Weekly Newsletter

November 1, 2013
28 Cheshvan 5774
Kol Hakavod!  


A very proud team!

The intense 2013 Soccer season has come to an end! On Wednesday, out in Coquitlam, our Boys Soccer team won 3rd place in the GVISAA Finals!  It was an incredibly close and exciting game with beautiful goals from Jesse, Grade 12, and Noahm, Grade 11, as well as big saves from Max, Grade 11, in goal.  Then a far-too-exciting end of the 80 minute game with the other team scoring in the last seconds of regular time to tie it up 2-2.  Our players went into the Golden-Goal Extra Time with determination and Elias, Grade 12, scored the sudden-death winner!  An inspired end to a great season with almost the entire team there for the final game.  

What makes this a notable achievement is the fact that the King David team included players from Grades 8 through 12 playing against teams of senior players only.  A sincere thank you to Coach Carla Yaxley for her commitment, passion and leadership working with the Boys Soccer team this year.   

King David Open House     

Tuesday, November 19, at 7pm

Come and experience a small but mighty Jewish high school with a big heart!  
We look forward to seeing you there!
Commedia Dell’Arte at King David   
Matan, Talya and Itamar in action
To start the year in the Drama room, the Grade 9 students are learning from the art of Commedia Dell’arte.  Using hand made Venetian masks, they  have been practicing with physical comedy and learning how to create their own lazzi, which means ‘improvised comedy action’.  Traditionally, Commedia was performed in busy market places. This week, the class performed for their peers – it was a great show! 

“Commedia is really fun and enjoyable because you get to put on masks and play different characters”
               ~ Matanya,  Grade 9
Mazal Tov to four members of our Class of 2013!
The BC Graduation Program Examinations offers 5000 Scholarships to students across the province that recognize academic excellence across all 5 Grade 10 through 12 provincial examinations.

This year, we are pleased to share that four of the students in our graduating Class of 2013 received this $1000 award.
  Mazal Tov to:

Vivian Grinfeld
Carlton University

Aliza Hirsch
McGill University


Ben Katz
McGill University 

Claire Riback
University of Guelph 



Adult Education Series:
Promoting lifelong learning and health
Thursday, November 21st 7:30pm
Terry Small – Engaging the Brain
Canada’s #1 learning expert. Master teacher and learning skills specialist. Frequent lecturer at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. 



This session is for parents – don’t miss it! You will learn many practical tips and strategies that you can use immediately with your children and in your life.

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. 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 in October 2013 listed  here.
(If you do not wish your Tribute Card donation acknowledged please let us know when you make your donation).

King David ‘s “Love Boat”-themed Party!



Date: Thursday, December 5th


Time: 7pm


Place: King David 




Thank you to our sponsors for their generosity: 


    The Marsid Family Foundation  


    Inflection Management Inc. and the Shiff/van

         Messel Family


 Please click here for a full list of sponsors to date     

In memory of Sheryl Michelson Young nee Doduck z”l.

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



In This Issue
Candle lighting Times

Shabbat: 5:34pm

Shabbat Ends: 6:40pm

Parsha: Toldot
Genesis 25:19-28:9

PAC Raffle to Support Experiential Learning Programs

Grade 8 and 9 students are 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. 

Prizes can be seen here

Tickets can also be purchased from
Sharon Dwek or 604 263 9700
   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: 7:30pm
        (Please note
time change)
  Venue: Temple Shalom
Click here for more information and 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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