Dear Friends and Bet David community:
Thank You. Thank you to all of you who came to the Rosh HaShanah services and the dedication of our new Shul. Thank you to all our volunteers, the shamasim, the gabbaiot team, our choir, Kehillah and ManCom, our support staff, the security volunteers (and to all those hard working builders who finished the sanctuary on time). A special thank you to rabbinical student Max Feldhake who has joined us for the High Holy Days and has led us in parts of the prayer and study sessions. I have felt privileged to lead you in the Rosh HaShanah services and commend those who came up to read before the community. I am looking forward to a very special Yom Kippur and the first Sukkot and Simchat Torah in our new Shul.

כְּתִיבָה וַחֲתִימָה טוֹבָה
May your sealing into the book of life be confirmed
Rabbi Adrian M. Schell

Yom Kippur 5778 – Schedule

A reminder to arrive early at services to avoid traffic congestion, to bring with your High Holy Day Admission Tickets and to display a parking sticker on your car windscreen.

  • Friday 29 September:
    *Fast begins at 17:58
    *Kol Nidrei Service (18:00)
    *Kids’ Service (18:00)
  • Saturday 30 September:
    *Yom Kippur morning service (10:00)
    *Kids’ Service (10:00) *Kids’ yoga (12:00)
    *Shiur or Yoga (13:30)
    *Mincha (14:30)
    *Yizkor service (17:00)
    *Ne’ilah Service (18:00)
    *Fast ends at 18:42

Please join us after the service for Breaking of Fast refreshments sponsored by Martin & Cynthia Rosen

Yom Kippur @ Bet David

Rabbi Schell


Rabbi Adrian Michael Schell is Bet David’s rabbi since 2014. Rabbi Schell was ordained from the Abraham Geiger College, Potsdam/Berlin in Germany. Born and raised in Germany, he worked as a bookseller and key account manager in Munich, before deciding on a career change to the rabbinate. Having worked in a number of Progressive congregations in Germany and abroad during his rabbinic training, which included a year at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, he worked as well as the national youth director (Rosh Netzer Germany) for the Progressive Jewish movement in Germany (UpJ) and served the Progressive Jewish congregation in Hamelin, Germany as Rabbi, before his move to Johannesburg. Contact: rabbi.schell@betdavid.org.za Please contact Glynnis to make an appointment Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RabbiAdrianSchell


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