Weekly Newsletter- October 22 2021

October 15, 2021 / Cheshvan 17, 5782
Shabbat Begins: 5:50 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 6:54 p.m.  
TERRY FOX RUN SUCCESS!
Terry Fox said, “anything is possible if you try.” Inspired by his amazing example, our school proudly took part in this year’s Terry Fox School Run.
Monday was a beautiful autumn day to celebrate Terry Fox’s bravery, altruism and tenacity! Some ran, some walked, and many people donated to get us one step closer to Terry’s dream of a world without cancer. 
We are so grateful for the leadership of Miss Lane who shared her family’s story and inspired so many people to participate and give generously to the Terry Fox Foundation.
Through online donations and a raffle at school, we exceeded our fundraising goal of $3,400 and raised an incredible $4,028!
Way to go, Lions!
PEER SUPPORT TRAINING FROM AN ALUMNUS
This week, our Peer Support Team received training in active listening skills, confidentiality, open ended questions, and responding.
Alumnus Jessie Miller, Class of 2020, is in her second year studying Health Sciences at Queen’s University. Jessie shared her experience and training on being a Peer Supporter through a virtual a presentation this week. Jessie is a trained supporter at the help line in Kingston Ontario called T.A.L.K. (Telephone Aid Line Kingston), a confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental, listening and distress line. She helped us understand how important confidentiality is and practiced open ended questions and responses with us. We are so grateful for her wisdom and experience.
CREATIVE STAFF TEAMBUILDING
Leading up to our Professional Development Day, teachers and staff gathered in the Art Room on Thursday night to explore their creativity through painting! They followed along to a Bob Ross YouTube video where he guided them through the process of creating a mountain scene. Although everyone was following the same tutorial, it was amazing to see the uniqueness of each piece.
This wasn’t just a fun artistic activity but a great way to challenge teachers to enter a learning mindset and attempt to try something new that was out of many of their comfort zones- a good reminder of what it sometimes feels like to be a student!
HEARING FROM A CHILD OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
The Holocaust changed lives; one was Jack Micner’s, a child of Holocaust survivors. Jack was raised in a post-war world where every aspect of his life was shaped by this horrific action. The Holocaust has shaped Jack, his family, his personal relationships, and his work life. The Holocaust did not just directly impact those involved, it has changed the life of many children of Holocaust survivors. Jack spoke of his parents’ story; from Poland until their arrival in Canada. His father had to endure the harsh conditions of Siberia and his mother fled and left most of her family behind. To us this is inconceivable, to Jack’s parents this was reality. Jack then spoke about his experience as a child of Holocaust survivors. In his youth, celebrations were no longer joyful but instead, they were a reminder of all those who were murdered. Additionally, his parents placed a heavyweight on his studies in order for him to make up for all those family members whose lives were taken. This presentation impacted me and my peers immensely. It was a story of how tragedy affects generations. We must work for a better future, and for these atrocities to never occur again. We must be educated in order to prevent the Holocaust. 
~ Ethan Dreyshner (Holocaust and Genocide Studies 12)
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MENTOR ONE OF OUR STUDENTS?
Mentoring high school students has been proven to make a difference in overcoming future challenges with confidence and optimism.
CURIOUS ABOUT KING DAVID?
Register for the Virtual Open House on Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Hear from the leadership team and students
Sign-up for a Group Tour. Limited spaces are available
Walk through the building to see where your children can be every day!
SOCCER AND VOLLEYBALL THIS WEEK
Max Forman shows his skill during a Junior Boys’ Soccer game against
West Point Grey Academy
Senior Girl’s Volleyball Team ready for a game!
SUPPORT THE FEDERATION’S ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
Community is built on solid partnerships like the one between King David and Jewish Federation. Working together enables us to do more.
When you support the community through the Federation Annual Campaign, you can direct 75% of your new gift or increase to King David.
Just type in “King David” on the donation form when you make your gift online.
We are counting on the Federation’s Annual Campaign “plus gifts” to support our work.
Please GIVE TODAY
Shabbat Shalom!
COMMUNITY EVENTS
30 Years After the Madrid Middle East Peace Conference
Center for Israel Education
Wednesday, October 27 12:00 p.m.
Friday Night Dinner with Dr. Eli Shapiro: “Taming the Beast” Taking Control of Our Lives while Living with Social Media
Congregation Schara Tzedeck
Friday, November 5
5:30- 9:00 p.m.
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Choices 2021 with guest speaker, Jill Zarin
Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver
Sunday, November 7 5:00 p.m.
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Virtual Open House
Talmud Torah
Sunday, November 14
11:00 a.m. (JK)
12:30 p.m. (SK)
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Israeli Consular visit to Vancouver
Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver
November 14-16
For a personal meeting registration, click here.
Human Library
The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library
Sunday, November 21 1:00- 4:00 p.m.
Meet our local human books and join in an inclusive conversation with the opportunity to talk to people from all walks of life, including those in society that face prejudices, stigma, discrimination or taboo.
Looking for Junior Girls Basketball Players
Maccabi Canada is looking for Junior Girls Basketball Players born in 2006-2007 to compete at the Maccabiah Games in July 2022. Don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime.
For more information:
Interested? Contact National Athletic Director, Ashley Kochman: 
March of The Living 2022
Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver
Interested in learning more about MOL 2022, please sign up here for updates
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