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Inclusion at Temple Beth David

We celebrate that we are all created b'tselem Elohim, in the image of God.

We strive to be a congregation that includes all persons, embracing differences of marital status, family structure, age, mental and physical health and ability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

We welcome interfaith families, Jews by choice, and those seeking to learn more about Judaism.

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.

We are committed to opening the doors of our synagogue wider to allow full participation in Jewish education, worship, life cycle and fellowship.

In partnering with the Ruderman Foundation, we look forward to fulfilling the vision of building a holy community.

If you would like to pursue these efforts, please consider joining Temple Beth David’s Inclusion CommitteeIn recent years, the committee has worked to make sure the building is handicap accessible, including:

  • Digital tablets for the visually impaired to access our prayer books,

  • Hearing assistance technology for the hearing impaired,

  • Supporting Shorashim Religious School students with special needs, and

  • Sponsoring guest speakers to discuss the importance of mental health and wellness.

Inclusion at Shorashim Religious School

Rabbis, educators, teachers, parents and community members are partners in supporting and guiding students regardless of background and ability. Gateways: Access to Jewish Education is a local resource.

We offer small group Hebrew classes and tutoring for those with special needs.

 

Interfaith Families

Temple Beth David welcomes interfaith couples and families into our community and encourages their participation in the life of our congregation. We wish to be a welcoming spiritual home for all.

We especially appreciate parents who are not Jewish as they lovingly and supportively participate in raising Jewish families.

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