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Weekly Newsletter- October 7, 2022

 

October 7, 2022 / Tishri 12, 5783

Shabbat Begins: 6:20 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 7:23 p.m.  

Parsha: Ha’azinu: Deuteronomy 32:1-52

FILLING THE SUKKAH WITH MUSIC!

The Music 11 class from right to left are: Max Forman, Daniel Litvak, Henry Simkin-Watt, Netta Mizrahi, Uri Presman Chikiar, Rylan Leung, Zach Fisher, Kristian Galazka, Josh Malowicki, and Luca Jeffery

The Music 11 class is preparing for a very important performance. Next Wednesday morning, October 12, we will be hosting the preschoolers from the JCC as part of our Gan Yeladim in the Sukkah Program. Complete with food, stories and percussion instruments, it promises to be a very fun and lively event.

CLAYMATION CREATIONS

 Students from Left to right: Nora Forman, Ayla Greenberg, Ilan Arazi and Hayes Helper.

This week, the Visual Arts 8 class was working hard making characters and pieces for their claymation videos. They have been working collaboratively in teams to brainstorm story ideas, create video experiments, and are currently working on longer videos.

WE’RE MAKING PROGRESS!

The new learning spaces are being set in place this week! Lots of activity, many construction workman and great excitement as we watch everything coming together!

MESSAGE FROM RABBI BERGER

The purpose of most books is to be read. While our Torah is technically a book, we do more than just read it. We study it, argue with it, live it, stand up for it, and dance with it. If God forbid it falls, we fast for it and if a copy is no longer fit for use, we treat it like a loved one and bury it. We write commentaries to commentaries and then commentaries on those commentaries. It seems most Jewish writings are directly or indirectly some sort of commentary on the Torah. The Torah is our safe space. As the poet Heinrich Heine put it, when we were exiled the Torah became our “portable homeland.” Even as we finish reading it we have the custom to immediately move from the end to the beginning and start to read it again. 

So as we aim to finish the Torah again this year, having already been given 612 of God’s commands, the Torah gives us its final mitzvah: “Now therefore write down for yourselves this (shira) song and teach it to the people of Israel.” The last mitzvah is that each person should write their own copy of the Torah. But why is the Torah referred to as a (shira) song?

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This is why starting Thursday, October 27. I will begin running a learning session for our King David community parents and anyone else who wants to join. We will read through the Torah in English in an interactive weekly parsha experience to see how our Torah still speaks to each of us today. Please join us. It’s time to add your voice to our song.

Click here or on the image below to register for more information. 

 

Shabbat Shalom, Chag Sameach and G’mar Chatima Tova 

Rabbi Berger 

SNEAK PEAK OF OUR MEXICAN LION’S DEN MENU

Foods 10 students are busy developing their menu for one of our favourite Annual events, Lion’s Den, taking place this school year on March 15, 2023. They have chosen a Mexican theme for this year’s meal. Pictured are Sarah Irmin (left) and Isabelle Levsky (right) experimenting with tortilla recipes.

DON’T MISS OUR OPEN HOUSE

GO LIONS!

Back Row L-R: Shirley Averbuch, Yael Guralnick, Blue Feldman, David Amram (Coach), Nicole Wiseman, Hannah Kertesz, Kiera Katz

Front Row L-R: Callie Dodek, Jordana Pipke, Simoana Dreyshner, Liya Dorfman, Neta Goldman

Congratulations to the Senior Girls Volleyball team who won their games against Vancouver Waldorf last week and the Stratford Hall Sabers this week. The Lions are waiting to see how the other teams do to determine if they qualify for the GVISAA playoffs.  

Shabbat Shalom!

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS

 JCC Teen Scavenger Hunt

BBYO

October 16, 2:00 p.m. 

Meet in JCC Teen Lounge

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Israeli Folk Dancing

Beth Tikvah

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

starting October 20

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Emotional Regulation Skills Workshop for Parents

Project L’Chaim

Tuesday, November 1,

8:00-9:30 p.m

Zoom

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Choices 2022

JFGV

November 3, 5:00 p.m.

Beth Israel Synagogue

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Earn University Credits in High School

Chabad Teen Network

   

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 Chutzpah! Festival Volunteer Opportunity

Questions? Email: [email protected]

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

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