Weekly Newsletter- November 25, 2022

November 25, 2022 / Kislev 1, 5783

Shabbat Begins: 4:02 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 5:13 p.m.

Parsha: Toldot: Genesis 25:19 – 28:9


This Thursday, Ms. Wiesenthal’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies 12 class had the opportunity to hear from Liliane Umuhoza – a child survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Hearing Liliane’s personal story of healing her trauma, as well as her work with other survivors of the genocide gave our class a better outlook on how genocide affects individuals, and how to help them with their personal growth. What I found truly interesting about Liliane’s story was hearing about her involvement with the Survivors Fund, and her process of helping women share their stories and trauma from the Rwandan genocide. I believe that having Liliane speak to our class was an experience we will never forget, and continue to learn from. ~Emma Silber, Grade 12

Other students also shared their reflections from Liliane’s presentation:

“I found Liliane’s story very inspirational, and have taken a lot from her journey and process of healing.” Hannah Kertesz, Grade 12

“I believe that Liliane’s efforts towards uniting women who suffered similar trauma are extremely admirable, and important to hear.” ~Ravid Lapid, Grade 12

“It was incredible to hear about Liliane’s journey of supporting others that went through various atrocities in the Rwandan genocide.” ~David Helper, Grade 11


The Annual General Meeting of the King David Board of Directors provided an opportunity for us to extend our sincere appreciation to the outgoing Secretary and Governance Chair, Ron Ezekiel, who has worked tirelessly for the school since October 2011. Ron’s guidance and support of, and commitment to, King David has contributed to its growth. Thank you Ron – you have made a huge difference for all of us!


Our thanks as well to Lori Satov for her contributions to the school as she steps down. Lori served as Chair of the Risk Management Committee and has been instrumental in the development of a structured risk management policy and process. Thank you, Lori (and thank you for staying on with your committee work – we are grateful!)


We extend a warm welcome to incoming Board member Joanna Wasel. Joanna is also a member of the Development Committee. We are very excited to work with Joanna and will share more about her on Board Web page soon.

To learn more about our Board, click here.


Pictured left to right: Haylee Topp, Shir Steiner, Rachel Marliss, Rachel Gerber, Cece Kliner, Tanner Barnett and Academic and Student Wellness Counsellor, Lu Winters.

On Tuesday during parent-teacher conferences, a group of students spent their afternoon helping to unload trucks at the Peretz Centre for the JFS Food Bank. All the students enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer and support their community.


Who knew the science to be learned from a pack of Skittles and a little warm water! In Mr. Mymko’s Science 8 classes, students learned about concentration gradients and diffusions using Skittles. The experiment offers an engaging, purposeful activity for students to practise making predictions, and for developing their observation and science record-keeping skills.


On Tuesday, November 29th, the Lower Mainland’s four Jewish Day Schools will again join forces to make an exceptional Jewish education accessible to every child in our community.

Please make The Day of Giving YOUR day – a day when all Jewish schools in Vancouver stand together to support a commitment to Jewish life, learning, and continuity.

Make your gift today!

Shabbat Shalom!


Courage Now

Firehall Arts Centre

November 19- December 4

Courage Now is a play that tells the story of Japanese Consul Chiune Sugihara, who helped over 6000 Polish and Lithuanian Jews escape the Nazis in 1940.

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FIFA World Cup Soccer & Breakfast at the JCC!

Sunday, November 27, 8:00 a.m Croatia vs. Canada

Thursday, December 1 7:00 a.m. Canada vs. Morocco 

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Documentary Screening

Code Name: Rafiach

Beth Israel

Sunday, November 27 4:15 p.m.

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BBYO Tie Dye Afternoon

Wednesday November 30, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

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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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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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