Founded in 1947, Temple Beth David was the first Reform synagogue in the San Gabriel Valley. Our membership has steadily grown to form a vibrant community spanning the generations for over 60 years. Our services embrace the warm spiritual traditions of Judaism and encourage participation by congregants. We welcome interfaith couples and encourage non-Jewish spouses to participate in the many facets of temple life. We offer an array of adult education programs to support all who seek a greater understanding of, and fulfillment in, Judaism.

Temple Beth David's Mission Statement: Temple Beth David is the home of a Reform Jewish congregation that embraces Judaism’s values and traditions including spiritual discovery, educational richness, community loving kindness, personal responsibility and welcomes all Jews and interfaith families committed to living a Jewish life.

Temple Programs at a Glance

  • Religious & Hebrew School
  • Hebrew School
  • High School Haskalah
  • Sisterhood
  • Men’s Club
  • Havurah Groups
  • Family Shabbat Services
  • Tot Shabbat
  • Adult Education
    • Basic Judaism
    • Adult B’nai Mitzvah
    • Torah Study
  • Meditation
  • Youth Scholarships
    • Israel
    • Jewish Summer Camp
  • Interfaith Programs
  • Social Action Projects
  • Library
  • Computer Resource Center

Temple Information

We are a warm and friendly congregation. Come join us for services or any of our religious, social and educational activities. Our services embrace the warm spiritual traditions of Judaism and we encourage participation by congregants. We welcome all Jews and interfaith families committed to living a Jewish life. Non-Jewish family members participate fully in temple life. Our educational programs for children and adults support all who seek a greater understanding of and fulfillment in Judaism.

Please contact the Temple office for more information.

Services

Shabbat services are held Friday nights at 7:30 pm with a family service starting at 7:30 pm on the 1st Friday of each month. In the summer months, many services are held outdoors in our courtyard. Tot Shabbat services are every other month at 6:30 pm for our pre-school aged children. Please check the Announcements and Calendar for the exact schedule.

Holidays and festivals are celebrated at services throughout the year. Many of our services are enhanced by the beautiful singing of our adult and children’s choirs.

Programs and Activities

Our temple offers a range of programs to suit the interests of our members. Our Sisterhood and Men’s Club offer social activities as well as service to the temple. Social action projects allow our members to help others in the community. Our youth group offers activities for 6th through 12th grade students.

Library and Gift Shop

We have a lovely recently renovated library and a gift shop that sells Judaica for all occasions.

Spiritual Leadership

Rabbi Alan Lachtman was born in San Francisco... more>>

Richard Schwartz for much of the past 20 years... more>>

Religious & Hebrew School

Our religious school meets on Sunday morning for pre-K through 9th grade students. Confirmation and post-confirmation classes meet at the students convenience.

Hebrew school meets on Wednesday afternoons to prepare students for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

The religious school curriculum covers holidays and rituals, Jewish history and heritage, Israel, Torah, and Jewish culture. We offer students opportunities for community service in the spirit of Tzedakah and Tikkum Olam.

Adult Education

Adult education at Temple Beth David includes programs that introduce Judaism and explore religion, holidays and culture. We offer Torah study, Hebrew and adult B’nai Mitvah classes.