Shalom from Israel

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Into the Desert

Saying goodbye to Tel Aviv, we headed south to Sde Boker, a kibbutz in the Negev Desert best known as the retirement home of David Ben Gurion and the location of his grave. Some of us visited his home, preserved according to his will, and others hiked to a lovely waterfall in the Ein Ovdat canyon.

A drawing of Ben Gurion in his home

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Our Vision, Our Mission and Our Core Pillars

Our Vision:

The Temple Beth David Family aspires to be an inclusive, caring Jewish community that guides people of all ages on a path of spiritual growth, empowers each of us to engage with Jewish tradition, and inspires us to bring meaning to our lives as we continue to shape our synagogue today.

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Temple Beth David

“…For My House shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”
– Isaiah 56:7

Temple Beth David welcomes you!

Our Reform congregation is a caring, active, diverse and inclusive community that explores and experiences all aspects of Jewish life. Located in Westwood, MA, we serve towns across the Rt. 109 corridor. We invite you to join us in prayer, study, to socialize and learn. We offer activities and opportunities for all age groups and levels of participation.

Please join us!


Join us to welcome Shabbat and enjoy a lovely Oneg. Rabbi Emeritus Henry Zoob will lead the service, read from the Torah portion, Ki Tissa, and conduct a discussion on the Worship of the Golden Calf.  All are welcome.


Lunchtime Talmud continues with the study of Berachot (Blessings). Bring your lunch and learn together with the rabbis. No prior experience necessary; all are welcome!


Join us for a musical Shabbat and a community dinner! Please register here by Wednesday, February 27.