April 23, 2014   23 Nisan 5774
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Growing Tree of Life  

You are invited to participate in
the rededication of our

Growing Tree of Life

To Remember, To Thank, To Honor






Two Ways to Purchase:


Sisterhood Fashion Show Dinner  


For more information contact:
Lin Wasserman
sewezy@aol.com 631-796-9080
Michelle Finkel
mfinkel@tbdcommack.org 631-664-4056


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.

Women's Dessert Seder

sponsored by Sisterhood

led by Rabbi Klafter & Cantor Halpern

April 9th @ 7 pm

Bring your mother, your daughter, your sister and friends!

(sixth grade & older)

Please bring a Kosher for Passover dessert to enjoy together

and a copy of a favorite Passover recipe to share, as well.

RSVP to KLegname@tbdcommack.org or 631.499.0915 x 312 by April 4th so we have enough seats at our Seder table. 


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

2nd Night Seder, April 15th, 6:00PM  

Adults (14+) $36
Youth (5-13)  $18
Children 4 years and younger - Free

RSVP by April 7th

(Please note that a minimum number of reservations will be required to hold the Seder)

Gala for Rabbi Beth H. Klafter  


With the richness of tradition

and the promise of tomorrow...

You are cordially invited to a celebratory dinner

honoring Temple Beth David's new Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Beth H. Klafter

Saturday, the fourteenth of June

Two thousand and fourteen

at seven o'clock in the evening


Join us for Cocktails

Havdalah service

Silent Art Auction

Dinner, Dancing & Dessert

$136 per person            Cocktail Attire

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  
April 2014
04/23 -  ECLC Bingo Night (7:30 PM)
04/23 -  Mitzvah Day Meeting (8:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
04/25 -  Yom Hashoah Shabbat Service (8:00 PM)
04/26 -  Torah Study and Service (9:15 AM)
04/27 -  Adult Bat Mitzvah Class (10:00 AM to 10:45 AM)
04/27 -  AA Meeting (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
04/28 -  HHS @ Temple Beth El (6:30 PM to 8:00 PM)
04/28 -  Executive Meeting (8:30 PM)
04/29 -  Jr's & Inters YouthGroup (6:30 PM to 8:00 PM)
04/29 -  7th Grade Movie (6:40 PM to 8:30 PM)
04/29 -  Sisterhood Executive Board (7:30 PM)
04/29 -  Sisterhood Board (8:00 PM)
04/30 -  Bags of Fun (4:30 PM to 6:30 PM)
04/30 -  Jr's & Inters YouthGroup (6:30 PM to 8:00 PM)
04/30 -  Connections (7:30 PM)
May 2014
05/02 -  YouthGroup Dinner (6:15 PM)
05/03 -  Torah Study and Service (9:15 AM)
05/03 -  B'Nai Mitzvah Service (10:00 AM)
05/04 -  AA Meeting (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
05/05 -  HHS @ Temple Beth El (6:30 PM to 8:00 PM)
05/05 -  Board Meeting (8:30 PM)
05/07 -  ECLC VIP Day (9:30 AM)
05/07 -  Mitzvah Day Meeting (8:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
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