Weekly Newsletter- December 2, 2022


The Movember Campaign has come to a close and it has been so great seeing everyone getting involved by learning about men’s mental and physical health and raising money for the Movember organization. The non-profit organizes and fundraises for programs including cancer research, suicide prevention, mental health programs, and much more. It was awesome seeing students and teachers growing a ‘mo to save a bro. ~Zachary Bordan, Co-Chair Movember Committee, Co-Vice President Student Council

Pictured above is student council member, Nikki Wiseman, collecting donations on our November 30 non-uniform day. Student Council raised over $300 for this cause.



Visual Arts Teacher, Nicole Dumas, along with Grade 12 students Rachel Marliss, Kiera Katz, and Blue Feldman (pictured together above) who are interested in pursuing Visual Arts after graduation, had the opportunity this week to widen their understanding of their post-secondary options. They visited an ARC (Artist Run Centre) called Artspeak and had a private tour of Cole Pauls’s show “Dazhän Kwändǖr ch’e (This is a Story).” They also explored SFU’s School for Contemporary Arts undergraduate and graduate studios before heading over to Emily Carr University to view classroom, shop, and studio spaces. They used this valuable opportunity to ask questions about their applications and portfolios. Thank you to Nicole Dumas for organizing this excursion and Learning Support Teacher Leader, Benje Bondar for his participation.


Accompanied by Biology and Science Teacher, Brady Mymko, Grade 12 students Zack Bordan and Ali Fadida (pictured together above) joined students and teachers from across Vancouver and attended The Canadian Hall of Fame Discovery Days in Health Sciences at Beth Israel to learn more about pursuing careers in healthcare and medicine.

Discovery Days in Health Sciences was a great opportunity to learn from doctors, researchers, and specialists in the medical field from UBC, BCIT, and BC Children’s Hospital. Throughout the day we heard keynote speakers and attended workshops about different careers in medicine. It was valuable talking to doctors and researchers about the path they took to get to their careers. 

In the workshops I attended, I learned about the day-to-day work that geneticists and pathologists do. I enjoyed the pathology workshop, where we were put in small groups to solve a medical case. We had to think critically and determine what was causing the condition and the medical problem. ~Zachary Bordan, Grade 12

The small group sessions allowed us to have a more in-depth view into professional specializations. I was grouped with a Psychologist and then Child Life Specialist, who helps children prepare for and mange medical procedures. The photo above shows me holding a demonstration doll with an IV that a Child Life Specialist uses as a tool to help children feel comfortable with and prepared for their treatment. ~Ali Fadida, Grade 12


Creativity has been flowing during morning announcements! This week, Luca Jeffery, Grade 11, and his violin were a beautiful accompaniment for Grade 12 student, Ethan Dreyshner’s daily updates.


Pictured above (left to right) are Senior Boy’s Basketball team roster, Jesse Millan, Kristian Galazka, Ari Altow. Team photo: Jesse Millman, Ezra Heayie, Joseph Gabay, and Boaz Grunau.

This week, the Basketball season at King David began! We have six teams playing this year: Both Girls and Boys, Bantam, Junior and Senior teams.

A special thanks to Rachel Gerber, Grade 12, for taking so many wonderful sports photos throughout the year, including the pictures above.

Shabbat Shalom!


Brazilian Shabbat

Beth Israel

Friday, December 2 5:30 p.m.

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The OTHER People

Temple Shalom

Thursday, December 8 8:00 p.m.

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Treating Depressed and Suicidal Teens

Project L’chaim and The Wellness Institute

Friday, December 9

8:30- 10:00 a.m.

This event will cover methods for assessing risk factors for suicide and imminent suicidal risk in teens and discussing evidence-based approaches to suicide prevention and intervention.

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Vancouver Shabbaton


December 9-10

Join us for an amazing weekend of delicious Shabbat meals and fun!

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Eureka! It’s Hanukkah

Saturday, December 10

6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Beth Israel invites you to Hanukkah at Science World. 

Sufganiyot, gelt and latkes for all! Listen to amazing music played by King David’s Jazz Combo and sing a long with King David’s singers. 

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Global Shabbat


December 11 6:00 p.m.

 Every year BBYO teens worldwide celebrate together on the same day, to share inspiring stories and take part in meaningful teen-led Shabbat experiences.

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Kids’ Menorah Workshop

Chabad Richmond

Sunday, December 18

10:15 a.m.

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Menorah Lighting

Chabad Richmond

Thursday, December 22

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Skating Party

Chabad Richamond

Saturday, December 24

6:00- 7:30 p.m.

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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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