Weekly Newsletter – February 19, 2016

February 19, 2016 / 10 Adar I, 5776
Shabbat Begins: 5:21 p.m.       Parsha: Tetzaveh
   Shabbat Ends: 6:28 p.m.            Exodus 27:20 – 30:10
Shabbat Love

Izzy, Adi, and Shmuel, all on Student Council, spread the love

Shabbat is always a special day in the building. From wearing formal uniform to discussing the parsha of the week, Fridays feel different – and today even more so. Student Council organized a day of "Shabbat Love" when students could send "Shabbat-a-grams," candies, or flowers to friends and faculty. Walking through the building, the feeling was one of gratitude and joy. Thank you Student Council for the lovely day!
Social Media = Social Responsiblity

Using an image, Jesse Miller points out assumptions people can make about photos

As social media has become embedded into our society, the trends and trials of online sharing have entered many different learning environments, causing positivity for some, and chaos for others. 

On Thursday, Jesse Miller did two presentations for our Grades 10 and 12 students, designed to shape how students use and communicate over social media websites and applications. The sole purpose of these workshops is to produce smart, aware, and ethical social media participants who communicate an effective and positive message and build an online reputation that will help them into the next stages of life.

"When Jesse speaks, he addresses many misunderstood issues about using the internet, how privacy settings are never really private, and teaches social media safety and awareness. He gives current information about usage of Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. Technology is changing every day, and Jesse is dedicated to educating youth and adults about the truth of using social media and mobile devices."
~ Lu Winters, School Counsellor

"Jesse Miller highlighted the need to be a good online citizen. He taught us about the importance of being responsible online and how mistakes we make now can impact our futures, like when applying for university or a job."
~ Leah, Rakeea, and Maytar, Grade 10

If you would like to hear Jesse Miller, King David’s PAC has organized an evening presentation.

Social Media vs. Reality
Date: February 22
Time: 7 p.m.

Everyone welcome!
The Shinshiniot Share their Passion for Israel

Tomer Tetro and Lian Swissa are ready to discuss gap year possibilities in Israel

Lian and Tomer are always excited to share their love for Israel; they are true emissaries! On Thursday, they organized a Gap Year Fair and shared information about programs in Israel that allow young adults to experience Israel in a way they never have before, for example studying while living in a different community, meeting new friends, developing themselves, and maturing. They showed videos from alumni that described their experiences in Israel. As our shinshiniot always do, they supplied snacks and Israeli music! Both Lian and Tomer were thrilled by the response and the strong connection with Israel our students share with them.

Not to be missed! Lion’s Tent: Arabian Nights
The King David Middle-Eastern Restaurant

Tickets selling fast! Don’t miss out on a delicious meal!

Purchase tickets online here, or click here for a printable form. 
Adult: $36   Child (under 10 years): $18

Little Shop of Horrors
The King David Theatre Production

Tickets on sale now! Come out and support the students!

Purchase tickets online here, or click here for a printable form. 
Adult: $10   Students: $8

Shabbat Shalom!
Community Events



Jesse Miller: Social Media vs. Reality
Presented by King David PAC

February 22, 2016
7:00 p.m.

604-263-9700

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The Power of Resilience:
Dr. Sam Goldstein

February 28, 2016
5:00 p.m.

The 5:00 p.m. program is directed toward educators and youth professionals. 

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The Power of Resilience:
An evening with Dr. Sam Goldstein

February 28,2016
7:00 p.m.

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Vancouver JCC Jewish 
Book Festival
Western Canada Book Awards

Submission Deadline: 
February 29, 2016


Jewish Essay Contest

Contest Deadline: 
March 1, 2016

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Shalhevet’s 6th Annual Fundraising Dinner 2016: 
Crowning Our Inner Beauty

March 1, 2016  
6:00 pm

For More Information
Office: 604-568-9250 


Weizmann Institute of Science
Summer Science Scholarship

Applications due: 
March 1, 2016


The Next Einstein Competition

Submission Deadline: March 16, 2016

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