Welcome from our Director

July, 2021

Dear Temple Beth David Families,

We hope that this letter finds you in good health and spirits and that you are enjoying a
safe and relaxing summer with your family.
The 2020-2021 school year was a year like
no other. The pandemic challenged us all. Our families, students, clergy, teachers, and
staff adjusted and pivoted, and emerged even stronger as a learning community. Not
only did we manage to continue the joy of Jewish learning, first virtually, and then outdoors, but we came out with a renewed sense of unity and love for our community.
We are grateful for the hard work of our teachers, the adaptability and patience of our parents, and the creativity of TBD staff and leaders, that enabled us to adjust our programs quickly and effectively. Most of all, we are grateful for the vote of confidence that we received. Thank you!
We are excited to report that in response to the CDC and Covid Response Team recommendations, in addition to surveying TBD’s parents, plans are now in place to return in person in the fall on Sundays. The pandemic taught us many lessons and provided us with many opportunities. No matter what our final program looks like, one thing is certain; TBD will continue to be there for your children and family, to provide joyful Jewish learning and maintain the sense of community that is so valued.
Please be assured that we will live up to our mission and standards and work towards reestablishing a safe, in person, cohesive and thriving learning community. We hope that your vote of confidence continues by registering your children for the 2021-2022 school year at TBD.
Below you will find the registration packet. Registration forms are also available electronically on our temple website. Additionally, the finance committee will be onsite at registration to facilitate completion of registration forms and payment options.
Our team and I look forward to seeing our children benefiting from continuing to develop their Jewish identities, growing their Jewish roots, and becoming familiar with the wisdom of our tradition and community engagement now more than ever. As we say at TBD, let’s have a Jewishly Warm and Relevant year!

חֲזַ֤ק חֲזַ֤ק וְנִתְחַזַּק֙

May we go from strength to strength,

Gal Kessler Rohs, Education Director,

in partnership with our dedicated Temple Beth David Religious School faculty, Rabbi Lachtman (since 1976), Cantor Orly (since 2019), Cantor Mike (since 2020), Doris Robin (since 1976), Janice Robertson (since 1982), Dr. Jacquelyn Green (since 1988), Lindy Bornstein (since 2017), Lauren Bailey (since 2017), Steven Bermann (since 2017), Susan Grodsky (since 2017), Miriam Beltran (since 2019) and all those valuable community members who step up to educate our children!.