Gifts From The Heart

The Temple’s Gifts from the Heart Annual Campaign continues through the spring. Your annual giving supports all of our temple programs, even when they are online. Your gifts also help us to be able to care for our building, sustain our staff, and support our community. Any amount is welcome. To give online use this link or send a check to the temple office. Thank you!

We would like to share a special video that was made in early March which speaks to the importance of our personal connections to the temple and to each other.

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Temple Beth David

Our building is closed.

But our community is open…

We remain connected to one another, engaged in Jewish life and learning, and prepared to help one another in this time of need.

Please note that all major temple programs and gatherings have been postponed until further notice.  Services, classes and other programs are continuing online. Please reach out to us with any needs that you have.  Our rabbis and administrative staff are working remotely.  If you have urgent pastoral needs, call the temple at 781-769-5270 and follow the instructions on the voicemail.

We invite you to take a few minutes to fill out this brief survey COVID-19 Needs Survey to offer assistance to others or request assistance for yourself with groceries or other day-to-day needs.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are responding to an evolving situation and figuring out the best way to do things. For now, we are are focused on the immediate future.

We will update this space as needed.

Link to Community Resources.

Link to all Temple Beth David COVID-19 Community Updates


Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is open! New to Temple Beth David? Find out more about Temple Beth David’s Shorashim Religious School here.


In the Jewish calendar, we are now in the period known as Sefirat Ha’Omer, the counting of the omer. We count 7 weeks (49 days) between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot (the holiday that commemorates the revelation at Mount Sinai.) Over the millennia, this practice has taken on layers of meaning, including being a time for deep introspection as we prepare to stand again at Sinai and receive Torah.

During this challenging time of quarantine, perhaps this practice of counting our days can offer focus and help us keep track of time.  Here are two resources: Counting the Omer and Counting During Coronavirus.


Rabbi Karen and Rabbi Micah Citrin are available for individual appointments by phone or Zoom Tuesdays-Thursdays. Please email the rabbis or leave a message on their temple voicemail to set up an appointment.


Click here to livestream Shabbat services and subscribe to the TBD channel.
Fridays, 6:30pm

Join us this Friday, May 8th, for a more casual camp/retreat style service and a Spring Birthday Blessing! Do you have a birthday in March/April/May? Email Leah if you would like the rabbis to include your name.

Link to Shabbat prayerbook (NEW repaginated version)

Click here to receive a Zoom link to the Early Shabbat Service: Lay-Led Minyan and Torah Study
Saturdays, 9:00 am


Lunchtime Talmud continues with the Rabbis on Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:00.  All are welcome, even first-timers. Click here to register.  Click here for the text.


 

The Social Action Committee knows that you want to help during this time of need.  Here are ways you can contribute to make a difference: more…