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Why We Belong

Temple Beth David is a Beit Midrash, a house of study, a Beit Tefilah, a house of prayer, and a Beit Knesset, a house of gathering.

It is a community, a place to feel welcomed and supported by caring friends.  It is a place to study, to learn and to question your beliefs. It is the physical presence of Judaism in our towns, where our families go to worship and to be with other Jews.  It is a place to seek the guidance and teachings of our rabbis.

It is a center for Jewish living and a bridge to our past, a place to connect.

 

From Our Members

"It really is all about the community.  It's the friendships we've made and developed over the years and that's really why we stay, why we keep coming back.  Because our closest friends are here at the synagogue."

Renee G.

"I think the Temple is ongoing, it fills the needs of a community and as the community matures and new people come along you have to be welcoming to them and make them feel as though this is theirs, so they sense a feeling of belonging and take possession of it."

"The Temple is a very important part of our lives and it has been for all these years and will probably be until the very end."

Cynthia and Harvey A.,  Founding Members

"One Sunday morning, instead of the regular session, we  met at NewBridge on the Charles, a senior living facility, and each of the students worked individually with one of the residents to paint a Seder plate.  I pass along this story because it made a big impression on our daughter. 

Every time we drive by NewBridge on the Charles she mentions it. What I've learned is that to her, it showed her a little bit about empathy, how when you give your time to someone else,  it can make you feel good.  I love that she is learning lessons like that in addition to the more traditional teachings in the religious school setting."

Mike R.

"I stay because it's like a family.  My husband and I don't have any family in the area and we have made friends that we are sometimes even closer with than family.  It's the community, the caring.  Even the people you don't know that well, everyone rallies around.  I just really like the environment and the way the congregation is as a whole."

Amy F.

Sat, October 31 2020 13 Cheshvan 5781