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Sunday January 1, 2023
 
 

 

9:30 AM
Room/LocationOnline


Minyan (Zoom)
While this is not a traditional minyan, during this time, we are looking for creative ways to bring people together without being in the same physical space.  As long as there are at least ten people who log on for minyan, we will hold a complete service (including Kaddish). To connect with Zoom (with or without video), follow this link:  https://zoom.us/j/433935430?pwd=VzVNTG1abFZ5cHF1NWxGUXJ5QU01UT09 , To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 433 935 430, Password: 133720

Monday January 2, 2023
 
 

 

7:00 PM

Contact  Ritual
Room/LocationOnline


Minyan (Zoom) While this is not a traditional minyan, during this time, we are looking for creative ways to bring people together without being in the same physical space.  As long as there are at least ten people who log on for minyan, we will hold a complete service (including Kaddish).To connect with Zoom (with or without video)  https://zoom.us/j/151768108?pwd=Vmd0N1Y2NkhYZlpuQU82Vkc5NDBvdz09To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 151 768 108, Password: 274921. 

Tuesday January 3, 2023
 
 

7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  Iris Bendahan
tikkunolam@beth-david.org
Room/LocationOnline


January Jump Start - Tikkun Olam Team (Zoom)
Time to jump start our Tikkun Olam activities for 2023. We've got a fantastic Mitzvah Day lined up for February 5, and then what's next? Lets discuss together so active Tikkun Olam actions remain a primary value of our Beth David community!

To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 824 5636 4760
Passcode: 574434


 

Contact  Adult Ed
adulted@beth-david.org
Room/LocationOnline
ClassificationClass


Modern Musical Midrash with Rabbi Roller (Zoom)
In this twice monthly series, Rabbi Nathan Roller will lead us in examining biblical stories and themes through the music and lyrics of Alicia Jo Rabins. Each standalone lecture will focus on one biblical character or theme, deepening our connections to biblical characters, and enhancing our understanding of ancient texts.  To connect with Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82327433526?pwd=SUZ1YStDSUFETDAwdHY3YzF1Rm00Zz09To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 823 2743 3526, Passcode: 886859


Wednesday January 4, 2023
 
 

11:00 AM

Contact  Susan Greenberg Englander
info@beth-david.org
ClassificationClass


Balance and Stretch Class

This class has been canceled. We plan to resume next week!


Members register here: https://beth-david.force.com/Members/congrcomm_login


7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  Ritual VP
ritualvp@beth-david.org
Room/LocationOnline


Ritual Committee Meeting (Zoom)

To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 822 0379 8924
Passcode: 748703

 

Contact  Tikkun Olam Team
tikkunolam@beth-david.org
Room/LocationOnline


Tikkun Olam Team Meeting
Join us for our monthly meeting where we'll discuss implementation of social action events and programs at Beth David.

To connect online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87819962554?pwd=Z2UvNmJFQnBlQWlkS1lnSkVWekZKZz09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833 Meeting ID: 878 1996 2554 Passcode: 759363


Thursday January 5, 2023
 
 

7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Room/LocationOnline


Search Committee Focus Group (Zoom)

Come give your input to the Rabbi Search Committee!

A Zoom link will be emailed to you 2 days before your meeting.

Friday January 6, 2023
 
 

4:47 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map

Parashat Vayechi

Saturday January 7, 2023
 
 

 


Torah: Genesis 47:28-50:26
Haftarah: I Kings 2:1-12

https://hebcal.com/s/vayechi-20230107?uc=ical-saratoga-2023

9:30 AM
Room/LocationOnline
Sanctuary


Shabbat Services (Sanctuary/Streaming)
Please review our current guidelines for attending services in-person. 

To connect with Zoom https://zoom.us/j/706530744?pwd=Zk9Pczk4bUxiOG1SbTFPcm15Tm1zZz09 

To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 706 530 744, Password: 389516

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/congregationbethdavid



10:00 AM

Contact  Barbara Biran
biran@beth-david.org
Room/LocationBeit Midrash
Board Room
ClassificationClass


Approachable Torah with Rabbi Berkowitz
Join Rabbi Berkowitz for his monthly Approachable Torah session.

For our current COVID rules, please visit this link: https://beth-david.org/covid-response-task-force/

11:30 AM
Room/LocationSocial Hall
Sukkah Patio


Kiddush (Sukkah Patio/Social Hall)
Please join us for kiddush lunch on the Sukkah Patio or the Social Hall after services.

For our current COVID rules, please visit this link: https://beth-david.org/covid-response-task-force/


5:49 PM


DIY Havdalah
There is no Zoom Havdalah gathering tonight, so we encourage you to celebrate on your own!

 

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Sunday January 8, 2023
 
 

9:30 AM
 

Contact  Rabbi Nathan Roller
rabbiroller@beth-david.org
Room/LocationPlay Patio
Rm 11
Rm 12
Rm 13
Rm 14
Rm 15
Rm 16
Rm 17
Rm 18
Rm 19
Rm 20
Studio
Sukkah Patio
ClassificationClass


Camp Beth David In Person Electives

The experiential, in-person component of our religious school. Open to students enrolled in a Day School.
For PreK - 7th grades.

For more information and to register your child, visit https://beth-david.org/youth-education/


10:00 AM
Room/LocationOnline


Search Committee Focus Group (Zoom)

Come give your input to the Rabbi Search Committee!

A Zoom link will be emailed to you 2 days before your meeting.

2:30 PM

Contact  membershipvp@beth-david.org
Room/LocationSanctuary


Classical Concert
Join us for a concert presented by cellist Angela Lee, bassist Charles Chandler, and violinist Nancy Zhou, who will perform works by J. S. Bach, Michael Haydn, Rheinhold Glière, Andres Martin, and Mark O'Connor.

Cost is $20 per person (10 and under free). 
Sign up and prepay by January 6.


Monday January 9, 2023
 
 

7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  Adult Education
adulted@beth-david.org
Room/LocationBeit Midrash
Board Room


God Loves the Stranger with Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia
In this 4-part class, Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia will discuss finding peace and harmony in an unsettled world, by embracing the stranger that God loves. 
The discussion will be based on the book, "God Loves the Stranger," by Rabbi Peltz Weinberg. Participants are encouraged to obtain a copy of the book and to read the chapters we will discuss in advance of each session. The reading assignment for the first session is the Introduction and Part 1 to page 25. In this collection of stories, poems, teachings, and meditation exercises, Rabbi Weinberg provides a pathway to navigate today's challenges with grace, spiritual fulfillment, and understanding. We can learn to love one another, create just societies, handle suffering in productive ways, and bring love and gratitude into our everyday lives.

Tuesday January 10, 2023
 
 

10:00 AM

Contact  Dafna Mizrahi
dafi.sorokin@gmail.com
Room/Location(Offsite)


The Joy of Being a Grandma
Hosted by Dafna 
Mizrahi
Starbucks Cupertino, Stevens Creek and DeAnza Blvd
Dafna Mizrahi loves being a grandmother and would enjoy getting together with other grandmothers. 
Join her for a morning of socializing and sharing stories.Please email Dafi.sorokin@gmail.com.

7:00 PM
 

Contact  Temple Emanu-El
408-292-0939
Room/LocationOnline


Intro to Judaism
Want to learn more about being Jewish? Have questions about the Jewish religion? Join local Rabbis each week for the Intro to Judaism class. 

An overview of the Jewish life-cycle, holidays, and ritual. During the course of the year, students will gain an understanding of Jewish belief, history and calendar and gain exposure to important Jewish books including the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud. Each session includes thirty minutes of Hebrew instruction.  The class will meet on Zoom.

Instructors: Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia of the APJCC, Rabbi Jaymee Alpert of Congregation Beth David, Rabbi Nico Socolovsky of Congregation Shir Hadash, Rabbi Josh Berkenwald of Congregation Sinai, and Rabbi Dana Magat of Temple Emanu-El.


7:30 PM

Contact  Iris Bendahan
tikkunolam@beth-david.org
Room/LocationOnline
ClassificationClass


Climate Smart GoGreen Challenge: Food & Waste (Zoom)
The GoGreen Teams program is a simple, easy and fun way to learn about climate and sustainability solutions, emergency preparedness and resilience and take actions! This month's focus is Food and Waste. To connect with Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83565810475?pwd=TzlpQTFhNHpMQ3pGbFBXSGM5by9QUT09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 835 6581 0475, Passcode: 378570 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833 Full schedule
  • Climate & Sustainability – Food & Waste: Jan 10
  • Climate & Sustainability – Water: Feb 14
  • Emergency Preparedness – Build Your Kit:Mar 14
  • Emergency Preparedness – Make a Plan: May 9
  • Community Resilience: June 13
  • Community Action & Celebration: TBD IN PERSON

Wednesday January 11, 2023
 
 

11:00 AM

Contact  Susan Greenberg Englander
info@beth-david.org
Room/LocationBeit Midrash
Board Room
ClassificationClass


Balance and Stretch Class

Aaron Hodges, an exercise and strength trainer, will be offering a balance and exercise class. 

$10 per class. Pre-payment required. 


Members register here: https://beth-david.force.com/Members/congrcomm_login


4:00 PM

Contact  Rabbi Nathan Roller
rabbiroller@beth-david.org
Room/LocationOnline
ClassificationClass


Online Religious School

For 3rd - 7th grades.

For more information and to register your child, visit https://beth-david.org/youth-education/


7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  Wendy Glasser
president@beth-david.org
Room/LocationOnline

Thursday January 12, 2023
 
 

11:00 AM

Contact  Beth David Women
women@beth-david.org
Room/Location(Offsite)
ClassificationSocial


Ladies Who Lunch
Join Beth David Women for our popular monthly luncheon at a member's home. This is a casual opportunity for women of all ages to get together and socialize. Sign Up

7:00 PM
Friday January 13, 2023
 
 

4:54 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map

Parashat Shemot

Saturday January 14, 2023
 
 

 


Torah: Exodus 1:1-6:1
Haftarah: Isaiah 27:6-28:13, 29:22-23
Haftarah for Sephardim: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3

https://hebcal.com/s/shemot-20230114?uc=ical-saratoga-2023

9:30 AM
9:45 AM

Contact  Rabbi Roller
rabbiroller@beth-david.org
Room/LocationBeit T'Fillah
ClassificationService


Youth Congregation (Beit T'fillah)
This year’s theme is Unlocking Jewish Prayer.
Enjoy an interactive and informal Shabbat service experience. Youth participate in traditional prayer, Torah readings, games or discussions inspired both by the weekly Torah portion and current events. Adults/parents welcome. 

For our current COVID rules, please visit this link: https://beth-david.org/covid-response-task-force/



10:00 AM

Contact  Barbara Biran
biran@beth-david.org
Room/LocationBeit Midrash
ClassificationClass


Mindfulness and Meditation through the Hasidic Lens (Beit Midrash)
with Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia 

Find personal meaning in Jewish prayer and discover that current spiritual tools are rooted in the traditional Jewish experience. 

For our current COVID rules, please visit this link: https://beth-david.org/covid-response-task-force/


11:00 AM

Contact  Rabbi Roller
rabbiroller@beth-david.org
Room/LocationBeit T'Fillah
ClassificationService


Tot Shabbat with Rabbi Roller (Beit T'fillah)
This is a relaxing, lighthearted, interactive, Shabbat program for tots and their families. Enjoy singing , stories, movement and more.  
For our current COVID rules, please visit this link: https://beth-david.org/covid-response-task-force/



11:30 AM
12:45 PM

Contact  Adult Ed
adulted@beth-david.org
Room/LocationBeit Midrash


Jewish Book Discussion Group (Beit Midrash)

Three Sisters by Heather Morris

Third in The Tattooist of Auschwitz series.

Third book in the trilogy, The Three Sisters begins where the previous volumes left off. Slovakian sisters Livia, Magda, and Cibi have managed to survive years of imprisonment in Auschwitz. The three survived overwork, near starvation, and the brutal whims of the guards in the most notorious death camp in Nazi Germany. But now, the allies are closing in and the sisters have one last hurdle to face: the death march from Auschwitz, as the Nazis try to erase any evidence of the prisoners held there. Due to a last minute stroke of luck, the three of them are able to escape formation and hide in the woods for days until being rescued.
From there, the three sisters travel to Israel, to their new home, where the battle for freedom takes on new forms. The discussion will be led by Lori Cinnamon.


5:55 PM


DIY Havdalah
There is no Zoom Havdalah gathering tonight, so we encourage you to celebrate on your own!

 

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Sunday January 15, 2023
 
 

9:30 AM
1:00 PM

Contact  Hillary Farkas
hjfarkas@sbcglobal.net


POSTPONED - Community Wide Judaica Roadshow This event will be rescheduled!

Monday January 16, 2023
 
 

 

 

7:00 PM
Tuesday January 17, 2023
 
 

7:00 PM
 
7:30 PM
Wednesday January 18, 2023
 
 

11:00 AM
4:00 PM
7:00 PM
Thursday January 19, 2023
 
 

10:15 AM

Contact  library@beth-david.org
Room/LocationBeit Midrash
Board Room

7:00 PM
Friday January 20, 2023
 
 

10:00 AM

Contact  adulted@beth-david.org
Room/LocationOnline
ClassificationClass


Talmud Study with Rabbi Alpert (Zoom)
We will begin Masechet Ta'anit. If you already have Masechet Megillah Koren edition (which was studied prior to Pesachim), you also have Ta'anit - it is part of the same volume. Or it can be purchased and downloaded here: https://korenpub.com/products/vol-12-taanit-megilla-pdf

To connect with Zoom https://zoom.us/j/734334750?pwd=VUx5U0tpclZHV3Y4M0F2V1JaeE84dz09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 734 334 750, Password: 854888


5:01 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map

Parashat Vaera

5:30 PM

Contact  Rabbi Roller
rabbiroller@beth-david.org
Room/LocationRm 11
Rm 12
Rm 13
Rm 14
Rm 15
Rm 16
Rm 17
Rm 18
Rm 19
Rm 20
ClassificationClass


Family Learning Experiences with Rabbi Roller


Learn and celebrate the Jewish year! Open to all Beth David Families.


Saturday January 21, 2023
 
 

 


Torah: Exodus 6:2-9:35
Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21

https://hebcal.com/s/vaera-20230121?uc=ical-saratoga-2023

 


Molad Sh'vat: Sat, 56 minutes and 10 chalakim after 23:00

9:30 AM
10:00 AM

Contact  Barbara Biran
biran@beth-david.org
Room/LocationBoard Room


Exploring Jewish Texts for Russian Speakers 
with Rabbi Ilana Baird
For our current COVID rules, please visit this link: https://beth-david.org/covid-response-task-force/



11:30 AM
6:03 PM


DIY Havdalah
There is no Zoom Havdalah gathering tonight, so we encourage you to celebrate on your own!

 

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Sunday January 22, 2023
 
 

9:00 AM

Contact  Michael Bierman
secretary@beth-david.org
Room/LocationParking Lot


Beautification Day
Come help beautify the Synagogue! We'll be washing the Jerusalem stone wall and doing other outdoor clean-up. Bagels and coffee provided! 

As usual, bring your rakes, saws, clippers & gloves but please, no machetes.


9:30 AM
10:00 AM

Contact  Rabbi Nathan Roller
rabbiroller@beth-david.org
Room/LocationOnline
ClassificationClass


Online Religious School

For 1st - 7th grades.

For more information and to register your child, visit https://beth-david.org/youth-education/

11:00 AM

Contact  Nurit Jacobs
IsraelAction@beth-david.org
Room/LocationOnline


From Dream to Reality: The Story of the Ethiopian Community in Israel (Zoom)
From living as a Jew in her native Ethiopia dreaming of Jerusalem, to the reality of immigration to Israel, Ms. Oshra Friedman will discuss her personal story. Her talk will include religious background of Ethiopian Jews, cultural traditions, absorption procedures, multi-cultural public education in Israel, and the challenges and successes of integrating Ethiopian Jews into academics and careers. Friedman currently serves in the Israeli government as Deputy Director General of the Authority for Advancement of Women.

This event now requires registration - you will receive a personalized link via email. 


2:00 PM

Contact  Hazak
hazak@beth-david.org
Room/Location(Offsite)
ClassificationSocial


Hazak -Theatreworks "In Every Generation"
Join Hazak at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts to see "In Every Generation", presented by Theatreworks.
A celebration of Jewish tradition, this exciting new play follows one family through four millennia of Passover dinners, going from the personal to the eternal, musing on how and if humanity will ever evolve. 

Ticket Price TBD. 
To RSVP, email hazak@beth-david.org


Monday January 23, 2023
 
 

 


Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar. שְׁבָט (transliterated Sh'vat or Shevat) is the 11th month of the Hebrew year, has 30 days, and corresponds to January or February on the Gregorian calendar. רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ, transliterated Rosh Chodesh or Rosh Hodesh, is a minor holiday that occurs at the beginning of every month in the Hebrew calendar. It is marked by the birth of a new moon

Torah: Numbers 28:1-15

https://hebcal.com/h/rosh-chodesh-shvat-2023?uc=ical-sarato...

7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  Adult Education
adulted@beth-david.org
Room/LocationBeit Midrash
Board Room


God Loves the Stranger with Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia

In four sessions, Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia will discuss finding peace and harmony in an unsettled world, by embracing the stranger that God loves. 

The discussion will be based on the book, God Loves the Stranger, by Rabbi Sheila Peltz-Weinberg. Participants are encouraged to obtain a copy of the book and to read the chapters we will discuss in advance of each session. 

In this collection of stories, poems, teachings, and meditation exercises, Rabbi Peltz-Weinberg provides a pathway to navigate today's challenges with grace, spiritual fulfillment, and understanding. We can learn to love one another, create just societies, handle suffering in productive ways, and bring love and gratitude into our everyday lives. The reading assignment for the Jan 23 session is Part II (pages 27-62).


Tuesday January 24, 2023
 
 

7:00 PM
 
Wednesday January 25, 2023
 
 

11:00 AM
4:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  Wendy Glasser
president@beth-david.org
Room/LocationOnline


General Board Meeting (Zoom)
To connect with Zooom https://zoom.us/j/95814138026?pwd=dzV4S2UrRGN6ZzRqcjlNWkdZdE14QT09To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 958 1413 8026, Password: 570592

If you are interested in the agenda for the meeting, please email secretary@beth-david.org

Thursday January 26, 2023
 
 

7:00 PM
Friday January 27, 2023
 
 

5:09 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map

Parashat Bo

Saturday January 28, 2023
 
 

 


Torah: Exodus 10:1-13:16
Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13-28

https://hebcal.com/s/bo-20230128?uc=ical-saratoga-2023

9:30 AM
Room/LocationOnline
Sanctuary
ClassificationService


Women's Shabbat (Sanctuary/Streaming)

HAZAK - Be Strong - is our call as Beth David women.   Bring with you your female identifying friends and relatives to fill the Bima and the sanctuary with our voices, as we gather in person for the first time in several years, and worship with ruach and kavana.

We will be infusing Hias'Refugee Shabbat into the program. 

Please review our current guidelines for attending services in-person. 

To connect with Zoom https://zoom.us/j/706530744?pwd=Zk9Pczk4bUxiOG1SbTFPcm15Tm1zZz09 

To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 706 530 744, Password: 389516

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/congregationbethdavid




9:45 AM
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
6:10 PM


DIY Havdalah
There is no Zoom Havdalah gathering tonight, so we encourage you to celebrate on your own!

 

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Sunday January 29, 2023
 
 

9:30 AM
 
11:00 AM

Contact  Beth David Women
women@beth-david.org
Room/LocationKitchen
ClassificationVolunteer


Hamantaschen Baking
Join Wendy J Glasser and Beth David Women to bake hamantaschen for a Beth David Women fundraiser. We will make apricot, cherry, prune and poppy seed hamantaschen!

1:30 PM


Jewbilee - Multicultural Judaism 
Celebrating the diversity of Jewish Culture.

Honoring and sharing the array of ways people practice, celebrate, claim, and represent their Jewish identity. Understanding how one's Jewish-self fits within the larger community and history. For many, it will be a day of discovery and education. For all, it will be a day of celebration and connection. Kids Jewbilee is a meaningful day for the kids, too, with special activities. Learn more, register or volunteer: www.jvalley.org/jewbilee


Monday January 30, 2023
 
 

7:00 PM
Tuesday January 31, 2023
 
 

7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  Adult Education
adulted@beth-david.org
Room/LocationSocial Hall


Discovering Jewish Science Fiction/Fantasy
Author Valerie Estelle Frankel will give us “A Look at the Jewish Influences in Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, D.C., Marvel, and So Many More…” Frankel is the author of more than 80 books, including popular and academic works on Jewish science fiction.