Community Happenings

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

Schedule
Shabba-tot 5:30 – 6:00 p.m
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Guest musician Lior Ben-Hur
A 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 ... 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 ... 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 Avenue
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, along with the participation of the Jewish clergy of the community, a community adult choir and children’s choir.  Questions? Email ... 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 Street
Thursday, 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 ... Read more »

Yom HaShoah Community Choir
Your Chance to Participate!

Adults & children are welcome to join a community choir being directed by Cantor Amanda Edmonson of Temple Emanu-El for the Community Yom HaShoah Memorial Service on May 1 at 7:00pm. Scheduled rehearsals and performance will be held at Temple Emanu-El.

Adult Choir Yom HaShoah rehearsals

Sundays, April 14 & 28 from... Read more »

Upcoming Klezmer Music Workshops

by Lynn Crocker on March 21, 2019

Upcoming Klezmer Music Workshops

Marian Concus is on the flute faculty of Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View. She will offer two Klezmer music workshops in April. For information about the workshops TELEPHONE Christina Christiansen-Hedge at Community School for Music and Arts at (650)917-6800 x330 AFTER APRIL 9. There is NO ONLINE enrollment. There is NO enrollment ... Read more »

Photos Needed

by Lynn Crocker on March 6, 2019

Photos Needed

Help us showcase all of the great programming at CBD! If you attend a CBD event and take photos,

please email them to Lynn. They will be used on social media, the website and CBD publications.... Read more »

Spaghetti FUN-raiser Dinner – 3/3 Drop-ins Welcome!

by Lynn Crocker on February 18, 2019

Spaghetti FUN-raiser Dinner
Sunday March 3
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for our Spaghetti FUN-Raiser Dinner. Our chefs and servers will be our staff and students! $7.00 child (ages 5-17) & $14.00 adults (ages 18 and over).

RSVP online or call the office at 408-257-3333..... Read more »

Yiddish Conversation Group

by Lynn Crocker on February 10, 2019

3:00 – 4:30pm
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month – See calendar for specific dates  

Do you know Yiddish?

Would you like to chat with others in Yiddish?

The Yiddish Group is for people to re-activate prior Yiddish knowledge, to learn Yiddish for the first time, to have conversations.

Email for more information... Read more »

Jake’s of Saratoga

by Lynn Crocker on February 7, 2019

Jake’s of Saratoga

We are pleased to announce that we have an arrangement with Jake’s of Saratoga for pizza! They have purchased a knife that will be used exclusively for cutting cheese and/or vegetarian pizzas ordered for Congregation Beth David or Beth David members! Please be sure to order direct, meaning not from one of the food delivery services, let ... Read more »

International Holocaust Remembrance – January 29

by Lynn Crocker on January 28, 2019

International Holocaust Remembrance at San Jose City Council San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Local Holocaust survivor Maria Donner and Council Member Sergio Jimenez will join Mayor Sam Liccardo in proclaiming a week of remembrance in San Jose during the Ceremonial Items portion of the regular meeting of the San Jose City Council.... Read more »