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Temple Beth David is a warm, caring Reform Jewish community based in Cheshire, Connecticut that serves the greater New Haven area. We offer our members a place to come together, to learn, to pray, and to work for social justice.

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Please see the schedule below for remote events offered this week.  Meeting links will be distributed via Constant Contact and are also available on the Temple Calendar.  To access the Zoom meeting information, please click on the calendar link at the top of this page then click on the event that you are interested in.  The meeting link is in red and is underlined.  Zoom meetings are indicated with a red color bar on the calendar.

Please note: The Temple is using Zoom Waiting Rooms for the security of our meetings. Please sign in using your full name so we can recognize you.

In an effort to give everyone a break from screens and to help prevent Zoom fatigue, all Temple events for the week of June 2 are canceled except for Shabbat Services and Torah Study. We hope this time away from screens leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to check out events you haven't attended yet.

  • The Temple building is closed for the time being. The office will be open for business-as-usual, with Rabbi Micah Ellenson; Director of Congregational Learning and Engagement, Jodi Harris; and Office Manager, Stephanie Frank, working remotely.
  • Please know that your Temple community is here for you. If you need help of any kind, please contact  office@tbdcheshire.org or call (203)-272-0037 and we will try to match you with the appropriate resource. And, Rabbi Micah is always available to talk - rabbiMicah@tbdcheshire.org.
  • We will be suspending religious school until further notice. In the meantime Jodi will be sharing age-appropriate materials to help keep our religious school students happy and engaged. We will be suspending Shabbat Services in the sanctuary until further notice, but we will be conducting on-line Shabbat services.

Membership

Are you interested in joining Temple Beth David, or just interested in getting to know us better?  Contact our Membership Coordinator for a tour or memberhip information.

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Our School

Our mission is to instill a love of Judaism in our children, develop a strong base for lifelong Jewish practice, and impart deep connections to the Jewish people.

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Upcoming Events

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Childcare during services
We are now providing childcare for our young members so their parents can have a full worship experience! We encourage ALL children to come to services, but recognize that after a long day, they may need some play time with their friends! 




 

 

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ASK THE RABBI

Do you have questions about Torah, Halakah, Life Cycle Events, or other questions about Judaism and Jewish Traditions and Culture, Rabbi Micah is here to help!

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Each month, we'll be implementing one or two "Mitzvah Moments" projects meant to improve the lives of others in our community. 

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MITZVAH GARDEN

We plan to open the Mitzvah Garden and plant our summer crops beginning Monday, May 11th  and hopefully finish by Sunday May 17th. This year we are foregoing amending the garden beds with compost. This will enable us to open the garden more quickly, while avoiding close social contact. This will be accomplished by having designated teams of 3-4 gardeners working on different days and or times until all work is completed.

The Cheshire Community Food Pantry is in dire need of our support this year. Client demand is high and sadly donations of fresh produce are down.  

Kurtz Farms has stepped up and offered to donate all our vegetable plants this year. We are very grateful for their generosity.

If you are interested in helping with the Mitzvah Garden this year, please contact Larry Rosenfield at garden@tbdcheshire.org


Did you know that if you order goods from Amazon.com, you can place your order by going to https://smile.amazon.com/ and selecting Temple Beth David of Cheshire as the beneficiary; the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to TBD. It's a "no-brainer!"

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Support Temple Beth David

Inspiring worship, engaging study, meaningful social action; all are made possible by your generosity. While membership contributions sustain our community at the basic level, your additional donations of the heart have allowed us to do so much more.

Giving to Temple Beth David

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