The Peer Mentorship Programme has seniors supporting the juniors to promote the core values of the schools, offer moments of bonding and connection, social and emotional learning, responsible decision making, and building ‘kehillah’ or congregation.


Featured News

UHS Chairman’s Award 2024

This award honours those who have made an extraordinary contribution to the life and well-being of the greater Herzlia community.

Tax benefits

Tax Benefits of Donating to The Herzlia Foundation Trust

United Herzlia Schools is the sole beneficiary of The Herzlia Foundation Trust PBO No. 930038539

South Africa Donors are eligible for a Section 18 A tax certificate in respect of donation to the Foundation (depending on the terms of the donation within our discretion). Please contact if you require assistance.

United Kingdom Donors can apply for a GiftAid form if they donate through EuroChai SA. Please contact Ralph Frank if you require further assistance.

United States of America Donors can receive tax benefit if they donate via the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego. Please ensure designation of funds is “Friends of Herzlia”.

Canada Donors can receive tax benefits if they donate through UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Please ensure allocation of funds is written “The Herzlia Foundation Trust” on your donation & tribute form. Please contact Eyal Golan if you require further assistance.

Australia Donors can receive tax benefits if they donate through Chai Charitable Foundation.