May 04, 2015   15 Iyyar 5775

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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.

Mitzvah Day... May 3rd  





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.



Early Childhood Education Center  

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

TBD Youth Group  

 Hakol -The Voice of Temple Beth David 


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Op-Ed Calls on Jews to Reject Anti-Muslim Sentiments on NYC Bus Ads

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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










Upcoming Events  


Please Join our

TBD Sisterhood

As we celebrate



An evening of food,

friends, fashion & fun!


Tuesday, May 5th

7:30 pm

The Hamlet

Commack, NY


Sisterhood Members $50

Non Members $56

Please make checks

payable to

 TBD Sisterhood



by April 25th  


Rabbi Beth H. Klafter's 5775 High Holiday Sermons  
Religious School Registration Forms  
Youth Group  

TBD Youth Group


New LOWER Annual Youth Group Membership Dues for 2014-2015
Temple Members $36
Non-Temple Members $50

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

Celebration for Rabbi Beth H. Klafter  


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 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

Upcoming Events  
May 2015
05/04 -  HHS @ TBD (6:30 PM)
05/04 -  Board Meeting (8:30 PM)
05/05 -  Sisterhood Fashion Show (7:30 PM)
05/06 -  RS Committee Meeting (7:00 PM)
05/07 -  AA Closed Meeting (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM)
05/08 -  Shabbat Service (8:00 PM)
05/09 -  Torah Study & Service (9:15 AM)
05/09 -  B'Nai Mitzvah Service (10:00 AM)
05/10 -  AA Meeting - Open to Everyone (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
05/11 -  HHS Graduation Rehearsal & Dinner (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
05/11 -  HHS Graduation (7:00 PM)
05/12 -  RS 7th Grade Celebration (6:45 PM to 8:00 PM)
05/13 -  Sisterhood Meeting (7:30 PM)
05/14 -  AA Closed Meeting (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM)
05/14 -  Brotherhood Planning Meeting (8:00 PM)
05/14 -  Mitzvah Day Wrap Up Meeting (8:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
05/15 -  Shabbat Service (8:00 PM)
05/16 -  Torah Study & Service (9:15 AM)
05/16 -  B'Nai Mitzvah Service (10:00 AM)
05/17 -  AA Meeting - Open to Everyone (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
05/17 -  Inters YouthGroup (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
05/17 -  Seniors YouthGroup (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
05/18 -  HHS Confirmation Rehearsal & Dinner (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
05/18 -  HHS Confirmation (7:00 PM)
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