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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 educate their children,
learn and pray, and work for social justice.



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 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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New! Childcare during services
We are now providing childcare for our young members so their parents can have a full worship experience! For the first and third Fridays of each month, our TBD teens will be available with age-appropriate activities for your kids. The first Friday (Youth Shabbat) will have childcare for kids through preschool and the third Friday (Ruach Shabbat) will have childcare appropriate for kids through age seven or eight. We encourage ALL children to come to services, but recognize that after a long day, they may need some play time with their friends! 

Come join other Jewish singles in their 40s-60s for an afternoon of art and coffee. A private tour of Yale's art museum will begin promptly at 11:00 am and last for approximately one hour. Afterwords we'll head to Willoughby's for coffee and tea.

Cost: $3

We will meet at the Information Desk in the Gallery lobby. Parking is available in metered spaces on nearby streets or in the Chapel-York Garage, located at 150 York Street. Please note that members of Yale Art Gallery pay only $5 for parking in the Chapel-York Garage. You can become a member for free by visiting

RSVP to or 203-272-0037


In conjunction with the Cheshire Public Library and the JCC of Greater New Haven, TBD will be hosting a special film screening on Sunday, March 22 at 2 pm at the Cheshire Public Library. This film by Harvey Braverman is a documentary based on over 80 hours of never-before-seen Holocaust testimonies conducted by world-renowned Holocaust testimony expert Lawrence Langer. The testimonies had been locked in a metal closet for nearly three decades and were uncovered for the making of this film. Admission is free but registration (coming soon!) is suggested.

Purim Palooza

Thursday, March 5 – Monday, March 9

Thurs., 3/5 at 5 pm: Hamantashen Baking
Fri., 3/6 at 6:30 pm: Youth Shabbat and Spiel
Sat., 3/7 at 7 pm: Adult Dance Party / “Fun” Raiser
Sunday, 3/8 at 11:15 am: School Costume Parade and Spiel
    12 noon: Purim Carnival
Monday, 3/9 at 6:30 pm: Megillah reading, Adult Spiel, and Shushan Martinis

Details for all events coming soon!


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!


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



TBD students will be assembling blessings bags to be handed out to needy people in our community. We are collecting items that are needed for everyday use, such as:

  • women’s and men’s socks
  • women’s and men’s gloves
  • tissues (pocket size)
  • toothpaste (travel size)
  • tooth brushes
  • deodorant
  • women’s sanitary napkins
  • small snacks
  • bottled water

Please drop off donations to the temple lobby until the end of February. Thank you!


Tuesday, February 25, 7 pm

This will be the Mitzvah Garden’s 10th year and hopefully a very special one. The Mitzvah Garden’s total production since 2011 is 16,121 lbs. This is an amazing statistic, which should make our TBD family very proud.
Please bring your ideas and suggestions to the upcoming planning meeting

Did you know that if you order goods from, you can place your order by going to 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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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.

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