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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.

60th Anniversary Video - Love and Community

As part of the celebration of the temple‚Äôs 60th anniversary, several students in our Double Chai classes recently interviewed four long-time temple families. In the first of these two videos, created by Board member David Lapp, the congregants speak about the sense of love and community that they feel as members of Temple Beth David.

From Our Members

"The Sisterhood members have once again created a most meaningful Sisterhood Shabbat Service. So timely, so comforting, so heartfelt and so full of generosity of spirit. With tremendous thanks and huge respect for all ladies of our Sisterhood and our esteemed Rabbi Karen, you are all such a huge part of my life in more ways than you could ever imagine. How fortunate we all are to be a part of this warm and loving family!"

Lois B.

"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

Tue, April 13 2021 1 Iyar 5781