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Monday April 1, 2024
 
 

7:00 PM

Contact  Ritual
Room/LocationOnline


Minyan (Zoom)
We are looking to include as many members of our Beth David family as possible in this wonderful tradition that brings comfort to our mourners and gives each of us a daily opportunity to connect with our soul, our community and our God

Tuesday April 2, 2024
 
 

10:00 AM

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


Empty Nesters’ Coffee & Chat 
This is a social group for empty nesters to gather and share ideas about where to go on vacation, technology problems, cooking, kids, funny stories, etc. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 10am at Paris Baguette in Cupertino. To join the mailing list, or if you have any questions, please email Dafna Mizrahi at Dafi.sorokin@gmail.com

10:30 AM

Contact  Rabbi Kunin
rabbikunin@beth-david.org
Room/LocationBeit Midrash
ClassificationClass


Torah Study with Rabbi Kunin
The Torah is our timeless treasure, with answers for the pivotal questions of the past, present and future. Sometimes it challenges us, and sometimes it disturbs us. Nonetheless there is always room for learning and debate. Each week we will examine ideas and issues from the weekly parasha and, through discussion and sometimes debate, discover meaningful connections between the wisdom our our Torah and our modern lives. Please join this weekly informal Torah study session with Rabbi Kunin on a drop-in basis. 

1:30 PM

Contact  Shelley Kunin
Room/LocationBeit Midrash


Weekly Mah Jongg 
Join us for weekly Mah Jongg. Open to players of all levels!


7:00 PM
 

Contact  Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia
rabbihugh@jvalley.org
Room/Location(Offsite) APJCC


Silicon Valley Intro to Judaism
This course presents an overview of major aspects of Judaism, including practice, belief, and history. Students will be exposed to Jewish thought and practice through lectures, class discussions, and readings. Because Judaism is not something that can be fully understood from books and lectures, there will be several assignments and activities designed to give participants "real-world" Jewish experiences.
This class is taught by five rabbis, from four different synagogues and from Jewish Silicon Valley. This will give students exposure to a variety of approaches to Judaism.
This course is open to Jews and non-Jews, those seeking to convert to Judaism, as well as those who are interested in learning more. The course will be taught at revolving locations.
For more information, contact rabbihugh@jvalley.org


Wednesday April 3, 2024
 
 

11:30 AM

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


Balance and Stretch Class

Class is full. 


4:30 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  Nathan Handelsman
president@beth-david.org
Room/LocationOnline

Thursday April 4, 2024
 
 

1:00 PM
ClassificationMeeting


Office Hours with Rabbi Kunin 
Drop in or Zoom in for office hours with Rabbi Kunin! No appointment required!


Trouble registering? View our FAQ page


2:00 PM

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


The History and Evolution of the Haggadah
Join Rabbi Roller as we explore the history and evolution of the Passover seder and the Haggadah and what this tells us about the different ways Jews have observed Passover through the ages. We will focus on two famous fours found in the Haggadah: the Four Questions, and the Four Sons and look at how these texts have changed over time.

Tickets are $10. RSVP by emailing hazak@beth-david.org, your account will be billed.

7:00 PM
Friday April 5, 2024
 
 

10:00 AM

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


Talmud Study with Rabbi Kunin (Zoom)
Please join Rabbi David Kunin online for weekly Talmud study. The Talmud is the foundational document of rabbinic Judaism, containing laws and lore which underlie how Jews approach the world. Its dialectic toward truth yields a multiplicity of answers which we will explore in depth. All are welcome. No prior Talmud study experience necessary.
Please register (one-time only): https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upcpdOqsqT4qCBoHK3SxfKmOdbCux3aLzA
You will receive your own personal Zoom link to use for all sessions of online Talmud study. 
Trouble registering? View our FAQ page

7:16 PM

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

Parashat Shmini

Saturday April 6, 2024
 
 

 


Torah: Leviticus 9:1-11:47; Exodus 12:1-20
Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18 | Shabbat HaChodesh
Haftarah for Sephardim: II Samuel 6:1-19

https://hebcal.com/s/shmini-20240406?uc=ical-saratoga-2024

 


Molad Nisan: Mon, 57 minutes and 7 chalakim after 22:00

 


Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan

Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18

https://hebcal.com/h/shabbat-hachodesh-2024?uc=ical-saratog...

9:30 AM
Room/LocationOnline
Sanctuary


Shabbat Services (Sanctuary/Youtube)
View updated mask policy

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



9:45 AM

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


Youth Congregation
An interactive Shabbat service experience specifically targeted for our 1st - 5th grade students. Youth participate in traditional prayer, Torah readings, games and discussions inspired both by the weekly Torah portion and current events. Adults/parents welcome.


11:15 AM

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


Tot Shabbat with Rabbi Roller
This is a relaxing, lighthearted, interactive, Shabbat program for tots and their families. Join Rabbi Roller for singing , stories, movement and more!

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.
View updated mask policy


8:18 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Sunday April 7, 2024
 
 

9:30 AM
Room/LocationOnline


Minyan (Zoom)
We are looking to include as many members of our Beth David family as possible in this wonderful tradition that brings comfort to our mourners and gives each of us a daily opportunity to connect with our soul, our community and our God

 

Contact  Rabbi Nathan 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


Religious School

In-Person! For pre-K - 7th grades.

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

10:30 AM

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


Beyond the Headlines: Insights from an Israeli Hero (Zoom)
Please join us for this special briefing, LIVE from Israel, with senior MDA paramedic Felix Lotan. Felix will share the in-depth story of MDA critical medical emergency operations, commitment, mission, the determination to save lives at all costs. Felix has participated in numerous MDA disaster response/rescue efforts internationally, from Nepal to Turkey. Now, he's focused on the needs in Israel, working 24/7 at the homefront during Israel’s war against Hamas.


Monday April 8, 2024
 
 

7:00 PM
Tuesday April 9, 2024
 
 

 


Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. נִיסָן (transliterated Nisan or Nissan) is the 1st month of the Hebrew year, has 30 days, and corresponds to March or April 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-nisan-2024?uc=ical-sarato...

10:30 AM
1:30 PM
7:00 PM
 
Wednesday April 10, 2024
 
 

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

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


Ritual Committee Meeting 
This meeting has been canceled.

Thursday April 11, 2024
 
 

11:30 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. Thanks to Joanne Cornbleet for hosting the April LWL. This month’s lunch format will be a catered box lunch – no potluck items needed! The cost is $22/person and space is limited; please check this link to sign up if space is available: April LWL. Email women@beth-david.org with questions.



1:00 PM
ClassificationMeeting


Office Hours with Rabbi Kunin 
Office hours this week have been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  info@beth-david.org
Room/LocationOnline


Program Committee Meeting
Join the program committee for a Zoom meeting to discuss and plan events for the Congregation.



Friday April 12, 2024
 
 

10:00 AM
1:00 PM

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


Indonesian Food for Pesach!
Can you koki (cook)? Join Rabbi Kunin to prepare and learn about Indonesian foods & customs for Pesach!

RSVP here: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C48A5AA28A5F5CF8-47320674-indonesian

For more information and to sign up for the dining portion of this event on 4/14:
http://bethdavid.mhsoftware.com/ViewItem.html?cal_item_id=90030&dtwhen=2460415

7:23 PM

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

Parashat Tazria

Saturday April 13, 2024
 
 

 


Torah: Leviticus 12:1-13:59
Haftarah: II Kings 4:42-5:19

https://hebcal.com/s/tazria-20240413?uc=ical-saratoga-2024

9:30 AM
11:30 AM
12:45 PM

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


Jewish Book Discussion Group (Beit Midrash)

Dinner at The Center of the Earth

by Nathan Englander, led by Judy Paktor
The best work yet from the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges–a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard.


8:24 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Sunday April 14, 2024
 
 

9:30 AM
 

Contact  Rabbi Roller
rabbiroller@beth-david.org
ClassificationClass


Family Learning Experience

Celebrate the Jewish Year with Us! Connect with our tradition and each other. 
Join Rabbi Roller for a Passover learning experience with games, music, art and food! 
Open to the community! 


More information: Email Rabbi Nathan Roller, Rabbi Educator

 

UPCOMING:

  • April 28: Chocolate Seder
  • May 26: Lag b'Omer

10:00 AM
Room/LocationConference Room


This is a private meeting for committee members only.

12:30 PM

Contact  Barbara Biran
biran@beth-david.org
Room/LocationKitchen
Social Hall


Indonesian Meal for Pesach!
Selamat Paskah - Happy Passover! Join Rabbi Kunin and enjoy the Indonesian Passover foods made by your fellow congregants on Friday April 12th while learning about their foods
and customs.



For more information and to sign up for the food prep portion of this event on 4/12: http://bethdavid.mhsoftware.com/ViewItem.html?cal_item_id=90029&dtwhen=2460413 


Monday April 15, 2024
 
 

3:00 PM

Contact  Ann Tavan
info@beth-david.org
Room/LocationBeit Midrash
Board Room


Crafters' Guild
Hosted by Ricki Gafter and Ann Tavan. 
Do you enjoy sewing? Knitting? Crocheting? Do you want to get together with others while working on projects? This is an informal gathering with no membership requirements where all are welcome. Join us for crafting or simply for camaraderie. To add your name to the list, contact Ann Tavan (ann@tavan.com).

7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  Bill Beyda
Room/LocationOnline
ClassificationMeeting


Finance Committee Meeting (Zoom)



 

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


Budmo! Recipes from a Ukrainian Kitchen 
Local Ukrainian-born Chef and author, Anna Voloshyna, will discuss her new cookbook, Budmo! Recipes from a Ukrainian Kitchen. Copies will be available for purchase. Her presentation will include some recipes suitable for Passover.

Tuesday April 16, 2024
 
 

10:30 AM
1:30 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM

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


The Psalms: A Guide for the Heart and Soul with Rabbi Allan Berkowitz (Zoom)
Rabbi Allan Berkowitz's new book is written for the non-scholar, allowing each of us to uncover the beauty and spiritual uplift found in the psalms. They are especially poignant for these painful and challenging times.


 
Room/LocationSukkah Patio


Silent Auction Debrief Session
This is a private meeting.

Wednesday April 17, 2024
 
 

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

Contact  Nathan Handelsman
president@beth-david.org
Room/LocationSocial Hall
ClassificationMeeting


General Board Meeting
All are invited to join us in-person. 


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

Thursday April 18, 2024
 
 

 


Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel

https://hebcal.com/h/yom-haaliyah-2024?uc=ical-saratoga-2024

1:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  Israel Action Committee
Room/LocationOnline
ClassificationMeeting


Israel Action Committee Planning Meeting (Zoom)
This is a private meeting.

Friday April 19, 2024
 
 

10:00 AM
7:29 PM

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

Parashat Metzora

Saturday April 20, 2024
 
 

 


Torah: Leviticus 14:1-15:33
Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24 | Shabbat HaGadol

https://hebcal.com/s/metzora-20240420?uc=ical-saratoga-2024

 


Shabbat before Pesach

Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24

https://hebcal.com/h/shabbat-hagadol-2024?uc=ical-saratoga-...

9:30 AM
9:45 AM
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
8:30 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Sunday April 21, 2024
 
 

9:30 AM
Monday April 22, 2024
 
 

 


Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Also called Chag HaMatzot (the Festival of Matzah), it commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt

https://hebcal.com/h/pesach-2024?uc=ical-saratoga-2024

3:00 PM

7:32 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Tuesday April 23, 2024
 
 

 

 


Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Also called Chag HaMatzot (the Festival of Matzah), it commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt

Torah: Exodus 12:21-51; Numbers 28:16-25
Haftarah: Joshua 5:2-6:1

https://hebcal.com/h/pesach-2024?uc=ical-saratoga-2024

9:30 AM
Room/LocationOnline
Sanctuary


Services (Sanctuary/Streaming)
View updated mask policy

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



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.
View updated mask policy


6:00 PM

Contact  Barbara Biran
biran@beth-david.org
Room/LocationKitchen
Social Hall


2nd Night Passover Seder
Join us for a Second-night community seder. Menu includes matzah ball soup, brisket, vegetable kugel, roasted potatoes, pareve desserts. We'll be using gluten-free matzo meal and a vegetarian option will be available. 

MUST Register by April 8, minimum of 50 attendees in order to proceed.

8:33 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Wednesday April 24, 2024
 
 

 


Today is 1 day of the Omer

הַיוֹם יוֹם אֶחָד לָעוֹמֶר

Lovingkindness within Lovingkindness
חֶֽסֶד שֶׁבְּחֶֽסֶד
Chesed sheb'Chesed

 

 


Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Also called Chag HaMatzot (the Festival of Matzah), it commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt

Torah: Leviticus 22:26-23:44; Numbers 28:16-25
Haftarah: II Kings 23:1-9, 23:21-25

https://hebcal.com/h/pesach-2024?uc=ical-saratoga-2024

9:30 AM
Room/LocationOnline
Sanctuary


Services (Sanctuary/Streaming)
View updated mask policy

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



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.
View updated mask policy


8:34 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Thursday April 25, 2024
 
 

 


Today is 2 days of the Omer

הַיוֹם שְׁנֵי יָמִים לָעוֹמֶר

Might within Lovingkindness
גְבוּרָה שֶׁבְּחֶֽסֶד
Gevurah sheb'Chesed

 


Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Also called Chag HaMatzot (the Festival of Matzah), it commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt

Torah: Exodus 13:1-16; Numbers 28:19-25

https://hebcal.com/h/pesach-2024?uc=ical-saratoga-2024

1:00 PM
7:00 PM
Friday April 26, 2024
 
 

 


Today is 3 days of the Omer

הַיוֹם שְׁלוֹשָׁה יָמִים לָעוֹמֶר

Beauty within Lovingkindness
תִּפאֶרֶת שֶׁבְּחֶֽסֶד
Tiferet sheb'Chesed

 


Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Also called Chag HaMatzot (the Festival of Matzah), it commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt

Torah: Exodus 22:24-23:19; Numbers 28:19-25

https://hebcal.com/h/pesach-2024?uc=ical-saratoga-2024

7:35 PM

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

Parashat Pesach Shabbat Chol ha-Moed

Saturday April 27, 2024
 
 

 


Today is 4 days of the Omer

הַיוֹם אַרְבָּעָה יָמִים לָעוֹמֶר

Eternity within Lovingkindness
נֶּֽצַח שֶׁבְּחֶֽסֶד
Netzach sheb'Chesed

 


Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Also called Chag HaMatzot (the Festival of Matzah), it commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt

Torah: Exodus 33:12-34:26; Numbers 28:19-25
Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:1-14

https://hebcal.com/h/pesach-2024?uc=ical-saratoga-2024

9:30 AM
11:30 AM
8:37 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Sunday April 28, 2024
 
 

 


Today is 5 days of the Omer

הַיוֹם חֲמִשָׁה יָמִים לָעוֹמֶר

Splendor within Lovingkindness
הוֹד שֶׁבְּחֶֽסֶד
Hod sheb'Chesed

 


Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Also called Chag HaMatzot (the Festival of Matzah), it commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt

Torah: Exodus 34:1-26; Numbers 28:19-25

https://hebcal.com/h/pesach-2024?uc=ical-saratoga-2024

9:30 AM
 

Contact  Rabbi Roller
rabbiroller@beth-david.org
ClassificationClass


Chocolate Seder/Family Learning Experience

Celebrate the Jewish Year with Us! Connect with our tradition and each other. 
Join Rabbi Roller for a Chocolate Seder learning experience with games, music, art and food! Open to the community! 


Please RSVP so we have enough chocolate for everyone!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C48A5AA28A5F5CF8-48776769-chocolate


More information: Email Rabbi Nathan Roller, Rabbi Educator



2:30 PM

Contact  Irene Spector
Room/Location(Offsite)


Ride The Rails For Relay 2024
Join Beth David's Relay for Life team as we ride the rails on the Niles Canyon Railway. We will depart from the Sunol Depot at 2:30pm (6 Kilkare Rd, Sunol)
Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for ages 2-12, kids under 2 ride free! All funds are donated to the American Cancer Society.
Email Irene Spector to RSVP and arrange payment.

7:37 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Monday April 29, 2024
 
 

 


Today is 6 days of the Omer

הַיוֹם שִׁשָׁה יָמִים לָעוֹמֶר

Foundation within Lovingkindness
יְּסוֹד שֶׁבְּחֶֽסֶד
Yesod sheb'Chesed

 

 


Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Also called Chag HaMatzot (the Festival of Matzah), it commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt

Torah: Exodus 13:17-15:26; Numbers 28:19-25
Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51

https://hebcal.com/h/pesach-2024?uc=ical-saratoga-2024

9:30 AM
Room/LocationOnline
Sanctuary


Services (Sanctuary/Streaming)
View updated mask policy

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



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.
View updated mask policy


8:39 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Tuesday April 30, 2024
 
 

 


Today is 7 days, which is 1 week of the Omer

הַיוֹם שִׁבְעָה יָמִים, שְׁהֵם שָׁבוּעַ אֶחָד לָעוֹמֶר

Majesty within Lovingkindness
מַּלְכוּת שֶׁבְּחֶֽסֶד
Malkhut sheb'Chesed

 

 


Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Also called Chag HaMatzot (the Festival of Matzah), it commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt

Torah: Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17; Numbers 28:19-25
Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32-12:6

https://hebcal.com/h/pesach-2024?uc=ical-saratoga-2024

9:30 AM
Room/LocationOnline
Sanctuary


Services (Sanctuary/Streaming)
View updated mask policy

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



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.
View updated mask policy


8:39 PM

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