Community Happenings

E-Waste Recycling – August 12 – 16Bring your e-waste to CBD for free recycling Drop off during business hours 9:00am – 4:30pm. CBD staff will provide a cart to move your items from your vehicle to the drop-off site, but can not assist with lifting or unloading your items. Accepted items: Computer Monitors, Laptops, Computers, Copiers & Printers, Projectors, Medical Equipment,... 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 heartstudy@unr.edu View flyer... Read more »

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. A fun day of tournament Mah Jongg at Beth David with prizes and lunch! Tournament play is 12 games, 4 games per hour, and players rotate tables every hour. All players are welcome so please bring your friends!  RSVP online or call the office at 408-257-3333.... Read more »
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 »

Sukkah for Sale

by Lynn Crocker on June 27, 2019

12 x 16 Easylock Supreme Sukkah for Sale • SkyBlue/Navy Blue • 1.2 Gauge frame (50% thicker than most competitors) • Strong and lasting material with a 3-400 count thread • Galvanized connection tips to prevent rust • Precisely engineered steel loops and prongs for tight fit • Windows with YKK zippered shades, plus one mesh window • Valance surrounding top of Sukkah for... Read more »

BBQ and Barchu 8/23

by Lynn Crocker on June 27, 2019

BBQ and Barchu Friday, August 23 5:30 – 8:00 Join us for our annual BBQ & Barchu event! Reconnect with friends and ready yourselves for the Jewish New Year. Services follow Schedule5:30 – 6:00pm Shabba-Tot with guest musician Lior Ben-Hur6:00 – 7:00pm BBQ dinner with all the fixings. Options are: hot dog $12.00; chicken $18; veggie burger $12; chicken nuggets $8.00. RSVP online or... Read more »

Unity Picnic

by Lynn Crocker on June 27, 2019

Unity Picnic September 15th Time and place TBD Save the date for an exciting new event Unity Picnic. The vision is to have Faith based organizations sharing cultural and ethnic activities and food. This picnic is for everybody including kids, in which we will have activities.... Read more »

Run, Hide, Fight!

by Lynn Crocker on June 20, 2019

Run, Hide, Fight! What to Do During an Active Shooter Event Sunday, July 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join an officer from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office for this presentation which is designed to enhance your survival when confronted with an active shooter.  The presentation is not meant to alarm you, it’s meant to educate and help pre-plan... Read more »

Did You Lose Something

by Lynn Crocker on June 20, 2019

Did You Lose Something? Be sure to check the closet outside the Sanctuary. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of July.  ... Read more »

Jewish Heritage Night with San Francisco Giants

by Lynn Crocker on May 23, 2019

Jewish Heritage Night with San Francisco Giants Tuesday, August 27th, 6:45pm There are a few tickets remaining in the CBD group block for Jewish Heritage Night at the San Francisco Giants baseball game on Tuesday, August 27th at 6:45pm. Tickets are $35 each and include a Jewish-themed giveaway. If you’re interested, contact Lee Hirsch at facilties@beth-david.org.... Read more »

Jewish Community Pride Shabbat – June 7

by Lynn Crocker on May 13, 2019

Jewish Community Pride Shabbat Friday, June 7, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos Note: there will be NO services at Beth David Congregation Beth David will join with the Jewish community at Congregation Shir Hadash for Pride Shabbat services which will be followed by a potluck. If you wish to participate in the... Read more »

Relay for Life Meeting

by Lynn Crocker on May 9, 2019

Relay for Life Meeting May 21, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Please join us for the first informational meeting for Team Sandy/Susan at the Relay For Life event.  This year, the relay will take place on the weekend of July 13/14th.  Come on May 21st to learn more about how you can help make this year even more successful, whether you want... Read more »

Touching Message from Sarah Hanukka

by Lynn Crocker on May 9, 2019

Cancer shows up uninvited! It attacks with no mercy. It has no preference or limits! As I was preparing to write an article for this year’s Relay for Life, I received a call from one of my good friends to let me know that her daughter, who is 32 years old, was diagnosed this week with stage 2 breast cancer. ... Read more »

Do You Have Edith Kallman Artwork?

by Lynn Crocker on May 1, 2019

Do You Have Edith Kallman Artwork? Nathan and Edith Kallman’s daughter Melanie Carlston is asking anyone who has photos of her parents or family or any of her mother’s paintings to please contact her at 707-545-1554. Melanie lost her home and all of her belongings in the Santa Rosa fire last year.... Read more »

Israel Independence Day Celebration 5/9

by Lynn Crocker on April 22, 2019

Israel Independence Day Celebration – 5/9 Celebrate Israel Independence Day at the JCC! For adults and teens (not recommended for younger children). 5:15pm Tour of IsrAID art exhibit in Hebrew (free)6:30pm Tour of IsrAID art exhibit in English (free)7:00pm Israeli buffet dinner followed by 7:30pm musical performance, “A Musical Journey: Israeli Songs Through The Years”. – We are excited to invite you to an... Read more »

Holocaust Remembrance In Our Community – 5/1 & 2

by Lynn Crocker on April 22, 2019

Community Yom HaShoah Memorial Service Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University AvenueWednesday, May 1 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.Commemorate Yom HaShoah with us in this community memorial service. We are honored to have Max Garcia, a survivor, join us as a guest speaker, along with the participation of the Jewish clergy of the community, a community adult choir and children’s choir.  Questions? Email admin@templesanjose.org or call... Read more »

Neshama Body and Soul – Pray, Sweat, Reflect 5/12<

by Lynn Crocker on April 16, 2019

Neshama Body and Soul – Pray, Sweat, Reflect Sunday, May 12 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Featured in J! Read article 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, gender,... Read more »

Yom HaShoah Flag Project – Begins April 28

by Lynn Crocker on April 8, 2019

Yom HaShoah Flag Project Kicks off Sunday, April 28th at 11:15 a.m. In memory of the six million victims who died in the Holocaust, we will once again plant 1,000 white flags in the field adjacent to our building. Please join us for the beginning of this two-week long experience on April 28 at 11:15 am where in addition to white... Read more »

Purim to Passover Food Donation

by Lynn Crocker on April 4, 2019

Purim to Passover Food Donation As you clean out your home for Passover, we encourage you to donate your unopened, non-perishable food items to JFS. We have barrels located in the entryway to the building, on the right- hand side as you walk in. NO GLASS CONTAINERS.... Read more »

County of Santa Clara Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

by Lynn Crocker on April 4, 2019

The County of Santa Clara Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony  County Government Building, 70 W. Hedding StreetThursday, May 2, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Recognizing Courageous Diplomats and Foreign Service personnel from many countries who used their roles and acted to save Jews during the Holocaust will be remembered.... Read more »

Community Yom HaShoah Memorial Service

by Lynn Crocker on April 4, 2019

Community Yom HaShoah Memorial Service at Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Avenue, San Jose  Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Commemorate Yom HaShoah with us in this community memorial service. We are honored to have Max Garcia, a survivor, join us as a guest speaker. This is also with the participation of the Jewish clergy of the community, a community adult choir and... Read more »

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

by Lynn Crocker on April 4, 2019

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training  In the event of an area wide disaster, critical infrastructure and emergency services are impacted. The CERT academy trains residents to prepare for and respond to life-threatening events in the community. This training course is open to individuals who live or work within the communities served by County Fire: Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte... Read more »

Kosher for Passover Cheese Products

by Lynn Crocker on March 28, 2019

Natural and Kosher will be at the Costco location in Mountain View offering a range of quality cheese products that are Kosher for Passover. We are inviting the community to the roadshow to participate and sample some of our amazing products. Natural and Kosher looks forward to meeting with you on April 7-10th. Below is the address of the Costco... Read more »

Discover Temple Beth El -Aptos Gift Shop

by Lynn Crocker on March 28, 2019

Discover Temple Beth El -Aptos Gift Shop    “Lotsa goodies, but no food”.  Passover kickoff date Sunday April 7 9:30 a.m. til noon Seder plates, hostess gifts, children’s books and toys, and our usual spectacular array of jewelry and Israeli imports for the home, as well as mezuzot and ritual items. Shop early for best selection.    Extended Hours April 7-19 ... Read more »