Weekly Newsletter

October 18, 2013
14 Cheshvan 5774
Technology Strengthens Connections   

Once a week during lunch, the Grade 8 students are connecting to and keeping up with the culture of Israel in a unique way. They are watching  Kochav Nolad (A Star is Born)!  

To keep it interesting, students predict whether a contestant will go through to the next round
Israel, the TV nation that brought the world Homeland, may be on the brink of another global hit with Rising Star, a new singing competition format that is wowing industry insiders with its use of social media technology.

When reaching 70%, the screen rises allowing the contestant to see the audience
The concept of Rising Star is broadly the same as American Idol, The Voice or X Factor: the twist comes in the voting. Audiences for Rising Star vote live on the air during a singer’s performance and their decisions play out in real time for the audience, and the performer, to see. 

Parenting Help is on the Way!  
“In Loco Parentis” is a Latin phrase meaning “in place of a parent” and it is often used to describe the role of the teacher in relation to each child. Yet teachers are not parents and research has shown that teenagers need their parents and learn from their parents (and often as adults repeat the patterns they learned from their parents). Like many of you, I am currently parenting two teenagers and know well the joys and challenges relating to setting boundaries, school and peer pressures, communication, following rules, entitlement, independence, cultivating perseverance – the list is endless and can be overwhelming. Add in my 176 additional children for whom I act in loco parentis and there are days I am amazed I get out of bed.  Thankfully help is on the way!

Anyone who is concerned about this generation of youth, who are growing up in this social media-saturated world, should come and listen to, and engage with, Wendy Mogel on November 12. Wendy is an expert on not just understanding what is going on for our youth, but in helping adults understand how they can best support children and adolescents.  Wendy understands how we need to show empathy, listen seriously, offer guidance, choose battles and support without micromanaging or over-reacting.  She knows the value for the child in learning to be resilient as they learn to overcome challenges and make well-considered decisions in a supportive, but helicopter parent-free world. I hope to see you there – please encourage all adults to attend – it takes a village to raise a child and I think our children are worth it!

       ~ Russ Klein, Head of School  


 Buy tickets on line here  


More Information 


PAC Raffle to Support Experiential Learning Programs
Each year, the Grade 8 and 9 students enrich their classroom work with experiential learning trips to Israel and Washington, D.C. These trips make real their studies in Jewish History and Hebrew.

Grade 8 and 9 students will be selling raffle tickets and with support from family, friends and our community, can help ensure every student has the opportunity to participate in these life-changing experiences.

GRAND PRIZE: Puerto Vallarta Getaway
$2,000 Value

One-week stay at a 3-bedroom, fully furnished Puetro Vallarta Suite.
Donated by Capital J Management and the Spevakow Family

2ND PRIZE: Pamper Package

$1,500 Value
$1,000 towards Anti-Aging Medical and Laser Clinic; Bella Contour  Body Sculpting Treatment; Personal training session with Bar Laniado; “Yogini” outfit and $100 “Bench” gift certificate, donated by Jeff Swartz Agency

3RD PRIZE: Canucks Package
$900 Value

2 Club seats for the 2013-14 season, donated by the Cristall-Morris family; A signed Canucks jersey, and a Nike Team Canada jersey, donated by Jeff Swartz Agency

4TH PRIZE: Wine and Dine Package

$700 Value
Catered dinner for 8, donated by the Bagel Club Catering; 
Secret Garden Tea House gift basket; a night at Spirit Ridge Resort and Spa.

Adult Education Series:
Promoting lifelong learning and health  


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.

More Information on Session 3

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, Spa Room and Live Entertainment

“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: 6:00pm

Shabbat Ends: 7:03pm

Parsha: Vayeira
Genesis 18:1-22:24

   Community Events
  David Broza Concert 
  Date: November 2
  Time: 8pm
  Venue: Temple Sholom

  Date:  November 3
  Time: 7pm
  Venue: Temple Sholom
  An Evening with
  Dr. Wendy Mogel
  Date: November 12
  Time: 7pm
  Venue: Temple Shalom
Click here to buy tickets online

  JCCGV offers Two Programs
  for Parents and Teens

  Date: November 17 from  
  Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
   “Nazi Persecution of

  Date: November 24
  Time:  5:00pm – 6:30pm
  A Courageous Journey: A 
  Father’s “Oddly Normal”
  Memoir of Parenting a Teen

  Buy Tickets online here or
  call 604-257-5111


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

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