Weekly Newsletter- November 12

November 12, 2021 / Kislev 9, 5782
Shabbat Begins: 5:26 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 6:32 p.m.  
LEST WE FORGET
On Wednesday, November 10, we gathered together via a beautiful Remembrance Day “Azoombly”.
This time of reflection was led by Grade 12 student speakers, with choral performances from our Grade 8 students and some of our seniors for the singing of the anthem. Yegor Mazin, Sara Bauman, Erica Forman, Tal Pretli, and Rachel Seguin (pictured above left to right) each contributed meaningfully to the ceremony – with traditional poems, reflections on the efforts and sacrifices of both those in the military and civilians, and commented on the values for which they served and for which we gratefully remember them. The Azoombly also featured somber music and a montage of photos of soldiers from the past and present, which helped bring their struggles and their sacrifices clearly to the front of our minds. Before the conclusion, Assistant Head of School, Ms. Bonnycastle played the Last Post and the Reveille on the trumpet, which united us all throughout the school building, listening and then pausing for a moment of silence together.
The 20th Century History 12 class also created posters looking at a number of Canada’s military and wartime contributions. These are posted in the hall near the foyer, to allow students and staff to learn more and consider these efforts,
As Tal’s opening remarks pointed out: “The ideals these soldiers strove to protect; peace, democracy, and tolerance, have become fundamental in our society.” It is an important reminder to carry those ideals forward with us, both tomorrow as we take time away from school to honour the many sacrifices in the past and present, and as we live our lives daily.
KRISTALLNACT COMMEMORATION
Kristallnacht was a pivotal event in Holocaust history that took place on November 9th and 10th, 1938. King David commemorated Kristallnacht this year with a video viewed by all classes and a display at the entrance to the Atrium.
THE GOLDEN THREAD GALA CONTINUES
At the Golden Thread Gala in May 2021, one of the items in the Live Auction was a dinner with Russ Klein and Deborah Youngson. Now that the COVID restrictions allow for guests in your home, the first of two dinners auctioned off was held this past Wednesday evening. Rob Kraft and Lori Satov, Yaron and Meirav David, and Guralnick and Iris Sharir were treated to a wonderful evening in Deborah and Russ’ home (pictured above left to right).
“A huge todah rabah to Deborah and Russ for the really fun evening! We loved the fun (school-themed!) cocktails, the food was amazing and it was so great to have an evening for some fun conversation with great people.”
~ Joel Guralnick and Iris Sharir
CREATIVE ACT OF CHESED
Every day at King David, people perform acts of kindness. Blue Feldman showed her gratitude for the support she receives from King David Librarian, Ms. Stibravy, with a beautiful handmade pot and basil plant.
TESTING THE PROPERTIES OF BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES
In Mr. Mymko’s Anatomy and Physiology 12 class, students test the properties of biological molecules.
A QUICK UNMASKING FOR TEAM PHOTOS
Junior Girls Volleyball Team.
Our Bantam Girls Volleyball Team are the LGCA Tournament Champions! Well played, Lions!
A CONTINUING LEGACY
The Stunning Sequence is a virtual mindful movement practice with a focus on mental wellness.
On Sunday, November 28 at 8:00 a.m., you will be led through a 40-minute flow with Nikki Isserow followed by a meditation by Ros Yoga to calm the nervous system, connect to your body, breath, and all of the other humans moving in sync with you.
The Stunning Sequence is in honour of Gabrielle Isserow z”I – daughter, sister, niece, cousin, granddaughter, and friend. The name is rooted in mindful movement and dance – an integral part of Gabi’s life. The word ‘stunning’ was also a key part of Gabi’s vocabulary. We’re so honoured to be hosting our second annual Stunning Sequence for Gabs.
Every day, an average of more than 10 Canadians die by suicide. It’s important we continue to shed light on this topic so it does not become stigmatized. We’re grateful for each donation and feel blessed to support The Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention. Thank you for your love, support, and gratitude. This class is by donation to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention.
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
21st Annual Chutzpah! Festival
November 4- 24
The 21st Annual Chutzpah! Festival will include concerts, comedy, new dance works, film, theatre, and storytelling, paired with stimulating conversations and opportunities to interact with creative artists.
Virtual Open House
Talmud Torah
Sunday, November 14
11:00 a.m. (JK)
12:30 p.m. (SK)
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Friday Night Dinner with Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger
Congregation Schara Tzedeck
Friday, November 19
Micha: 4:15 p.m.
Dinner: 5:15 p.m.
Virtual Lecture with Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Noor Awad
Congregation Schara Tzedeck
Saturday, November 20 7:00 p.m.
Menorah Making Workshop
Chabad Richmond
Sunday, November 21
11:30- 12:30 p.m.
12:30- 1:30 p.m.
NCSY Jr Kick-Off Event
Vancouver NCSY
Sunday, November 21 2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Blue Box Drive
JNF Vancouver
Sunday, November 21 1:00- 3:00 p.m.
Switch out your empty blue box for a new one at the JCC.
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Chanukah Market
JCC
Sunday, November 28 11:00- 5:00 p.m.
A festive Chanukah Celebration complete with food sales, live entertainment, cultural activities, and arts and crafts vendors. This safe, outdoor event will require vaccination verification for entrance. The festivities will culminate with lighting the first candle on the menorah at sundown.
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Chanukah on Ice- Family Skating Party
Chabad Richmond
Sunday, November 28 1:30- 2:45 p.m.
Chanukah Party
The Kollel
Thursday, December 2 7:00- 10:00 p.m. 
Chanukah Party for Young Adults at The Kollel. Chanukah games, music, light dinner and treats.
Lighting of the menorah ceremony.
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Vancouver Shabbaton
Vancouver NCSY
December 3- 5
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Maccabeats Concert
Congregation Schara Tzedeck
Saturday, December 11 7:00 p.m.
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