February 26, 2015   7 Adar 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.
 







 

 

 


 

 
Welcome  


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.


 

 

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Asefa: A Training Ground for Future Management Consultants?

NFTY Convention (#NC15) means many things to many people. One of the key elements of every convention is Asefa, NFTY’s North American board meeting. Close to 200 teens participated in Asefa while their peers were engaged in off-site programming. Before I explain about Asefa, I want to share what the NFTY board members had to give […]

Extending NFTY’s Tabernacle: A D’var Torah for Parashah T’rumah

by Logan Kramer Over the past three years, NFTY has taken me to plenty of random places. I’ve held events with my temple youth group in public parks, enjoyed extensive layovers in airports across the country, gone to socials at amusement parks, and visited more congregations than I can count. As I’ve traveled to all […]

Rabbi Jacobs Reports from NFTY Convention

I dare any of those who are uneasy about the North American Jewish future to maintain their pessimism after spending, as I have just done, 72 hours with the teen leaders of our Movement at the 2015 NFTY Convention and Youth Summit in Atlanta. I attend a lot of conferences, and I have never walked […]

Shaareinu: The “Collateral Good” Cannot be Overstated

By Eva Rubin Steen The leaders of Temple Beth Torah, a community that always has held inclusion and acceptance as core tenets, realized a few years ago that we were not doing a good job of welcoming those who face physical, emotional, or cognitive challenges. We recognized, too, that by excluding even one family member […]
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

 
 
Exciting Upcoming Events!!!  


 



 

 

 




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

Lieberman.randi@gmail.com

Upcoming Events  
February 2015
02/26 -  AA Closed Meeting (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM) New Item
02/26 -  PB&J (7:00 PM to 8:30 PM)
02/28 -  Torah Study & Service (9:15 AM)
March 2015
03/01 -  No AA Meeting
03/01 -  Purim Carnival (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
03/02 to 03/03 - Junior Choir (5:15 PM)
03/02 -  HHS @ TBD (6:30 PM)
03/03 -  Cantor Halpern's Support Group (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM)
03/04 -  RS Closed
03/04 -  Flavors of Judaism (9:45 AM to 10:45 AM)
03/04 -  Purim Service (7:30 PM)
03/05 -  AA Closed Meeting (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM) New Item
03/07 -  Torah Study & Service (9:15 AM)
03/07 -  B'Nai Mitzvah Service (10:00 AM)
03/08 -  Brotherhood Shabbat Rehearsal (9:00 AM to 11:00 AM)
03/08 -  AA Function (10:00 AM to 1:30 PM)
03/08 -  RS Committee Meeting (10:00 AM)
03/09 -  HHS @ TBD (6:30 PM)
03/09 -  Board Meeting (8:30 PM)
03/10 -  Cantor Halpern's Support Group (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM)
03/10 -  Juniors & Inters YouthGroup (6:30 PM to 8:00 PM)
03/10 -  YouthGroup Committee Meeting (8:00 PM)
03/11 -  Flavors of Judaism (9:45 AM to 10:45 AM)
03/11 -  Sisterhood Cultural Arts Night (6:30 PM to 10:00 PM) New Item
03/12 -  AA Closed Meeting (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM) New Item
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