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A Message from Jenna

Jenna Englender is Director of Outreach and Educational Initiatives and is 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 in her new role at Beth David Synagogue, a Modern Orthodox congregation in West Hartford. Englender took up her new post here at Beth David on August 1.


Upcoming Learning Events

January 2019

  • Interfaith Service Opportunity!

    Beth David is co-hosting a young adult community service opportunity with St. Thomas church this Sunday, 1/20 at
    2:00 PM. We will be running a bingo afternoon for the residents at the Hebrew Home @1 Abrahms Rd. If you've been searching for a chance to play smoke-free bingo, or to hang out with some bubbies, or to meet some cool new friends, this event is for you! Please be in touch with Jenna ( if you are interested in joining. Also, contact Jenna whether the class will be postponed due to any inclement weather conditions that may arise.
  • Tea and Torah Tuesdays: Join Director of Outreach Jenna Englender at SPoT Coffee in Blue Back Square at 7:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Join us as we explore our Jewish identities through core themes such as charity, prayer, and the land of Israel. All are welcome, and your first drink is on us! Begins January 8th. Contact with any questions.
  • Tefilah Study Group Returns Jan. 12th! Join Jenna Englender for a slower and more intentional prayer experience on Shabbat morning. We will explore the shacharit service and the weekly parasha, cultivating increased knowledge and comfort with the prayers. Geared towards those looking to better understand the morning service as well as those simply looking for a chance to pause and explore their davening at a slower pace. This program will begin immediately after Shacharit (approx. 10 am), will continue during Torah reading, and will conclude in time for participants to return to the sanctuary for Musaf. Occurs monthly, see calendar for future dates.
Thu, May 23 2019 18 Iyyar 5779