Since the 1980s, Beth David has hosted a special annual service, Shabbat Lehiyot, dedicated to the disabled population and their caregivers in Lower Merion and beyond. The service serves dual purposes: giving disabled men and women the honor of coming up to the Bimah (pulpit) to participate in the service, and showing appreciation for the family members, social workers, and others who spend their time caring for the disabled. This moving service brings Beth David together with Jews and non-Jews from a number of local organizations, including JFCS (Jewish Family and Children’s Service Network), JCHAI (Judith Creed Homes for Adult Independence), ADD (Adults with Developmental Disabilities), Inglis House, and TIKVAH (Advocates for Jewish People with Mental Disabilities).