To become a member of Bet David is to join a group of Progressive Jews with one foot in our faith’s traditions and the other stepping forward into the future. We at Bet David place a high value on service to one another, the Progressive Jewish Community, and the world at large. We take seriously the admonition that it should be our aim to repair our fractured world.
Bet David places no value on your income, sexual orientation, physical abilities, faith tradition of origin, gender, gender expression or identity, or marital status. Simply put, we welcome all within the progressive Jewish community—whether one was born into a Jewish family or chose the faith—who share the values we espouse. At Bet David we try to be gender sensitive and inclusive, please guide us in the way you want to be addressed.
Within Bet David, our rabbi guides us spiritually and helps us through all the stages of our lives, from youth through adulthood. He helps us celebrate all the good things – including simchas such as marriages – as well as assisting us in managing life’s obstacles like illness. Our Religion School and our youth department help mould our children. And our community—each and every member of it—offers support, growth, intellectual stimulation, fellowship, and fun.
Among the many benefits of becoming a member are:
- The comfort of having a “home away from home”
- The pride of supporting an environment that helps our Jewish community thrive
- The ability to ensure that Jewish education passes from generation to generation
- The warmth of a lasting relationship with our rabbi and professional staff
- The opportunity to worship in our beautiful sanctuary where High Holidays, Shabbat, Festivals and Special Events are celebrated
- The benefit of being part of a synagogue with a long and proud history and a promising future
- The advantage of a community to share your joyous times and to support you in sorrowful times
- The fulfillment of engaging in tzedakah and serving our larger community
- The enrichment that comes from relevant and interesting adult learning.
Those interested in membership are always welcome (and encouraged!) to pay us a visit in person. Please contact Glynnis for further details. We are happy to welcome you.