Weekly Newsletter – March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021 / 21 Adar 5781

Shabbat Begins: 5:45 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 6:51 p.m.  
Parsha: Ki Tisa: Exodus 30:11 – 34:35
SPOTLIGHT ON BLACK HISTORY
The end of February marks the end of Black History Month. With guidance from teachers Amanda Cameron, Megan Neary, and Corin Neuman, Social Justice and Junior Student Council students worked hard to create a “Spotlight on Black History” display throughout the school to honour the incredible contributions Black people have made throughout history. Each image asks the viewer a question, urging them to consider their own biases. Underneath the questions is a short biography, outlining the impact that person has had on society.

Then, in TAG sessions, students watched two excellent videos to prompt learning and conversation within each group. This video explores the historic Hogan’s Alley, a hotbed of historic jazz in Vancouver that was nearly erased by urban renewal. This video discusses Desmond Cole’s “The Skin We’re In” and pulls back the curtain on racism in Canada. We encourage you to watch the videos and then discuss them with your children or families.
HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK
Friday marked the end of Term 2 at King David, and as per Music tradition, our Music 8 students put on a mini-concert for some of the staff and students. They showcased the incredible skills they have learned in just a few short months. Kol Hakavod, Music 8 students!
In Mr. Mymko’s Science 8 Accelerated class, students made cell models to show their knowledge of the inner workings of organisms.
PURIM CONTINUED
Although our King David celebration is now but a fond memory, we would be remiss if we did not thank a few of our community members for all their hard work and contributions.
 
On Thursday, Erev Purim, we sent home a special Mishloach Manot to every King David family. We cannot thank Sarah Berger and the Berger family sufficiently for baking 2500 cookies in one go, and then waiting for those cookies to cool so that they could be sealed properly in accordance with COVID safety protocols. We hope our families enjoyed them!
 
A huge shout-out to Gary Morris and Jackie Cristall Morris, Mark Kramer, and Schara Tzedeck for their support – without them these packages would not have been possible.
 
On the night of Purim, without any carnivals or celebrations to attend, we were able to come together on Zoom. Hilit Nurick, Grade 12 student Ilana Guez, and Rabbi Berger illuminated our hamantash and Judaic knowledge with tips and tricks for making the perfect hamantashen. We would like to say thank them for taking time out of their busy schedule to provide us with this opportunity.

Click here for Hilit’s hamantaschen recipe.
Shabbat Shalom!
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Maccabi 2022
Looking for Softball Players

Tryouts Summer 2021

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Ready, Set, Sing!
Community Song Project

February 23 – March 12

32nd Annual Jewish
Film Festival

March 4 – March 14, 2021

The Last Letters and
Poems of Hannah Senesh
ft. Dr. Raquel Ukeles

Monday, March 15
12:00 p.m.

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