Weekly Newsletter – April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016 / 22 Adar II, 5776
Shabbat Begins: 7:27 p.m.       Parsha: Shemini
   Shabbat Ends: 8:35 p.m.            Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47
Goodbye Vancouver, Hello Israel!


On Sunday, our seventh Grade 8 delegation (32 students and 5 chaperones this year) will be boarding an early morning flight bound for Toronto and then on to Israel!

"I would like to wish the Grade 8 students and staff a ‘n’siyah tovah’ on behalf of the P2G Committee of Federation. We hope you will have a fun, meaningful, and memorable ‘mifgash’ with Har Vagai, our P2G partner school." 
            ~ Pam Wolfman, Chair, P2G Committee

The partnering of King David and Har Vagai through the Partnership 2Gether "Gesher Chai" program introduces our students, through the eyes of their Israeli peers and educators, to Israel. Through these personal encounters our students are coming to know each other and recognize that the Jewish future is jointly in their hands. Todah Rabah to the Jewish Federation of Vancouver’s P2G program for making this trip possible!

We look forward to hearing from the group as they travel to and through the Land of Milk and Honey!

Stay tuned for more in next week’s newsletter….


A First for King David


On Thursday, during the TAG block, King David hosted a mini Career Fair! Ten professionals volunteered their time to speak to our students about the work they do and the path they took to get there. The students choose two speakers of interest to hear from for 20 minutes each. Some of our students served as student greeters to escort a presenter into our school with pride! The block ran very smoothly and our students were excited and showed enthusiasm for this new program.

"I went to hear the social worker; she was super interesting and super nice. I found out a lot about the job and it’s definitely a prospective career for me."
~  Bella, Grade 12

Thank you so much to our volunteer presenters who came to King David to share their life experiences with us in the hopes of inspiring some thought and vision:
  • Alison Cristall: Sport and Leisure Director
  • Dave Wesch: Aminator
  • Kathryn McKall: Occupational Therapist
  • James Keller: Journalist/Editor
  • Dan Lok: Entrepreneur
  • Katie Carachelo: Social Worker
  • Cari Wells: Engineer
  • Sonja Larsen: Author
  • Ronald Pon: Forensic Scientist
"I thought it was a great opportunity for us to learn about difference jobs. It was very interesting and helpful." 
~  Noga, Grade 12

"I am interested in being an editor, but wasn’t sure of all the small things that they do; this provided an opportunity to hear what a day in the life of an editor would actually be."
~  Talia B., Grade 11

"I saw the Occupational Therapist and the Forensic Scientist. Both were interesting. I thought that I would be more interested in the Scientist but I preferred the OT because she gave more overall information about how she started, her process of becoming an OT, and the benefits of being an OT."
~  Romy, Grade 8


"It’s good to see how broad the discipline of engineering can be. It’s great to hear from someone who is so passionate about their work and to see the personality behind the job."
~  Benjamin M., Grade 11


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Shabbat Shalom!
Community Events



Daniel Pipes Lecture

Monday, May 9
7:00 p.m.

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Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

Wednesday, May 11
7:30 p.m.

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Chaverim Event

Thursday, May 12
5:00 p.m.

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RJDS and Beth Tikvah Golf Day

Monday, May 30

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Camp Shalom
Counselors-In-Training

July 4-29
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Youth Action Hall
JCC Teen Lounge

Sundays at 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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