Events, Programs & Classes

Modern Musical Midrash with rabbi roller (Zoom)

Tuesday, January 18, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
In this twice monthly series, Rabbi Nathan Roller will lead us in examining biblical stories and themes through the music and lyrics of Alicia Jo Rabins. Each lecture will focus on one biblical character or theme, deepening our connections to biblical characters, and enhancing our understanding of ancient texts. To connect with Zoom:, To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 823 2743 3526, Passcode: 886859

Talmud Study with Rabbi Alpert (Zoom)

Friday, January 21, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Please join Rabbi Alpert online for Talmud Study! To connect with Zoom To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 734 334 750, Password: 854888

Men’s Club Bagels and Planning in the Park

Sunday, January 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Come join Men’s Club in Kevin Moran Park. Masks required. Bring a chair and some ideas. There will be bagels available to take home after the meeting! Email

A Tour of Natural Israel (Zoom)

Tuesday, January 25, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Nature author Michal Strutin takes us on a Zoom slide tour of natural Israel, where three continents meet, making it one of the most naturally diverse places on earth. Michal’s adventures—by foot, car, and camel—weave natural Israel with its people over millennia. Travel from sun-spangled coral reefs and desert canyons to lush Mount Carmel, northern rivers, and white chalk cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean. Hyenas and wolves, otters and ostriches, ibex and gazelles. A birder’s paradise. Where flora from the African Rift to Italian hillsides meet in bursts of color. To connect with Zoom, To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 893 7136 7378, Passcode: 258133

Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America (Zoom)

Wednesday, January 26, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Beth David Women is excited to welcome journalist Amy Ettinger for an entertaining discussion of her book, Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America. Come learn all about ice cream, including where our love for ice cream came from (hint: it dates back to our Founding Fathers).  For more information and to RSVP, go to  Everyone is welcome, although RSVPs are requested for planning purposes. To connect with Zoom, To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 878 8525 8796, Passcode: 886200

General Board Meeting (Zoom)

Wednesday, January 26, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
All are welcome to log on and join the meeting. To connect with Zooom, To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 958 1413 8026, Password: 570592

The Ritchie Boys:
Honoring the Immigrants Who Helped Win World War II (zoom)

Co-hosted By Beth David Member Stephen Kinsey
Thursday, January 27,
5:00 p.m.

Join us for this special virtual commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Event co-hosted by Beth David Member Stephen Kinsey, Ruth Litwin and Sophie Weinzimmer
Silicon Valley Holocaust Remembrance Association invites you to learn about the heroes that changed the face of history, as featured in “60 minutes”.


  • Paul Fairbrook, a Ritchie Boy, with Rabbi Jason Gwasdoff
  • Dr. David Frey, professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the US Military Academy at West Point.
  • Beverly Driver Eddy, author of “Ritchie Boy Secrets”
  • Stephen Kinsey, son of a Ritchie Boy
  • Senior Rabbi Jaymee Alpert, Congregation Beth David
Maimonides: Science Generates Faith (Zoom)

Sunday, February 6, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Rabbi David Blumenthal returns to Beth David for a presentation on the relationship between science and religion as viewed by Maimonides (1138-1204). We will begin with Maimonides’ understanding of astrophysics at that time, and then, we will explore how that medieval worldview of the universe ultimately led to Maimonides’ rational philosophy and systematic approach to Judaism. Co-sponsored by Adult Ed and Hazak. Join Zoom Meeting To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833Meeting ID: 867 6543 9630, Passcode: 817354

Jewish Book Discussion Group (Zoom)

Tuesday, February 8, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Book of Lost Names, by Kristin Hamel
Discussion Led By Rabbi Alpert
Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, this novel follows Eva, a young woman who uses her talent for forgery to help hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis. But Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children, who are too young to remember who they really are. To connect with Zoom:, To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 962 8995 9946, Password: 498102