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Celebrating Sigd at King David Victory Park

Sigd, a celebration of the Ethiopian Jewish community known as “Beta Israel”, is held annually on 29 Cheshvan (7 November). The festival celebrates the renewal of the covenant between the Jewish people, G-d, and the Torah. For centuries, it also marked the Ethiopian Jewish community’s belief that they would return to Jerusalem. Today, because most members of the community have made aliyah to Israel, it is an opportunity to give thanks for that dream becoming a reality.

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Ethiopian Jews were first rescued and airlifted to Israel by the Israeli government in two undercover missions in 1984 and 1991. Aliyot from the community have continued to trickle into the country to this day. The day is celebrated with prayer and traditional food, crafts, music, and dance. King David Victory Park High School celebrated the festival in a special assembly on Friday, 2 November 2018.

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Getting to heart of activism at KDL

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Grade 7s at King David Linksfield Senior Primary School have been learning about activism and protest art. They collaborated and created artworks in different mediums, each one portraying a cause close to their hearts.

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KDVP pupil’s family story trumps English speaking world

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Daniel Segal, a pupil at King David Victory Park Primary, was proclaimed the winner of the English speaking countries category of the My Family Story contest at the international awards ceremony held on 9 June.

My Family Story gives students and their families the opportunity to learn about their family history and create a sense of belonging between their family and Jewish people all over the world.

This year, participants were divided into four categories: Israel, English speaking countries, Spanish speaking countries, and Russian speaking and European countries.

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Lighting up Oneg Shabbat at KDHSVP

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King David High School Victory Park matric girls light candles at Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, 4 June, during an Oneg Shabbat (Joy of Sabbath) session during their break.

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