Events, Programs & Classes

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LARRY GERSTON: the big lie & what it means to democracy 

Sunday, October 3, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Larry will discuss The Big Lie and what it means to Democracy and the key objectives of the administration, their current situations and likely outcomes. Of course there will be time for questions regarding national politics and state politics. Larry Gerston examines the public policy process at the national and state levels.  He appears twice weekly as the political analyst at NBC Bay Area television. It should be an enlightening, informative, and maybe provocative evening. Reservations required if you plan to attend. RSVP deadline: September 30th Sign up by sending an e-mail to:
This is an in-person event. Due to Covid there will be the following requirements:

  • All attendees MUST be vaccinated (proof of vaccination required)
  • Masks will be required since we will be indoors
  • Social distancing seating will be available


Bylaws Community Discussion (Zoom)

Thursday, October 7, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 10, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This is your opportunity to have input on the draft language for the Bylaws changes being proposed for 2021. Changes are focused primarily on the composition and function of the Board of Directors. The sessions feature the same content. You do not need to attend both. To connect with Zoom: To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 826 1936 1975, Passcode: 546463

Jewish Genealogy: Resources on (zoom)

Sunday, October 10, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Please join us when Ellen Kowitt, expert genealogy researcher, returns to Beth David for an informative session on the incredible wealth of information available on the non-profit website. Ms. Kowitt will discuss tools and search tips for discovering your roots, finding your relatives, and accessing millions of records, detailing ancestral villages, family trees, original documents, and specialty collections. This program is being co-sponsored by the Beth David Adult Education committee, and the Beth David Levinson library.
Please RSVP to

To connect with Zoom: To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 883 6449 0414, Passcode: 451220

Book Discussion Group (Zoom)
The Girl from the Channel Islands, by Jenny LeCoat

Tuesday, October 12, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Inspired by true events during World War II, this is the fictionalized story of Hedy Bercu, a young Jewish woman who flees Vienna, and winds up trapped on the island of Jersey, located in the English Channel. When the Channel Islands are subsequently invaded and occupied by the Nazis, Hedy is forced to hide in plain sight. To survive she must depend on a German soldier she befriends. Discussion led by Miriam Marr. To Connect  with Zoom:
To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 962 8995 9946, Passcode: 498102

Maimonides – Science and Religiom (Zoom)
Presented by Rabbi David Blumenthal

Sunday, October 17, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsored by Adult Ed & Hazak
Rabbi David Blumenthal returns to Beth David to present an introductory lecture about the science and philosophy of Maimonides (1138-1204). We will examine Maimonides’ astrophysics, and then his metaphysics; i.e., his physical and spiritual universes and how they relate to one another. Then, we will discuss how that fits with Judaism.” To connect online:, To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 868 7140 7722, Passcode: 250298