Weekly Newsletter

October 4, 2013
30 Tishrei 5774
Serving Our Community

Jordan and Josh, Grade 9, make sandwiches

For the past two years, our students and staff have appreciated the opportunity to spend time supporting the homeless and hungry of the Downtown Eastside, and this week was our first visit to the Door is Open this year. They are looking forward to our next visit which occurs next week!    

We would like to offer the same experience to parents and grandparents. The Door is Open volunteer opportunity involves a three-hour time commitment. Volunteers are asked to be at the school no later than 9:20 am, returning to school by 12:30 pm.
The available dates (only fifteen remain for the rest of the year!) are listed here with place for you to sign up. *Please include how many students you can safely drive by typing the number next to your name e.g. Joe Smith  4.*
Shabbat Preparations
Micah, Jeremy, Eli and Artium braid the
dough with guidance from Gila Ross,
Schara Tzedeck Youth Director
Tonight is the Grade 8 Family Shabbat Dinner and preparations are well underway! During the week students from other Grades worked on the signs for the Atrium and this morning a group of Grade 12 students, braided the challah dough made by the Grade 9 and 10 students in Foods yesterday. 
A collective effort to ensure a warm and welcoming Shabbat for our Grade 8 families.

Micah, Grade 12, proudly displays his braiding skills
After School Tutoring and Homework Program
Beginning Tuesday, October 8, King David will be introducing a drop-in Tutoring and Homework Work Group in the library from 3:45pm to 5pm. This group will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week. All students are welcome, and no registration is required – just come on by! The program will provide students with an opportunity to complete homework with support from a teacher and to preview any upcoming work.

Parents, teachers or alumni who have the ability to tutor in core subject areas and would like to volunteer  for this program should contact Debbie Appelbaum or 604-263-9700.
Todah Rabah
Honour friends, relatives and colleagues with a King David tribute card. Tribute cards are a great way to acknowledge the simchas, birthdays, and rites of passage in our community while supporting Jewish education. Tribute donations include a card with your personalized message and can be made in any dollar amount. Tax receipts are issued with a donation of $18 or more.

To order a tribute card online  click here or call 604.263.9700.

With appreciation, we acknowledge the following Tribute card donations made since June 2013 listed here. (If you do not wish your Tribute Card donation acknowledged please let us know when you make your donation).

All other donations will be acknowledged at the end of the year in the Annual Report
Adult Education Series:
Promoting lifelong learning and health  


Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What is it?
Dr. Brian Bressler is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, in UBC’s Department of Medicine.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29th 7:30pm
Google, MD: Make informed decisions about your child’s health
Dr. Ran Goldman is a Senior Associate Clinician Scientist, CFRI Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at UBC Innovations in Acute Care & Technology.

Engaging the Brain
Terry Small is Canada’s number one learning expert. This talk follows Terry’s much-anticipated interactive presentation to staff and students at King David in October.

All events are free, held at King David, and open
to everyone!

Generously sponsored by the Mermelstein 5-Sisters Fund

King David invites you to a
“Love Boat”-themed Party!


Join us on Thursday, December 5th at 7pm for a Love Boat-themed party at King David in memory of Sheryl Michelson Young nee Doduck z”l.




Buy tickets online here

Tickets are $72
Sponsorships start at $360

Food and Drinks, Casino Games, Raffle, Dancing
Spa Room and Piano Lounge

“Love Boat” Cruise attire encouraged

Co-Chairs: Corry Flader and Jill Hasman 

Proceeds support student scholarships for school trips and other experiential learning programs.


In This Issue
Candle lighting Times

Shabbat: 6:38pm

Shabbat Ends: 7:31pm

Parsha: Noach
Genesis  6:1-4

   Community Events
  Best of Hebrew University
  Saturday, October 5 at 8pm
  at Schara Tzedeck

  Sunday, October 6
  at 8:15am at King David
  Project Lunch Box
  Date:  October 17
  Time: 7 – 8:30pm
  Venue: JCC
  David Broza Concert
  Date:  November 2
  Time: 8pm
  Venue: Temple Sholom
  An Evening with
  Dr. Wendy Mogel
  Date: November 12
  Time: 7pm
  Venue: Temple Shalom
More Information

Click here
to buy tickets online

King David High School
5718 Willow Street Vancouver, BC V5Z 4S9
604 263 9700

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