Weekly Newsletter

January 10, 2014
9 Shevat 5774
The Gift of Giving

Giving back to the community and the less fortunate is one of the core values at King David. During the year, we fulfill this by regularly sending several students to Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside.

In December, Rabbi Berger and Mr. Bondar took 10 of our Grade 10 students to handout clothing, toiletries and fresh food to our less fortunate neighbours. Most of the people were lonely and very appreciative of everything that we were offering. Many stopped by to not only enjoy the vital items that we had brought for them but also to share their journey with us. We had all arrived nervous but as we piled back into the bus, our arms were empty but our hearts were filled with the joy of giving back to the community, one of the few things in life that is priceless.
   ~  Ashley, Shane and Aria, Grade 10 

Distributing the warm clothing we collected

Our sandwiches were well received!

Learning Strategies to Help with Stress


What can you do to deal with stress overload or, better yet, to avoid it in the first place? The most helpful method of dealing with stress is learning how to manage the stress that comes along with any new challenge. Stress-management skills work best when they’re used regularly, not just when the pressure is on. Knowing how to “de-stress” and doing it when things are relatively calm can help you get through challenging circumstances that may arise.


When King David parent, Elana Epstein visited us in our Psychology class to talk about stress and coping mechanisms, I expected a yoga session. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised with a captivating and informative lecture. She explained to us how to approach and manage stress as well as many common triggers of stress. She also has children in high school, which made the information more relatable to teenagers’ lives. The knowledge I have acquired will help me in the future, especially in university.

       ~ Noahm, Grade 11  


Adam and Noahm, Grade 11 with Michael, Grade 12, and Nufar, Grade 10 practice a relaxation exercise.

Snow Tubing Fun!


My Grade 8 class went snow tubing on Thursday on Cypress Mountain. We all had a great time tubing down the mountain, whether it was in groups of 1-2 or 8-10, or anything in between! Towards the end we even went down in a group of 30 with almost everyone in the class joining in! It was really fun. Although it was cold and I lost feeling in my fingers and toes… I had a great time with my friends, I didn’t go in the larger group, preferring a chain of just 2 or 3 and then that one huge one! At first it was really slow because there was new snow and it wasn’t packed yet but after a while it got really fast. The first time I went down I got a bunch of snow in my face! Ariel, one of my classmates, said “It was an amazing experience that I shared with my friends”. I completely agree with her, we all had a great time.

Thank you Ms. Yaxley and Mr. Amram for taking us!!
                ~ Lucy, Grade 8 

Medium sized group …
Big group
So much fun!

Be a King David Student!  
 2014-2015 New Student Applications
     Being Accepted Now for Grades 8 – 11
Due Date: January 17, 2014




Does King David offer experiential education opportunities?


King David takes you beyond the classroom, with experiential education programs to broaden your horizons and engage you with Jewish and non-Jewish communities at the local, national and international level. King David generally kicks off the academic year with a school-wide outdoor adventure retreat, for students and staff. During the year, each grade has an opportunity for travel. Grade 8 students travel to Israel to participate in a “Gesher Chai/Living Bridge” program with our sister school, Har Vagai in Northern Israel; Grade 9 students travel to Washington, DC to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and other museums; and Grade 10, 11 and 12 students may travel to Montreal to participate in the Model UN program. Grades 10 through 12 students are also encouraged to participate in the Jewish Federation-sponsored, March of the Living trip to Poland and Israel. 


Click here to complete the Online Application. 



Save the Date!
King David is pleased
to present
Treasure Island 

Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm
Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm

In This Issue
Candle-Lighting Times

Shabbat: 4:17pm

Shabbat Ends: 5:30pm

Parsha: Beshalach
Exodus 13:17-17:16

  Community Events
  In Promotion with 
  Jerusalem the Movie 
  The Hebrew University of  
  Jerusalem Presents:

  The Jerusalem Challenge:    
  December 9, 2013 –  
  April 6, 2014 
  JCC Camp Fair
  Wednesday, February 19
  3:30pm – 7pm

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