The High Holy Days mark the opportunity to join together in celebration of a new year. This new year will bring some important changes to our High Holy Day services, including a new machzor, or High Holy Day prayerbook, and a new, experimental schedule on Yom Kippur. Check out all of the information below.
This will also be included in your ticket mailing. Wishing you L'Shanah Tovah!
Read Rabbi's Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon, If Not Now
We Welcome New Members! Come Grow With Us.
Many of our members are interfaith couples who are committed to establishing a Jewish home, and the non-Jewish spouse is welcome at all synagogue events as a part of our community. Beth David is a proud partner ofInterfaithFamily; the premiere resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. InterfaithFamily offers educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals, and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy, and other program providers; and their InterfaithFamily/Your Community initiative, provides coordinated comprehensive offerings in local communities.
Additionally, we also warmly welcome LGBTQ, Lesbian,Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning members interested in joining us.
It is the policy of Beth David to consider family units as two adults living in a marriage, civil union, or committed relationship, with or without children in the household, and without regard to individual religious beliefs of each spouse or partner.
Walk to Fight Suicide; Out of the Darkness Philadelphia Walk Sunday October 1, 2017 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM
As a congregation, we have collectively felt the pain of suicide loss after the heartbreaking loss last year of our Cantor Emerita, Lilia Kazansky, z”l. We know that many others in the community have lost loved ones and friends to suicide as . Join Rabbi Kalisch, Cantor Levy and fellow members as we raise awareness through participation in the Philadelphia Out of the Darkness community walk, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, on Sunday, October 1 in Center City. Registration for the Beth David team is here and further information on carpooling to the Art Museum and other logistics is available from Jane Horwitz.
We're Broadway Bound! Wednesday November 1, 2017
Beth David WRJ is Broadway Bound once again on November 1, 2017. There are two shows, a musical, The Band's Visit and a play, M. Butterfly.
The Band's Visit is a story about an Egyptian Police Band that arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. This show stars Tony Shalhoub and John Cariani and has received several awards during it's off broadway run. The theater is located at 243 West 47th Street. Front Mezzanine seats only are $185.
M. Butterfly charts the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer—a remarkable love story of international espionage and personal betrayal. Their 20-year relationship pushed and blurred the boundaries between male and female, east and west—while redefining the nature of love and the devastating cost of deceit. This show stars Clive Owens in this Tony Award winning revival. The theater is located at 138 West 48th Street. Orchestra seats only are $185.
Mail to: Debby Weinstein
1637 Oakwood Drive, S-118, Penn Valley, PA 19072
Bus Departs Promptly from Beth David at 8:30AM
Tickets are non-refundable
Make your selection EARLY as there are LIMITED tickets and LIMITED seats on the bus.You MUST email me to make your reservation. If you send your check to Debby without contacting me first, you may not get a ticket. You will get on the list faster by emailing me - then mailing a check.
Please let me know if you are interested in a "ticket only - no bus" reservation.
Thank you for supporting Beth David WRJ. Hope you can join us - all friends and family are welcome.