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November 2019

Community Thanksgiving Service

November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday, November 25 - 7:00pm Join the clergy from Gladwyne Communities of Faith for this joyful service: Beth David Reform Congregation St. John Vianney Church St. Christopger's Church There will be a mitzvah project available.

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March 2020


March 26 - April 2

As great as technology is at connecting us, it doesn’t allow for live communal singing.  So, with Passover just around the corner, we want to put together a video of Beth David congregants singing “Dayeinu” from their homes which will then be edited together to give us that warm familiar feeling of communal singing. Here are the guidelines: 1. If you are home with others now, gather anyone who wants to participate (spouse, kids, dogs, etc) or just participate by…

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March 31 - April 16

Dear Friends, Oh, how this year is different from all other years! Passover is here, and for many of us, we know that figuring out how to do seder this year is one of the strangest parts for us of this sad, strange time. Judaism teaches us to value our lives and our health, and the lives and health of other people, above all other considerations, so we urge you to stay home for seder, not to visit with any…

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April 2020

Passover Videos for You, Prepared by Our Clergy

April 2 - April 16

Watch the first video in our series of Passover preparation videos for this challenging year. Here, Cantor Goodlev teaches about Kadesh - sanctification - finding holiness in time and personal freedom. Handwashing: the Passover ritual that feels way, way too relevant this year. Rabbi Beth Kalisch explains why she’s bringing Purell - and hand lotion - to her seder table this year. Karpas: or, what to do when the grocery shelves are empty and you’re spending springtime inside. Yachatz, or: In a…

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Creating Islands of Sanity Workshop with Alison Deutsch

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - April 20 @ 3:00 pm

  Here are a few exercises to help, plus the Reset Recover Rewire Stress Relief Toolkit mentioned during the workshop for you to download as a “summary” of the tools recommended: How to Manage Unhelpful Worry Practice Postponing Worry Respond to Worry With Compassion Reset Recover Rewire Stress Relief Toolkit If you think you might like a little extra support reach out to Alison for some pro-bono coaching - alisondeutschcoaching@gmail.com Bio - Alison Deutsch, CiPP, ACC, CPC, CiHS, ELI-MP, MBA is…

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April 14 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

Beth David greatly appreciates the generous offers by our congregants in volunteering their time, skills and expertise to help members of our community navigate the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are delighted to facilitate access to these resources as a service to our congregation. Inclusion of these resources on our website does not constitute an endorsement by Beth David, and Beth David does not warrant or make any representations, express or implied, regarding these resources. _______________________________________________________________________________ CHECK BACK…

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July 2020


July 5 - August 3

  The Jewish Film Festival has been on a little hiatus these past few months but we're very excited to announce a new 4-film virtual film series that will begin July 13 - August 3, every Monday night at 7 PM EST. The program's title, SHARED STORIES: THE INTERSECTION OF BLACK AND JEWISH EXPERIENCES IN AMERICA, pretty much sums it up. We will be showing two new films + two older films that relate to this theme. With everything that's been going on in…

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PENNSYLVANIA to Become 8th State With Religious Action Center

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - August 2 @ 8:00 pm

YOU'RE INVITED TO THE KICKOFF - JULY 15, 7:00pm As you may know, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism has launched a nationwide, nonpartisan civic engagement campaign to encourage all U.S. citizens to exercise their right to vote and to break down obstacles that shut some out of the voting booth. The campaign is called Every Voice. Every Vote. It has three areas of focus: Mobilizing our voters: With outreach in our congregations and communities, our goal is 100…

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August 2020

2 Mental Health Workshops

August 17 @ 8:00 am - September 2 @ 11:30 pm

August 19 and September 2 The ongoing pandemic challenges our mental health as well as our physical health. Join us for two workshops: August 19: Oh the Places You’ll Go… Eventually!: Maintaining Our Mental Health & Our Children’s With Dr. Mary Rourke /Hosted by Rabbis Geri Newburge & Peter Rigler Balancing the need for social connection with the need for social distance presents new stresses daily, as parents struggle to oversee their children’s learning while also managing work demands, as teens…

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September 2020

Rosh Hashanah Seder Introduction

September 17 @ 8:00 am - September 19 @ 5:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah Evening Seder - 9/18  The Rosh Hashanah Seder is a Sephardic Jewish custom that uses symbolic foods (like apples and honey - and many more!) to express our hopes for the new year. Since we’re all at home this year, we're trying out this centuries-old custom in lieu of evening services. We’ve provide with one haggadah in your gift bag, but CLICK HERE if you wish to make more copies,  and here's a video from our clergy that…

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