Weekly Newsletter – March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021 / 28 Adar 5781

Shabbat Begins: 5:56 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 7:02 p.m.  
Parsha: Vayak’hel-Pekudei: Exodus 35:1 – 40:38
A PESACH MITZVAH
On Tuesday, our students had the opportunity to support our Jewish Community Food Bank by packing 250 Pesach hampers to be distributed to those who may need them. Throughout the day, students in all grades unpacked food from their shipping containers, broke down boxes for recycling, assembled the Pesach packages, organized them into totes and boxes and then, at the end of the day, loaded them all into the Food Bank truck. The students did an amazing job and were so proud to help with this important task. Our ability to help in the community has been drastically limited this year due to COVID restrictions, so we were so pleased that we could help out in this way. Thank you to Jewish Family Services for entrusting us with this special mitzvah and to King David’s Jordana Corenblum for organizing!
BLACK SHIRT DAY
Today was Black Shirt Day at King David, a day created as a result of the efforts of the Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC). Some schools participated in the initial unofficial Black Shirt Day in January, but we wanted to be sure we had the time needed to give the day its proper attention. Black Shirt Day provides us with an opportunity to raise the profile of the struggles Black and racialized people have faced and continue to face. It also allows us to demonstrate our personal and collective commitment to doing more to be part of the solution to combat racism, in its many forms, that we know exists all around us.

As a school, we are reflecting on the stereotypes and assumptions that have often been applied to Black people – historically and in the present – so that we can learn to recognize how those stereotypes and assumptions affect Black people. Our hope is that these conversations will help us to build greater understanding and empathy, and that we will take this time to celebrate the many inspiring and influential Black people of the past and present. To this end, today’s TAG session was related to exploring the topic of anti-racism, and students were encouraged to have discussions around why it is important to be educated about Black history.
HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK
Ms. Uzan’s Physics 11 students explored Newton’s Laws of Motion in their lab on Monday. The students used a cart and mass system to observe the effects of varying forces and masses on acceleration. They then plugged the collected data into a spreadsheet and graphed it to analyze it. Their data supported that Newton had it right some 400 years ago: acceleration is proportional to the net force acting on an object and inversely proportional to the total mass of the object. This is summarized as Newton’s Second Law of Motion, F=ma.
Our Senior, Junior, and Bantam Boys Floor Hockey teams had a blast at their first practices this week!
Shabbat Shalom!
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Maccabi 2022
Looking for Softball Players

Tryouts Summer 2021

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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.

Youth Power Hour
at the JCC

Tuesdays and Thursdays
April 6 – June 17

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Yom Hazikaron Memorial Service

Tuesday, April 13
7:30 p.m.

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Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut

Wednesday, April 14
7:30 p.m.

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