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		                            <span class="slider_description">The Temple Beth David Family aspires to be an inclusive, caring Jewish community that guides people of all ages on a path of spiritual growth, empowers each of us to engage with Jewish tradition, and inspires us to bring meaning to our lives.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">We welcome and affirm all who wish to be part of a warm, diverse Jewish home, and be the spark that ignites lasting and meaningful connections.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">We nurture a love of Torah and instill a vibrant culture of learning for all ages and stages of life to help people grow in Jewish understanding and practice.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Come together in moments of holiness through Shabbat and holiday celebrations, uplifting prayer, and lifecycle ceremonies that give voice to the full range of human emotion and experience.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">We join together to fulfill the Jewish vision of social justice by working together to bring goodness and healing to our community, the greater Boston area, our nation and our world.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">We create strong partnerships among congregants, lay leaders, clergy and staff so that we can shape an innovative congregation committed to a relevant expression of Judaism for all generations.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Engage in the Study of Torah; Unite in Prayer and Seek Relationship with God; Pursue Tikkun Olam (Repair of the World);
Strengthen Jewish Community and Support for Israel; Enhance Jewish Family Life</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Temple Beth David aims to make our synagogue an increasingly welcoming Jewish home by embracing all people and extending kavod – honor to people with different needs and abilities.</span>

 

Shalom Corner
Early Learning Center

Coming Soon! Opening September 2021
*EEC licensure pending. 

 

SundaySun, 28 FebFebruary, 2021

 
 
Virtual Purim Shpiel, Megillah & Celebration

Sunday, Feb 28th 10:00a to 12:00pVirtual Shpiel, Megillah, and games by NAWDTY 10:00-11:00 am Drive by CARnival, costume parade, and gifts for kids at temple outdoors weather permitting

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SundaySun, 7 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Sisterhood Speaker

Sunday, Mar 7th 4:00p to 6:00pEssayist and retired pediatrician Bettye Kearse, author of The Other Madisons will speak about the process of writing her book and the family history she unearthed in the process. Kearse traces her family’s history from the antebellum South to present-day California and Boston and investigates long-standing claims that she and her relatives are descended from U.S. president James Madison. Bettye will present slides with some graphic content and sensitive information. We recommend you read this gripping book before the talk.

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SundaySun, 14 MarMarch, 2021

 
 
Loneliness: The Other Pandemic

Sunday, Mar 14th 4:00p to 5:30pWhat does it mean to be lonely, especially during COVID-19? Learn the different dimensions of isolation, understand its effects on our well-being, and explore how to manage it better. Join Hadassah Margolis, MSW, LICSW, to explore loneliness together. For more information, email margolis.hadassah@gmail.com. Hadassah Margolis, MSW, LICSW: Hadassah is a clinical social worker and the Lead Therapist at McLean’s Spirituality and Mental Health Department, where she has helped develop the hospital’s first-ever Spirituality and Treatment groups. She is also a staff clinician at the Brandeis Counseling Center. She has over 15 years of group facilitation experience. In 2018, Hadassah, along with Kitty Dukakis, launched the Spirituality and Mental Health Discussion Series, which has expanded into a variety of COVID-coping support groups, workshops, and talks supported by the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project. Hadassah is a 2020 Commonwealth Heroine and was a 2019 CJP Chai in the Hub honoree.

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Temple Beth David 
Westwood, Massachusetts

We foster an inclusive, caring Reform Jewish community that brings Jewish tradition, values, and spirituality to our lives. The temple’s clergy, staff, and lay leaders continue to offer a myriad of meaningful religious, educational, and social programs for our 220+ member families, even in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

In many ways, despite our physical distances, member engagement continues to flourish, and we continue to strengthen our connections to each other, to Judaism, and to our Jewish values. 

We welcome families of all shapes and sizes, singles and couples, mature and young, LGBTQ, interfaith, Jews by choice, and those seeking to learn more about Judaism.

We embrace all people and extend kavod – honor to people with different needs and abilities.

For security reasons, information on Zoom access for our events is being communicated by email and not posted publicly. 

Please contact our office staff if you need assistance.

"Office Hours" with the Rabbis

Rabbi Karen and Rabbi Micah Citrin are available for individual appointments at the Temple, by phone or by Zoom Tuesdays through Thursdays. Email the rabbis to set up an appointment.

Thu, February 25 2021 13 Adar 5781