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.Our Social Action Committee helps Temple Beth David to fulfill one of the tenets of our mission statement, working toward Tikkun Olam, "healing of the world". We do this by working on ongoing projects such as food drives, volunteering in the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, informing and educating our congregants about important issues which affect us as Jews and as citizens of the world. We help our youth to see the effect that their involvement with Social Action can achieve through B’nai Mitzvah individual and class projects, and programs involving the entire religious school community.

Cheshire Creation Cares

February 1 Talk on Saving Energy, Money, and the Environment

Tired of living in a drafty home? Tired of spending a fortune to heat and cool your home? Want to know which improvements pay for themselves quickly?  These questions, and many more, will be addressed in a talk February 1 at Cheshire’s First Congregational Church.

“Secrets to Home Comfort and Saving the Planet” will be discussed by Cheshire resident Walter Gayeski, who has almost 25 years of experience making homes more comfortable, cost-efficient, and environmentally ethical. His talk, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall of the church, is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.  

Through renovating houses, conducting efficiency performance tests, and consulting with owners, builders, and architects, Gayeski has developed sharp insights in home energy strategies. A recent retiree, he lectures part time at Connecticut technical high schools on building performance and healthy housing principals.  He has served on Cheshire’s Energy Commission since 2008.

Parking is available behind the church, which is located on the Green in the center of Cheshire. The talk is sponsored by Cheshire Creation Care and the Environmental Justice Team of First Congregational Church.  For more information, call the church at 203-272-5323.



Temple Beth David members are actively involved with the Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR).  JCARR is a partnership of six New Haven-area synagogues and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. As a co-sponsor for Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services (IRIS), the principal refugee resettlement agency in Connecticut, JCARR helps new refugee and immigrant families resettle in our community. Since December 2015, JCARR’s Coordinator and numerous volunteers have welcomed one asylum-seeking and five refugee families who fled their home countries to escape persecution and violence. TBD has been involved for just over a year, and has already helped to resettle two families currently in the New Haven area, as well as assuming leadership of the household task force, 


Your Vote Matters 

Your vote is your voice. Be vote ready! Visit the Elections & Voting site of Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill’s webpage for information about registering to vote and where/how to vote this election season.

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