Weekly Newsletter- March 4, 2022

March 4, 2022 / Adar II 1, 5782

Shabbat Begins: 5:43 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 6:49 p.m.  
JFGV RELIEF FUND FOR UKRAINE
With the urgency and scope of needs escalating quickly in Ukraine, the Federation is ramping up its fundraising efforts. Three leaders in our community are partnering with them to maximize your impact by matching your gift to the JFGV Ukraine Emergency Fund.
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STUDENTS SHARE THEIR EXPERTISE IN TAG
In TAG this year we are focusing on Identity. This Friday and last Friday we had over 25 students volunteer in Grades 8-11 to lead a TAG group on a topic that is part of their identity. Some examples were Etsy Store, Sailing, Yoga, Superheroes, and Socks. We are so proud of these students for taking the time to create a 15-minute presentation, stand up in front of a TAG group and lead the discussion! Kol Hakavod!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH HIGHLIGHT
During the month of February, King David focused on Black history in Canada, the United States, and the world. Students learned about significant contributions made by Black activists, politicians, scientists, artists and musicians during daily announcements, a scavenger hunt around the school organized by the Social Justice Club, and on our “Window on the World” display.

One week during the month was devoted to studying the long history of mutual support and shared advocacy between the Jewish and Black communities. The month culminated in an assembly prepared and facilitated by the Social Justice 12 Class, Their presentation highlighted Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a dream” speech, and also shone a spotlight on the enormous influence of African Americans on music history. 
CAN YOU PROGRAM A ROBOT TO DRAW?
Students had to use critical thinking and problem-solving when learning how to program autonomous movement with robots and moving them with a controller in Mr. Beadon’s Robotics 9 course. As part of the activity, Ethan Lazar and Noah Ankenman, competed to display both their driving and artistic skills. Each student selected a drawing for the other to copy and was excited to see what could be accomplished in 60 seconds. As a bonus challenge from Mr. Beadon, they were asked to convince their parents to display their robot artwork on the fridge – the mission was accomplished by Ethan (pictured at home with his father, parent volunteer hockey co-coach, Jon Lazar).
ACTS OF KINDNESS
Every two weeks, King David students volunteer during their lunch hour to help out the Jewish Food Bank. The Jewish Food Bank really appreciates our students’ ability to unload the truck. Heavy bags full of nutritious food are unloaded and organized for Food Bank clients following our visit. Jacob Rubin, Max Kimel, Aaron Guralnick, and Ureil Presman-Chikiar (left to right) invite students to join them in paying it forward through this meaningful mitzvah!
GREEN CLUB’S SUSTAINABILITY CALL TO ACTION
The Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC) Environmental Sustainability Collaborative Learning group drafted a letter to be sent to Heads of Schools urging them to create commitments, goals and action plans in response to the climate crisis.

There is a parallel letter written in collaboration by the ISABC students. Our King David Green Club, including representatives pictured above Zoe Cooper and Hannah Setton, have posted this letter on the wall of our Atrium. Our students have been reading it and optionally signing it during the course of this week.
PURIM COOKIE COMPETITION
Grade 11 and 12 Foods students are competing in a Purim Cookie Baking Competition for Mishloach Manot. They are encouraged to thoughtfully choose recipes that are festive and unexpected (no chocolate chip cookies)! Using the skills and methods they have already learned in class, they must determine the viability of recipes they find on the internet. Judged by fellow students, we look forward to announcing winners next week.  
HEBREW CHALLENGE
This week, in Mrs. Bailey’s Hebrew 8 class, students were given verbs in Hebrew to include in creative sentences. Some examples were: “I want a new computer.” “I feel good when I go to parties.” “Today the skies are beautiful.” 
OUR LIONS ROARED LOUDLY THIS WEEK!
Our Basketball teams have certainly made us proud this week!
Our Senior Girls team is currently in Kelowna playing in Provincials after winning the Sea to Sky Highway Zone Championship!
Our Senior Boys Basketball team played extremely well this week! They beat Meadowridge by a score of 79 to 70 to win the GVISAA Championship and also won the Sky Highway Zone Championship by defeating Pemberton and Vancouver Christian school. We’re proud to have them represent us in Provincials next week!
Our #2 ranked Bantam Boys team won an epic game against the #1 ranked Khalsa Lions, winning the GVISAA Championship by a score of 57-56. Mr. Amram is quoted as saying, “This was one of the most exciting games in my 20 year coaching career, and we are so happy for the team!” Thanks to coaches Rabbi Stephen Berger and Sebastien Martimbault as well!
SHABBAT SHALOM!
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Virtual Tour of Israel
RAV and The Jewish Federation

March 6-12, 2022

Support the Israeli Tourism Industry that has been so hard hit my COVID-19 restrictions.

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Disco Bowling Costume Party

Saturday, March 12
7:45- 10:00 p.m.

Please click here to register! Email [email protected] 
with any questions. 
Join the J for A Magical Purim Family Celebration
JCC

Sunday, March 13
11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Celebrate Purim at JCC with magic shows, storytelling, a costume parade, balloons, and more!

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Jewish National Funny Comedy Show
JNF Pacific

Thursday, March 31
7:30 p.m.

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Twice Blessed: The Jewish LGBTQ2SIA+ Initiative
JFS and The Jewish Federation

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