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Sunday December 1, 2019
 
 

9:30 AM
Room/LocationBeit T'Fillah

6:30 PM

Contact  Art Singer
cbd.mensclub@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Adult Social
Room/Location(Offsite)


Beer with the Boys
CBD Men’s Club welcomes you to join us for a casual evening of dinner, beer and brotherhood at the 
Cupertino Taproom locate in the Whole Foods at  20955 Stevens Creek Blvd, CupertinoRSVP to CBD.Mensclub@Beth-David.org 

Monday December 2, 2019
 
 

10:00 AM

Contact  Chuck Taubman
Charles Taubman <nambuat@comcast.net>
Marketing CodingFd Adult Learning
Room/LocationRm 12


Intermediate Hebrew Taught by Chuck Taubman
The objective of this continuing class is to improve your Hebrew reading (not conversation) and comprehension skills, using short essays provided by the instructor (Chuck Taubman) from various Hebrew books and magazines.  Email for more information.

11:45 AM

Contact  Chuck Taubman
adulted@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Adult Learning
Room/LocationRm 12


Walking Through the Prayerbook Led by Chuck Taubman
A weekly, casual, unscripted class where we study well-known prayers from the Siddur, learn their meanings, and decipher their pronunciation. We also examine the customs of the prayer: e.g. how to stand, when to bow, and the “etiquette” of vocalizing. Stress-free discussions will help you develop confidence in reading, singing and understanding the core prayers in our liturgy, leading to a more fulfilling service-attending experience. The “textbook” is Siddur Sim Shalom and no homework will be required. 

2:15 PM

Contact  Chuck Taubman
Charles Taubman <nambuat@comcast.net>
Marketing CodingFd Adult Learning


Beginning Hebrew for FSU Émigrés Class (offsite) Taught by Chuck Taubman
This is a continuing class, taught at the Moreland Apartments (Payne and Saratoga Avenues) for émigrés from the Former Soviet Union.  New students are warmly welcomed, but please contact the instructor for more information. This daytime class is designed for those who wish to enhance their ability to read Hebrew and participate in synagogue prayer.  You will expand your Hebrew vocabulary and improve your Hebrew reading fluency. 
Email Chuck Taubman for more information.

7:00 PM

Contact  Ritual
Room/LocationBeit T'Fillah


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 December 3, 2019
 
 

7:00 PM
 

Contact  Maya Tripp
mayat@apjcc.org
Marketing CodingFd Adult Learning
Room/Location(Offsite)


Introduction to Judaism
This course will present an overview of the major aspects of Judaism, including practice, belief, and history.  Students will be exposed to Jewish thought and practice through lectures, class discussions, and readings. It is appropriate for those seeking to convert or just learn more about Judaism. It is taught by five Rabbis, from four different synagogues as well as the Center for Jewish Life & Learning at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center. Email Maya Tripp at the APJCC for more information

Wednesday December 4, 2019
 
 

11:30 AM

Contact  Cathy Beyda
cbd.women@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Adult Social
Room/Location(Offsite)


CBD Women Movie and Discussion Group
Join other CBD Women for a midweek matinee followed by lunch to discuss the movie. The movie and time will be announced at the beginning of the week. 
Email for details.

4:00 PM

Contact  Wendy Askenas
askenas@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Youth Resouce
Room/LocationRm 11
Rm 12
Rm 13
Rm 14
Rm 15
Rm 16
Rm 17
Rm 18
Rm 19
Rm 20


Wednesday Religious School
Wednesday school is designed for students in 3rd - 7th grades. The curriculum is divided into two sessions. The first class is Modern Hebrew, followed by a second class where students choose from different electives during the school year. Classes offered include art, cooking, debate, Jewish theater, Jewish story-telling, and more. 
 Click here for school registration forms. Open to the Jewish community at large.


6:15 PM

Contact  Wendy Askenas
askenas@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Youth Resouce
Room/LocationBoard Room


It Is Not in Heaven  
Calling all teens!  Please join us for a wonderful year of learning on Wednesdays, beginning on October 16th, from 6:15-7:45pm.  A light dinner will be served each session. Rabbi Petersohn will be teaching a class called “It is not in Heaven”.  This class will be co-created by the students and Rabbi Petersohn to address important issues for young people today, exploring these topics in a Jewish context, and where the students find themselves in relation to Jewish tradition.Click herefor school registration forms. Wednesday school is open to members of the Jewish community at large.


7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  Elizabeth Batson
Room/LocationConference Room


A private meeting for committee members only

 

Contact  Seema Cicirone
Room/LocationStudio


This is a private meeting for committee members only.

Thursday December 5, 2019
 
 

7:00 PM
Friday December 6, 2019
 
 

10:00 AM

Contact  adulted@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Adult Learning
Room/LocationBeit Midrash
Board Room
Set-Up Day for Recurring EventE Thursday


Friday Talmud Study: Tractate Megillah
Join us for weekly Talmud Study. English texts are available. Newcomers are welcome. Donations to Adult Education are appreciated
. Email for more information.

4:32 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
6:30 PM

Saturday December 7, 2019
 
 

 

https://hebcal.com/s/vayetzei

Torah: Genesis 28:10 - 32:3
Haftarah: Hosea 12:13 - 14:10

https://hebcal.com/s/vayetzei

9:30 AM


50th Anniv Walter Spector Bar Mitzvah

Adult B’not Mitzvah Debra Lee & Lisa Burt

Hy Burdman 90th Birthday



 
Room/LocationSanctuary


50th Anniv Walter Spector Bar Mitzvah

Adult B’not Mitzvah Debra Lee & Lisa Burt

Hy Burdman 90th Birthday



10:00 AM

Contact  Barbara Biran
biran@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Adult Learning
Room/LocationBeit Midrash
Board Room


Mindfulness and Meditation Through the Hasidic Lens
Find personal meaning in Jewish prayer and discover that current spiritual tools are rooted in the traditional Jewish experience. Taught by 
Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia.

11:00 AM

Contact  Wendy Askenas
askenas@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Youth Resouce
Room/LocationRm 13
Rm 14


Tot Shabbat
For ages 5 and under. Relaxing, lighthearted, interactive, Shabbat program for tots. Includes songs, stories, puppets and more. 

12:00 PM

5:40 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Sunday December 8, 2019
 
 

9:00 AM

Contact  Barbara Biran
biran@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Adult Learning
Fd Youth Resouce
Room/LocationRm 16
Rm 17


Torah Trope
Adults are welcome to join in as our Kita Hey (5th grade) and older new students learn Torah trope, musical cantillation used to chant from the Torah! Please 
email Barbara if you want join the class.

 

Contact  Art Singer
cbd.mensclub@beth-david.org

Men’s Club Monthly Meeting
Come join us for conversation, Jewish fraternity and (weather permitting) a one hour hike at Fremont Older Preserve.


9:30 AM
 

Contact  Wendy Askenas
askenas@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Youth Resouce
Room/LocationRm 11
Rm 12
Rm 13
Rm 14
Rm 15
Rm 16
Rm 17
Rm 18
Rm 19
Rm 20


Sunday Religious School
Our Sunday school program is geared for students in JK all the way through 7th grade.  Sunday classes include Hebrew, Judaica, Music, Art, and Prayer. All programs are designed as age appropriate experiential curriculum by grade level. Click here for school registration forms.

 

Contact  Wendy Askenas
askenas@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Youth Resouce
Room/LocationStudio


Teen Madrichim Program
Calling all teens!  Please join us for a wonderful year of learning, beginning on September 15th and following the Sunday calendar of our JK-7th grade students.  Our Madrichim program takes place on Sundays from 9:30am-12:30pm and is open to any teen in the community. The Madrichim program is a great chance for teens to work with younger members of our community and to develop their own skills in the classroom.  Click here for school registration forms.

 

Contact  Rod Cardoza
rodcardoza@abrahamicalliance.org
Room/Location(Offsite)


Understanding Muslim Neighbors
Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos
Register online

This session will delve into the following topics

  • • Responding to Muslims
  • • Covenant and “Chosenness” in Islam
  • • Navigating Sacred Vocabulary
  • • Studying Sacred Texts with Muslims
  • • Abraham and Isaac, Cain and Abel in the Qur’an
  • • Jihad, Israel, Palestine, and the Holocaust



10:15 AM

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


The Jewish Sound
What makes music sound Jewish? A discussion of the music of biblical times to contemporary world folk fusion. We’ll delve in to the history and traditions around Klezmer music and compare it to its Sephardic cousin as well as the sacred traditions developed by unique Jewish communities around the world. Taught by Deborah Rosengaus – mezzo soprano opera singer.Possibly the first class in a four class sequence. 
Class begins at 10:30, Come early for food. Walk-ins welcome.


11:15 AM

Contact  Barbara Biran
biran@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Youth Resouce
Room/LocationBeit Midrash


Moving Traditions
Family Education Sessions Geared Towards Pre-teens and Their Parents 
Co-led by Rabbi Alpert and Barbara Biran, the Moving Traditions sessions will help parents and pre-teens explore how to navigate peer pressure, social media, the experience of being the center of attention, as well as other social-emotional challenges and joys associated with the b’nai mitzvah. The session were created by rabbis and social workers and incorporate games, activities and discussion. We are excited to add Moving Traditions to ourb’nai mitzvah preparation.


Monday December 9, 2019
 
 

10:00 AM
11:45 AM
2:15 PM
7:00 PM
Tuesday December 10, 2019
 
 

7:00 PM
 
7:30 PM

Contact  Eizabeth Batson
Marketing CodingFd Adult Learning
Room/LocationBoard Room


Information Meeting on Proposed Bylaws Amendments
Learn more about the Bylaws amendments that will be presented for at the Congregational Meeting. An informational meeting to find out more about the proposal and get questions answered.

Wednesday December 11, 2019
 
 

4:00 PM
6:15 PM
7:00 PM
Thursday December 12, 2019
 
 

11:00 AM

Contact  Cathy
cbd.women@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Adult Social
UP-12
Room/Location(Offsite)


Ladies Who Lunch
Ladies Who Lunch meets each month at the home of a different participant. Generally, there is a theme and attendees bring lunch dishes to match, and share stories, recipes and memorabilia. This is a casual fun opportunity to socialize  with women of all ages. RSVP 

7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  Michael Leitner
financevp@beth-david.org
Room/LocationConference Room


A private meeting for committee members only.

 

Contact  Nathan Handelsman
membershipvp@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Adult Social
Room/LocationBoard Room


Membership Committee - Join Us!
Help shape the future of our synagogue! Bring your ideas and energy. All are welcome to give input and participate! Email Nathan.  


Friday December 13, 2019
 
 

10:00 AM
4:33 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
6:00 PM
Room/LocationSeminar1
Seminar2
Social Hall

6:30 PM
Room/LocationSanctuary


Musical Shabbat
A participatory service accompanied by live music with Lior Ben Hur. 

Saturday December 14, 2019
 
 

 

https://hebcal.com/s/vayishlach

Torah: Genesis 32:4 - 36:43
Haftarah: Obadiah 1:1 - 1:21

https://hebcal.com/s/vayishlach

9:00 AM

Contact  Barbara Biran
biran@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Youth Resouce
Room/Location(Offsite)


Shabbat Hike
For families with 4th graders and up. Leave the stresses of the week behind! Get out into nature and bond with your kids on this family-friendly, educational hike led by Rabbi Alpert. The hike will focus on combining Shabbat prayer, mindfulness and exercise.
 Please RSVP online or call the office at 408-257-3333. The hike is taking place at Picchetti Ranch Preserve and is located at 13100 Montebello Road, Cupertino. Please carpool  There is a limited parking lot on site. Meet in the dirt parking lot or close to the trailhead at the end of the parking lot.  



9:30 AM

Contact  Barbara Biran
biran@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Adult Learning
Room/LocationBeit Midrash
Board Room


Stretching into Shabbat with Rabbi Laurie Matzkin
Makom Yoga provides a refreshing mix of Jewish learning (with themes flowing from the weekly parsha, upcoming holidays and beyond) with guided meditation, breath work and asana practice.  Suitable for all levels.

 

Contact  Wendy Askenas
askenas@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Youth Resouce
Room/LocationRm 11
Rm 12
Rm 15
Rm 18
Rm 19
Rm 20


Shabbat School
Shabbat School Program is for children in grades 3rd – 7th and takes place 4 times during the school year.  On these days, we invite the students with their families for a family shabbat service and study.  At the conclusion, we invite everyone to join the kiddush lunch with the rest of the congregation. We look forward to having all the students participate. 
Click here for school registration forms

 
Room/LocationSanctuary

10:30 AM

Contact  Rabbi Ilana Baird
rabbiilana@apjcc.org
Room/LocationBeit T'Fillah


Netivot Haneshamah
An Exploration of Shabbat Prayer & Study for Russian Speakers

with Rabbi Ilana Baird

12:00 PM
1:00 PM

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


Jewish Book Discussion Group
The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping by Aharon Appelfield, led by Alex Drukarev.
This is a story of a young Holocaust survivor, wounded in body and spirit, who takes his first steps toward creating a life for himself in the newly established state of Israel.

5:41 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Sunday December 15, 2019
 
 

9:30 AM
6:00 PM

Contact  Hazak
cbd.hazak@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Adult Social
Room/LocationKitchen
Social Hall


Hazak Chanukah Extravaganza
A delightful forshpeiz of the approaching Festival of Lights. New York Deli Supper, Latkes & Dessert Enjoy the company of your friends, and the intimate music of the Jerry Jay Quartet. RSVP Required.  Contact: 
cbd.hazak@beth-david.org

Monday December 16, 2019
 
 

10:00 AM
11:45 AM
2:15 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  Wendy Askenas
askenas@beth-david.org
Room/LocationBoard Room


Programming Committee Meetings
Calling all programming committee members and anyone interesting in planning exciting new programs for the synagogue!  Join us for a short evening meeting at 7:30 pm 

Tuesday December 17, 2019
 
 

7:00 PM
 
7:30 PM

Contact  Lee Hirsch
facilities@beth-david.org
Room/LocationConference Room


A private meeting for committee members only

Wednesday December 18, 2019
 
 

4:00 PM
6:15 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM

Contact  Betty Menkin
president@beth-david.org
A/V EquipmentProjector (NEC - White)
Room/LocationSanctuary


Annual Meeting 
You are warmly invited—and strongly encouraged—to attend the Congregation Beth David (CBD) Annual Meeting in the Sanctuary. An envelope containing valuable meeting information as well as your ballot voucher was mailed on 11/20. Remember to bring your ballot voucher with you to the meeting. View discussion materials in advance of the meeting. 

Thursday December 19, 2019
 
 

7:00 PM
 

Contact  Cathy Beyda
cbd.womensgroup@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Adult Social
Room/Location(Offsite)


Dames who Dine
Once a month we get together for dinner, to relax and enjoy each other’s company. This is an opportunity to get to know new Beth David women or to catch up with old friends. RSVP  

Friday December 20, 2019
 
 

10:00 AM
4:36 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
6:30 PM
Marketing CodingFd Adult Social
Room/LocationBeit Midrash
Board Room


Neshama L’Shabbat: Taught by Rabbi Alpert
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, gender, or religious background. Please wear work out clothes and sneakers, bring a bottle of water, and although this is not Yoga, feel free to bring your own mat.


Saturday December 21, 2019
 
 

 

https://hebcal.com/s/vayeshev

Torah: Genesis 37:1 - 40:23
Haftarah: Amos 2:6 - 3:8

https://hebcal.com/s/vayeshev

9:30 AM
Room/LocationSanctuary

12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Contact  Barbara Biran
biran@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Adult Learning
Room/LocationBeit T'Fillah


Menschlichkeit 101
In a world that seems increasingly callous, cruel and crude, Judaism's teachings of compassion and respect seem even more relevant and necessary. We will examine topics like: respect for others, manners, proper language, and more. Taught by Rabbi Pressman

5:44 PM

Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map
Sunday December 22, 2019
 
 

 

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

9:30 AM
5:00 PM

Contact  Wendy Askenas
askenas@beth-david.org
Marketing CodingFd Youth Resouce
Room/Location(Offsite)


Hanukkah Potluck for 4th-10th Graders & Families
For all 4 – 10 graders and their families!  We will be having a Hanukah potluck event offsite. Camp Ramah’s Rabbi Sarah will do a Hanukkah activity and Rabbi Alpert will be there to lead the menorah lighting on this first night of Hanukkah. Please bring your menorah!  It’s a great way to kick off the holiday and have the kids schmooze and the parents get to know each other in an informal setting. 
Sign up now or call Wendy 408-257-3333. 



5:45 PM

https://hebcal.com/h/chanukah
Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map


Monday December 23, 2019
 
 

 

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

10:00 AM
11:45 AM
2:15 PM
5:45 PM

https://hebcal.com/h/chanukah
Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map


7:00 PM
Tuesday December 24, 2019
 
 

 

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

5:46 PM

https://hebcal.com/h/chanukah
Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map


7:00 PM
Wednesday December 25, 2019
 
 

 

 

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

5:46 PM

https://hebcal.com/h/chanukah
Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map


7:00 PM
Thursday December 26, 2019
 
 

 

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

5:47 PM

https://hebcal.com/h/chanukah
Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map


7:00 PM
Friday December 27, 2019
 
 

 

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

10:00 AM
4:40 PM

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

https://hebcal.com/h/chanukah
Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map


6:30 PM
Room/Location(Offsite)


Shabbat @ Home
Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, is a 25-hour period of rest lasting from just before sunset on Friday evening until nightfall on Saturday. The idea is to take a break from ordinary life, and focus on family, community, and spiritual growth. While there is no Kabbalat Shabbat service or program tonight, we do encourage you to create your own Shabbat at home experience. Look on our website for links to Shabbat rituals: https://www.beth-david.org/shabbat-rituals/ and feel free to contact us as we move forward with planning for the Fall.

Saturday December 28, 2019
 
 

 

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

 

https://hebcal.com/s/miketz

Torah: Genesis 41:1 - 44:17
8th aliyah: Numbers 28:9 - 28:15 | Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah
Maftir: Numbers 7:42 - 7:47 | Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah
Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 | Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah

https://hebcal.com/s/miketz

 

https://hebcal.com/h/rosh-chodesh-tevet

Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet

https://hebcal.com/h/rosh-chodesh-tevet

9:30 AM
Room/LocationSanctuary

12:00 PM
5:48 PM

https://hebcal.com/h/chanukah
Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map


Sunday December 29, 2019
 
 

 

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

http://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

 

https://hebcal.com/h/rosh-chodesh-tevet

Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet

https://hebcal.com/h/rosh-chodesh-tevet

9:30 AM
5:49 PM

https://hebcal.com/h/chanukah
Location  Saratoga, lat: 37.2537727355957 long: -122.05115509033203 - Map


Monday December 30, 2019
 
 

 

https://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

https://hebcal.com/h/chanukah

10:00 AM
11:45 AM
2:15 PM
7:00 PM
Tuesday December 31, 2019
 
 

7:00 PM