Weekly Newsletter – September 28, 2018

September 28, 2018  / 19 Tishri 5779

Shabbat Begins: 6:39 p.m.   Shabbat Ends: 7:42 p.m.   
Parsha: Vezot Hab’rachah: Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12

On Thursday, grandparents of current students were invited to celebrate Sukkot with us, and we had a wonderful time together!

70 grandparents and 55 students met in our sukkah, where Rabbi Berger explained the mitzvah of sitting in the sukkah. Some grandparents and students took the opportunity to shake the Lulav and recite the blessings together, before moving indoors to the atrium, where they were welcomed by our Head of School, Russ Klein.

Our guests and their grandchildren were served a delicious tea, prepared and served by Hilit Nurick and her talented group of Foods students. Laughter and conversation overflowed as the generations celebrated together and enjoyed a beautiful performance from our King David Jazz Band!


On Wednesday, preschoolers from the JCC arrived to sit in our sukkah and hear from our Director of Jewish Life, Ellia Belson, about the symbolism of the Lulav and Etrog, which they were invited to smell and touch. They were also treated to a performance by our Grade 10 Music students!

Today, we celebrated Simchat Torah by reading from the Torah portion and calling our Grade 8 students up to receive a blessing from Arnold Silber (grandfather to Emma Silber, Grade 8).

Dvar Torahs were presented by: Chloe Shacham-Dupont and Maya Mizrachi (Grade 9), Jacob Weidman and Maya McNamara (Grade 10), Romy Ashkenazy and Neev Mizrachi (Grade 11) and Maya Kallner, Giovanna Markman, and Jillian Marks (Grade 12). The students focused on the importance of inclusivity and what it means for them. Honours were given out to Roi Jankelowitz and Noah McNamara (Grade 12) who opened the Aron, and to Avishai Infeld (Grade 12) who read from the Torah. Hagbah, the lifting of the Torah, was done by Jacob Wiseman (Grade 12) and Galilah, wrapping of the Torah, was done by Rachel Cantor (Grade 12)

We closed our ceremony with enthusiastic, joyous dancing. Thank you to King David’s Jazz Band for performing the Hora and Siman Tov songs for us to celebrate!

Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!


CJPAC Generation Program

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International Gairdner Symposium

Monday, October 22

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Campus Crash Course

Sunday, November 18
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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