August 29, 2014   3 Elul 5774
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2nd Annual End of Summer Barbeque and Open House  

Come One, Come All
Catch up with friends you haven't seen all summer!
Share a meal with your Temple family!

Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Place: Temple Beth David courtyard
We will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and liquid refreshments.
Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Side dishes: Last names A-L
Desserts: Last names M-Z

 Do you have friends interested in joining the Temple?
Bring them along too!

RSVP online by September 3rd

If questions email
Beverly Wolcott -

5775 Days of Awe  

 5775  2014

High Holy Days - Schedule of Service Times


Saturday, September 20th
Collation 9:00 PM
Musical Prelude  9:30 PM to 10:15 PM
Havdalah & Selichot Service 10:30 PM



Wednesday, September 24th
Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 PM

Thursday, September 25th
Rosh Hashanah Day        
  9:00 AM  L—Z
  12:00 Noon  A—K
Children’s Service 3:00 PM

Friday, September. 26th
2nd Day Rosh Hashanah 10:30 AM



Friday, September 26th
Shabbat Service 8:00 PM



Friday, October. 3rd
Kol Nidre Service 7:30 PM

Saturday, October. 4th
Yom Kippur Service       
  9:00 AM  A—K
  11:30 AM  L—Z
Children’s Service 2:15 PM
Discussion Group 2:30 PM
Community Memorial Service 3:30 PM
  (conducted by lay leadership)
Memorial & Concluding Service 4:15 PM


Babysitting is available for children between the ages of 2 years old and 6 years old.  Please call Camille, 499-0915, in the temple office to save a spot for your child.


Temple Beth David is built upon three cornerstones:

We are a sacred community

בְּצֶלֶם אֱלהִים בָּרָה אתוֹ

B’Tzelem Elohim bara oto. God created human beings in the Divine image. (Genesis 1:27)

Temple Beth David is a sacred Jewish community of members and families. We are committed to welcoming and respecting everyone who wishes to join us in our liberal and warm congregation. We are dedicated to to the task of "Tikkun Olam," "Repairing the World," and reaching out to all those in need.

Temple Beth David is our Spiritual Home

וְעָשׂוּ לִי מִקְדָּשׁ, וְשָׁכַנְתִּי בְּתוֹכָם

V’asu lee mikdash, v’shachantee b’tocham.And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.(Exodus 25:8)

We gather in our Sanctuary for worship on Jewish holidays & Shabbat. We celebrate life’s joyous moments and life’s most challenging days together as we strive to open our hearts to the Divine in us and the Divine in our world.

We are a Place of Learning

וְתַלְמוּד תּוֹרָה כְּנֶגֱד כֻּלָּם

Talmud Torah K’neged Kulam. And the study of Torah is equal to them all.(Talmud)

At Temple Beth David, we value learning at every level. From the youngest children in our Early Childhood Learning Center, to the students in our Religious School, to adults and families, we offer classes, programs and activities throughout the year.


Our Jewish heritage links us to the people Israel, that great nation born out of the covenants between God and Abraham, at Sinai and descending from the House of David.  It is through the bonds of religious affiliation that we are able to keep the covenant alive.  Established in 1961, Temple Beth David, a Reform Congregation, was born out of the dreams, desires and determination of a small group of Jewish families.  The families organized and word spread.

From our earliest days to the present, we have grown from a small fledgling temple to a thriving congregation.   As a Jewish family community we strive to develop and refine programs that meet your needs, while offering you various opportunities to grow with us and share in our tradition.  We treasure the spirit of closeness, warmth and haimishness– that feeling of family – on which Temple Beth David was founded and our congregation thrives.



Religious School & ECLC  
TBD Youth Group  

 Hakol -The Voice of Temple Beth David 


What's New in Reform Judaism  
Smoke Free Campus  

Temple Beth David is a

Tobacco Free Campus

No smoking within 50 feet of all buildings,
doorways, parking lots, and grounds

Thank you

Religious School Registration Forms  
Youth Group  

TBD Youth Group
Meet and Greet BBQ!
(for Grades 4 – 12 & their families)

Stop by to learn about our Youth Groups!
See your friends & bring a friend!


LOCATION: Temple Beth David Courtyard
100 Hauppauge Road
Commack, NY  11725


TIME: 11:00am – 1:00pm


New LOWER Annual Youth Group Membership Dues for 2014-2015
Temple Members $36
Non-Temple Members $50
Join our Youth Groups by September 21st:
Temple Members $30
Non-Temple Members $45

Celebration for Rabbi Beth H. Klafter  


Check back soon to see pictures of the wonderful celebration

honoring Temple Beth David's Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Beth H. Klafter

Senior Youth Group  

Hello Senior Youth Group, my name is Randi Lieberman and I am so glad to be joining Temple Beth David this year. In addition to working with the Senior Youth Group I will be teaching at our Community Hebrew High School. I’ve got so many great things planned for this year. I’ve been making phone calls and have had some great conversations about what we should be doing this year in youth group. Everyone’s suggestions are great and will be planned.  If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact me at


Senior YouthGroup Jan-Mar 2014 Events

Upcoming Events  
August 2014
08/30 -  Torah Study & Service (9:15 AM)
08/31 -  AA Meeting (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
September 2014
09/01 -  Office Closed
09/02 -  CSA (4:00 PM)
09/02 -  ECLC Parent Orientation (7:00 PM)
09/03 -  ECLC Parents Visit the Class Room (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
09/06 -  Torah Study & Service (9:15 AM)
09/07 -  Chai Club Welcome Back Breakfast (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
09/07 -  AA Meeting (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
09/07 -  End of Summer BBQ (4:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
09/08 -  ECLC Begins
09/08 -  Board Meeting (8:00 PM)
09/09 -  CSA (4:00 PM)
09/09 -  YouthGroup Committee (7:00 PM)
09/09 -  Isaiah Meeting (8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)
09/10 -  Sisterhood Meeting (7:30 PM)
09/12 -  Shabbat Service (8:00 PM)
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