Our Ambassadors (Shagririm) שגרירים

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L-R: Mark Harrison, School Council President, Michael Lawrence, Foundation Chair. Ambassadors: The Hon. Justice Howard Nathan, Tom Gorog, Susan Hearst, Graeme Samuel AC & Rabbi Dr J Levi AM. DD. PhD.

Our wonderful School Ambassadors have committed to lead the future of The King David School Foundation, planning strategically for our future generations.  We are very grateful for their guidance and dedication to our School.






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Graeme Samuel AC – Capital Appeal Chair

“As we cultivate the next generation of independent thinkers and community leaders, The King David School is where our grandchildren learn formative Jewish values and excellence in education. Your donation will enable King David to complete its building program and create state-of-the-art learning spaces for Jewish students now and into the future. At this time, more than ever, the Jewish community must unite and invest in its continuity, and we invite you to join us in this pivotal project in our history”.

Graeme Samuel was the first President of The King David School Parents’ Association.


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Tom Gorog – Scholarship Appeal Chair

“As one of the champions of the KDS Annual Scholarship Appeal, I would like to reach out and ask you to support this very important raising of funds. As the financial stress on young families increases, it is important that we continue our support of the Scholarship Fund. The School, as a responsible part of our community, offers a large number of unfunded places to selected students in order for them to achieve their dreams. The monies raised by the Scholarship Fund are put towards this community initiative”.

We should consider it a mitzvah to be in the position to be able to help make a difference to the education of a young student.

Tom Gorog is the father of two KDS alumni and grandfather to five current KDS students.

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Susan Hearst – Share Your Simcha Chair

“King David is a very special place to me.  It is where my three children received their introduction to Jewish knowledge and the annual cycle of festivals and celebrations and where they formed their Jewish identity in a way that has carried them through into adulthood. As such, it represents not only our family’s past but also, in their children, its future”.

Susan Hearst was an original member of The King David School Parents’ Association and mother of two KDS alumni.



Howard Nathan

Howard Nathan QC – Educational Programs Chair

“It would be my wish that every Jewish child in Australia has the opportunity to experience a Jewish education.  The reality is however that fewer and fewer Jewish students are able to financially access this. As a child, my family were also not in a position to provide a formal Jewish education for me”.