2018 Expect the Unexpected

2018 Expect the Unexpected

Our third annual Donor Appreciation Event was held in August 2018, to thank all our generous donors.

Photographs captured by Guy Lerner.

On Wednesday 1 August 2018 donors to The Herzlia Foundation Trust were treated to an evening of ‘Expect the Unexpected” where we celebrated their generosity at our third annual Donor Appreciation Event held in the Herzlia High School Hall. The evening was an opportunity for us to acknowledge, recognize and extend our appreciation to our donors.

The evening, provided the opportunity for the guests to explore and discover HERZLIA through its Five Pillars. Each pillar was represented and shared by both a student and an Alumnus with similar interests but different perspectives, one looking forward with anticipation, and one glancing back with reflection. Each sharing the possibilities, the opportunities and DREAMS. Representing the pillars were Professor Amanda Weltman and Anna Valkin, Academics; Chanan Suiza and Maddie Wingerin Jewish Life and Learning; Mathew Jacobson and Harrison Scherzer, Sport; Lexi Sank and Rebbetzin Ashleigh Goldman, Menschlichkeit and Peter Oki and Cara Saven who spoke about the Arts and Culture Pillar.

Herzlia Middle School pupil Benji Anstey, delivered a powerful message on Jewish education. Mila Smith a Grade 8 pupil, skillfully MC’d the event weaving the stories together and showcasing Herzlia’s excellence.  Entertainment was provided by Alumnus Jeri Silverman who has just returned home after 10 years in New York.  She kept the audience mesmerized with her exceptional vocal and musical skill, performing both a solo and a duet with Herzlia’s Vocal Ensemble.  Under the direction of the remarkable Cantor Ivor Joffe the Vocal Ensemble produced a world-class performance which kept the audience spellbound and applauding for more!

The Herzlia Foundation Trust appreciates each and every person, who through their philanthropic generosity, affords Jewish children the opportunity to make their dreams come true by being part of an extraordinary educational system that becomes the foundation for exceptional people in every area of life.



Department: HFT
Location: TBC
Date: August 1, 2018
Time: TBC


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 hft@herzlia.com if you require assistance.

United Kingdom Donors can apply for a GiftAid form if they donate through EuroChai SA. Please contact Ralph Frank rjf156@yahoo.com 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 eygolan@ujafed.org if you require further assistance.

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