Weekly Newsletter

April 11, 2014
11 Nissan 5774
We wish you a warm,  
happy, and festive  
Chag Kasher V’Sameach.

Term 2 – An Action-packed Look Back!

 Term2 - An Action-packed Look Back

Parents as Educators

Our Psychology students have benefited greatly from the skills of both alumni and current King David parents. We are so grateful that they willingly come in this term to share their areas of expertise with our students – a special thank you to Gary Lazar (Casey, Class of 2010 and Solly, Class of 2013) and Suzanne Ferera (Jack, Class of 2012, Alex, Class of 2014 and Dina, incoming Grade 8!) This is the authentic partnership between school and home that we so strongly cultivate at King David.

Tyler, Grade 9 says, “Suzanne Ferera generously gave of her time and spoke about different parenting styles, and effective parenting. Much of her presentation focused on parenting teenagers.  I found it interesting to hear what parents want from teenagers. She also talked about why punishing children doesn’t work. Mrs. Ferera showed us examples of why using words like “Terrific” and “Amazing” and “good job” don’t work to boost a child’s confidence. The reason behind that is those words are not what she referred to as “descriptive praise” so the child just rolls their eyes and moves on. I really appreciate the time she took to share her knowledge and expertise with us.”  

“Dr. Lazar talked about different types of dissociative disorders and we explored the psychology of the illness. He was open to every question and nothing was too difficult for him to answer. The presentation was unbelievable and I can speak for the entire class when I say it was a memorable and intriguing session.”  shared Ira, Grade 11 

Passover Mitzvah: Teaching the Haggadah

King David Mitzvah: Teaching for Tomorrow


At Passover, we perform the mitzvah of teaching the Haggadah. At King David, we are inspired by our students to perform the mitzvah of teaching for tomorrow.


When we share the Haggadah and our children see that we are personally and existentially involved in the story, they too will be drawn in. This paradigm is also true as we share Jewish values with our children. In order to ensure that our children choose to engage in mitzvot and acts of loving kindness, we, as parents and educators, need to demonstrate our personal commitment to acts of chesed and tikkun olam.

Please join us for this year’s  Teaching for Tomorrow event as Linda Cohen, author of 1,000 Mitzvahs, shares her personal story of how small acts of kindness can heal, inspire and change your life. Together we will explore how implementing acts of chesed can enhance the well-being of ourselves, our children and our community.  


Date: Wednesday, May 14th at 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Norman Rothstein Theatre at the JCC

Tickets are $72 and include a dessert reception   


Buy your tickets today before you sit down for the Seder!
Call 604-263-9700 or order online

Donors of $1,800 and above are invited to a cocktail and dinner reception hosted at King David at 6 p.m. For a sponsorship form, please click here.

For additional information about giving opportunities, please contact Sharon Dwek at gro.s1544733445hdk@k1544733445ewds1544733445 or 604-263-9700, ext. 109.

Thank you to our generous supporters of King David


 Gordon and Leslie Diamond

Gary and Diane Averbach
The Kahn Foundation
Dr. Robert and Elke Mermelstein
The Phyliss and Irving Snider Foundation

The Betty Averbach Foundation
Dr. Arthur and Arlene Hayes
Bill and Judge Risa Levine
Zev and Elaine Shafran
Ari Shiff, Carla van Messel and Family
Arnold and Anita Silber

The Cristall Family, Harvey and Jody Dales
Norman and Marlene Franks, Leon and Rose Marie Glassman
Elliot and Janna Glassman, Russ, Josie and Ally Klein
Mendy and Lana Landa, Renia Perel
Lyle Pullan and Family, Brent and Lisa Pullan
Dr. Mark and Natalie Rosengarten
Kerry Swartz and Analee Weinberger

The Gordon Diamond Family Philanthropic Fund
Deborah Youngson and Family
Mark and Laurie Zlotnik

William Clark and Danna Marks, Michael Fish and Family,
Dr. Sherold Fishman in honour of David Fishman
Esther and Stephanie Glotman, Glotman Simpson, The Israel Family
JNHM Wolfe in memory of Naomi Wolfe z”l
Carole Malkin and Family, Marsid Family Foundation
Dr. Andrew and Shawna Merkur and Family

The Moss Family, Daniel and Trudy Pekarsky
Josh Pekarsky and Marla Guralnick, Max and Leona Pinsky
Neil and Michelle Pollock, Yvette Porte and Family
Nathan and Sarah Schaffer
Rick Schreiber and Cheryl Brownstein in memory of Morton Brownstein z”l

Dorin and If’at Eilon-Heiber, Jeff and Sonia Hayes
Dr. Kevan and Rikki Jacobson, Ralph Markin and Bob Markin
Jonathan and Liora Rosenkrantz in memory of Dvora Gilenberg z”l

*All other donors will be recognized in the event program 


In This Issue
Candle-Lighting Times

Shabbat: 7:40 p.m.

Shabbat Ends: 8:49 p.m.

Parsha: Acharei
Leviticus 16:1-18:30

  Community Events
  Schara Tzedeck
  Pre-Seder Italian Dinner
  Sunday, April 13
  5:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.  
  Schara Tzedeck 

More Information



  Yom Ha’atzmaut  


  Featuring Hagit Yaso


  Monday, May 5
  7:30 p.m.
  The Chan Centre



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