Weekly Newsletter – November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020  / 26 Cheshvan 5781

Shabbat Begins: 4:14 p.m.   Shabbat Ends: 5:22 p.m.   
Parsha: Chayei Sarah: Genesis 23:1 – 25:18

Erica Forman and Tal Pretli lead the Remembrance Day assembly over Zoom

On Tuesday, the students of King David engaged in a Zoom assembly to commemorate Remembrance Day. Broadcasting from the Learning Lab, Grade 11 students Tal Pretli and Erica Forman led the students in a heartfelt event. The assembly began with an amazing rendition of ‘O Canada’ by Casey Krombein, which set the perfect tone. To view Casey’s video, please click here.

Erica and Tal reminded us of the importance of Remembrance Day before showing a short video about why we remember. This Remembrance Day marked the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII and provides a constant reminder of the widespread impacts of war and why we must be vigilant in maintaining peace. 

We then watched a video recitation and explanation of Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” from an 104 year-old Canadian war veteran who has regularly read the poem at Remembrance Day events over the last several decades. It was a particularly moving way to hear the oft-heard poem.

Our assembly concluded with the playing of the “Last Post”, two minutes of silence, and listening to “The Rouse”. After the assembly, students had some time for discussions and reflections.

Kristallnacht, also known as the “Night of Broken Glass”, took place on November 9-10 in 1938. It was a pogrom that demonstrated the violence in Europe that was to come. Jewish homes, schools, synagogues, hospitals, and cemeteries were vandalized and torched. Thirty-thousand Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps and around 100 Jews were murdered. The aftermath of this terror resulted in streets filled with broken glass, which is what is demonstrated in this memorial. The government blamed the Jewish people for Kristallnacht, and they were forced to pay around 1 billion Reichsmark for repairs. 

The Holocaust Studies class put together the memorial above, on display outside the Learning Lab, to commemorate this tragic event.
Community is built on solid partnerships like the one between King David High School and Jewish Federation. Working together enables us to do more.
We, along with many other local community organizations,  are counting on Federation Annual Campaign “plus gifts” to support our work. 


Shabbat Shalom!


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