Weekly Newsletter- November 26 2021

November 26, 2021 / Kislev 23, 5782
Shabbat Begins: 4:01 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 5:12 p.m.  
On Wednesday, King David hosted an interfaith panel for Grade 11 and 12 students called, The Other People. This initiative was formed through the coming together of community leaders and anti-racism organizations across the racial, religious, and cultural mosaic. The mission of The Other People is to empower IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour) and Faith Leaders to work together in addressing systemic and individual racism and discrimination across British Columbia.
We had a phenomenal guest panel answering student questions including Rabbi Philip Bregman – Jewish community, Tariq Tyab – Muslim Community, The Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Q.C. – Indigenous community, Terry Yung – Asian and Buddhist community, Jahmira Kedesha Lovemore – Black community, and Rev. Gary Gaudin – Christian community.
We asked for feedback from students about the presentation and here’s what two of them had to say:
I learned something new about each of the panel people’s cultures, how they represent themselves, how they motivate themselves to stay strong about their identity and culture and not be afraid to show it. -Grade 12 Student
I really enjoyed learning about the hate other groups experience and relating it to the Jewish experience. It made me realize that though we all come from different backgrounds, the discrimination we face is in essence the same, and the only way to combat it is to work together. -Grade 12 Student  
A special thank you to Rabbi Philip Bregman for organizing this first-of-its-kind opportunity with Social Justice Teacher, Amanda Cameron, and Head of School, Russ Klein.
Celebrate Hanukkah by frying along with Grade 12 Foods Services student, Maddy Stern, in this “Tasty” style video and as she makes Hilit’s latke recipe! If you make them this weekend, tag us on Instagram and Facebook and use the hashtag #hilitslatkes
This week, in collaboration with The Jewish Museum and Archives, Foods 11/12 students experienced two of a three part cooking demonstration series facilitated by members of the Jewish community. The first demonstration was hosted on Zoom, led by Sarah Grunberg (Grade 12 student, Rachel Seguin’s grandmother), who shared her knowledge of Romanian Jewish Cuisine. 
Pictured above is the second demonstration with Debbie Tabenkin, Director of Programming and Strategic Initiatives at the JCC. She made a delicious Kanafe and Shira as part of a lesson on Sephardic brunch. Debbie also shared stories of Jewish cuisine around the world especially from her time living in Jamaica and her family’s Kosher grocery store Panama. 
Thank you to Michelle Dodek and Hilit Nurick for organizing these cross-generational learning opportunities. 
Grade 12 students Eitan Nurick, Emily Behr-O’leary, and Ryan Murphy, accompanied by Justine Folk, carried, unpacked, and lifted many bags of food at the JFS Food Bank. It was a very special bonding time and a wonderful way to give back to the community by helping families in need.
This Tuesday, a group of Grade 11 student volunteers went to Mission Possible located on the Downtown Eastside. Mission Possible is a non-profit organization that helps homeless and unemployed members of the community by providing them with opportunities to gain internship experiences with the goal of leading them to full-time employment and safe housing. Shir Steiner, Ella Levy, Rosie Baharav, and Rachel Gerber spent time creating Christmas Crackers for the Mission Possible’s annual fundraising event. Thank you Ms. Belson for the opportunity.
Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30, all five of our Jewish day schools will once again join together in support of an exceptional Jewish education for every child in our community.
Parents, grandparents, and community members play an integral role in the growth and strength of Jewish education in Vancouver. We are so fortunate to benefit from a spirit of generosity that enables our Jewish day schools to offer educational excellence.
Please make the Day of Giving YOUR day – your gifts allow us to set ambitious goals and to make many of our dreams a reality.
Busy on November 30th?
May the lights of the Hanukkiah remind us of the miracle of the past and
give us hope for miracles in the future.
May the light shine bright!
Shabbat Shalom!
Chanukah- Get Lit at the J
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
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.
Don’t miss the King David Jazz Combo performing at 2:00 p.m.
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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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March of the Living Canada
Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver
Wednesday, December 1 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 7 6:30 p.m.
Please join March of the Living Canada local information sessions to learn more about the 2022 programs.
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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 4 7:00 p.m.
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A Celebration of Light
Richmond Jewish Day School
Sunday, December 5 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Come share this special season with us and enjoy the warmth and joy that togetherness can bring!
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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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