Community Happenings

Shabbat Morning Hike with Rabbi Alpert

by Lynn Crocker on November 26, 2019

Shabbat Hike Morning Hike With Rabbi Alpert Saturday, December 14, 9:00am – 12:00pm For families with 4th graders and up. Leave the stresses of the week behind! Get out into nature and bond with your kids on this family-friendly, educational hike led by Rabbi Alpert. The hike will focus on combining Shabbat prayer, mindfulness and exercise. Please RSVP online or... 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 14After 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 home... 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 RecyclingWeek 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 the... 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 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. 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 »

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 Featuring musician Lior Ben-Hur.  Check out his music. Please bring a canned food donation for food drive ScheduleShabba-tot 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Guest musician Lior Ben-HurA fun musical service for families with young children. Welcome Shabbat with songs and joy, then join the community BBQ & Barchu BBQ 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. RSVP for... 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 – Taught by Rabbi Alpert<

by Lynn Crocker on April 16, 2019

Neshama Body and Soul – Taught by Rabbi Alpert Sundays 2019: 11/3 2020: 1/12, 4/29 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 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 to our physical and spiritual selves. Neshama Body and Soul is open to all regardless of... Read more »