February 09, 2016   30 Sh'vat 5776

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If you are interested in joining our welcoming community, our home is open every week on Shabbat.
Services begin at 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday evening of the month and at 8:00 p.m. on other Friday evenings.

Religious School, Early Childhood Learning Center and Hebrew High School classes are cancelled on MONDAY, February 8th.
Please stay safe and warm!

Our Community  


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.

5776 Days of Awe  

 Hakol -The Voice of Temple Beth David 


RJ.org - The Reform Blog  

Thoughts on the Kotel, the day after…

Shalom Haverim, Yesterday we all learned of the historic vote that took place in Israel recognizing an interdenominational consensus on Judaism’s holiest site.  The Government of Israel officially approved the expansion of the egalitarian section of the Western Wall known as the “Ezrat Yisrael”.   Why is this so dramatic and important? As our partners in […]

Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin by Dan Ephron

Twenty years after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, a horrible question arises: Was the murder a complete and unmitigated success? I remember exactly where I was on November 4, 1995:  dozing with family on a lazy Shabbat afternoon. The TV was on, and it grabbed our attention when the program cut to breaking news. Rabin […]

Im Tirtzu: Just Lashon Hara or Worse?

By now, many of us have seen the video. It opens with a horror-film score and a scene of everyday Israeli life. A dark, bearded, sinister man approaches the camera and raises a knife. You, the viewer, are the victim of a terrorist attack. The narration then begins, in the tone of a spy thriller. […]

Celebrating American Thanksgiving in Israel during the past 40 years

Reminiscing about Thanksgivings past and our first celebration as a young couple living in Kiryat Nordau, Netanya found us hosting Israeli cousins who had been exceedingly kind in welcoming us as new olim.  They joked for many years after about ‘Tanksgiving’. Working with NFTY and with Indiana University students at Hebrew University, I came to […]
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

Comedy Night  
Early Childhood Learning Center  


Upcoming Events  
February 2016
02/09 -  PB&J (7:00 PM to 8:30 PM)
02/10 -  Sisterhood Meeting (7:30 PM)
02/11 -  AA Closed Meeting (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM)
02/12 -  Shabbat Service (8:00 PM)
02/13 -  Torah Study & Service (9:15 AM)
02/14 -  AA Meeting - Open to Everyone (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
02/15 -  No HHS
02/18 -  AA Closed Meeting (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM)
02/19 -  Shabbat Service (8:00 PM)
02/20 -  Torah Study & Service (9:15 AM)
02/21 -  AA Meeting - Open to Everyone (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
02/22 -  HHS @ TBD (6:30 PM)
02/22 -  Mitzvah Day Meeting (8:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
02/22 -  Executive Meeting (8:30 PM)
02/23 to 02/24 - Junior Choir (5:15 PM)
02/23 -  Sisterhood Ladies Night Out (7:00 PM)
Religious School Registration Forms  
Youth Group  

TBD Youth Group


Annual Youth Group Membership Dues for 2015-2016
Temple Members $50
Non-Temple Members $60

You do not need to be a member of the Youth Group to attend our events

Senior Youth Group  

Hello Senior Youth Group, my name is Randi Lieberman and I am looking forward to another year together at Temple Beth David. We have so many great things planned for this year. We are planning to join some other senior youth groups around Long Island for events. We will also be participating in some NFTY Regional events. NFTY is the North American Federation of Temple Youth, the umbrella organization of Reform congregations. Check the temple calendar and watch your mail for information about upcoming events. If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact me at


TBD Youth Group  
Early Childhood Education Center  

 Visit the ECLC page for the current school Calendar and any additional forms & information.  

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