Weekly Newsletter – November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015  / 1 Kislev 5776
Shabbat Begins: 4:15 p.m.           Parsha: Toldot
Shabbat Ends: 5:23 p.m.              Genesis 25:19-28:9
Dor L’Dor. From Generation to Generation

Our day today, began with 250 people, grandparents, parents and students, m
aking challah at Beth Israel. The Challah Bake was led by Sara Briman, an international challah award winner selected for her dedication and inspiration, in creating the finest authentic challah bread worldwide. Sara said the secret behind a good challah is not the pastry, but the prayer behind each ingredient. Her challah won the American Academy of Hospitality Science’s Five-Star Diamond Award in 2013.

Challah Bake 2015

Sara believes that it is all this positive "energy" that transforms a few simple ingredients into a beautiful and delicious Challah, a food that nourishes us not only physically but spiritually as well. It adds that magical flavour that cannot be bought.

Read more about the prayer behind each ingredient here

Click here for the recipe
In the Classroom

Grade 11 French students are currently doing a unit on the arts. They did rotations around seven different activity stations this week, learning about the Grottes de Lascaux (Caves in Lascaux) located in the south of France. After reading the articles and extracting information they believed was important to know, the students were instructed to put their thoughts on the board, which in turn created content for discussion. The students were then able to explore the caves online, through a virtual tour. 

Israel on Campus at McGill University

Our alumni are actively involved in advocating for Israel on many univesity campusesthroughout Canada. This week, Maya Rosenkrantz, Class of 2012, posted this on McGill University’s Israel on Campus Facebook page:

"For me, Israel is home. It is the familiar flavours, smells, and music of my childhood that I associate with family, holidays, and freedom. I was born and raised in a little neighbourhood outside Tel Aviv. My mum was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and my grandparents lived there for many years during apartheid. In 1963, my grandparents fulfilled their Zionist dream of living in the Jewish homeland and moved to Israel with their three young children. Despite the hardship, poverty, and cultural differences, they were happy to have finally made their dream come true. They made Israel their home, and eventually mine. My grandmother sometimes spoke of the massive contrast between the atrocious separation that was apartheid in South Africa and the coexistence she found all around her in Israel, where she lived, shopped, and worked alongside people of many ethnicities, backgrounds, and religious affiliations. She gave me hope for the future and made me proud of my country. I will always be proud to call Israel my home – for better and for worse. It is where I feel like I truly belong, and when I’m there, I know I’m home."

Open House is on Wednesday!

It’s your time! Are you ready?

If you or someone you know has a child entering Grade 8 through 11 next year this evening is not to be missed! Invite them to join us to experience the difference that is King David.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
7 p.m.
The King David Open House is one of the best opportunities for prospective parents and students to discover why our families choose King David. During the evening, families will be welcomed by our Head of School, Russ Klein, hear from students and alumni, and explore the school during an interactive tour. 
Everyone is welcome to attend! Please share!

Supporting the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver

Federation Donation to KDHS
Join us for our Open House – 
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.!
Community Events

Free Tutoring by UBC & SFU students

Tues., Wed., Thurs. 
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Richmond Kadima 
Laser Tag

November 14 
6:00 p.m.

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Richmond USY Movie Night

November 15, 
6:30 p.m.

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Student Leaders Programs Application 

Applications due by 
November 16 

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The Janusz Korczak Lecture Series
"How to Love a Child"

October 29, 2015 – April 67:00 p.m.

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Centre for Judaics
Young Lamplighters Award Nominations

Please submit your nominations by November 22

Congregation Beth Israel

Whistler Shabbat Retreat

November 27- 29

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JCC Poker Tournament

November 28 
 6:30 p.m.

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Family Shabbat Dinner

Schara Tzedeck Synagogue

December 4 – 5, 2015

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