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Join us for Purim Party March 20

Join Beth David for a Purim of magic and fun! It's Harry Potter Purim. Featuring traditional, women's and quiet Megillah readings, followed by a Great Feast. Kids under 13 are free when accompanied by a paying adult! Candy buffet, DJ, games and Pumpkin juice for the kids; fish and chips, photo booth and wizard's chess for all; Fire Whiskey and food for the grownups.

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Our Full Purim Schedule:
Wednesday, March 20
6:35 pm: Maariv / Minchah
7:00 pm: Special kid-friendly Purim reading and program (upstairs) 
7:30 pm: Three Readings of Megillat Esther*
1- Traditional in the sanctuary*   
2- Non-Gragger in the library*
3-​​​​​​​ Women's in the chapel (Beth David / YIWH cooperative)*

* Supervised childcare during the 7:30 pm readings
8: 15 pm:  Harry Potter themed party extravaganza
9: 15 pm: Late Megillah reading (confirm with Adam Gamzon)

Thursday, March 21
6:30 am: Shacharit
7:00 am: Megillah Reading
9:00 am: Megillah Reading
2:30 pm: Communal Women's Reading at YIWH (Beth David / YIWH cooperative)
4:00 pm: Megillah Reading (confirm with Adam Gamzon)
6:45 pm: Minchah/ Maariv
7:30 pm: Readings

Celebrate Shabbat of "Rauch and Nefesh"

Please join us as we welcome Matt Silverman of the Park Avenue Synagogue in  New York City and celebrate a Shabbat of "Ruach and Nefesh".

Building upon the joyous spirit that the a cappella singers bring to our celebration of Simchat Torah, Beth David is proudly launching a "baal tefilah in residence" series. With the assistance of our friends in Six13, Beth David will be inviting guest singers to lead and energize Shabbat tefilah experiences. Matthew Silverman will inaugurate this initiative. 

Matt Silverman is an experienced Ba’al Tefillah in addition to singing with multiple Jewish acapella groups. He has sung with Shir Soul, B’simcha, and V’samachta in addition to recently starting his own group, Ruach V’Nefesh Singers.

Friday, March 29
6:30pm - Minchah / Kabbalat Shabbat /Maariv
followed by dinner (dinner by reservation)

Shabbat Morning, March 30
9:30 AM  - Shabbat Tefilot
followed by a congregational Kiddush reception

Evening Dinner Reservations - $15.00/person; $50.00/family max

Make Your Reservation
Call the office at  860-236-1241
Reservations deadline - March 24 

Matt has provided links to several melodies that he will be using in his davening. Those links appear below. Please click on the links (often!) to become familiar with these melodies so that we can all sing along and share in the building of songful energy and joy.  Click on the links below to listen and enjoy:

"U'macha" (by Yehuda) for Shabbat Shacharit Kedushah

"Ekra" (by Shalshelet) for Shabbat Musaf Kedushah

"Acheinu" also for Shabbat Musaf Kedushah

New Way to Make a Minyan

We've got a 21st century way to insure we make a minyan each day: Download Whatsapp (free) from the App store or Google Playstore. You can also click here to get the Mac or PC desktop version.

Then, locate the Beth David Chat group to join the Beth David minyan group. You'll receive daily minyan notifications. Text back "YES" if you can attend, do nothing if you can't. By counting the number of YES responses, we'll know how many people left to recruit.

Even if you occasionally or rarely attend minyan, you will know when your presence might be especially helpful and you might make a special effort to attend.

Thanks to Peter Lang for sharing this idea from his previous congregation in Mexico City! Thank you in advance from the Ritual Committee and from your friends at Beth David who are saying Kaddish for a death or yahrzeit. We are counting on you!

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?

03/23/2019 Shabbat Tzav Open Register Now
03/30/2019 Shabbat Shmini Name Peter Lang

04/06/2019 Shabbat Tazria Open Register Now
04/13/2019 Shabbat Metzora
04/20/2019 Shabbat Pesach Open Register Now


Interview with Rabbi Adler

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

Wed, March 20 2019 13 Adar II 5779