Weekly Newsletter- October 28, 2022


October 28, 2022 / Cheshvan 3, 5783

Shabbat Begins: 5:39 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 6:45 p.m. 

Parsha: Noach: Genesis 6:9 – 11:32


After a bumpy start to our Israel trip and a surprise visit to Montreal, our enthusiastic Grade 10’s and patient chaperones have arrived in the Promised Land that we promised and finally, with not the greatest of ease, delivered.

Students above exploring Montreal and ready for adventure in the YVR Airport

Students spent Tuesday night and most of the day on Wednesday in their wonderful Montreal hotel, touring the city on a bus, and indulging (mostly in poutine) at one Montreal’s many Kosher restaurants. A highlight of their time in Montreal was stopping at the McGill campus, burning off some energy on their football field, admiring the beautiful fall trees, and even running into one recent King David alumnus, Chloe, who raced after our bus, waving. We wished we had more time plan a proper visit as we have many alumni at McGill.

Students above arriving at the school in Israel, reuniting with old friends, and meeting their host families

They finally arrived in sunny Tel Aviv on Thursday and then our group headed north on a 2 hour bus ride to meet our host families. They were welcomed by host students at the school, their lead teacher and principal, both of whom we have known for so long, it is like coming home to your family when that first hug is just so nice and familiar.

Friday, students went on a Jeep tour, out for lunch, and are heading back to spend Shabbat with their host families.

With many unexpected changes to our itinerary, we are so proud of our students’ flexibility and positive attitudes! We look forward to more updates from the Land of Milk and Honey.  


The Jewish Food Bank requires volunteers to help unload and organize groceries for community members in need. This past Tuesday a group of students took some time out of their lunch hour to go do such needed help. Hear what volunteers this week had to say:

“It is such a short period of time to go help, but the warm feeling of service for others lasts all day!” –Lu Winters, Academic and Student Wellness Counsellor

“I’ve been volunteering since Grade 10 when this opportunity first became available. I enjoy it every time! If you have the opportunity to volunteer, you should because it’s good for the community and JFS needs it.” –Jacob Rubin, Grade 11

“I feel very happy about volunteering, it is very fulfilling” –Uriel Presman-Chikiar Grade 11

If anyone is interested in helping just once a month for about 30 minutes, please sign up on the sheet outside of the Counselling Suite.


Pictured above (left to right, top to bottom): Shirley Averbuch, Haylee Topp, Kailey Bressler, Danielle Paloposki (Director of Teaching and Learning), Joseph Gabay, and Jesse Millman.

This week, Mrs. P’s Grade 12 Anatomy & Physiology students were learning how to use modelling to build a deeper understanding of how the chemical properties of biomolecules influence the structure and function of proteins in the human body. It was an opportunity for them to collaborate with each other and make their thinking visible!


Congratulations to the Bantam Girls Gold Team who won the GVISAA Conference and have advanced directly to the championships on November 3. 


Pictured above is Shay (Shy) Keil, his daughter Tali, a Grade 12 student at King David and Malcolm Berry, CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation this week outside of the Chan Centre for Family Health Education at thBC Children’s Hospital. The Keil family launched a campaign to support BC Children’s for the last two weeks of September. They far exceeded their $30k goal, raising an incredible $106k, which was later generously matched by the Michael Cuccione Foundation doubling their donation to $212k. Mazal tov on incredible community service!


For the next two weeks, we are collecting gently used coats, jackets and sleeping bags at King David for those in need to support BI’s Coat Drive initiative. If you are able to help sort coats on November 13 at Beth Israel, email Fai at [email protected].

Shabbat Shalom!


VTT Tours

Come see Vancouver Talmud Torah. One-on-one tours are now open for admission to the 2023/2024 school year.

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 2023 JCC Maccabi in

 Israel or Florida!

Next summer, 3,000 Jewish teen athletes, representing communities from across the globe, will come together to experience the magic of JCC Maccabi, the world’s largest Jewish youth sports event.

Join Team Vancouver for your choice of 3 weeks in Israel or 1 week in Ft. Lauderdale


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Tikva Housing Project Applications Open

Tikva provides affordable homes primarily for Jewish low to moderate income singles, couples, and families. Applications open for Dogwood Gardens (Cambie and 59th).

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Israel Consular Visit

October 30-

November 1

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Emotional Regulation Skills Workshop for Parents

Project L’Chaim

Tuesday, November 1,

8:00-9:30 p.m


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BBYO Parent Info Nights

November 5, 7:00 p.m. (JCC Board Room)

November 6, 6:00 p.m. (North Shore, location share upon registration)

This is a great opportunity for those who don’t know much about BBYO to come learn from other parents, alumni, and staff what the movement is all about.

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Spa & Movie Night at the JCC Teen Lounge (free!)


November 5

Join BBYO teens for a super chill night of fun spa activities, nail painting, friendship bracelet making and a movie! Everyone is welcome to come hang out no matter how you identify!

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Games Night (free!)


November 6

It may be rainy, but there is so much more summer fun to be had!! Darts, card games and board games, oh my! Compete with your friends and have a fun time making memories! Stay for live music and campfire s’mores!

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Hockey & Homework: Canucks vs. Canadiens


November 9

BBYO AZA invites teens in grade 8 – 12 to bring a friend, bring their homework, and come hang out to watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the Montreal Canadiens.

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King David High School acknowledges we teach, learn and live on the traditional and

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

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

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