Category: News

  • Opening the Synagogue and Campus responsibly, in a “stepped” manner

    We are pleased to be able to confirm that from this Erev Shabbat (Shabbat Beha’alotcha), we will be utilising our Bet David Sanctuary for the streaming of our services. For the time being, access to the Bet David Synagogue will be restricted to those involved in the streaming of services and this will continue until further arrangements are communicated. The supportive feedback we received on the announcement of resumption of services from Bet David was heartening. The Management of Bet David is committed to opening the Synagogue and Campus responsibly, in a “stepped” manner, taking into account applicable regulations and our assessment of the risk. This is based on information available to us, advice from hygiene experts and our Health and Safety Risk Specialist, with whom we have consulted, as well as recommendations from international and national Jewish organizations. Based on changes in information regarding risk to congregants and staff, we will adjust our approach to entry into the Sanctuary accordingly. This Erev Shabbat and Shabbat morning, Rabbi Schell will lead services from the Bimah accompanied by his husband Chayim as well as Glynnis and Doron Kanar from the choir and, possibly, Diane McColl, our appointed Compliance Officer. Where possible and appropriate, videos and audio recordings from congregants will be included, in the same way as we have done over the past weeks. These services will be broadcast via YouTube and Facebook Live. From the feedback we have received, we understand that our congregants are looking forward to returning to the Shul. By streaming from inside the Synagogue, we hope to broaden your spiritual experience of a meaningful service coming from the centre of our community. We will constantly strive to improve our technical skills and the quality of the broadcast. We also invite you to join and to take part in our other online community activities, which include Cheder classes, ITJ classes, Havdalah Meet & Greet, Shiurim on Thursdays and the Sunday Talks and Tea. Details of online activities will be published in the weekly Ad Kan and in the “Bet David Updates” WhatsApp group. Rabbi Schell and the Bet David administrative staff will continue to work from home and are available via email, phone and WhatsApp. If you need our assistance, please do not hesitate to contact them or me. We are very grateful for your continued support.

  • Shabbat B’midbar @ Bet David

    Dear congregants and friends of Bet David, A full weekend of services and events is awaiting you during the coming days. From our Shabbat services on Friday and Saturday, Havdalah…

  • Shavuot 2020 @ Bet David

    Together with the learners of our Cheder, we will open the Shavuot Festival with a joyful Service Thursday evening at 18h30. Please join in and support our cheder learners. Prof.…

  • Shabbat Emor @ Bet David

    Dear congregants and friends, All is setup for Shabbat, and we invite you to join us again for our online services and activities over Shabbat. For both services, Friday evening…

  • Waiting for V-Day

    Tomorrow, 8 May, marks the 75 anniversary of so called V-E-Day (Victory in Europe Day), Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. For Jews all over Europe this day meant a final…

  • Shabbat Tazria-Metzorah

    Dear congregants, friends and supporters of Bet David, While writing these words, we still don’t know what measures the government will announce for the time immediately after this lockdown period.…