Services

Musical Shabbat & Potluck 3/27

by Lynn Crocker on February 18, 2020

Musical Shabbat & Potluck Friday, March 27, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Join us for an engaging musical Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Jaymee Alpert and Lior Ben-Hur! Lior is a performing artist, music composer and award-winning educator born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel.

Potluck Dinner follows

We’ll provide cheese and veggie lasagnas and drinks. Please bring a pareve or dairy side ... Read more »

Neshama l’Shabbat 2/21

by Lynn Crocker on February 6, 2020

Neshama l’Shabbat Friday 2/21 6:30 – 7:30 p.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, we reconnect our physical and spiritual selves. Neshama l’Shabbat incorporates themes and music (including a playlist) from Shabbat into the experience.

Neshama l’Shabbat is open to all regardless of age, ... Read more »

Ruach (Energy) of Shabbat 2/1

by Lynn Crocker on January 27, 2020

Ruach (Energy) of Shabbat
Saturday, February 1, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join Rabbi Alpert for an alternative Shabbat prayer experience. Together, we will sing, reflect, and participate in creating a ruach (energy)-filled Shabbat morning service.  Please note that not all prayers will be recited and that the Torah reading will be abbreviated.  Everyone who wishes will be called to the ... Read more »

Family Shabbat and Potluck

by Lynn Crocker on November 6, 2019

Family Shabbat and Potluck Friday, November 22, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. SONY DSC

Family Shabbat is an abridged service with plenty of singing geared towards at school-aged children and their families followed by a potluck dinner! Sign up online... Read more »

Donate Life Shabbat & Legacy Giving Shabbat

by Lynn Crocker on October 30, 2019

Donate Life Shabbat & Legacy Giving Shabbat Saturday, November 16, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Celebrate two ways of giving at Shabbat services. Beth David will host its annual Legacy Giving Shabbat in conjunction with the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley as well as the National Donor Shabbat created by the Donate Life organization.... Read more »

An Exploration of Shabbat Prayer & Study

by Lynn Crocker on October 30, 2019

An Exploration of Shabbat Prayer & Study for Russian Speakers with Rabbi Ilana Baird Saturday, November 9, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This is a special program for Russian Speakers. ... Read more »

Sigd Celebration – 11/15

by Lynn Crocker on October 17, 2019

Sigd Celebration Friday, November 15, 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a remarkable evening to celebrate the Ethiopian Jewish holiday of SIGD which occurs 50 days after Yom Kippur!

6:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat with an African Flair7:00 pm Dairy Potluck Shabbat dinner; CBD will supply beverages and Ethiopian food to taste. 8:00 pm Ethiopian, Jewish speaker – Beza Abebe, will speak... Read more »

Judaism: The Path of Wisdom Friday – 11/1

by Lynn Crocker on October 16, 2019

Judaism: The Path of Wisdom Friday, November 1, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 6:00pm Potluck Dinner
6:45pm Services
7:30pm Rabbi Kleinberg Presentation

6:00pm Potluck Dinner 

We will provide: Cole slaw with pineapple, green salad with salmon, and a quinoa dish. Dairy/ Parve Potluck – Assigned by last name: A-F dessert, G-M main dish, N-Q salad, R-U appetizer, V-Z side dish.  Please sign up online or call ... Read more »

Simchat Torah Services

by Lynn Crocker on October 8, 2019

Erev Simchat Torah Service
Monday, October 21, 7:15 – 9:30 p.m.

The celebration begins with processions around the synagogue where any Jewish adult can carry the Torah.

Simchat Torah Services
Tuesday, October 22, 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Hakafot (dancing with the Torah) for all ages! It’s time to make some joyful noise and dance. Celebrate the giving of the Torah ... Read more »

Kabbalat Shabbat – 6/21

by Lynn Crocker on June 11, 2019

Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, June 21
Services 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Please join us for a special Kabbalat Shabbat service ending with Mourner’s Kaddish. ... Read more »

Friday Night Services

by Lynn Crocker on May 9, 2019

Friday Night Services
May 31 thru August Aug 23

May 31 5:30 p.m.   
Shabba-tot: An abridged service, with music, a story and snacks geared towards younger families.

June 7 6:00 p.m
Jewish Community Pride Shabbat at Congregation Shir Hadash
Congregation Beth David will join with the Jewish community at Congregation Shir Hadash for Pride Shabbat services which will be ... Read more »

Passover Services Schedule

by Lynn Crocker on April 4, 2019

Friday, April 19
Erev Pesach
No Evening Services
7:29pm Candle lighting

Saturday, April 20
Pesach I
9:30am Services
12:00pm Kiddush
8:38pm Candle lighting

Sunday, April 21
Pesach II
9:30am Services
12:00pm Kiddush

Friday, April 26
Pesach VII
9:30am Services
12:00pm Kiddush
No Evening Services
7:35pm Candle lighting

Saturday, April 27
Pesach VIII
9:30am Services– Includes Yizkor
12:00pm Kiddush... Read more »

Legacy Giving Shabbat

by Lynn Crocker on September 20, 2018

Legacy Giving Shabbat
Saturday, October 13,
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

We will honor people who have committed to doing Legacy Giving and talk about why we do Legacy Giving in our community.

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Tisha B’Av Services

by Lynn Crocker on May 20, 2018

Tisha B’Av Services
@ At Congregation Sinai

1532 Willowbrae Ave, San Jose

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Saturday, July 21st
9:15 – 11:00 p.m. 
Community-wide Erev Tisha B’Av Services
Come together to hear the haunting chanting of Megillat Eichah, the Book of Lamentations, as we recall the destructions of the First and Second Temples, along with other tragedies that have stricken the Jewish ... Read more »

Upcoming Services

by Lynn Crocker on October 3, 2017

Sukkah Service and Lulav Wave
Sunday, October 8, 2017, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Join Congregation Beth David for a Sukkah Family Minyan and Lulav and Etrog Shake.  Children will be able to participate in this fun event as they parade around the sanctuary behind the Torah.  If you have your own Lulav and Etrog don’t forget to bring it!  After ... Read more »

Rabbi Alexander’s Last Shabbat – July 29, 2017

by Lynn Crocker on May 18, 2017

Services/Rabbi Alexander’s Last Shabbat
as Rabbi of Community Engagement and Outreach
Help us honor and thank Rabbi Alexander for all of her efforts in her role as Rabbi of Community Engagement and Outreach. All are welcome to attend.... Read more »

Services/New Member Shabbat – December 3, 2016

by Lynn Crocker on November 10, 2016

Services/New Member Shabbat Saturday, December 3rd
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
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New members of Beth David will be honored during Shabbat morning services. New members are invited to participate by having an honor during the service. Longtime members are encouraged to come, welcome our new friends and share in a relaxed and lovely Shabbat lunch following the service.... Read more »

Shabbat Service
Followed by Potluck Dinner  Friday, January 6th, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Join together with the entire Beth David community in celebrating Shabbat beginning with a happy and celebratory Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a delicious potluck dinner. See guidelines for what to bring. All ages are welcome. This month we will be joined by BBYO. In honor of... Read more »

Family Service

by Lynn Crocker on November 8, 2016

Family Service

Saturday, February 11th
9:30 a.m.

A joyous, spiritual, thought-filled, multi-generational experience. Pray with your whole family, and find something different and unique for every member of the family.... Read more »

51st Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Thursday, November 24th
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Help us welcome the faith community of Saratoga to our new building for this year’s Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.... Read more »

Legacy Giving Shabbat – November 12, 2016

by Lynn Crocker on November 3, 2016

Legacy Giving Shabbat
Saturday, November 12th
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join us as we honor our Legacy Givers and their commitment to the community, held in conjunction with Yavneh Day School. Kiddush lunch follows.... Read more »

Family Service

by Lynn Crocker on October 27, 2016

Family Service

A joyous, spiritual, thought-filled, multigenerational experience. Pray with your whole family, and find something different and unique for every member of the family.... Read more »

Conversational Musaf Service – October 4, 2016

by Lynn Crocker on September 29, 2016

Conversational Musaf Service Tuesday, October 4th
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

NEW FOR 5777! Our beautiful, new Beit Tefilah offers a more intimate, lay led prayer experience for the majestic Rosh Hashanah Musaf service. This prayer experience will be accompanied by facilitated conversation on the themes of the liturgy.... Read more »

Erev Simchat Torah Celebration! – October 24, 2016

by Lynn Crocker on September 25, 2016

Erev Simchat Torah Celebration!  Monday October 24th 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

The celebration begins with processions around the synagogue where any Jewish adult can carry the Torah. Join us as welcome our new members during the first “hakafa” (procession)! Then continue on in the dancing and the fun!\. Do you juggle? Want to wear a boa or a crazy hat? ... Read more »

“P’tach Libi – Open My Heart” A Contemplative Service for Rosh Hashanah Led by Rabbi Leslie Alexander
Tuesday October 4th 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Join in an alternative  service that acknowledges our challenging life transitions in the past year and helps us anticipate a year of  newness and wholeness. The service will include traditional prayers, new readings, reflections and sharing. ... Read more »