November 28, 2015   16 Kislev 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.

5776 Days of Awe  

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.


 Hakol -The Voice of Temple Beth David - The Reform Blog  

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 […]

We’ve Moved…Come Visit Our New Site

The Union for Reform Judaism recently launched, a terrific new website. In addition to all the great blog posts that previously lived here on, the new site is full of news, information, and blog posts about all facets of congregational life — and how you can enrich and strengthen your own synagogue. The […]

The Odd Couple: Reform Judaism and Zionism

by Rabbi Daniel M. Bronstein, Ph.D. Making sweeping historical generalizations is easy. Lots of people make them, even the best of historians. Broad statements can be a “necessary evil” when one is faced with limited time or space to make an historical point. But generalities can easily mutate into over-simplifications that ultimately obscure – if […]

How to Ensure Reform Voices and Values are Heard Throughout the World

Shalom from Jerusalem! I arrived on Sunday – together with many other Diaspora Jewish leaders – for the 37th Zionist Congress – often referred to as “The Parliament of the Jewish People.” Especially as our hearts break as our people are viciously attacked throughout this beloved land, taking us further and further from the peace […]
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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

Thanksgiving Food Drive  

  Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please donate holiday food items 

sponsored by 'Isaiah 58' Social Action Committee

gravy, instant potatoes, instant stuffing, canned vegetables, yams, corn, carrots, potatoes, cranberry sauce, canned fruit/applesauce, canned juice

We are planning to package and distribute holiday foods to needy families in our community. Please help us by donating one or more food items to the temple by

Sunday, November 22.

(We cannot accept frozen turkeys or food needing refrigeration.)  Please put donations in the boxes in the religious school hallway. Monetary donations to the 'Isaiah 58' Committee to purchase food are also appreciated. If you would like to help package and/or help distribute foods we will bag groceries on Sunday, November 22 beginning at 12:30 please contact Beverly Horowitz email:, tel. (631)427-3074

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

Upcoming Events  
November 2015
11/28 -  Torah Study & Service (9:15 AM)
11/29 -  AA Meeting - Open to Everyone (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
11/30 -  RS Resumes
11/30 -  HHS @ TBE (6:30 PM)
11/30 -  Brotherhood Planning Meeting (8:00 PM)
December 2015
12/01 -  Cantor Halpern's Support Group (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM)
12/01 to 12/02 - Junior Choir (5:15 PM)
12/01 -  Adult Choir (8:00 PM)
12/02 -  Bags of Fun (4:45 PM)
12/02 -  Junior Youth Group (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM)
12/02 -  Connections (7:30 PM)
12/02 -  Youth Committee Meeting (8:00 PM)
12/03 -  AA Closed Meeting (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM)
12/03 -  Sisterhood Zumba Class & Cookie Swap (7:30 PM to 9:30 PM)
Social Hall
12/05 -  Torah Study & Service (9:15 AM)
12/05 -  B'Nai Mitzvah Service (10:00 AM)
12/06 -  Brotherhood Hanukkah Party (10:00 AM)
12/06 -  Religious School Hanukkah Experience (11:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
12/06 -  AA Meeting - Open to Everyone (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
12/06 -  Senior Youth Group (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
Latke Cook Off
12/07 -  HHS @ TBE (6:30 PM)
12/07 -  Board Meeting (8:30 PM)
12/08 to 12/09 - Junior Choir (5:45 PM)
12/08 -  PB&J (7:00 PM to 8:30 PM)
12/08 -  Religious Practices Meeting (7:30 PM)
12/08 -  Adult Choir (8:00 PM)
12/09 -  RS 6th Grade PACT (6:15 PM to 8:00 PM)
12/10 -  AA Closed Meeting (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM)
12/12 -  Youth Groups
Chanukah Party
12/12 -  Torah Study & Service (9:15 AM)
12/12 -  B'Nai Mitzvah Service (10:00 AM)
Religious School Registration Forms  
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 Learning Center  


Early Childhood Education Center  

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

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