Community Happenings

Yom HaShoah Flag Project – Begins April 28

by Lynn Crocker on April 8, 2019

Yom HaShoah Flag Project Kicks off Sunday, April 28th at 11:15 a.m. In memory of the six million victims who died in the Holocaust, we will once again plant 1,000 white flags in the field adjacent to our building. Please join us for the beginning of this two-week long experience on April 28 at 11:15 am where in addition to white... Read more »

Purim to Passover Food Donation

by Lynn Crocker on April 4, 2019

Purim to Passover Food Donation As you clean out your home for Passover, we encourage you to donate your unopened, non-perishable food items to JFS. We have barrels located in the entryway to the building, on the right- hand side as you walk in. NO GLASS CONTAINERS.... Read more »

County of Santa Clara Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

by Lynn Crocker on April 4, 2019

The County of Santa Clara Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony  County Government Building, 70 W. Hedding StreetThursday, May 2, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Recognizing Courageous Diplomats and Foreign Service personnel from many countries who used their roles and acted to save Jews during the Holocaust will be remembered.... Read more »

Community Yom HaShoah Memorial Service

by Lynn Crocker on April 4, 2019

Community Yom HaShoah Memorial Service at Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Avenue, San Jose  Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Commemorate Yom HaShoah with us in this community memorial service. We are honored to have Max Garcia, a survivor, join us as a guest speaker. This is also with the participation of the Jewish clergy of the community, a community adult choir and... Read more »

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

by Lynn Crocker on April 4, 2019

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training  In the event of an area wide disaster, critical infrastructure and emergency services are impacted. The CERT academy trains residents to prepare for and respond to life-threatening events in the community. This training course is open to individuals who live or work within the communities served by County Fire: Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte... Read more »

Kosher for Passover Cheese Products

by Lynn Crocker on March 28, 2019

Natural and Kosher will be at the Costco location in Mountain View offering a range of quality cheese products that are Kosher for Passover. We are inviting the community to the roadshow to participate and sample some of our amazing products. Natural and Kosher looks forward to meeting with you on April 7-10th. Below is the address of the Costco... Read more »

Discover Temple Beth El -Aptos Gift Shop

by Lynn Crocker on March 28, 2019

Discover Temple Beth El -Aptos Gift Shop    “Lotsa goodies, but no food”.  Passover kickoff date Sunday April 7 9:30 a.m. til noon Seder plates, hostess gifts, children’s books and toys, and our usual spectacular array of jewelry and Israeli imports for the home, as well as mezuzot and ritual items. Shop early for best selection.    Extended Hours April 7-19 ... Read more »
Yom HaShoah Community Choir Your Chance to Participate! Adults & children are welcome to join a community choir being directed by Cantor Amanda Edmonson of Temple Emanu-El for the Community Yom HaShoah Memorial Service on May 1 at 7:00pm. Scheduled rehearsals and performance will be held at Temple Emanu-El. Adult Choir Yom HaShoah rehearsals Sundays, April 14 & 28 from... Read more »

Upcoming Klezmer Music Workshops

by Lynn Crocker on March 21, 2019

Upcoming Klezmer Music Workshops Marian Concus is on the flute faculty of Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View. She will offer two Klezmer music workshops in April. For information about the workshops TELEPHONE Christina Christiansen-Hedge at Community School for Music and Arts at (650)917-6800 x330 AFTER APRIL 9. There is NO ONLINE enrollment. There is NO enrollment... Read more »

Relay For Life of Campbell – July 13 – 14th

by Lynn Crocker on March 17, 2019

CBD Is Joining the American Cancer Society Relay For Life In memory of Sandy Mayer and Susan Gavens Where:  Campbell Community Center Track Field, 1 w. Campbell Ave. When:   Saturday, July 13th  10:00am to Sunday July 14th 10:00 a.m. CBD Team Sandy/Susan is participating in Relay for Life of Campbell and we’d love to have you join or help our... Read more »

Neshama Body and Soul – Pray, Sweat, Reflect 3/17

by Lynn Crocker on March 10, 2019

Neshama Body and Soul – Pray, Sweat, Reflect Sunday, March 17 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Featured in J! Read article Neshama Body and Soul is a practice that combines movement and spiritual reflection. Through strength-training and various forms of prayer, our intention is to reconnect our physical and spiritual selves. Neshama Body and Soul is open to all regardless of... Read more »

Photos Needed

by Lynn Crocker on March 6, 2019

Photos Needed Help us showcase all of the great programming at CBD! If you attend a CBD event and take photos, please email them to Lynn. They will be used on social media, the website and CBD publications.... Read more »

Shabbat Morning Hike with Rabbi Alpert

by Lynn Crocker on March 1, 2019

Shabbat Morning Hike with Rabbi Alpert Saturday April 6 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Weather permitting Please join Rabbi Alpert for a hike full of prayer, mindfulness and exercise at Rancho San Antonio. The hike will be a 2.5 mile loop. While the first 1/2 mile is a hill, it is not straight up; after that the trail is much... Read more »

Spaghetti FUN-raiser Dinner – 3/3 Drop-ins Welcome!

by Lynn Crocker on February 18, 2019

Spaghetti FUN-raiser Dinner Sunday March 3 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Join us for our Spaghetti FUN-Raiser Dinner. Our chefs and servers will be our staff and students! $7.00 child (ages 5-17) & $14.00 adults (ages 18 and over). RSVP online or call the office at 408-257-3333..... Read more »

Yiddish Conversation Group

by Lynn Crocker on February 10, 2019

3:00 – 4:30pm Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month – See calendar for specific dates   Do you know Yiddish? Would you like to chat with others in Yiddish? The Yiddish Group is for people to re-activate prior Yiddish knowledge, to learn Yiddish for the first time, to have conversations. Email for more information... Read more »

Jake’s of Saratoga

by Lynn Crocker on February 7, 2019

Jake’s of Saratoga We are pleased to announce that we have an arrangement with Jake’s of Saratoga for pizza! They have purchased a knife that will be used exclusively for cutting cheese and/or vegetarian pizzas ordered for Congregation Beth David or Beth David members! Please be sure to order direct, meaning not from one of the food delivery services, let... Read more »

International Holocaust Remembrance – January 29

by Lynn Crocker on January 28, 2019

International Holocaust Remembrance at San Jose City Council San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Local Holocaust survivor Maria Donner and Council Member Sergio Jimenez will join Mayor Sam Liccardo in proclaiming a week of remembrance in San Jose during the Ceremonial Items portion of the regular meeting of the San Jose City Council.... Read more »

Zip Code Evening 2/23

by Lynn Crocker on January 16, 2019

Zip Code Evening Saturday February 23  7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Deadline extended to Sunday 2/17 Back by popular demand. We are planning a fabulous night hosted by CBD members in various locations centered around Beth David. RSVP for this event has closed.... Read more »
International Holocaust Remembrance at San Jose City Council Tuesday, January 29, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Local Holocaust survivor Maria Donner and Council Member Sergio Jimenez will join Mayor Sam Liccardo in proclaiming a week of remembrance in San Jose during the Ceremonial Items portion of the regular meeting of the San Jose City Council.... Read more »
It is always difficult to keep our membership database updated with members’ employers. In the case of the federal government shutdown, it is even trickier, because not all departments are closed at this time. Members of our congregation that are financially impacted by the partial federal government shutdown who are concerned about their pledges to the congregation for sustaining, annual... Read more »

Embrace-A-Family – Ends 12/18

by Lynn Crocker on December 5, 2018

Embrace-A-Family with Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley November 14-December 18. Each year JFS makes Hanukkah brighter for those in need. You can help us make this year special.  Look for dreidel boards in CBD’s Mercaz through December 18th. Here’s how the program works: pull a dreidel tag, purchase the specific gift on the tag, return the gift and tag... Read more »

Saratoga Festival of Lights

by Lynn Crocker on November 29, 2018

Saratoga Festival of Lights Saturday, December 15, 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Saratoga Village,  Big Basin Way and Highway 9, Saratoga Join with neighbors in a celebration of light to bring all segments of the Saratoga faith community together. This multi-faith event will recognize the role of light in our Fall/Winter Holidays and provide an opportunity for us to celebrate the... Read more »

Do You Have Edith Kallman Artwork?

by Lynn Crocker on November 22, 2018

Do You Have Edith Kallman Artwork? Nathan and Edith Kallman’s daughter Melanie Carlston is asking anyone who has photos of her parents or family or any of her mother’s paintings to please contact her via the CBD office at info@beth-david.org. Melanie lost her home and all of her belongings in the Santa Rosa fire last year.... Read more »

CBD Jam Band

by Lynn Crocker on November 22, 2018

CBD Jam Band CBD Jam Band rehearsals on 11/25,11/26, and 12/2, preparing for 12/5 CBD Chanukah Party. Future rehearsals will include a wide variety of music. If you are interested in joining the band, please contact Jeff Warwick at jeff.warwick@gmail.com... Read more »

Mah Jongg Tournament – February 10, 2019

by Lynn Crocker on November 19, 2018

Mah Jongg Tournament February 10th 9:00am – 4:00pm Event is full A fun day of tournament Mah Jongg at Beth David with prizes and lunch! Tournament play is 12 games, 4 games per hour, and players rotate tables every hour. All players are welcome so please bring your friends! $54.00 per person. RSVP online  or call the office at 408-257-3333.... Read more »