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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!

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

DAILY SERVICES
Sunday – Minyan 9:30am
Monday – Thursday Minyan 7:00pm
Friday Services Times Vary,
Please See Calendar
Shabbat Morning 9:30am

 

Jaymee Alpert

Considering the Words of Birkat HaChodesh as We Begin 2020

January 7, 2020

On the last Shabbat of each Jewish month, we recite a blessing called Birkat HaChodesh over the new month ahead. The blessing is based on the words that Rav, an early Talmudic rabbi, used to say at the end of his Amidah (Berachot 16b): May it be Your will,Adonai our God and God of our ancestors,to reawaken in us joy and blessing in the month ahead.Grant us a long life,a peaceful life with goodness and blessing,sustenance and physical vitality;a life free from shame and reproach,a life of abundance and honor,a reverent life guided by the love of Torah;a life in which our worthy aspirations will be fulfilled. This prayer gives us a moment to reflect on the month that has passed and on the month that is about to begin.   […]

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~ Rabbi Jaymee Alpert