Community Happenings

JFS SV Equipped to Learn Back-to-School Drive

by Lynn Crocker on July 1, 2020

JFS SV Equipped to Learn Back-to-School Drive July 1 through July 31 Join us in helping needy students be Equipped to Learn – Now all Online!

Congregation Beth David is once again partnering with Jewish Family Services to help children, youth and recently arrived refugees to be ready for a successful 2020 school year. This year JFS is featuring adorable ... Read more »

Ways To Stay Connected During These Times

We are encouraged by the participation and feedback from those who have “attended” our online services and social engagement opportunities. As we continue to move through this time, we hope that participation will continue to be high. If you have not already tried connecting online, we encourage you to do so

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Pride Shabbat

by Lynn Crocker on June 2, 2020

Jewish Community Pride Shabbat Friday, June 6, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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Join Congregation Beth David, Congregation Emeth, Congregation Shir Hadash, Congregation Sinai and Temple Emanu-el for theJewish Community Pride Shabbat. Join guest speaker Rabbi Lynn Greenhough of Kolot Mayim Reform Temple for this in annual service which recognizes the diversity and uniqueness of all in our community.

Read about Rabbi ... Read more »

Ways to Keep Busy at Home

by Lynn Crocker on May 31, 2020

Ways to Keep Busy at Home

We welcome suggestions for other online opportunities. Please send your suggestions to

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Free @Home Education & Activity Resources:
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House of Bagels
To-Go Kosher Shabbat Dinners
Pars Kosher Market

House of Bagels

Friday morning non-contact home delivery service of 1 dozen bagels, 1 lb cream cheese and 1 challah for $25 or $28 for hekshered items. Orders must be placed by Wednesday for Friday delivery. To place an order: Note: this link will temporarily close each week after the ... Read more »

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needed!

by Lynn Crocker on March 31, 2020

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needed!

How can we help healthcare workers—doctors, nurses, and staff—when Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in short supply? Here’s suggestions:

Items needed: fund donations, N95-respirators and surgical masks, nitrile gloves, face shields, eye guards/goggles, hospital-type gowns, disinfectant wipes. At present, hospitals are not calling for homemade masks. 

#GetMePPE Bay Area donor form 

This form helps you donate Bay ... Read more »

Zoom Happy Hour With Rabbi Alpert

by Lynn Crocker on March 30, 2020

Zoom Happy Hour With Rabbi Alpert Thursday, April 2 from 5-6pm

Enjoy a beverage of your choice in the comfort of your own home while chatting with others at this online happy hour.

To Connect Online (with or without Video)  To Connect by Phone: 669-900-6833. When prompted enter Meeting ID: 634 551 720.  ... Read more »

Recycling 101 & 202 – 3/1

by Lynn Crocker on February 25, 2020

Recycling 101 and 202 Sunday, March 1 
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

California is running out of landfill space and we need to recycle now more then ever. Not just for our generation but for generations to come.

Let’s learn how to do it right. Tim Elias of Green Team West Valley will discuss the waste industry, problems they ... Read more »

EV Charging Stations

by Lynn Crocker on February 5, 2020

EV Charging Stations Passcode required beginning Monday March 1st

Due to multiple instances of neighbors utilizing our EV charging stations for their cars, the Board of Directors approved the use of a passcode effective March 1. If you intend to use the CBD EV charging stations after March 1, you will need to do the following:

Go to the Apple... Read more »
Information meeting on upcoming Israel trip with Rabbi Alpert  Thursday, January 30
After minyan, approx 7:15 p.m.

Please join Rabbi Alpert to learn more about Congregation Beth David’s trip to Israel. This food and wine focused trip is planned for November 4 – 14, 2020 and will be exciting for first-time visitors as well as those who are returning to ... Read more »

Neshama Body and Soul – 1/12

by Lynn Crocker on January 8, 2020

Neshama Body and Soul Taught by Rabbi Alpert Sunday, January 12
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Taught by Rabbi Alpert, Neshama Body and Soul is a practice that combines movement and spiritual reflection. Through strength-training and various forms of prayer, our intention is to reconnect our physical and spiritual selves. Neshama Body and Soul is open to all regardless of age, ... Read more »

Zip Code Desserts 2/1

by Lynn Crocker on December 25, 2019

Zip Code Desserts Saturday, February 1 
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

RSVP by 1/22 online or call the office at 408-257-3333.

Don’t miss our highly successful Zip Code Dessert event. Enjoy a fabulous night hosted by CBD members in various locations.

These locations still have room! Sunnyvale Gluten-free Desserts at the Mendel’sLos Gatos Fruity Desserts at the Pomerantz’sSanta Clara International Desserts... Read more »

Singing Together for Change

by Lynn Crocker on December 11, 2019

Singing Together for Change Featuring Jerusalem Youth Chorus Monday, January 6
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 325 Willow St., San Jose

The Jerusalem Youth Chorus empowers young Israeli and Palestinian singers as leaders for peace, justice, inclusion, and equality in their communities and around the world. These Jewish, Christian, and Muslim singers have been featured on the ... Read more »

Celebration of Light

by Lynn Crocker on December 10, 2019

Celebration of Light

Saturday, December 14th
5:30 p.m.

Blaney Plaza in Saratoga Village, Free

Join the City of Saratoga and the Saratoga Ministerial Association to build community and celebrate the diversity of Saratoga with light—a symbol of hope, joy, and faith across cultures. The event includes music, performances, speakers, displays, and hot chocolate served by the Saratoga Youth Commission. Once ... Read more »

Hearing Assisted Audio Now Available!

by Lynn Crocker on November 21, 2019

Hearing Assisted Audio Now Available!

Thank you to Lance Glasser for installing Listen Everywhere, a Wi-Fi based assistive listening system! This system utilizes phones, earbuds, headphones Bluetooth connected hearing aids or Bluetooth capable cochlear implants. The use of the system is simple. Join the CBD Audio Wi-Fi, the password is available on a sign posted on the main office window. ... Read more »

Ask the Rabbi

by Lynn Crocker on November 5, 2019

Saturday, November 23 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Do you have questions about Jewish customs, holidays, or history? Come join Rabbi Alpert in an informal session after Shabbat lunch. Open to members and non-members of all ages.... Read more »

Open House & Lunch hosted by Avraham & Dahlia Perahia

by Lynn Crocker on September 25, 2019

Open House & Lunch hosted by Avraham & Dahlia Perahia Monday, October 14, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

While we still offer lunch in our Beth David sukkah following services, as an alternative, Avraham & Dahlia Perahia welcome you to their beautifully decorated artful Sukkah. The Perahia’s live about a 5 minute walk from Beth David. There is no charge, but ... Read more »

Sukkah Gathering at the Home of Avram and Dahlia Perachia

by Lynn Crocker on September 11, 2019

Sukkah Gathering at the Home of Avram and Dahlia Perachia Monday October 14
After services, approx 1:00pm

All congregants are invited to an open sukkah gathering at the home of Avram and Dahlia Perachia on the first day of Sukkot, Monday, October 14, following services. The sukkah will be decorated with about 20 panels artistically designed by Dahlia. The Perachia ... Read more »

Beth David Parking Lot Clean-Up

by Lynn Crocker on July 31, 2019

Beth David Parking Lot Clean-Up Sunday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please join us as we get things cleaned up for the high holidays.  Please invite others. More hands means we can get more done. Questions? Contact the office at 408-257-3333.... Read more »

Clear the Clutter

by Lynn Crocker on July 24, 2019

Clear the Clutter E-Waste Recycling
Week of 8/12 – 8/16

CBD Members, only, bring your e-waste to CBD for free recycling! Drop your items off during business hours (9:00am – 4:30pm) from August 12-16. Can’t come during business hours ? Call the office for assistance 408-257-3333.

CBD staff will provide a cart to move your items from your vehicle to ... Read more »

Shredding Event

by Lynn Crocker on July 14, 2019

Shredding Event – August 18
9:00am – 12:00pm 

CBD Members may bring up to 4 bankers boxes to be shredded FOR FREE, onsite by PROSHRED®’s high capacity shredding truck! You must present the shredding flyer that will be sent via email to all CBD members. Additional boxes of shredding are $5 each, payable in cash, exact change only.

Non-members are ... Read more »

Volunteers Needed

by Lynn Crocker on July 2, 2019

Volunteers Needed for Ashkenazi Jewish Genetics Study for Dilated Cardiomyopathy Sudden Death

If you are an Ashkenazi Jew with Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) please contact Dr. Susan Liebman at

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Mah Jongg Tournament 11/10

by Lynn Crocker on June 27, 2019

Mah Jongg Tournament Sunday, November 10, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Event is full, please call 408-257-3333 to be put on a waiting list. ... Read more »

Wine with Rabbi Alpert (offsite) 8/13

by Lynn Crocker on June 27, 2019

Wine with Rabbi Alpert (offsite) Tuesday August 13
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Rabbi Alpert is eager to hear your thoughts on the year that has passed since she joined Beth David as well as what you might like to see happen in the future. Meet her at Enoteca La Storia (416 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos).  The first few bottles are ... Read more »

Coffee with Rabbi Alpert (offsite) 7/12

by Lynn Crocker on June 27, 2019

Coffee with Rabbi Alpert (offsite) Friday, July 12 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Peet’s, 12148 Saratoga Sunnyvale Road in SaratogaRabbi Alpert is eager to hear your thoughts on the year that has passed since she joined Beth David as well as what you might like to see happen in the future. The first cup is on her!  If evening is more ... Read more »