Community News

New beginnings

The new term for our Jew by Choice programme begins on 13 January at 17.00 with a Havdalah service and a get-together of old and new students and members of the congregation. Please RSVP to the office for catering. The first class is on 18 January at 18.30.

Our cheder teachers and Rabbi Schell invite all Cheder kids and their parents to come to the opening class on Saturday 20 January 2018 at 8.30. If you haven‘t enrolled your child in the programme, please get in touch with the office to discuss the further steps.

Of course we will start the new school year with a joyful BACK to SCHOOL service. All learners and students are invited to join us for our Shabbat service on Saturday 20 January at 10.00.

As many of you have heard, we will have a change in the youth department. Currently we are still looking for a new qualified Youth worker, but we are very happy and thankful that Donna and Kani are doing such a wonderful job in the interim. Kid‘s club is every Friday at 18.00. Should you be interested in working at Bet David as a Youth Worker or you know someone who would be interested, please get in touch with Rabbi Schell. Alternatively resumés can be submitted to

Notice to congregants of the new road closures in place

You might have noticed that gates at Middle Rd and East Rd coming from South Rd have been closed most of the day besides peak hours on weekdays. This is a new implementation as of 15 December 2017 due to crime that is out of control in the area and the JMPD allowed the closures for 30 days whereby a final confirmation will take place. We understand that this comes with some inconveniences for some of you, but Bet David was neither informed nor consulted.

Sponsor a brocha or a l’chaim

Will you be celebrating a milestone in your life, or an achievement? Do you want to honour the memory of a person who was very special to you? Please consider marking this moment with our congregation by sponsoring a l‘chaim on Friday or a brocha on Saturday. Please contact Glynnis for details: 011-783-7117 or

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