WELCOME to Beth David

Our main office is open:
Monday-Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm & Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday – Minyan 9:30am
Monday – Thursday Minyan 7:00pm
Friday Services 6:30pm
Shabbat Morning 9:30am

Committed to providing avenues towards Jewish connection. Connect with your past, present, future and others like you. We offer lectures, family programs, Jewish holiday celebrations, worship services and much more! Whether you are visiting the area, or live here, WELCOME!

Jaymee Alpert

Kedoshim and LGBTQ Relationships

May 16, 2019

Kedoshim and LGBTQ Relationships Our parashah this morning, Parashat Kedoshim, contains many different ways to become holy.  The word Kedoshim means holy, and the Torah portion opens with God speaking to Moses saying, “Speak to the whole Israelite community and say to them:  You shall be holy, for I, Adonai your God, am holy.”  That’s a powerful message – we should be holy because God is holy.  It’s powerful to think that because we are created in God’s image, because we can choose to walk in God’s ways, we can attain holiness. There is a note in our chumash that asks, “What is holiness?  The term can be applied to God, to good people, to a book, to a period of time, or to an animal offered as a sacrifice.  […]

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~ Rabbi Jaymee Alpert