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Better Mask options: How to choose? (zoom) 

Sunday, March 14,  12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Masks and Face Coverings: How you can get better fit, better comfort, and better protection. Many new options for masks and face coverings are becoming available. How might you choose a mask that is most suitable for your own needs? Information will be reviewed about filtration efficiency, fit, re-use, authenticity, comfort, and other factors you might be weighing in making a choice. Presented by Elizabeth Menkin, MD. Now that she is Immediate Past President of Beth David, she is studying to be a Mask Nerd. To connect online: To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 993 3389 2796, Passcode: 538737

Hazak Presents
Sculptures of Lance Glasser (Zoom)

Sunday, March 14, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Lance Glasser has always been drawn to figurative art, especially when gesture and motion are the dominant themes. His bronze sculptures have a fluidity of line that belies their solidity. “I’m always thinking about the rhythm of the finished piece,” says Glasser. “Finding the lines of motion is the only way I know to make a piece of bronze imply movement.” To connect online (with or without video), follow this link: To connect by phone, call (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID:830 5120 2203, Password: 652673

MOD Pizza is donating back to Congregation Beth David for Relay for Life of Campbell
you can help by eating!

Thursday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
MOD Pizza, 5263 Prospect Rd, will donate 20% of Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to Congregation Beth David for Relay for Life of Campbell. Place online orders ONLY through Mod Pizza: or call 408-610-5411. (Be sure you are ordering from the Westgate West location at 5263 Prospect Rd, San Jose.) We need 20 RSVPs by March 15 to hold the date for the fundraiser. Please help us by RSVPing to save the date and inviting a friend (or 2) to eat with you! RSVP & details here:

Kreplach and Dim Sum: Yes, There Are Jews in China! (Zoom)

Tuesday, March 16,  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the extraordinary presence of Jews in China via Zoom! Through lively stories, photos, videos and music, Robin Helzner shares an irresistible enthusiasm for both the ancient and modern Jewish communities of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Kaifeng. A leading interpreter of World Jewish Music, Robyn has appeared in concerts in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and throughout North America. This event is jointly organized by the synagogues of the South Bay: Congregation Beth David, Congregation Shir Hadash, Congregation Sinai, Temple Emanu-El, and Jewish Silicon Valley. Free! REGISTER HERE.

Hidden in the Haggadah: The Seder’s Meaning Revealed (Zoom)

Tuesday, March 16, 7:30 –  9:00 p.m.
In this interactive session, educator Aviv Matzkin will lead us through a close reading of the 15 steps of the “order” (seder) of Pesach, found in the Haggadah. Please join us as we discover the until-now hidden structure within the traditional Haggadah, uncovering for us a new narrative running throughout the text. This insight gives new meaning of every detail of the Haggadah text, which you’ll be ready to use at your holiday table to impress your family. You will find yourself slapping your forehead and saying, “How did I not notice this before?!” To connect with Zoom: To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833 Meeting ID: 935 9471 8071 Passcode: 455412

KOLOT Family Hour (Zoom)

Sunday, March 21,  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
For all Congregation Beth David families (of children under 18).

Are you a dog lover? Would you want to help train dogs to work as service animals? Beth David’s very own Betty Menkin will give a presentation on her experiences of volunteering to raise service puppies. Special guest – Mavis the puppy (woof)!

All events are to be held via Zoom or you can call in by phone if you prefer. Come join us! We look forward to seeing you! To connect online:

To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, meeting ID: 991 2941 6571, Passcode: 726962

Palestinian Refugees and the War of Return (Zoom)

Sunday, April 11, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
The talk will present the origins of the idea of a “right of return” for Palestinian Refugees, and argue that this Palestinian demand for a “right of return” has no legal or moral basis. For the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians to end with peace, Palestinians must come to terms with the fact that there will be no “right of return.” The world has to recognize this for the good of Israelis and Palestinians alike. Speaker Einat Wilf is a former member of Knesset and one of Israel’s leading public intellectuals. View Flyer
This event requires pre-registration. Please register no later than April 8. Please click this link to register: