Weekly Newsletter – December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017  / 4 Tevet 5778

    Shabbat Begins: 3:59 p.m.   Shabbat Ends: 5:13 p.m. 
Parsha: Vayigash: Genesis 44:18 – 47:27

This is a special year for King David, as we are celebrating our Bar Mitzvah – 13 years on Willow Street. We are very proud and excited to celebrate the growth and strength of our students, faculty, families, and community with all of you – we could not do this alone. As we head into the winter and new year break, it is hard to believe that four months are now behind us. 
I remember Student Council’s warm welcome to our students on the first day of school in September, and since that time we have not slowed down (OK, the Jewish Holidays in October did give us sporadic pauses), and our first term has been filled with classroom learning, new experiences, community service, and acts of chesed, all accompanied by loads of fun! 
  • September had us heading to Keats Camp with our Grade 8 – 10 students for three days of outdoor activities and time to create new connections and strengthen existing ones with our peers. The senior students are eagerly awaiting their own retreat experience in May! 
  • Both senior and junior students had the opportunity to join Mr. Dichter on overnight hikes as part of our Outdoor Education Program.
  • October was filled with celebrations! Sukkot was fun, as our PAC parents fed the students every day and warmed their hands and stomachs with always-available hot chocolate. We welcomed over 40 grandparents into our Sukkah for a delicious tea prepared by our Home Economics teacher, Hilit Nurick, and her capable band of student chefs. Simchat Torah was a true simcha, with students and community members celebrating together.
  • November’s focus was on RAC Week – our annual Random Acts of Chesed Week, where every day our students were out volunteering in the community, performing mitzvot and creating smiles. I was thoroughly impressed with our Grade 12 students, who worked tirelessly to lead and participate, all the while focusing on their studies and the pressure of completing post-secondary applications. We have a strong belief in character, and our values make King David the school it is!
  • In December we welcomed the largest ever delegation of students and staff from Israel to visit Canada. Twenty-five Grade 9 students, accompanied by three teachers from our sister school in the Eztbah HaGalil, Har Vagai, spent a week in Vancouver giving our families the opportunity to reciprocate the warm hospitality afforded us when we visit them last March. It is truly a gesher chai (living bridge) that connects teenagers, parents, teachers, and communities!
While many enjoy reading my update(well, my Dad does when they are short), I know a picture speaks a thousand words, so please enjoy the video below.

Have a wonderful winter break, and get ready for a spectacular 2018!

~ Russ Klein, Head of School

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King David, with Vancouver Talmud Torah, is hosting a screening of Screenagers, a film about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance.

An evening for parents will be held at King David High School on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Attendance is by donation: $10 recommended

Please RSVP by clicking here.

The trailer can be viewed below:

Shabbat Shalom!


CHW Literary Afternoon

Sunday, January 21, 2018
2:00 p.m.

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