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At Congregation Beth David we extend a warm welcome to everyone – families, singles, seniors, young adults, interfaith couples, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.  Our spiritual home is open to anyone who is interested in celebrating, exploring, and growing in their Jewish faith in any dimension, from attending our traditional and alternative Shabbat services to religious study programs, concerts, lectures and more.  Our members come from throughout the South Bay and beyond. We so look forward to meeting you soon, and until then, Shalom!

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

Jaymee Alpert

August 1, 2020, Nachamu – Finding Comfort

August 5, 2020

August 1, 2020, Nachamu – Finding Comfort On Wednesday night and Thursday of this past week, we observed Tisha b’Av – a day of fasting and mourning the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem, as well as a number of other tragedies that have befallen the Jewish People over the centuries.  Even with anti-Semitism on the rise – again, or still, in other years Tisha b’Av has felt more historical than contemporary.  The second Temple was destroyed nearly 2000 years ago, after all.  The expulsion of the Jews from England happened in the year 1290, and from Spain in 1492.  Not exactly recent events. This year, however, Tisha b’Av, felt more current.  The holiday itself recalls destruction, upheaval, fear, change, and exile, all of which we are experiencing now.  So […]

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~ Rabbi Jaymee Alpert