Weekly Newsletter- November 19 2021

November 19, 2021 / Kislev 16, 5782
Shabbat Begins: 4:08 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 5:17 p.m.  
KING DAVID JAZZ COMBO PERFORMS AT LOUIS BRIER
The King David Jazz Combo performed an early afternoon set at the Louis Brier Home and Hospital on Monday, November 15. The residents were delighted to hear many classics including “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra and “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen.  
The King David Jazz Combo members are: Sara Bauman on vocals, Liam Greenberg on guitar, Sam Friedman and Emily Behr O’Leary on piano, Tal Pretli on bass, and Tovi Linde and Ethan Bernal on percussion.
The Combo will be back at the Louis Brier on Monday, November 22 and at the JCC’s Hanukkah Celebration on Sunday, November 28 at 2:00 p.m.
King David Jazz Combo performs “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen and residents sing along.
COAT DRIVE SUCCESS
Students in Chesed Club pictured from left to right: Ali Fadida, Liya Dorfman, Hannah Kertesz, Simoana Dreyshner, Danielle Alterman, Shirley Averbuch, Ravid Lapid and Neta Goldman
For their second project this year, motivated by the legacy of Elayne Shaptay z”l, the Chesed Club members decided to support Beth Israel’s annual Coat Drive. Their initiative was a success and they donated a large box of coats.
The Chesed Club members look forward to their next projects organizing volunteers to help out at Louis Brier Home and Hospital, fundraising for the Fraser Valley Crisis Centre, and developing initiatives to lift the spirits of peers and teachers.
COLLABORATING ACROSS THE MILES
Last week, the Grade 12 Independent Studies class took part in a Zoom meeting with Milken High School in Los Angeles. The students began with an ice breaker about their favourite Jewish food and then continued to a conversation around the difference in Judaism in Vancouver and LA. Each student chose a question to answer about their own Jewish individuality and debated about specific Jewish values like whether Judaism is a religion or a culture.
This week the groups met again and will have a discussion next week regarding the benefits of continuing this collaboration.
SEA TO SKY HIGHWAY SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS: QUICK UNMASKING FOR TEAM PHOTO
Our Senior Girls Volleyball team participated in the Sea to Sky Highway “A” Senior Girls Zone Championships on Thursday at Vancouver Christian School.
The team won 1 game and lost 2, but had lots of fun together and displayed great sportsmanship. We will miss our graduating Volleyball players, and wish our Grade 12 seniors, Sara Bauman, Erica Forman, Nitzan Berger, Leiana Kahlon, and Maya Mizrachi, all the best in their future endeavors.
Thanks to Mr. Amram and Ms. Vondracek for all of their coaching this year.
JEWISH FEDERATION FLOOD RELIEF
Flooding, mudslides, and strong winds from BC’s recent storm have caused catastrophic damage, forced thousands of people from their homes, and stranded others. While the impact of this storm is still being assessed, its long-term effects are certain.
 
Our community and our Jewish Federation have a history of responding quickly and generously whenever and wherever disaster strikes. Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver has opened an emergency BC Flood Relief Fund to provide support for those individuals and communities affected in BC.
We hope you will join us in our efforts by contributing to the BC Flood Relief Fund today.
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 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.
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- Get Lit at the J
The JCC
Saturday, November 27 7:30 p.m.
Join us for an Outdoor Adult Chanukah Party!
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The Stunning Sequence
Sunday, November 28 8:00 a.m.
In honour of Gabrielle Isserow z”I, The Stunning Sequence is a virtual mindful movement practice with a focus on mental wellness with proceeds going to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention.
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Women’s Yom Iyun (Day of Learning)
Schara Tzedeck
Sunday, November 28 10:00- 3:00 p.m.
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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.
Hanukkah Film Festival
Vancouver Jewish Film Centre
November 28- December 5
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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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BI’s Hanukkah Homecoming
Congregation Beth Israel
Saturday, December 11 7:00 p.m.
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Maccabeats Concert
Congregation Schara Tzedeck
Saturday, December 11 7:00 p.m.
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JACS Recovery Group
Jewish Addiction Community Services
Our Recovery group meets online due to Covid-19. We meet every second Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m..
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