Community Happenings

Project Isaiah Virtual Food Drive – Addressing a Current Critical Need in Our Community

Since the COVID crisis began, Second Harvest Food Bank has experienced double the requests for assistance. Your financial contributions are needed!
If you are able, please make a monetary donation to Second Harvest through the Congregation Beth David Project Isaiah Virtual Food Drive. Second Harvest’s buying ... Read more »

Ways To Stay Connected">Ways To Stay Connected

by Lynn Crocker on September 1, 2020

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

High Holy Days Sermons

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Cooking Demo with Ziva Fishman (Zoom) How to prepare Sephardic Rosh Hashanah Jeweled Rice

Please join Ziva Fishman for a delicious cooking demonstration of Sephardic Jeweled Rice for your Rosh Hashanah dinner. The rice is infused with fragrant spices, apricots, figs, cherries with a nice crunch from pomegranates and pistachios. This is a wonderful addition to your fabulous holiday menu. 

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Frena Bakery & Café and Hummus Bodega
House of Bagels
Epic Bites – Shabbat Meals
Pars Kosher Market Frena Bakery & Café and Hummus Bodega

We are bringing FRESH baked goods & FRESH food items all the way to you.
Please see their website for the weekly schedule :

House of Bagels

House of Bagels will deliver fresh bagels ... Read more »

Rosh Hashana Rugelach Baking

by Lynn Crocker on July 23, 2020

Rosh Hashana Rugelach Baking With Marilyn Goodman Monday, August 3, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Please join us for a Rosh Hashona baking demonstration of rugelach by Marilyn Goodman. This Ashkenazi treat is a filled pastry product originating in the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.

Recipe and ingredients are included so that you can follow along with Marilyn as she bakes ... Read more »

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 »

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.

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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

All Grade Levels
High School
All Ages


Free @Home Education & Activity Resources:
Jewish Interactive Free Resources:
Behrman House Free Resources:


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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 »