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Events, Programs & Classes

Get Ready for Purim!

RSVP for Purim Lunch – Sunday, March 24 – 13 & over: $12; 6-12: $5; 5 & under: Free. RSVP Members  or Guests
See all upcoming Purim festivities

Silent Auction – Donation Items Needed!
Proceeds are used to support our Congregation’s activities as well as its community outreach activities. More info

Purim Shpiel Auditions – Join the Fun!
Everyone is welcome to participate. Sign up

Meet, Mix & Mingle – with Desserts! (Offsite)

Here’s your chance to schmooze with new and old friends and share and enjoy detectable treats. Each host has a theme, you bring a dessert that matches the theme to share! This delightful gathering of friends will be held on February 24 and 25. Please select from our hospitable hosts – but please, sign up for only ONE gathering so we may accommodate as many people as possible. Sign Up Now   RSVP Closes Friday at Noon

  • Saturday, February 24, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    Choose from: Ice Cream, Pie, or Chocolate
  • Sunday, February 25, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Featuring: Sweets
  • Sunday, February 25, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Choose from: Pie or Chocolate
Teen Field Day (Offsite)

Sunday, February 25, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Join us at Kevin Moran Park to learn about upcoming events and opportunities available to teens at Beth David!
Lunch will be provided, bring a dessert to share. Register here. View Flyer
Parking can be difficult near Kevin Moran park – please feel free to park at Beth David and walk down to the park!

Family Fun at Kevin Moran Park (Offsite)

Sunday, February 25, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Young Families – join us for Picnic & Play at Moran Park! Please bring your lunch and a dessert to share with all of your friends. If it rains, alternate location is the Roller Home. Please RSVP

Crafters’ Guild (Beit Midrash)

Monday, February 26, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Hosted by Ricki Gafter and Ann Tavan
Do you enjoy sewing? Knitting? Crocheting? Do you want to get together with others while working on projects? This is an informal gathering with no membership requirements where all are welcome. Join us for crafting or simply for camaraderie. For more information contact Ann Tavan ann@tavan.com

Torah Study (Beit Midrash)

Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
with Rabbi Kunin
Please join this weekly informal Torah study session with Rabbi Kunin on a drop-in basis. The Torah is our timeless treasure, with answers for the pivotal questions of the past, present and future. Sometimes it challenges us, and sometimes it disturbs us. Nonetheless there is always room for learning and debate. Each week we will examine ideas and issues from the weekly parasha and, through discussion and sometimes debate, discover meaningful connections between the wisdom our our Torah and our modern lives.

The Drama of the Siddur: Theater Techniques as a Way to Encounter Jewish Prayer (Beit Midrash)

Tuesdays, February 27, March 5 & 19,  7:30  – 9:00 p.m.
with Rabbi Roller
Join this series of classes to learn techniques originally developed by actors preparing for a role and to apply them to the siddur as a way to deepen our personal prayer experiences.

Balance and Stretch Morning Class (Beit Midrash)

Wednesdays, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Class is full.

Office Hours with Rabbi Kunin  (In-person/Zoom)
Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: Office hours will not be held on February 22
Drop in or Zoom in for office hours with Rabbi Kunin! No appointment required! Zoom registration required to meet online. Register for Zoom. Trouble registering? View our FAQ page.
Talmud STUDY (ZOOM)

Fridays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
with Rabbi Kunin
NOTE: Talmud Study will not be held on February 23
Please join Rabbi David Kunin online for weekly Talmud study. The Talmud is the foundational document of rabbinic Judaism, containing laws and lore which underlie how Jews approach the world. Its dialectic toward truth yields a multiplicity of answers which we will explore in depth. All are welcome. No prior Talmud study experience necessary. Participants please register for Zoom. Trouble registering? View our FAQ page.

Beth David Hiking Group (Offsite)

Sunday, March 3,  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WEATHER PERMITTING
All are welcome to join the Beth David Hiking group. This month we are going to Long Ridge Open Space Preserve for an easy and beautiful hike, with views all the way to the ocean. Carpool from Safeway Argonaut Center parking lot for a 20 minute drive to the trailhead. Please bring water and lunch or snack. We will eat at the Stegner Bench before heading back down to our cars. RSVP by emailing hiking@beth-david.org

L’Dor V’Dor 2024 -Strength in Hope (Offsite)

Sunday, March 3, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Computer History Museum, Mountain View
L’Dor V’Dor recognizes community and student leaders for their contributions to Hillel’s mission. Join this special evening where Jane Jacobson and Lily Guggenheim are being recognized. Please donate.
Master of Ceremonies: Jeff Applebaum, Comedian, Emcee, Actor, Speaker & Entrepreneur; Keynote Speaker: Lana Melman, CEO of Liberate Art, Combatting the cultural boycott effort against Israel. Contact: Sarita Bronstein,408.775.7531 sarita@hillelsv.org. Tickets: $72 Event website

Empty Nesters’ Coffee & Chat (Offsite)

Tuesday, March 5, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
This is a social group for empty nesters to gather and share ideas about where to go on vacation, technology problems, cooking, kids, funny stories, etc. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 10am at Paris Baguette in Cupertino. To join the mailing list, or if you have any questions, please email Dafna Mizrahi at Dafi.sorokin@gmail.com

Jewish Book Discussion Group (Beit Midrash)

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Saturday, March 9, 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
by Gabrielle Zevin, led by Betty Becker
Sam and Sadie—two college friends, often in love, but never lovers—become creative partners in a dazzling and intricately imagined world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. It is a love story, but not one you have read before.

Brett’s Bracelets ‘n Beads (Rooms 15-17)

Sunday, March 10, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Join Beth David Women, Hillary Farkas and Cyndi Sherman for delightful afternoon of making gorgeous “stretchy” beaded bracelets that will fit any wrist. All the beads and materials will be supplied along with instructions from start to finish. We do this to honor our beautiful Beth David daughters, Brett and Jenessa, both lost to colon cancer. A small portion of the $25 fee for this class will be used to resupply but most will be donated to the Colon Cancer Alliance in their memory. Limited spaces available. Please RSVP! Sign up here: Members   Guests

Ritual Committee Meeting (Zoom)

Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
All are invited to attend on Zoom. Register for Zoom. Trouble registering? View our FAQ page

Undiscovered Jewish Sects in History (Zoom)

Wednesdays, March 13 & 27, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
While we speak of Judaism and the Jewish People, our history has always been far more complex. From the Essenes to the Karaites and the Sabbateans, not to mention the Samaritans and the Frankists, there have always been multiple expressions of our tradition. Indeed, nearly all of these groups still exist today! There are also many re-emerging Jewish communities with equally interesting histories and beliefs. Join Rabbi Kunin in this twice monthly class to learn about the wondrous complexity of Judiasm across the globe. Each session will feature one sect as a standalone lecture. If you can’t attend in person, Please register for Zoom. Trouble registering? View our FAQ page

Ladies Who Lunch (Offsite)

Thursday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Join Beth David Women for our popular monthly luncheon at a member’s home. This is a casual opportunity for women of all ages to get together and socialize. Look for sign up genius coming soon. Email women@beth-david.org with questions.

Beyond the Golden Rule with Rabbi Kunin (Social Hall)

Sunday, March 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rabbi Kunin will speak on his book Beyond the Golden Rule: A Jewish Perspective on Dialog and Diversity. His perspective comes from serving congregations in Scotland, Canada, Tokyo, and various places in the United States.