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Events, Programs & Classes

Balance and Stretch Class (Board Room)

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  (NEW TIME)
This popular class is continuing with Aaron Hodges, an exercise and strength trainer. There are a few open spots. Please contact the office at to sign up.

Board Meeting (Social Hall/Zoom)

Wednesday, September 27, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Register for Zoom
If you are interested in the agenda for the meeting, please email

Talmud Study with Reuben Levy (Zoom)

Fridays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Please join us online for Talmud Study! Register for Zoom

Sukkah Decorating, Potluck and Service (Sukkah Patio)

Friday, September 29,  5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Join Rabbi Roller and religious school families as we decorate the Beth David Sukkah. After we finish the decorations, we will have an Erev Sukkot service in our beautiful sukkah and have a holiday potluck (Dairy and Parve items only). Snacks will be provided during the decorating. Please RSVP
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sukkot Family Learning Experience (Sukkah patio)

Sunday, October 1, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
with Join Rabbi Roller
All are invited for a Sukkot learning experience with games, music, art and food! Open to the community!
See all Sukkot services and activities:

Interfaith Community Sukkot Experience (Offsite)

Sunday, October 1, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Jewish Silicon Valley is pleased to invite the Interfaith Community to join them for a Sukkot Experience. More info Questions? email

Empty Nesters’ Coffee & Chat (Offsite)

Tuesday, October 3, 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

Steak in the Sukkah (Sukkah Patio)

Tuesday, October 3, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Join us on the Sukkah patio for an upscale evening of BBQ Kosher steaks with all the fixin’s, vegetarian option available, and wine. Cost is $65 per person.
Please RSVP. Member sign up     Guest sign up
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Ritual Committee Meeting (Zoom)

Wednesday, October 4, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
All are welcome to login and join the monthly meeting of the ritual committee. Register for Zoom.

Ladies Who Lunch (Offsite)

Thursday, October 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This year, we are pleased to have three locations for LWL in the Sukkah.  Many thanks to Wendy Glasser, Emily Gannes, and Iris Bendahan for offering to host. Spaces are limited, and there will be waitlists for each location. Here are the links to sign up. Due to space limitations, please only register for one location:

The waitlist and signup genius invitations for the Sukkah luncheons will be managed by Cathy Beyda. Please email Cathy (  if you have any questions or have difficulty signing up.

Sukkah Schmooze (Sukkah patio)

Thursday, October 5, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Join our rabbis in the Beth David Sukkah for an afternoon of snacking and schmoozing. Rabbi Kunin and Shelley will provide the home baked cookies – please feel free to bring other dairy or pareve treats to share as well!
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Erev Simchat Torah Celebration (Sanctuary/Streaming)

Saturday, October 7, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Join Rabbis Kunin & Roller in celebration of finishing the reading of our Torah and starting anew! We’ll have Hakafot, singing, dancing! We’ll provide snacks – please bring your favorite beverage of choice!
Register for Zoom Trouble registering? View our FAQ page
Watch on YouTube

Simchat Torah Services (Sanctuary/Streaming)

Sunday, October 8, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us in-person or online.
Register for Zoom Trouble registering? View our FAQ page
Watch on YouTube

Simchat Torah Family Learning Experience (Classrooms/Sanctuary)

Sunday, October 8, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
With Rabbi Roller
During the Torah Service – This year as we read from the beginning of the Torah, we invite all kids (and the kids at heart) to come up on the bimah and participate in a puppet highlighting the 7 days of creation. Pick up an art kit at Beth David to get the supplies to make a puppet for each of the days of creation!

Office Hours with Rabbi Kunin (In-PErson/Zoom)

Thursday, October 12, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Drop in or Zoom in for office hours with Rabbi Kunin! No appointment required! Register for Zoom.


Begins Friday October 13, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Please join Rabbi David Kunin online or in person 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. Online participants must Register for Zoom

Jewish Book Discussion Group (Beit Midrash)

Saturday, October 14,
 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
by Ellie Wiesel, led by Harry Cornbleet
Elie Wiesel, presents a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. He eloquently addresses what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

Yiddish of Today and Tomorrow (Social Hall)

Sunday, October 15, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Yankl Levitow, a Yiddish educator, will speak about Yiddish in general, covering the basic facts about its development and composition, and also about Yiddish education today — where and how the language is still taught and spoken — and finally about the (surprisingly good) outlook for Yiddish in the future. Tickets are $10. RSVP by emailing, your account will be billed.

Beer with the Boys at Clandestine Brewing Company (Offsite)

Sunday, October 15, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Come join us for some serious craft beers and small plates at the Clandestine Brewing Company 980 S 1st St downtown San Jose. We are meeting at 5pm and will stay as late as 8pm. Come down and spend time with us anytime during that window.

Shabbat Hike (Offsite)

Saturday, October 21, 8:50 – 11:00 a.m.
Join Rabbi Kunin for a Shabbat Hike at Picchetti Winery.  We will  share a morning of prayer, mindfulness, and community as we experience Shabbat in nature. The hike is limited to 30 participants, so please be sure to RSVP by October 18.

Peninsula Synagogue Sustainability Fair (offsite)

Sunday, October 22, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Together with other neighboring synagogues and faith institutions, and in partnership with the Beth Am Youth Education team, Beth Am in Los Altos will be hosting a Sustainability Fair, featuring workshops, games and activities to provide information and promote sustainable practices in our homes, community and nation. Beth David’s Tikkun Olam Team is a co-sponsor and will be helping out with the event. More info:

Degas & The Dreyfus Affair (Zoom)

Sunday, October 22, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Prof. Carol Salus will present a slide lecture on the artist Degas and his little-known connection to the Dreyfus affair. This presentation will raise the important issue of separating an artist’s creations from his antisemitism. Register for Zoom

Crafters’ Guild (Beit Midrash)

Monday, October 23, 3:00 – 5:00 p.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 about the group’s activities and future meetings, click:  Congregation Beth David Crafters’ Guild and Meeting Update. To add your name to the list, contact Ann Tavan (

Intro to Judaism

Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Beginning  October 24
At Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center 14855 Oka Rd Los Gatos. Register here

The Psalms, A Guide for the Heart and Soul (Social Hall)

with Rabbi Berkowitz
Sunday, October 29
, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Inaugurating his latest book, The Psalms: A Guide for the Heart and Soul, Rabbi Berkowitz returns to Beth David this morning to conduct an in-depth introduction to the majesty of the Biblical Book of Psalms. As part of his presentation, Rabbi will highlight a few very powerful and wonderful specific Psalms, and will present some mindfulness exercises connected to specific Psalms. Copies of Rabbi Berkowitz’s book will be available for sale (and signing) at the event. The book is also available on Amazon

Whale Watch Cruise (Offsite)

Sunday, October 29,  2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Join us on a 2.5 hour private whale watching tour in the Monterey Bay. Boarding begins in Moss Landing at 2:30 pm and we will be on the water from 3 -5:30 pm. This tour is limited to 26 people and is open to Beth David members ONLY. The cot is $50 per person. When signing up, you must provide the names of each person that will attend. Once your signup is complete, your account will be billed and you will receive an email from Monica to arrange payment. Payment must be received no later than 10/25. Sign up here