Weekly Newsletter – October 7, 2016

 October 7, 2016  /  5 Tishri 5777
Shabbat Begins: 6:19 p.m.       Parsha: Vayelech
   Shabbat Ends: 7:22 p.m.         Deuteronomy 31:1-3 
Our Senior Boys Soccer Team with Coach O’Sullivan.

This Week’s Sports Highlights

Our fall sports are Boys Soccer and Girls Volleyball. We are proud of everything the teams are accomplishing on the field! Our students treat one another with respect and dignity, and hold each other to high standards of sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, and enthusiasm. 

Congratulations to the Senior Boys Soccer team who have qualified for the playoffs which begin next Thursday. 

Our Junior Girls Volleyball team discusses strategy with Coach Amram.
The Junior Girls Volleyball team have opened up the season strong with a record of three wins and two losses. The team won on Wednesday in an exciting three-set, extra points match.
Congratulations to the Senior Girls Volleyball team, who won both their matches this week.
A King David Shabbat

The Sussman family lit candles and welcomed Shabbat together.

Shabbat is always a time for family, and every year we welcome our new Grade 8 families with a special Poetry Shabbat Dinner. From the start of the year, Anna-Mae Wiesenthal, Grade 8 English teacher, works with the students to write a poem that they recite at the dinner. This year’s poetry theme was "The Power of a Name," an important subject in Jewish tradition. 

The atrium was filled with 200 people enjoying a lively Shabbat dinner. The Kiddush and Brachot were led by Grade 8 students, and the evening was made especially meaningful once the students began their readings. Each table setting had a poem that was creatively made into a placemat by King David Art teacher, Wendy Oberlander. Families were able to follow along as students recited their poems from all corners of the atrium. Afterwards, parents mingled and slowly left the dinner feeling happy and well-fed. Thank you to our parent volunteers who contributed to making the evening so enjoyable!
Ben, Grade 12, and his grandmother, Esther Glotman, were there to 
celebrate Shabbat with Oliver, Grade 8.
Todah Rabah Ahuva and Mazal!

Last week our Grade 9 and 12 students were privileged to hear the life stories of Ahuva and Mazal. Originally from Ethiopia, they now live in Israel with their families.
They also discussed current events in Israel with the Grade 12 class. We always welcome the opportunity to create meaningful connections with Israel.

Thank you to the Israel and Overseas Affairs Department and the Jewish Federation for providing us with this opportunity.
Welcome Coral Kasirer!

English Language and Skills Support Assistant 

I am excited to join the King David family. I have a keen interest in cultures and languages, and a passion for knowledge, learning, and travel. I earned my B.A. from the University of British Columbia, and have worked with students from various linguistic and cultural backgrounds. In my free time I enjoy socializing, cooking, reading, and watching movies. I look forward to meeting all of my students!

Shabbat Shalom!

G’mar Chatima Tova. Wishing you all a meaningful Fast.
Community Events

Leadership Opportunities 

Sept. 21 – Dec. 14
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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Interest-Free Student Loans
Hebrew Free Loan Association of Vancouver

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Beth Tikvah
High Holiday Seats

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JOLT Vancouver
Jewish Outreach 
Leadership Training
Grades 9 – 11

Saturday, October 15
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

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Local Artisan Fair
North Shore Jewish Community Centre

Sunday, October 16
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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