Weekly Newsletter – March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018  / 15 Adar 5778

    Shabbat Begins: 5:39 p.m.   Shabbat Ends: 6:46 p.m. 
Parsha: Ki Tisa:  Exodus 30:11-34:35

This week was filled with ruach (spirit) as Student Council organized a Spirit Week leading up to our school-wide Purim celebration. On Monday, students arrived in their Groutfit (comfy sweats and all-grey outfits), on Tuesday they displayed What Not to Wear, Wednesday was Movie/TV Character day, Thursday was Purim, and today (Friday) is Twin day. With this being a week of celebration, Student Council made the decision to hold a King David Pink Shirt Day in April when a more serious focus on the issues it represents is possible.

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar! A holiday with a focus on community. Together we performed the four mitzvot: 
  1. Reading the Megillah. Thank you to Rabbi Shmulik Yeshayahu for performing this mitzvah with us! 
  2. Giving to the poor. 
  3. Having a festive party (the photos will show that we certainly celebrated!).
  4. Sending gifts (Mishloach Manot) to friends.
Student Council members took the lead in organizing a school-wide Mishloach Manot
activity. Thank you to Oren Matthews, Rachel Porte, Jordana Gaerber, Teah Bakonyi, Neev Mizrachi, Camille Millman, and Romy Ashkenazy, all Grade 10, and to Nathan Guez, Taylor Williams, and Izack Kastiel, all Grade 11, for visiting classrooms with treat-laden carts to allow every grade to choose pastries, hamentashen, and candies to pack up and give with a note to a member of their class.

Students and staff were treated to a delicious barbeque lunch prepared by our wonderful PAC parents. This was followed by a colourful carnival organized and run by Student Council. A special thank you to Maytar Fadida, Grade 12, and Lynne Altow, Grade 11, for their leadership and support throughout the day. We were also treated to a clever Purim Shpiel written and produced by Rebecca Laskin, Grade 11, and performed by Grade 8 students. Thank you to Ellia Belson, our energetic and passionate Director of Jewish Life and Events, for organizing and cheerleading the day’s activities!

Click here for photos of the day


After experiencing the fun of archery at the school retreat in September 2017, Adi Shapira, Grade 9, fell in lovwith the sport. She found a local club and has excelled to the point where, last weekend, she won two gold medals at the BC Winter Games in Kamloops! Kol Hakavod, Adi! Your perseverance, grit, and hours of practice paid off!

Shabbat Shalom!


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