Beth David Women

Without you, we’re one Woman short!

We are a multigenerational group of women who draw strength from each other in our commitment to Jewish ideals.  Our mission is to bring women together to support and benefit our Congregation and community, and to enrich our lives through personal and spiritual growth and friendship.  We accomplish this mission through social and educational programs, worship, social action and leadership development.

Beth David Women‘s activities are planned by an active steering committee that meets either in person or via email monthly.  We welcome anyone who would like to join our discussions or simply email your ideas our way.

Contact women@beth-david.org with questions, comments, and to be added to the Beth David Women roster.

Planning For Purim
            Help Support Beth David by Donating to the Purim Silent Auction

As we start our planning for the upcoming Purim celebration and our annual Purim Silent Auction, the need for unique and desirable items for us to auction off begins.  As always, we depend on your tax-deductible donations to make this fundraiser a success.

This year’s auction items may look a bit different as we deal with the effects of COVID.  We are looking for donations from congregants, their employers, and businesses including the following:

  • Gift cards or certificates from local businesses
  • Bottles of fine wine or spirits
  • Items for themed gift baskets (spa, food, kitchen, garden etc.) – including baskets
  • Unique NEW fashion jewelry and fine jewelry
  • Vacation properties or timeshare stays
  • Outdoor adventures – scavenger hunts, boat rides, etc.
  • Fine art items – please send us a photo and a description
  • Personal services – tutoring, Hebrew lessons, etc.
  • Shabbat dinner for 2 – 4 people
  • New and unused designer handbags that may be sitting in your closet
  • New shabbat or Judaica items, including tablecloths and cloth napkins, candlesticks, etc.

Do you have any of these items or other valuable items you would like to donate?  Please contact the auction committee at auction@beth-david.org with your donation suggestions.  Note that due to space and delivery limitations some items may not be suitable for our auction.

In addition to donations, we are looking for more people to help request donations from businesses.  Please let us know if you are willing to help.

Let’s show our community that life goes on even during COVID. Thank you in advance for your generous support!

Thank you to the following organizations who have donated to our silent auction:

Scavenger Hunts by Let’s Roam

Adventures from Scratch

Hamantashen Baking

Beth David Women is looking forward to baking and selling hamantashen again for Purim this year.  We plan to schedule baking days as soon as Beth David reopens, hopefully in early February.  Stay tuned for more information.

New Group Forming – Are You a Grandmother Looking to Talk with Other Grandmothers?

Dafna Mizrahi would like to discuss her experiences and the changes she has undergone as a grandmother with other grandmothers.  Naturally, she thought of her sisters from Beth David Women!  Dafna is forming a group to meet monthly, either in person or by Zoom depending on the needs of the group and the COVID situation.  If you are interested, please contact Dafna at dafi.sorokin@gmail.com or (408) 315-2414.  Dafna would like to hear from you whether you have been a grandmother for a long time or are a new grandmother, and whether your grandchildren are nearby or far away.  Thank you Dafna for proposing this exciting new group.

Upcoming Events – Friends and Family Welcome!

Shabbat Services / Women’s Shabbat (streaming)

Saturday, January 22, 2022, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The women of Beth David will lead the community in an uplifting Shabbat service. Sign up to participate: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4BA5AF28ABFD0-beth To connect with Zoom (with or without video) https://zoom.us/j/706530744?pwd=Zk9Pczk4bUxiOG1SbTFPcm15Tm1zZz09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 706 530 744, Password: 389516
Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/congregationbethdavid

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 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545aba622a4f85-sweet  Everyone is welcome, although RSVPs are requested for planning purposes. To connect with Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87885258796?pwd=aUFKT0NIZmZ0REJsY2VOSTl3dm51dz09, To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 878 8525 8796, Passcode: 886200

Save the dates

Cooking with Doreet Jehassi

Thursday, February 24, 7:30 pm – Zoom link to follow
Join Beth David Women and Jewish Silicon Valley for a cooking class taught by Doreet Jehassi, owner of Ma’lawah Bar. Ma’lawah Bar offers handcrafted breads, soups and sandwiches of Yemenite origin that are available for takeout from the Palo Alto JCC.  Click here to view its website.

During the demonstration, Doreet will show us how to make Yemenite-style matzah ball soup, lachuch bread and hilbeh sauce. Watch for more details, including the Zoom link and how to RSVP, in future e-mails and on the Beth David calendar.

The next Ladies Who Lunch is tentatively scheduled for March 10 at 11 a.m.   Stay tuned for more details as we access the status of Omicron and whether Beth David is holding in-person events in March.  Thank you Dafna Mizrahi for offering to host.  Also, please let us know if you are interested in hosting a lunch at your home.

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About Beth DAvid women
Our Mission

Our mission is to bring women together to support and benefit our Congregation and community, and to enrich our lives through personal and spiritual growth and friendship.  We accomplish this mission through social and educational programs, worship, social action and leadership development.

Torah Fund

We are proud to participate in the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism Torah Fund Campaign. In addition to an annual Torah Fund event, we sell Torah Fund gift cards and pins. Torah Fund supports the education of Conservative rabbis, cantors, educators and scholars through scholarships and programs at:

  • Jewish Theological Seminary (New York)
  • Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles)
  • Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem)
  • Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires)
  • Zacharias Frankel College (Germany)
 Support for Congregation Beth David and Our Community

Beth David Women‘s activities are planned by an active steering committee that meets either in person or via email monthly.  We welcome anyone who would like to join our discussions or simply email your ideas our way.

Beth David Women typically hosts fundraisers.  Proceeds from these events are used in part to support the needs of the Congregation and Religious School, as well as other charitable causes.

Women’s Shabbat

Each year Beth David Women joins women’s groups around the world in celebrating the founding of Women’s League by leading a special Shabbat Service.  Beth David Women lead the congregation in prayer, chant Torah, and host the Kiddush luncheon following the service.

Steering Committee

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