Weekly Newsletter – October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017  / 30 Tishrei 5778

    Shabbat Begins: 5:54 p.m.   Shabbat Ends: 6:58 p.m. 
Parsha:  Noach Genesis 6:9 – 11:32

The Social Justice class prepared and led a moving ceremony commemorating Orange Shirt Day.

The assembly, led by Magalee Blumenkrans and Rakeea Chesick-Gordis, Grade 12, began by acknowledging that the land on which we are gathered is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

After a moment of silence, remembering the many lives lost to residential schools and honouring the survivors, Magalee and Rakeea shared the following:
The date of Orange Shirt Day was chosen because it is around the time in which Indigenous children were taken from their homes and put in residential schools, and because it sets the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying in the upcoming school year. As a part of the Jewish Community, we are not strangers to racism and the worst forms of intolerance, and even more so are our parents, grandparents, and all those who came before us.
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If you or someone you know has a child entering Grade 8 through 11 next year, this evening is not to be missed! 

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. In our classrooms, students will be conducting science experiments, debating in Judaic Studies, and making delicious treats for you in the Foods room!

Everyone is welcome! Please share!

In Science 8, students were challenged to construct a 3-dimensional, edible model of a plant or animal cell. The cell and all of its organelles had to be edible. The models created were varied and the presentations interesting. It was wonderful to feel the supportive atmosphere in the room and the pride each student took in their model and presentation.


Thanks to the generous security grant received  from the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, we were able to begin our security enhancement program, which will increase the safety and well-being of students, staff, and community members. 
In order to better secure our grounds, this past August we installed a fence that completely encloses the east end of the school’s property. The fencing is an 8-foot high, thick gauge, chain-linked fence, which begins at the northeast corner of the building, extends to the far northeast corner of the school grounds, and connects to a concrete wall at the southeast corner of our property. The fence includes a gate that can only be opened from within the grounds, which allows limited access during school hours.


Thank you to Sam Shuster, Lynne Altow, Giovanna Markman, Mitchell Neuman, Rachel Cantor, Gabe Israel, and Maya Kallner for all their help setting up for the Grandparents’ Tea last week!

The PE 10 students enjoyed learning the rules of curling at the Vancouver Curling Club on Wednesday.

The Social Studies 9 class created visual projects on the People of the Plains and their main food source, bison.

Shabbat Shalom!


Vancouver Community Challah Bake

Thursday, October 26
7:00 p.m.

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North Shore Jewish
Community Artisan Fair

Sunday, October 29
Noon – 4 p.m.

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Screening: A Heartbeat Away

Thursday, November 2
6:30 p.m.

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Two Views from the Sylvia

November 8 – 12

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Early Years Open House
at VTT

Friday, November 17
9:00 a.m.

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Women’s Personal Safety Workshop

Sunday, November 19
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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