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Weekly Newsletter- September 30, 2022

 

September 30, 2022 / Tishri 5, 5783

Shabbat Begins: 6:35 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 7:38 p.m.  

Parsha: Vayelech: Deuteronomy 31:1-30

ORANGE SHIRT DAY

Top Row: L-R: Haylee Topp and Cece Kliner, student assembly, Levi Moskovitz and Elliott Henry

Bottom Row: L-R: Max Kimel, Ella Ankenman, Nikki Wiseman and Shirley Averbuch, Emma Silber

In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, Thursday was a non-uniform day, with students encouraged to wear Orange shirts and show their support with a fundraiser for the Orange Shirt Society. The Orange Shirt Society, founded by Phyllis Webstad, is dedicated to supporting Indian Residential School Reconciliation, creating awareness of the multifaceted impacts of Indian Residential Schools, and promoting the concept of “Every Child Matters.”

Our students also participated in an assembly acknowledging Orange Shirt Day and Truth and Reconciliation. The student-led assembly was put together with the assistance of Grade 12 students from Ms. Wiesenthal’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies class, and Grade 11 students from Mr. McGinn’s First Peoples 12 class. The student speakers provided educational insights to honour the day and performed an original poem on “Why I wear an Orange Shirt.” The assembly concluded with the idea that reflection on Indigenous and Canadian history is important every day of the year, and not just on September 30.

Here are some suggestions of things you can do, online and in-person, to make the most of this meaningful day. 

Thank you, Migwech, to all those who participated.

STABLE HARVEST

Foods students, Mhairi Hemingson with a thumbs up and Hilli Kedem with a big smile, prepared and shared an abundance of fruits and vegetables from Stable Harvest Farm, an educational organic farm in Langley. King David is planning a program and hoping to work with Syd Belzberg and Stable Harvest Farms in the future.

INTRODUCING OUR NEW JAZZ COMBO

Say hello to our new Jazz Combo. From right to left, we have Luca Jeffery on guitar, Jesse Millman on bass and Max Kimel on drums. This group is already rehearsing for a performance at the Louis Brier on Friday, October 7 and for the Grandparents’ Tea in our Atrium on Thursday, October 13.

GO LIONS!

On September 29, the Senior Boys Soccer Team, coached by Mr. Dichter and Mr. Metcalfe, played a four-school tournament in Chilliwack. King David played well against more experienced Triple A schools.

DON’T MISS OUR OPEN HOUSE

Our goal each year is to collect enough non-perishable food to stock food security programs for 4-6 months.

Last year, the food collected by our community partners (YOU!) was enough to supply 4 months of non-perishables to over 700 clients, including 160 children and 278 seniors in the community. What a fantastic achievement!

Our goal this year is to collect 4,000lbs of food and $100,000 to purchase the rest of the 20,000+lbs of food needed through the end of 2022.

Shabbat Shalom and Gmar Chatima Tova!

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS

 Earn University Credits in High School

Chabad Teen Network

CTeen U is a college course on the tenets of Judaism. Students taking the course will earn 2 private college credits This year the program is about strengthening our future leaders knowledge and understanding of Israel.   

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Youreka Canada

Are you interested in solving problems and developing your critical thinking? Are you looking to conduct quality research and compete with other teams across Canada? Applications are open for a 10-week program that teaches you about data science and how to create a professional research project.

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ancestral lands of the Coast Salish nations of Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), the

Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh), and the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̀ilwətaʔ),

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