Worship

Feel enriched, connected, uplifted, inspired, comfortable and most importantly – welcomed!

At Bet David there are no labels and we welcome everyone,  men and women irrespective of age, marital or family status, faith tradition of origin, or financial means. We welcome the LGBTIQ* community, those with special needs, young professionals, and seniors. Interfaith families have a place with us as well. No differences. Bet David is a home for every Jew. We have an outstanding choir that will deepen your service experience in new ways.

Our English-Hebrew prayer-book, along with song, commentary and full transliteration, makes everyone an active participant. So you’re invited!

All you have to do is contact Glynnis (admin1@betdavid.org.za) or to call 011-783-7117 and let us know you’re coming!

It’s a learning experience! ~ No membership required to visit us!
Prayerbooks in Hebrew & English and with full transliteration of the Hebrew!
Prayers are explained! ~ Pagenumbers are constantly announced!
Our services are friendly, egalitarian, inclusive and open to all, regardless of affiliation or background!

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.

Friday Evenings
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.

Saturday Mornings
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.

Children’s Shabbat
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

Festivals
We celebrate all the Jewish festivals according our progressive Jewish tradition – for further details please see our calendar and our festival overview.