Weekly Newsletter – September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014
29 Elul 5774

Israeli Consul General Addresses Students

Consul General DJ Schneeweiss with students 
after the assembly


Students and staff welcomed Israeli Consul General DJ Schneeweiss on Monday, September 22. He offered points to consider in regard to the recent conflict in Gaza. Consul General Schneeweiss highlighted the fact that Israel is not perfect as it is made up of people and people are fallible. He also cautioned us that the media may at times portray events unfairly and stressed that it is important to consider information from more than one source. We certainly were left with information to consider when discussing the recent situation in Israel.


Thank you to the Jewish Federation for providing us with this meaningful opportunity.


Thoughts for the New Year

On Rosh Hashanah, everything we do is imbued with extreme significance. We stand in judgment before the Heavenly Court while each of our intentions, actions, words, and thoughts are scrutinized. During the evening meals, we employ various customs aimed to get us into the proper frame of mind. Among the customs is the series of the simanim; literally signs or omens. These are the foods that we bring to the table at the beginning of the evening meal to express our hopes for a promising year to come. 

What are the origins of this unusual custom of simanim and how does eating apple dipped in honey guarantee us a “sweet new year?”

Shana Tova and G’mar Chatima Tova 
from the King David Family

Grandparent Tea in the Sukkah!

Save the Date!
Tuesday, October 14
2:30 p.m.


King David students are inviting their grandparents to visit our wonderful Sukkah on Tuesday, October 14th at 2:30 p.m.  


All grandparents are welcome!  


A personal invitation to grandparents will be going out soon.


Yearbooks Have Arrived!

Any student who attended King David during 

2013 – 2014 is welcome to come by the school office to pick up a book.

Aviv and Elan are engrossed in their yearbooks!

In This Issue
Candlelighting Times

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Light candles at 6:48 p.m.

2nd Night Rosh Hashanah
Light candles after 7:51 p.m.


Shabbat Begins: 6:44 p.m.

Shabbat Ends: 7:46 p.m.

Parsha: Ha’Atzinu 
Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52

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