Weekly Newsletter – November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014
28 Cheshvan 5775
Our Hearts are with Israel

King David mourns the senseless death of the five innocent victims and prays for the speedy recovery of the seven injured during the attack. 

In a show of support, we came together as a school for an assembly and prayer led by Rabbi Berger and two Grade 11 students. 

May the memories of all five victims be for a blessing and may we all join the call from the families of the victims for unity and compassion this Shabbat.
A Living Bridge  

The March 2014 P2G King David delegation to Israel was the biggest yet – consisting of 41 Grade 8 students. While there, the students were immersed in Israeli culture and were joined by 30 Grade 8 Har Vagai students for 
field trips in the region. To further enhance their experience, our students billeted with the Israeli students and their families for 4 days.

Rabbi Berger welcomes our Israeli visitors

We welcomed 24 of the 30, now Grade 9, Har Vagai students on Wednesday evening to give them an opportunity to experience life as a Jew in the Diaspora as a Canadian student and do some sight-seeing in our beautiful city. This too, is the largest delegation from Israel!

On Thursday morning, our visitors were greeted with a school-wide assembly and celebratory music to kick-off their week in Canada. Throughout the week, students will be busy attending classes at King David, visiting Vancouver tourist spots, checking out the JCC, sharing a Shabbat dinner, and visiting key Jewish institutions in Vancouver. 
We hope they have an amazing week in Vancouver! 

Mr. Klein makes a group of visitors laugh!

The shared exchanges facilitate learning about the concept of Jewish peoplehood and the mutual understanding of the existence of Jewish people all over the world. Along with the connections made between the students, the staff from both schools also have the opportunity to develop plans for ongoing delegations and to share cross-curricular projects and events to benefit students and faculty from both countries.

Getting reacquainted!

Our gratitude goes to the Federation’s Partnership Together (P2G) program, without their support these exchanges would not be possible.

Movember Update 
Back Row L-R Felipe, Grade 10, Mr. Schein, Mr. Gorski,   Mr. Amram 
Front Row L-R Mr. Monchamp, Mr. Klein, Adam, Grade 10) Mr. Seguin and Mr. Dichter
There have been some nice looking moustaches coming in since we started Movember. This week we have some student moustaches to showcase as well.

If you would like to make a donation and see some interesting ‘old’ pictures of the King David Team, please visit our official team page.
Happenings at King David

Volunteering at The Door is Open in the Downtown Eastside


During our Collaborative morning, we were delighted 
to be joined by Inbal and Galit, visiting teachers 
from Har Vagai!
In This Issue
Candlelighting Times

Shabbat Begins: 4:06 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: 5:15 p.m.

Parsha:  Toldot
Genesis 25:19-28:9
Community Events

Recording the Past


Pairing seniors in the Jewish community with young film-makers and storytellers at King David, students interviewed and filmed the seniors to capture treasured memories and stories. Attend the premiere of these films at the Jewish Book Festival. 

  • Sunday, Nov 23
  • 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Jewish Community Centre 
Learn more about the Jewish Book Festival at

Beth Israel Winter Coat Drive


Please donate any gently used coats, jackets, and sleeping bags. Drop off items at Congregation Beth Israel between:

  • Nov 17 – Dec 19 
  • Mon – Thurs: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec 7 from  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Used Book Sale 


This sale is not to be missed by avid readers and book lovers! Books range from fiction to children to history to self-help and more!

  • November 23-27
  • 10 a.m. to 9 p.m
  • JCC Atrium
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