A congregational community accords the sacred privilege of participation in one another’s lives. We at Bet David have understood this for more than 45 years. We welcome new lives through birth. We celebrate marriage. We confront illness and loss. We do these things together. The knowledge that we are not alone imbues our experiences with meaning.
The weekly celebration of Shabbat has long served the Jewish community as our primary act of communal prayer. In fact, tradition teaches that Shabbat, above all other holidays and festivals, is Judaism’s most sacred day. Our varied service formats allow for a wide expression of Jewish worship—permitting us to deepen our connections to God, to one another, and to our best and most authentic selves as well. As the needs of our members change, so do our worship opportunities. We hope that you will find a service that allows you to feel comfortable and spiritually uplifted.
Erev Shabbat Service
Every Friday · 18.00 · Synagogue
Beautiful music, meaningful prayer, and a d’var Torah or short sermon, highlight this spiritual travel from the work week into Shabbat. Every last Friday a month the service includes a special blessing for those who celebrated birthday the past month.
Our Kid’s and Teens’ clubs meet every Friday at 18.00 inside the Synagogue for great fun activities with Deborah and Kani.
Shabbat Morning Service
Every Saturday · 09:30 a.m. · Synagogue
Characterised by engaging rabbinical leadership, this service features a blend of traditional and contemporary melodies, Hebrew prayers, English readings, Torah reading, and a sermon around themes found in the week’s Torah portion. This service is followed by a B’rachah in the garden.
Let’s talk Tacheles is our series of talks and shiurim that follow each Shabbat morning service at around 12h00. Follow our “news” section to get information about the upcoming talks, or visit our Facebook page.
Shabbat Morning Service for Children between 5 and 12
Every Saturday · 09:30 a.m., followed by fun activities · Children’s Lounge
This brief, children’s experience is facilitated by Deborah and Kani. All welcome!
Yoga Meditation and Service on Shabbat morning
Once a month congregants meet for a yoga minyan in the gardens of Bet David. Learn more about this special minyan and the next service here: YOGA SERVICE