Joining Temple Beth David of the South Shore
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There is so much we can say about our amazing community! Temple Beth David is a participatory Reform Jewish Community serving the urban and suburban South Shore communities of Boston. We are welcoming and inclusive, open to individuals from different backgrounds and divergent points of view.
Through lifelong learning and teaching of Torah, we search for meaning, seeking comfort, healing, and celebration in our lives. TBD reaches out to neighbors in the communities where we live and beyond through community service, embracing causes of social justice and providing opportunities to accomplish deeds of loving kindness. Worship at Temple Beth David is open to all who seek spiritual and personal growth in Judaism. Our synagogue prides itself on warmth, friendship, music, learning, and helping others. We are proud to be a home for LGBTQ members and families, as well as non-Jews who are exploring Judaism or are Jewish-adjacent (connected to Jews through family or friendship).
Browse around our website to learn more about our one-day-per-week religious school, lifelong learning and Adult Education programs, our Chai Sociaety social group and much more!
At Temple Beth David, visitors are always welcome. Feel free to drop in on a Friday evening Shabbat service or Saturday morning Torah study. If you enjoy your experience, and we are confident you will, we would be honored to have you consider membership.
We invite you to inquire about joining our Temple family via the contact form below.
Get Involved! Committees at Temple Beth David
Get involved in helping to plan classes, programs, guest speakers and trips to help adults of all backgrounds grow and learn together.
Building and Grounds
Join this committee to participate in the mitzvah of caring for our beautiful building and garden, including helping with event set-up and supporting improvements to our security and technology systems.
All new members of TBD receive a complimentary one-year membership to our Chai Society (formerly the Sisterhood and Brotherhood). Chai provides help with the mitzvah of raising the sukkah at the beginning of the year, to the end of the year religious school party, with many other activities during the year. They also provide much needed funds for the temple by hosting the Hanukkah supper, one of our most popular events!
Share your communications, graphic and writing skills to help promote TBD and our many events by helping to create ads, post on our social media channels and support the updating of our website.
If you have a passion for education or have children in our religious school, then the school committee might be a perfect fit. Help to plan programs, activities and curriculum, while supporting the work of our teaching staff.
Our best tools for helping to grow our membership are our current members. Join this committee to help reach out to potential members and develop programming to retain our existing members.
Temple Beth David is known for our commitment to the joy of music. The music committee coordinates with our Cantorial soloist and choir to help prepare for the High Holidays and other services during the year that feature the choir.
The nature of worship at Temple Beth David, planning the High Holy Day services, setting policies regarding b’nai mitzvah celebrations, leading services, and helping with festival programming throughout the year are all under the purview of the Religious Affairs Committee. This is one of the most important and active committees at TBD, and more hands are always welcome.
Tikun Olam (Repair of the World)
Join with others on one of our most important missions – the repair of the world. The Tikun Olam committee plans an annual Mitzvah day including the entire community in a variety of volunteer projects, in addition to coordinating ongoing support for local food banks and more.