Holidays and Festivals

The holidays and festivals of the Jewish year follow the path of the seasons:

In the fall, we welcome in the New Year of Rosh HaShanah, seek repentance and forgiveness on Yom Kippur, and celebrate the holidays of Sukkot and Simchat Torah.

In the winter, we remember the victories of Chanukah and Purim as we joyfully celebrate in our own day.

In the spring, we celebrate the freedom of Passover, count the Omer and remember the giving of the Torah on Shavuot.

We hope you will join us at Temple Beth David as we mark the passage of time and the cycles of our seasons together.

Beth David students got to BE Jonah, as they prepared for Yom Kippur. Check out the photos!

Songs, Shpiel, Megillah Reading and fun for all ages followed by our fabulous Purim Carnival for kids led by our NAWDTY youth group. The Jewish Justice League (aka the “Shushan League” returns!) Celebrate Purim with the Beth David community, all are welcome!

Our tradition teaches, “When the month of Adar begins, our joy increases.” – Talmud

Please join us for an inspiring weekend led by Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell. For over three decades, Rabbi Elwell has been exploring, teaching, and writing about spirituality, and working towards creating and sustaining healthy and open-hearted communities.

Rabbi Elwell will share insights from Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives (click to purchase), a finalist for the 2014 National Jewish Book Award that she co-edited, at Shabbat services on Friday evening.  On Saturday evening, Rabbi Elwell will lead a unique pre-Passover reflective experience, “Telling our Story: A Seder Celebrating Women’s Courage and Our Commitment to Freedom for All.” On Sunday morning, Rabbi Elwell, editor of The Open Door, the CCAR Hagaddah, will speak on “Open Doors, Open Hearts: How Seder Frees Our Souls.” Watch this space and the Shofar for more details – coming soon. All are welcome!