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Simchat Torah Recording

It is Beth David tradition to take one hakafah outside on Simchat Torah. Unbeknownst to us, this year our neighbors across the street at the Catholic church caught our celebration on video! Looking forward to a year of simchas with our wonderful community.

A Historic Evening with Eva Schloss

Wrapunzel West Hartford

Philosopher King - Nov. 4

Leading the Way...

Beth David Synagogue becomes CT’s first synagogue to welcome Orthodox scholar from controversial women’s yeshiva 

By Stacey Dresner

WEST HARTFORD – Jenna Englender is a Jewish scholar.

Currently enrolled in an in-depth course of study that includes Jewish law, Talmud, Torah, Jewish thought, leadership training, and pastoral counseling, Englender will use all that she is learning as the new director of outreach at Beth David Synagogue, a Modern Orthodox congregation in West Hartford. Englender took up her new post on August 1.
     Next year, when she graduates, she has a choice of using the title of either “Maharat” or “Rabba.” Maharat is an acronym for “Torah, spiritual and halachic leader;” Rabba is the feminine for “Rabbi.”
     Beth David’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Yitzchock Adler, says the title is really up to Englender, who this fall will begin her fourth and last year of study at Yeshivat Maharat, the Orthodox women’s yeshiva founded in 2009 by Rabbi Avi Weiss and Rabba Sara Hurwitz.

    “For me it hasn’t really been about the title. It is more about the skills,” she explains. “I think it is important to have had someone say, ‘You have been taught, you have knowledge, you are capable of teaching the community in a serious way.’ But I think the conferral of a degree is very important in that way. It gives a sense of authority to what you are doing that I think is very important.”

Read the full Article here.  

Jewish Engagement Group

Chai Mitzvah come join us!

Chai Mitzvah is an adult Jewish engagement group that takes place over the course of 12 months. We meet once per month for conversation and learning. We welcome you to come and join a current group or if you have a group of friends you can start a new group. This is a great way to reconnect, recharge, and re-examine your jewish life.


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Our Community

A Guide to Jewish Resources and events in the Greater Hartford Area

Grow West Hartford

Mikveh Bess Israel

The West Hartford Eruv

Our Day Schools:

Bess & Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy

Solomon Schechter 

Hebrew High School of New England

Hartford Kashrut Commission

Brit Milah

Purim Party Pictures:
Pictures from Beth David's community Purim party. Click here

AIPAC Conference 2018

These Beth David members, plus five others not in the picture (Aaron, Danny and Satah Cohen; Morton Weinstein and Stacey Nerenstein) were all in Washington DC recently. 

Purim Party 2018!



Super Bowl Fundraiser Party 2018

This year's Super Bowl Fundraiser Party 2018!

Congratulations to all our winners.  See you all
next year!



Grow West Hartford!

Rabbi Adler and Karen Benjamin represented Beth David at the Biennial OU Small Communities Fair. They were assisted by Alyssa Schwager.


We Love West Hartford

Across Time and Many Lands...


Click here to order a copy of our Beth David Kosher Legacy recipe book... 


Sat, October 20 2018 11 Cheshvan 5779