Over and above the excellence we achieve academically and culturally, our schools are above all else Jewish Day Schools. Since 1948, King David Schools under the auspices of the South African Board of Jewish Education (SABJE) have been at the forefront of Jewish education in South Africa and have served as the primary Jewish community educational organisation.

At the King David Schools, we realise that it is our Jewish roots that define us and form the backdrop for all of our decisions, and the context for our success moving forward. While running our schools steadfastly along traditional Orthodox lines, we accept students from all Jewish walks of life.

At King David Schools, we aim to instil a love for our Jewish heritage in our students through both formal and informal methods. Our learners, through Hebrew, Jewish Studies, Jewish History, Torah learning and Tefillah, are given the basic tools and knowledge to help cultivate their Jewish identity. Through the observance of the Chagim, commemorations and celebrations, community outreach projects and shabbatonim run by the Department of informal Jewish Education (DIJE), our learners develop a love and deep-rooted passion for Judaism that transcends the classroom and inspires them long after leaving our hallways.  The recently established Soul Team actively brings fresh Jewish educational initiatives into the schools in a holistic way. It is the mandate of the Soul Team, not only to share knowledge on a formal basis and to implement this ethos within our schools to students, staff and parents.

We are committed as an organisation to the State of Israel, her continued success, legitimacy and the vital role she plays in the lives of the Jews in the diaspora. While an individual’s political ideologies might differ, King David Schools imbues in our students a love and unwavering support of the State.

Quick Links

The Interactive Online Practice Siddur is available for Grades 1 through to 6.

In order to use the Siddur, you will need to enable your sound and volume on your computer.

Please CLICK HERE to launch the Practice Siddur.


Soul Team

Robyn Smookler and Joshua Sevitz

Email: smooklerr@sabje.co.za

Email: sevitzj@sabje.co.za (Jewish Life and PJ Library)


Aharon Chemel

Email: chemela@sabje.co.za

Tel: 011 4804717