Upcoming Services

by Lynn Crocker on October 3, 2017

Sukkah Service and Lulav Wave Sunday, October 8, 2017, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Join Congregation Beth David for a Sukkah Family Minyan and Lulav and Etrog Shake.  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... Read more »

Rabbi Alexander’s Last Shabbat – July 29, 2017

by Lynn Crocker on May 18, 2017

Services/Rabbi Alexander’s Last Shabbat as Rabbi of Community Engagement and Outreach Help us honor and thank Rabbi Alexander for all of her efforts in her role as Rabbi of Community Engagement and Outreach. All are welcome to attend.... Read more »

Passover Services Schedule

by Lynn Crocker on March 22, 2017

Passover Services Schedule Monday, April 10th Evev Pesaḥ 7:00 a.m. Siyum Bechorot – Fast of the First Born Tuesday, April 11th Pesaḥ Day 1 9:30 a.m. Services 12:30 Passover Kiddush Lunch Wednesday, April 12th Pesaḥ Day 2 9:30 a.m. Services 12:30 Passover Kiddush Lunch Monday, April 17th Pesaḥ 7 9:30 a.m. Services 12:30 Passover Kiddush Lunch Tuesday, April 18th Day... Read more »

Services/New Member Shabbat – December 3, 2016

by Lynn Crocker on November 10, 2016

Services/New Member Shabbat Saturday, December 3rd 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. New members of Beth David will be honored during Shabbat morning services. New members are invited to participate by having an honor during the service. Longtime members are encouraged to come, welcome our new friends and share in a relaxed and lovely Shabbat lunch following the service.... Read more »
Shabbat Service Followed by Potluck Dinner  Friday, January 6th, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Join together with the entire Beth David community in celebrating Shabbat beginning with a happy and celebratory Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a delicious potluck dinner. See guidelines for what to bring. All ages are welcome. This month we will be joined by BBYO. In honor of... Read more »

Family Service

by Lynn Crocker on November 8, 2016

Family Service Saturday, February 11th 9:30 a.m. A joyous, spiritual, thought-filled, multi-generational experience. Pray with your whole family, and find something different and unique for every member of the family.... Read more »
51st Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Thursday, November 24th 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Help us welcome the faith community of Saratoga to our new building for this year’s Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.... Read more »

Legacy Giving Shabbat – November 12, 2016

by Lynn Crocker on November 3, 2016

Legacy Giving Shabbat Saturday, November 12th 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Join us as we honor our Legacy Givers and their commitment to the community, held in conjunction with Yavneh Day School. Kiddush lunch follows.... Read more »

Family Service

by Lynn Crocker on October 27, 2016

Family Service A joyous, spiritual, thought-filled, multigenerational experience. Pray with your whole family, and find something different and unique for every member of the family.... Read more »

Conversational Musaf Service – October 4, 2016

by Lynn Crocker on September 29, 2016

Conversational Musaf Service Tuesday, October 4th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. NEW FOR 5777! Our beautiful, new Beit Tefilah offers a more intimate, lay led prayer experience for the majestic Rosh Hashanah Musaf service. This prayer experience will be accompanied by facilitated conversation on the themes of the liturgy.... Read more »

Erev Simchat Torah Celebration! – October 24, 2016

by Lynn Crocker on September 25, 2016

Erev Simchat Torah Celebration!  Monday October 24th 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. The celebration begins with processions around the synagogue where any Jewish adult can carry the Torah. Join us as welcome our new members during the first “hakafa” (procession)! Then continue on in the dancing and the fun!\. Do you juggle? Want to wear a boa or a crazy hat?... Read more »
“P’tach Libi – Open My Heart” A Contemplative Service for Rosh Hashanah Led by Rabbi Leslie Alexander Tuesday October 4th 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Join in an alternative  service that acknowledges our challenging life transitions in the past year and helps us anticipate a year of  newness and wholeness. The service will include traditional prayers, new readings, reflections and sharing.... Read more »

A Themed Kabbalat Shabbat – January 20, 2017

by Lynn Crocker on September 8, 2016

A Themed Kabbalat Shabbat Friday, January 20th 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Every third Shabbat of the month we offer a different theme to bring people together who share something in common to enjoy a glass of wine, hors doeuvers and evening services. January’s theme is native Californians. RSVP online or call the office at 408-257-3333.... Read more »

Selichot: Symbolizing Sorry – September 24, 2016

by Lynn Crocker on August 25, 2016

Selichot: Symbolizing Sorry Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:00 – Midnight Join us for our traditional ice cream Selichot Social!! Stay to learn and explore many avenues of expressing forgiveness through creative outlets. We will offer stations that participants can explore including card making, poetry, writing, collages, and more! A traditional text study will also be available. Selichot services will follow.... Read more »

Family Service – September 17, 2016

by Lynn Crocker on August 25, 2016

Family Service Saturday September 17th, 9:30  – 10:45 a.m. A joyous, spiritual, thought-filled, multigenerational experience. Pray with your whole family, and find something different and unique for every member of the family.... Read more »

Tisha B’Av – August 13 & 14

by Lynn Crocker on July 20, 2016

Tisha B’Av Services and Study Sessions Erev Tisha B’Av Evening Community Service Saturday, August 13th  9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Hosted by Congregation Sinai, 1532 Willowbrae Ave, San Jose. Come together to hear the haunting chanting of Megillat Eichah, The Book of Lamentations, as we recall the destructions of the First and Second Temples, along with other tragedies that have stricken... Read more »

Shavuot All Night Study Schedule

by Lynn Crocker on May 19, 2016

Shavuot Schedule 9:30 pm – 9:45 pm – Sing Along with Barbara Biran 9:45 pm – 11:00 pm – Session 1 Rabbi Daniel Pressman: Learning from Torah Covers? Visual Representations of Metaphors for Torah, Including Water in Beth David’s Ark Yoga with Jenessa Schwartz: Flow of Body, Flow of Soul – including Jewish texts on health of body and soul... Read more »

Shavuot Services – June 12 & 13, 2016

by Lynn Crocker on May 19, 2016

Shavuot Day 1 Services Sunday, June 12th, 9:30 a.m. No served Kiddush lunch. Please bring a dairy picnic lunch to enjoy under the Eucalyptus trees following Shavuot Services! CBD will provide the drinks and desserts. Please do not bring picnic lunches into the Synagogue. Shavuot Day 2 Services/Yizkor Monday, June 13th, 9:30 a.m. Join us for Kiddush lunch. No evening... Read more »

Passover Service Schedule 5776

by Lynn Crocker on April 5, 2016

Passover Service Schedule 5776 Friday, April 22: Erev Pesaḥ 7:00am – Siyum Bechorot – Ending the Fast of the First Born No Kabbalat Shabbat Service – Seders at home Saturday, April 23: Pesaḥ Day 1 9:30am – Shabbat Services Evening: Pesaḥ Day 2 begins – Seders at home Sunday, April 24: Pesaḥ Day 2 9:30am – Services Friday, April 29:... Read more »

Siyum Bechorot – April 22, 2016

by Lynn Crocker on March 30, 2016

Siyum Bechorot Friday, April 22nd, 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. It is customary for firstborn Jews to fast prior to the Passover seder. Join us for a brief morning service followed by the siyum where Shmuel Shultz will complete his study of an entire order of the Mishnah. We will conclude with a light celebratory breakfast which then permits eating for... Read more »
TGI Shabbat Multi-generational Service and Potluck – April Fools: Be Happy Its Adar II NOTE: Services start at 6:30pm; dinner starts at 7:30pm TGI Shabbat is a potluck dinner for the whole congregation to enjoy. This month we will focus on fun cuisine of all types to honor April Fools Day and Adar II. Everyone joining our potluck should bring... Read more »

PJ Shabbat – March 17th

by Lynn Crocker on March 16, 2016

6:00 – 7:30 pm 3rd Friday of the month What could be more fun for your children than coming to Shabbat Services in their PJs? Join us for a special Shabbat service filled with movement, song and stories. Stay for a kid (and parent) friendly dinner. The program is geared for children 6 and under. Older siblings welcome. RSVP or... Read more »
11:15am – 12:15pm Why do trees have a new year of their own? Find out at CBD’s Communal Tu B’Shevat Seders Join us during Shabbat services to welcome the new year of the trees with a special seder to remind us that the Earth is a precious gift. We offer separate seders for adults, youth and tots (ages 5 and... Read more »

Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration – November 26, 2015

by Lynn Crocker on November 4, 2015

10:00 – 11:30 am Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints 19100 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga Join congregants from local faith-based organizations in a community-wide celebration of thanks.... Read more »
By Dr. Ariel Fishman During Services Dr. Ariel Fishman will be speaking on the topic of “Building a new normal: Judaism in the seven weeks after Tisha B’Av”, in anticipation of the forthcoming August 24th blood drive at CBD. Dr. Fishman is Assistant Vice President of Academic Programs at Fordham University in New York City. After sustaining critical injuries and... Read more »