SCHOOL COUNCIL AWARDS

Many people contribute their time, skills and experience to the advancement of The King David School. The contribution made by some is well in excess of that which one can reasonably expect. These people deserve the School’s gratitude and acknowledgement. The KDS Council Awards present the School with a means of ensuring that their commitment does not go unrecognised by honouring those who have made significant contributions to the founding of The King David School or to its ongoing existence.

Types of Awards

There are 3 tiers in the Award System:

  1. Bonim (“builders”) – for general meritorious service
  2. Giborim (“heroes”) – for outstandingly consistent or ongoing service. This would include persons who have taken on leadership roles.
  3. Malachim (“angels”) – for extraordinary service to the school
Surname
First
Recognition for …
Date awarded
AdesAndrewFirst Treasurer of School CouncilJun-02
BartfeldFred President KDSPA 1986. Fete Coordinator Jun-02
BasserDebbie10 years managing food and drink stalls at King’s Carnival. Feb-12
BeresonItielEarly Strategic Planning Dec-06
BirnerHenry Member Council Feb-04
BlashkiSue & Colin (dec)Very active volunteersDec-07
BloomTammyPresident KDSPA 1982Jun-02
BlumRuthPast Hebrew teacher, revues and musicalsFeb-04
BockJack & FayInvolved  on CouncilDec-05
BorensztajnJoeyFor generous and onging pro bono legal services to the SchoolDec-18
BoymalStephKDSPA Committee member including TreasurerDec-20
BrownAnnKDSPA Treasurer for 5 years (1986-90)Jun-02
BrownEveCo-President KDSPA 1984Jun-02
BrownNicoleActive in KDSPA/FeteFeb-09
BurnettBettyTBI secretary who did all admin work in development stages of schoolDec-06
ChakmanJoe Trivia Nights Feb-04
ChakmanHelenKDSPA Exec 1991-2Feb-04
CivinsZviPast Principal, Head of Jewish StudiesJun-02
CohenJudyPast President KDSPAFeb-09
CynglerAnitaPresident KDSPA 1981Jun-02
Dreyfus MPMarkLegal support, Town Planning Magid Institute – 2007Dec-07
FastJohn & JennyJenny was always actively involved in Parents’ Association and John provided legal advice & assistanceDec-07
FieldJudithEarly work on establishment of educational philosophy Feb-04
FinkMauriceCouncil Site Chairman 2000-2005; Treasurer 2006Feb-09
Finkel-CharlesVeraMajor contributor to purchase of Kooyong RoadFeb-04
FoxRabbi BrianEarly FounderJun-02
FreibergAlexFor ongoing commitment to Parent Security Group (PSG) as a dedicated co-ordinator and volunteerDec-18
FriedmanRonServed on Finance Committee for many years providingDec-07
GannonSara20+ years as secretary, participated in revuesJun-02
GoldschlagerLes & EstherHelped establish Tuck Shop in 1991; Fete convenors for many yearsDec-05
GoldsmithJennyActive in KDSPAFeb-09
GorogJennyPresident KDSPA 1983. Established computer programs at KDSJun-02
GranekSam & CarynKedem/ARZIDec-05
GreblerJennyConsistent involvement  in many areas (non-committee)Dec-05
GreenbergHaniAssisted Frank Steen in early years of the SchoolFeb-04
HarrisonMarkInstrumental in implementing Chai Ve’kayam building projectDec-20
HearstGaryPresident KDSPA 1979-80Jun-02
HeffesLucienTreasurer School Council 2001-2005Feb-09
HerzEricCouncil Treasurer 1995-6Dec-05
Heselev MargaretFormation of educational philosophy of the school; Council secretaryJun-02
IsskoRonInstrumental in the establishment of the Southwick Parents Security Group and then other PSG across the SchoolFeb-12
Jacob (Eckhaus) BarbaraCouncil ParentsFeb-04
Jona Hon. Walter As MP, introduced Dr Kemp to the School. Significant supporter of the School.Feb-04
KahanPeterFor contribution to fiscal matters of the SchoolDec-18
KaminskyGailPresident KDSPA 1996Dec-05
KatzKarenFor extensive service to The King David School Parents’ AssociationDec-18
KausmanCarrieFor services to the Parents’ Association and School CouncilDec-20
Kay YvonneCouncil SecretaryFeb-04
KeckScottOn Site committee during early development days, Honorary property valuations and adviceDec-06
KeckAnnKDSPA; instigated fundraisers (Tea Towels) and organized Baking Bees for fetes at her homeDec-06
KlepfiszLisaFor services to the Parents’ Association and School CouncilDec-20
KohnSueKDSPADec-05
KornhauserRick & KerryKDSPA & CouncilDec-05
LaskiNikkiParents’ Association, class rep and negotiating for a school crossing at the Southwick Campus.Dec-20
LawrenceMichael Council Parents Dec-05
LeviRobynActive involvement as volunteer over many yearsDec-06
LeviPeter & JennyActive volunteers, strong supporters of the SchoolDec-07
LewisGaryCouncil 2000-2005 as Marketing Chair. Instigated Corporate Style Guide for KDSFeb-09
MahemoffMiriamInvolved KDSPA and CouncilJun-02
MahemoffGaryInvolved KDSPA and Council  Jun-02
McCleery AnnetteFirst secretary of KDS. Only admin person first 4 years of schoolJun-02
MihalyRuthKDSPA; fete convenor; catering expertise and guidanceDec-06
NathanHowardAll round involvement; motivational speaking to students, scholarship fund, guest speaker KDS functionsDec-06
NathanDavidCouncil Strategic Planning 1998-9Dec-07
Nathan GraemeCo-President KDSPA 1984Jun-02
NewmanSuePresident KDSPA 1985Jun-02
NirensJeff & RhondaKDSPAFeb-04
PageNevilleCouncil for 3 years;Functions CommitteeJun-02
PetersAnnHelped establish Tuck Shop in 1991Dec-05
PriesterDeanFor contribution to the Chai Ve’Kayam building projectDec-18
RechterProf. BernardStrategic planning assistanceJun-02
RichDr MichaelCouncilFeb-04
Rogers RosKDSPA Feb-04
RoseAlanInvolved prior to establishment of the School, both morally & financiallyJun-02
RozenJenni Jenny: Started Uniform Shop; President  KDSPA 94-95       Feb-04
SameDavid Council/KDSPA Feb-04
SamuelGraeme First President KDSPAJun-02
SandlerGeoffFundraising/Foundation involvement from 1995Feb-09
Scheuer (NIC)HelenLong term teacherFeb-04
SchonfeldSallyPresident KDSPA 1997Feb-04
SchulbergDavidPresident KDSPA 1992-3Dec-05
SchulbergRobertCouncil Member, architectural adviceDec-05
SegalLesRevuesFeb-04
SegalSol Volunteered on regular basis during retirementDec-05
SettonJack & DenisePresident KDSPA 1998-99 Dec-05
Sibel, z”lSueKDSPA including 3 years as President. Sponsored every King’s Carnival and Women’s Breakfast for a number of years though her company Boo RadleyFeb-12
SilverHarryInvolved in fundraising w/Frank SteenFeb-04
SilverHelenSchool Council in 2000 and served as Vice-President from 2003 to 2008.  Council Chair for a number of year. Instrumental in organising a review of the School‘s Government Funding category. This review resulted in extra funding for The King David School.  Feb-12
Silver (NIC)SandiFunctions Co-ordinator KDSPA many yearsFeb-04
SlutzkinJohn & BethPresident KDSPA 88-89Feb-04
SonenbergElizabeth (Liz)Council Secretary 1995Dec-05
SpigelmanBraemePast Treasurer. Corporate work & fundingJun-02
SplitterPhilRevuesFeb-04
SplitterMartinSchool Song, Council, RevuesFeb-04
StarrRobin & RosemaryRobin assisted with Revues and Rosemary as a staff member assisted with yearbook/computersFeb-04
Tudor OAMRickFor services to the School Council and for mentoring school leadership with compassion and wisdomDec-20
UnglickJohn & SallyKDSPA and Sally served on Function CommitteeFeb-04
Visbord-GreenMargaretCouncil secretaryFeb-04
WilletsJeffKDSPA in the 1980sDec-07
ZuckerRobert Council Treasurer 1993-94 and 1998-2000Dec-06
ZuckerKathyVoluntary choreography for school musicals over many yearsDec-06
ZylbermanAlbertPast Treasurer  Jun-02

1ST RECIPIENTS OF AWARDS FOR SERVICE TO KDS PRESENTED AT 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER JUNE 2002

Surname

First name

Term as President

 

Cyngler

Jim

1997-200

 

Marks

Peter 

1991-1992

 

Mihaly

George

Chairman 1991-2

 

Samuel

Ian 

Chairman 1977-8

 

Schoenfeld

Michael

1993-1996

 

Shiff

Geoff

Chairman 1993-7

 

Southwick

Mark

1980-1986

Posthumous

Steen

Frank 

1987-1990

 

Taft

Leon 

1977-1979

 

3rd  RECIPIENT OF AWARD FOR SERVICE TO KDS PRESENTED AT PRESENTATION EVENING DECEMBER 2005

Surname

First

Recognition for …

Kaiserman

Cathy

KDSPA Secretary 1990 – 1992. Parent, volunteer and long standing staff member whose knowledge, loyalty and commitment to the School  – well beyond what would be considered normal work duties – provided continuity and stability during a period of great change at the School.  

4th RECIPIENT OF AWARDS FOR SERVICE TO KDS PRESENTED AT PRESENTATION EVENING DECEMBER 2006

Surname

First

Recognition for …

Hamilton

Sharon

President KDSPA 2001-2006. Took KDSPA to a new level of professionalism, particularly in the areas of fundraising, uniform shop and tuck shops.  Sharon is able to drive big projects, such as the Annual Fete which was reinvigorated under her presidency. She follows through on ideas and makes things happen. She is a natural leader who has the unique capacity to manage many projects at once, many of which are above and beyond the role description. But she does so without fanfare. Her enthusiasm and love for the School are an inspiration to those volunteers working alongside her. 

7th  RECIPIENT  OF AWARD FOR SERVICE TO KDS PRESENTED AT BACK TO SCHOOL SERVICE  FEBRUARY 2010

Surname

First

Recognition for …

Kobritz

David

David Kobritz has been a member of The King David School Council since 2003, serving on the Strategic Planning Committee and as Chairperson of the Site Committee.  He continued to serve on Council after his son graduated, working tirelessly for the School on matters relating to its capital building development.  His 30 years’ experience in town planning, project management and property development have been put to good use in negotiating on behalf of the School on planning issues with Federal, State and Local government bodies.  He has been instrumental in developing strategies for the long term development of the school’s building and infrastructure.  His efforts came to fruition with the opening of the Magid Institute in 2006, improvements to the Magid Campus, and the current development of 520 Orrong Road into a Multi-Purpose Hall, Music, Drama and Visual Arts Centre, and Administration Centre.  For the outstanding and ongoing contribution of his time, skills and experience to the advancement of The King David School.

9th RECIPIENTS OF AWARDS FOR SERVICE TO KDS – PRESENTED DECEMBER 2018 

Surname

First

Recognition for …

Abrahams

Sandy

For long standing and ongoing contribution to the Chai Ve’Kayam building project

Gorog

Tom

For long standing and ongoing contribution to the Chai Ve’Kayam building project

1ST RECIPIENTS OF AWARDS FOR SERVICE TO KDS PRESENTED AT 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER JUNE 2002

Rabbi John Levi

Isador Magid 

Norman Rothman:  Founding Principal

Mark Southwick (Posthumous)

Leon Taft

4th  RECIPIENT OF AWARD FOR SERVICE TO KDS PRESENTED AT PRESENTATION EVENING DECEMBER 2006

Surname

First

Recognition for …

Cyngler OAM

Jim

President School Council 1997 to present.  Jim Cyngler has been involved on the Executive of TKDS Parents Association and School Council for over 16 years.  With Jim at the helm as President for the past ten years the School as experienced enormous growth in enrolments and taken a much higher profile within the Melbourne Jewish Community. Jim’s vision and drive have seen vast improvements in the School’s facilities culminating in the opening of the Magid Institute this year. However, his plans for the school were not limited to bricks and mortar.  A major part of his strategic planning involved the employment of gifted teaching professionals and administrators  to lead the School into the next stage of its development. As a result, many innovative curriculum programs have been initiated and in 2000 the first year 12 class graduated from the King David School.

9th RECIPIENT OF AWARD FOR SERVICE TO KDS – PRESENTED DECEMBER 2018 

Surname

First

Recognition for …

Lawrence OAM

Michael

For extraordinary contribution to Council and Foundation