High Holy Days

Melodies for the High Holy Days

by Lynn Crocker on September 13, 2018

Achat Sha’alti Areshet S’fateinu Atah V’chartanu Barchu B’Rosh Hashannah Haleluyah – Psalm 150 Hayom Harat Olam Hayom T’amtzeinu Kedusha Mi Chamocha V’chol Ma’a’minim About Cantor Weiss Cantor Cheri Weiss received Smicha/Ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion, California in May 2018. She holds a BA in English and Theater from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT as well as Bachelor and... Read more »
Hosha’na Rabbah Service Sunday, September 30, 9:30  – 11:15 a.m. Hosha’na Rabbah is the final day of the intense period of reflection and self-evaluation that began on Rosh Hashanah. Join us for one last chance to wave the lulav & Etrog and to beat the willow branches on the floor! Shmini Atzeret Services – Yizkor Monday, October 1, 9:30 a.m.... Read more »

Sukkot Services and Activities

by Lynn Crocker on September 12, 2018

Sukkot – Day I Services Monday, September 24, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch follows. Sukkot – Day II Services  Tuesday, September 25, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch follows. Sukkot – Day V Service Friday, September 28, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Shabbat-TOT – Sukkot! Cancelled Sukkot Service – Supper – Serious Fun! Cancelled  ... Read more »

Shabbat-TOT – Sukkot!

by Lynn Crocker on September 6, 2018

Shabbat-TOT – Sukkot! Friday, September 28th 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. A fun musical service for families with young children with Rabbi Jaymee Alpert. Welcome Shabbat with songs and joy, then go into the Sukkah for an early dinner. RSVP for dinner required. RSVP online or call the office at 408-257-3333. Deadline is September 21st.... Read more »

Thanking our High Holy Day Volunteers

by Lynn Crocker on September 6, 2018

Once again we are going to have a special Kiddush to thank all the volunteers, who ushered, handed out tickets, greeted, were on the Honors Committee, Read Torah, Led Services and in general took some of their precious spiritual time to make sure that everyone had a meaningful High Holy Day experience. Please join us for services and Kiddush lunch... Read more »

High Holy Days Feedback

by Lynn Crocker on September 4, 2018

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Sukkot – Service – Supper – Serious Fun!

by Lynn Crocker on August 22, 2018

Sukkot Service – Supper – Serious Fun! Friday, September 28th 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Join us for a seriously fun creative service filled with song and celebration followed by a super supper! Choose your main course – salmon, fish sticks or veggie burger. RSVP online or call the office at 408-257-3333. Deadline extended to September 21st. We need a minimum... Read more »

Kever Avot

by Lynn Crocker on August 16, 2018

September 16th  from 1:00 – 2:30pm A special mitzvah for the Ten Days of Repentance, Kever Avot is the custom of visiting the graves of loved ones between Rosh Hashanah and Yom kippur and has roots in Eastern European tradition. Kever Avot Services will be held at all three local Jewish Cemeteries. Beth David Memorial Garden & Home of Peace... Read more »

High Holy Day Entry Volunteers

by Lynn Crocker on August 9, 2018

Help create a warm welcome for our members and guests, and greet your friends at the High Holy Days! Volunteer for a short shift with the admin staff at Will Call, Walk up Registration, and Member Services! Training provided! Call the office with questions 408-257-3333. Sign up online.  ... Read more »

High Holy Day Usher and Greeters

by Lynn Crocker on July 26, 2018

High Holy Day Ushers and Greeters Would you like an opportunity to meet more of your fellow Beth David Members? Join our cadre of High Holy Day Ushers and Greeters.  Volunteer for a two hour shift at any of the High Holy Day services.  Duties include: Greeters: smile, say hello, direct congregants and visitors to the service or study group... Read more »

Young Families Activities and Services

by Lynn Crocker on July 9, 2018

Activities Apple Fest/Tot Service Tuesday, September 11th 10:30 – 11:30am Join us for our 3rd Annual Rosh Hashanah Apple Fest. This event is geared toward tots and features apple stories, activities and treats! Services Tots and Young Families Service Monday, September 10th   12:00 – 1:00pm Wednesday, September 19th  11:30am – 12:30pm Join us for fun and interactive services for families... Read more »

Teen Programs and Services

by Lynn Crocker on July 9, 2018

Dealing with Difficult Situations Monday, September 10th 12:00 – 1:00pm You can change the world, one sandwich at a time. Presented by Bonnie Slavitt Moore. Teen Service Wednesday, September 19th 11:00am – 12:00pm Join us for an interactive study session for teens. Activities for All Ages Honey Hut Monday, September 10th   10:30am – 1:30pm Why is Rosh Hashanah associated with... Read more »
Break-The-Fast at Beth David After Yom Kippur All Ages Welcome! Saturday, September 19th 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Wouldn’t it be great to go directly from Yom Kippur services to a break the fast meal at Beth David? No  muss, no fuss or time delay. Just great food and great company in a delightful setting. Menu will include Lox and Bagels,... Read more »

High Holy Days Information

by Lynn Crocker on June 20, 2018

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Simchat Torah Services

by Lynn Crocker on September 14, 2017

Simchat Torah Services Friday October 13th 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Hakafot (dancing with the Torah) for all ages! It’s time to make some joyful noise and dance. Celebrate the giving of the Torah and the value it adds to our lives. We will honor members: Steve Goldstein – Hatan Torah: & Madelyn Isaacs – Kallat Bereisheet  See all services... Read more »

Hosha’na Rabbah Service

by Lynn Crocker on September 14, 2017

Hosha’na Rabbah Service Wednesday October 11th 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Hosha’na Rabbah, the last day of Sukkot, is the final day of the intense period of reflection and self-evaluation that began on Rosh Hashanah. Join us for one last chance to wave the lulav & Etrog and to beat the willow branches on the floor!... Read more »

Babysitting During Mincha N’Lah Services

by Lynn Crocker on September 14, 2017

Babysitting During Mincha N’Lah Services Saturday, September 30th 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Babysitting provided for potty-trained children up to age 7. Pre-registration required! RSVP online or call the office at 408-257-3333.... Read more »

Shmini Atzeret Services – Yizkor

by Lynn Crocker on September 6, 2017

Shmini Atzeret Services – Yizkor Thursday. October 12th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Join us in prayer to celebrate Shemini Atzeret, the 8th day of Sukkot, the Festival of Booths with reciting of Hallel – psalms of praise and remembering our loved ones with the Yizkor – Memorial service.... Read more »

Erev Simhat Torah Service Thursday October 12th

by Lynn Crocker on September 6, 2017

Erev Simhat Torah Service Thursday October 12th, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m Join in our wonderful “Mercaz” (lobby) as we “Journey through the Torah”, an interactive experience, challenging you to answer questions, find words or sections in our open scrolls. Our celebration continues at 7:00pm with singing, dancing and “hakafot” (marching) with our Torah scrolls around the sanctuary. See all services ... Read more »

Hosha’na Rabbah Service – October 11th

by Lynn Crocker on September 6, 2017

Hosha’na Rabbah Service Wednesday, October 11th 9:00am  – 12:00pm Hosha’na Rabbah, the last day of Sukkot, is the final day of the intense period of reflection and self-evaluation that began on Rosh Hashanah. Join us for one last chance to wave the lulav & Etrog and to beat the willow branches on the floor!... Read more »

Sukkah Decorating – September 24th

by Lynn Crocker on August 31, 2017

Sukkah Decorating Sunday. September 24th 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Join Congregation Beth David as we decorate our “sukkah Patio”. We invite all families to bring your kids to help make decorations for the Beth David Sukkah. Parents are welcome to stay and help kids hang their works of art! There will be plenty of projects and snacks for all.... Read more »

Simchat Torah Young Families Celebration

by Lynn Crocker on August 29, 2017

Simchat Torah Young Families Celebration Thursday, October 12th 5:30pm – 6:30pm Join along with other families with children (0-5 – older siblings welcome) for a special Simchat Torah celebration geared just for the little ones. Rabbi Ohriner will lead us in an abbreviated holiday experience with singing, dancing with flags and mini Torahs.... Read more »

Sukkah Service and Lulav Wave

by Lynn Crocker on August 29, 2017

Sukkah Service and Lulav Wave Sunday, October 8th 9:30am – 10:30am Children will be able to participate in this fun event as they parade around the sanctuary behind the Torah.  If you have your own Lulav and Etrog don’t forget to bring it!  After the service join us for sukkot activities and a yummy snack.... Read more »

Scotch and Ribs in the the Sukkah – October 8

by Lynn Crocker on August 28, 2017

Scotch and Ribs in the the Sukkah Sunday, October 8th 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Join the men of Silicon Valley (women are welcome)  for an evening of Scotch & Steak in the Sukkah. 21+ event $54/before 10/2  and $72  until 10/6  All members of the Jewish community are welcome! Sign up online  ... Read more »

Babysitting During Yom Kippur Service

by Lynn Crocker on August 24, 2017

Babysitting During Yom Kippur Service Babysitting provided for potty-trained children up to age 7. Pre-registration required! RSVP online or call the office at 408-257-3333.... Read more »