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.
This week as we commemorate the thirteenth Yartzeit of 9/11, I offer these words of prayer and of consolation.
God of the survivor, God of the mourner and the witness, Grant solace and peace to those still held by physical, emotional and spiritual distress from the attacks of 9-11. Release them from visions of death and destruction, from guilt or shame, from fear or anger. Bind their wounds with Your steadfast love. Lift them on Your wings of kindness and grace.
Blessed are those who have found peace.
Blessed are those without tranquility.
Blessed are those who speak. Blessed are those who stay silent.
Blessed are those who have healed. Blessed are those who suffer.
Blessed are those who forgive. Blessed are those who cannot forgive.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Source of strength for survivors of violence and tragedy in every land and in every age. Blessed are You, Rock of Israel, Source of hope and comfort.
May our hearts and our arms reach out to one another.
Rabbi Beth H Klafter
5775 Days of Awe
High Holy Days - Schedule of Service Times
Saturday, September 20th Collation 9:00 PM Musical Prelude 9:30 PM to 10:15 PM Havdalah & Selichot Service 10:30 PM
Wednesday, September 24th Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:30 PM
Thursday, September 25th Rosh Hashanah Day 9:00 AM L—Z 12:00 Noon A—K Children’s Service 3:00 PM
Friday, September. 26th 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah 10:30 AM
Friday, September 26th Shabbat Service 8:00 PM
Friday, October. 3rd Kol Nidre Service 7:30 PM
Saturday, October. 4th Yom Kippur Service 9:00 AM A—K 11:30 AM L—Z Children’s Service 2:15 PM Discussion Group 2:30 PM Community Memorial Service 3:30 PM (conducted by lay leadership) Memorial & Concluding Service 4:15 PM
Babysitting is available for children between the ages of 2 years old and 6 years old. Please call Camille, 499-0915, in the temple office to save a spot for your child.
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.
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 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
In response to President Obama’s announcement of an expanded military effort against ISIS, Reform Movement leaders issued the following statement: We commend President Obama’s commitment to stopping the spread of ISIS, which has imposed terror in the Middle East and beyond and whose actions are appalling and offensive to all who value freedom. Already, the […]