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Welcome Jenna Englender

Jenna Englender will be joining the staff of Beth David Synagogue beginning August 1. Jenna will occupy the newly dedicated position of Director of Outreach. This position is being funded through the generosity of several grants including Yeshiva Maharat, Jeremy and Ann Pava, Barry and Harriet Goldsher, and Dr. Leonard and Vicki Eisenfeld. Beth David acknowledges with deeply sincere appreciation the philanthropic support that is making this position possible.
     Jenna Englender is a member of the class of 2019 at Yeshivat Maharat. Jenna graduated cum laude from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU. Following graduation, Jenna spent a year as Communications Fellow for the Samuel Bronfman Foundation, where she managed social and traditional media as well as internal programming. Jenna then followed her love of Jewish text to Jerusalem where she spent a year at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She spent the next two years managing recruitment for Pardes from its New York office. Jenna has facilitated community conversations around conversion and mikveh through her role as co-founder of the Orthodox Converts Network and is a trained mikveh salon facilitator with ImmerseNYC.  In 2017, she built the Jewish Learning Fellowship in Westchester as a member of the Hillel Rabbinic Entrepreneurs Fellowship. She is also a graduate of the Kevah Teaching Fellowship. 
    Jenna grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her husband, Rabbi Sam Englender, is the newly appointed chaplain at the Hebrew Center for Health (formerly The Hebrew Home). Beth David welcomes Rabbi Sam and Jenna, their daughter Maya and their cat Emma. 

Speed Sermon Returns

It's Back, A Summer Time Favorite ... 

"Al Regel Achat"

"Speed Sermon" on Shabbat, July 28

"Speed Sermon" is a dedicated Shabbat when Rabbi Adler addresses the congregation at Kiddush, answering pre-submitted questions, in one minute or lessThis is our third summer with a Speed Sermon Shabbat, and we expect it to be as informative and entertaining as the first two. Do you have a question to submit to the Speed Sermon planning committee (that's right - Rabbi Adler will not see or be told of the questions in advance!)? Questions can be submitted by CLICKING HERE. For more information, please contact Karen Benjamin.

Welcome to Beth David!

Check out the Jewish West Hartford Video! 

We’re glad you found us.

Beth David is the largest orthodox synagogue in the greater Hartford area. For more than 70 years we have been a center of Jewish cultural and spiritual activity for hundreds of families, thousands of people and untold numbers of visitors and friends.

Members come from all over the world and from diverse Jewish traditions to form a friendly, committed and engaged congregation.  We are proud to be part of a thriving and energetic Jewish community in a remarkable town astride the Red Sox/Yankees divide (our Rabbi, a Braves fan, is above that fray), convenient to Boston and New York, home to renowned research, education and medical facilities, with urban amenities and rural tranquility all within easy reach.

If you're planning a visit, please be in touch so that we may welcome you and show you what our community and synagogue have to offer.  Click here to let us know when you'll be in town.  If you're already local, please fill out our Contact Us located in the box to the right.  We look forward to meeting you! 

More About Us

In the meantime, we welcome you to take a look at this film clip to get another glimpse into what we are all about here at Beth David.  The Making of BDS Welcome Video.

We are all "Jews in progress"

Our ritual committee members stand ready to connect you with whatever Jewish learning interests you have. Strengthen your synagogue skills, learn Torah or Talmud, find a study partner or a mentor. Contact Galya Greenberg to get started.

Interested in Sponsoring a Kiddush?

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Interview with Rabbi Adler

West Hartford Community Television:  View "Journeys with Jeff" December 2016 interview with Rabbi Adler at Beth David Synagogue.

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