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Beth David Women

Please Join Us

Women of all ages and interests at Congregation Beth David are invited to join us. In fact, we consider all women at Beth David to be a part of our group – we do not charge annual dues (although many women do provide a small donation each year). Please email to be added to our roster, offer suggestions, ask questions, or provide comments.  We would love to hear from you. Without you, we are one woman short!



Monday, July 22, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by Ricki Gafter and Ann Tavan. You do not have to be a crafter; social members are also welcome. To add your name to the list, contact Ann Tavan (

Ladies Who Lunch (Offsite)

Thursday, June 20, 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
The June LWL, hosted by Sandi Dolmatch, will be held on June 20 due to Shavuot.  As of this date, the event is full, and attendance cannot be increased. There is no waitlist, but check for cancellations here.

Women Who Walk

Tuesday, June 25, 8:30 a.m.
The group meets in Los Gatos in the VTA Parking lot near the Safeway end of the lot. You can hike the Park and Vasona Creek Trail and walk up to the little dam or perhaps, if people are feeling energized, all the way to Lark Avenue and then back to your cars.  The little dam is about a 3.5-mile round trip.  Los Gatos residents who want a shorter walk can park in the Vasona parking lot and meet the group where the train tracks meet the trail. Contact Wendy J Glasser if you are interested in joining or to confirm.

Empty Nesters Coffee & Chat (offsite)

First Tuesday of the Month, 10:00 a.m.
The group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 10 am, Paris Baguette, Cupertino. Contact Dafna Mizrahi ( for additional information or to be added to the mailing list.


  • Women’s League Leadership Institute – July 28-30, Congregation Beth David. Women’s League will hold its multi-day workshop at Beth David. If you are interested in attending this inspiring Leadership Institute to expand your skills as a leader and enhance your knowledge as a Jewish woman, click here for information. Registration deadline is June 24.
  • Peninsula Sinai Congregation Mah Jongg Tournament & Social Play, Sunday, September 15 at Peninsula Sinai Congregation, 499 Boothbay Avenue, Foster City. We have been asked to publicize this event. More details will follow when available.
  • Torah Fund – The 2023/24 Torah fund campaign ends June 30.  If you have not made your donation yet, you can go to and make your donation online — be sure to put in Beth David Women as your affiliate.
Many thanks to those who have stepped up to take various roles in the running of BDW. There are still a few that are open.  Right now, we need volunteers for the following:
  • Beth David Women brochure photos – if you have good photographs from a Beth David Women event you can share, please send them to so that we can change them periodically to reflect our events.
  • Welcome role – We would like to have someone to Welcome new members and help them get integrated and acquainted at BDW functions.
  • Photographer(s) – can be more than one person, to take pictures at BDW events and submit them to Lynn Crocker for use in marketing.
About Beth David Women

Beth David Women is a diverse 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 is affiliated with Women’s League of Conservative Judaism (WLCJ), a voice of Conservative Jewish Women all over the world and is a proud participant in WLCJ’s annual Torah Fund Campaign. Torah Fund supports the education of Conservative rabbis, cantors, educators and scholars through scholarships and programs.

Support For Beth David and Our Larger Community

Beth David Women is dedicated to supporting our Congregation and making it a vibrant and welcoming place where our members can share in friendship and worship.  We often partner with Men’s Club to share in events and fundraisers and to make contributions that meet the religious and financial needs of our Congregation. Some of the ways we make an impact include:

  • Presenting each B’nai Mitzvah with a Kiddush Cup
  • Supporting the religious school
  • Funding some of the musical Shabbat services
  • Sending Torah Fund cards to congregants who experience a life cycle event
  • Providing flowers or other decorations for the bima on the high holy days

Beth David Women also offers opportunities to serve our larger community and make it a better place to live.  Some of these opportunities include:

  • Hosting Shabbat dinners each year for Hillel students at San Jose State University
  • Holding an annual event to support the Torah Fund Campaign
  • Supporting Beth David’s team at the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life
  • Contributing to the Safe Car Park program
  • Assembling hygiene kits for shelters with AAi
  • Providing financial support to charitable causes such as shelters, food banks, JFCS, etc.