At this time of great unrest in our beloved Israel, we pray for the security and safety of all. We pray that our world will know peace.
Baruch Atah Adonai, Oseh HaShalom Blessed are You, Adonai, the maker of peace. Amen.
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.
Rabbi Klafter from Camp Eisner
I write to you from the URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.The entire camp community gathered in red to stand shoulder to shoulder to form the shape of the State of Israel. As the Director of the Camp, Louis Bordman, explained: “With many parts of Israel living under constant 'Code Red' rocket attack alerts, communities throughout North America are showing their support for Israel by wearing red. Eisner Camp joined the chorus of supporters standing up for Israel—figuratively and literally.” I encourage all of us to ‘stand for Israel’ by educating ourselves about actions; by ensuring that true reports are shared around the world; by offering financial support to organizations sending funds for humanitarian acts; and by offering our hands and hearts to all who are touched by this crisis.
Our prayers of comfort are with the families and loved ones of fallen soldiers, civilians and innocent victims of this current situation. We continue to pray for a lasting peace.
L’Shalom, Rabbi Beth H Klafter
Sisterhood Honey Sale
Temple Beth David Sisterhood would like to help you usher in the New Year!
It’s a Rosh Hashanah tradition to dip apples in honey to sweeten the New Year. Help your friends and loved ones celebrate this tradition while also supporting our own Temple Beth David community.
You can send an eight-ounce bottle of delicious golden certified Kosher honey with an enclosed gift card.
Your first honey gift package is available for $11.00. Additional gifts are $9.00 each. Honey packages are also available for shipment outside the U.S. via Air Mail for $25 each.
Honey is a special way to remember your loved ones near and far at the New Year. The deadline for all orders is Thursday, August 7, 2014.
Please be prompt! Late orders cannot be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Marcia Karter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (516) 578-6152.
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.
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 CommunityHebrewHigh 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
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