Weekly Newsletter – March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015
29 Adar 5775
A Trip of a Lifetime Comes to an End

Last night our group of Grade 8 Students arrived back in Vancouver after 11 days on the annual P2G Gesher Chai trip to Israel. The 11 day trip zoomed by and it was amazing to hear about all of the activities that were packed into this short, but meaningful trip. 

During the last 6 years over 180 Grade 8 students have traveled with us to Israel.  Every year brings new excitement as a new group of Grade 8 students eagerly spend time with their friends and learn more about their Jewish roots. Our goal is to give our kids as many opportunities to fall in love with Israel and look back on their time here with fond memories. 

Now that the trip has wrapped up, we’d like to take a moment to thank the sponsors, donors, and individuals who have made this trip possible.

Thank you to the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and the P2G Committee – without their financial and logistical support this trip would be virtually impossible for us to share with our students (and the JFGV helped more by providing additional support to families requiring additional financial aid). Thank you to the Betty Averbach Foundation who also help by providing additional financial support to our students for this trip. 

Lastly, thank you to King David teacher Dorin Eilon-Heiber for her continuous support in organizing this trip and guiding us through Israel. Another shout out to our chaperones who volunteered their time to chaperone this trip – Debbie Appelbaum, Matt Dichter and Josie Klein – you were the glue that held all of us together – awesome!
                  ~ Russ Klein, Head of School

Hats off to the Harvey Cast!

On Tuesday and Wednesday, many of our talented students put on two performances of our school’s annual theatre production, This year’s presentation was Harvey.  

Deputy Head of School, Alex Monchamp, described the play as: 

“An incredibly well-executed Harvey production – from set design, lighting production, costumes! Most notable of course, was our company of actors who came together and performed brilliantly. There were wonderful moments of comedy, craziness and everything in between. Theatre is a great opportunity for students not only to shine, but to explore a different side of themselves and do things that most other avenues in school don’t allow.”

We’d also like to say a big THANK YOU to Aron Rosenberg, our Drama teacher, who orchestrated the entire play. He’s been labouring most of the year to nurture and encourage his team of actors and crew. An unbelievable number of hours and emotions are involved in putting together a production of this scale and quality and Aron has done our school proud. 

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our students. We’ll be posting more photos from the play on our Facebook page – so please take a look!

Happenings at King David

On Tuesday, March 17, the Law 12 students attended proceedings at the Supreme Court. After a brief orientation, students spent the morning watching cases involving attempted murder, terrorism, and motor vehicle injury, among others.  The day concluded with a very interesting 30 minute Q&A with an appeal court judge.

Law 12 students “behind the bench” in Supreme Court.

Grade 10 English students continued rehearsing their scenes from Macbeth earlier this week. On March 23rd, they will be performing different scenes from the play and celebrating with an Elizabethan Feast to complete the unit!


You’re invited to our 10 Year Celebration!

Ten years ago, King David High School opened its doors on Willow Street to meet our community’s growing need to provide a place where more  Jewish teens could enjoy an excellent education, feel valued, and form strong social bonds with their peers, in a safe and nurturing environment.


Since then, our school has graduated 300 young adults to the universities of their choice, has actively participated in the Jewish and Vancouver communities, and has honoured the donors and families who made King David a priority from day one.


Please join us as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary and honour the community, alumni, and visionaries who support King David, year after year.


Monday, May 11, 2015

7:00 p.m. Cocktail-style Reception & Drinks

7:55 p.m. Showtime

9:30 p.m. Coffee and Cake reception


Stanley Theater (Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage)

2750 Granville Street Vancouver, BC



$110 Adults

$55 Alumni or Children under 12


Secure your spot at this year’s biggest event! Purchase your tickets online or by calling the school at 604-263-9700

In This Issue
Candlelighting Times

Shabbat Begins: 7:07 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: 8:14 p.m.

Parsha:  Vayikra Leviticus 1:1-5:26
Community Events

Chinese Shabbat Dinner

  • Friday, March 27
  • See flyer for details
Passover Seder

  • Saturday, April 4
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • See flyer for details
Post-Pesach Pasta Party

  • April 12, 2015
  • 5:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Beth Israel
Beneath the Helmet Film Screening 

  • Sunday, April 18
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • JCC
Yom Hazikaron Service
Commemorate fallen Israeli soldiers and civilians. 
  • Tuesday, April 21
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • JCC
Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration 

JFSA Innovators Lunch

Hebrew University 90th Anniversary

  • Sunday, May 3, 2015
  • 7:30 p.m. 
  • Beth Israel
  • More information
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