Weekly Newsletter – January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020  / 13 Tevet 5780

Shabbat Begins: 4:17 p.m.   Shabbat Ends: 5:30 p.m.   
Parsha: Vayechi: Genesis 47:28 – 50:26

Our English 8 students are currently digging deep into the wonderfully vivid and imaginative world of poetry. On Thrusday, the Grade 8s were tasked with creating a topic, scouring our well-stocked Learning Lab for words, phrases and sentences they found in books, and creating found poems. No additional words allowed! The students definitely rose to the challenge!

Back Row (L-R): Ilay Paz, Jordana Gaerber, Jayson Armstrong, Sagiv Fadida, 
Dr. Mermelstein, Zevi Kline, Jake Finkelstein
Front Row (L-R); Teah Bakonyi, David Clark, Ella Pekarsky, Emily Miller

"On Wednesday, we were honoured to have Dr. Robert Mermelstein come to speak to the Grade 12 Holocaust Studies class. He shared his experiences as a child survivor of the Holocaust, as well as excerpts from his book, My Life: A Journey From Mukacevo to Vancouver, which is about his personal and family history as well as a lesson on the start of the Holocaust. Dr. Mermelstein told us about his experiences hiding in a ghetto, then in a brick factory, and how the whole experience robbed him of his childhood. Nevertheless, Dr. Mermelstein told us that through all of the bad moments, he had hope that everything would be fine, something that stuck with us. 

Dr. Mermelstein finished his talk by saying, ‘all survivor stories are the same, and all are different,’ a quote that reminded me that, though all survivors suffered through the atrocities of the Holocaust, each survivor’s story of how they found the light in the darkness without losing hope of survival is unique."

~ Sagiv Fadida, Grade 12

In Mr. Mymko’s Grade 8 Science class, students are learning how life processes are performed at the cellular level. Through dissection, they learned how the heart functions to pump blood enriched with oxygen to the cells for cellular respiration, and how the blood cells remove the carbon dioxide waste from the body through the lungs. Students are also discovering how microorganisms can cause disease and infection when they enter the body. 

Join us for a workshop filled with practical strategies 
for helping your child cope with academic and social stress!

Shana Lund and Sarah Mellet, both psychiatric nurses and lecturers at 
Douglas College, receive rave reviews for their workshops. 

Parents of students in all grades are welcome to hear more 
in-depth from Sarah and Shana about how to help manage the 
problem-solving cycle at home.

Parents who attended their previous workshops say:

"Their practical tips and strategies are easy to implement – I left the workshop with a variety of tools to help me help my anxious child!"

"I understand now the role that I play in reinforcing the stress my child feels in certain situations. I will work on changing the messages I am giving."

Interested? RSVP to Lu Winters by Wednesday, January 22.

Shabbat Shalom!


Tikkun Olam Youth Awards

Entry Deadline: Friday, January 24

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Inside the Mossad with Ronen Bergman

Sunday, February 2
6:15 p.m.

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Mindful Relationships
Practical Communication
Tools to Build Healthier Connections!

Thursday, February 6
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Temple Sholom

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Isaac Waldman Library Used Book Sale

February 9 – 13
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Using Our Voices
Interactive Choir Experience featuring Choir! Choir! Choir!

Sunday, February 23
7:00 p.m.

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Limmud Vancouver 2020
Festival of Jewish Learning

February 29 – March 1

Click here for the schedule

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