Temple Beth David
Welcome to our warm and caring family at Temple Beth David. Our founders made history when they established Gwinnett County’s first Jewish congregation in 1981. Today we proudly endeavor to make teachings of our Jewish heritage relevant to our lives in the 21st Century. For more information: About Us
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Sun., June 2nd
10:00 AM Blood Drive
11:00 AM Brisket Cook-Off
12:30 PM TBD Annual Meeting
Sat., June. 15th
Lauren Wright Bat Mitzvah
Deadline for ordering Yahrzeit plaques for High Holiday delivery
Sun., June 16th
Wed., June 26th
7:00 PM Adult Education Class
Wed., July 10th
7:00 PM Board Meeting
Fri., July 26th
6:30 PM URJ Community Shabbat
TBD GOES DARK
10:00 – 10:45am; Torah Study in the social hall led by Rabbi or a lay volunteer.
11:00 – 12:30; traditional service takes place in Sunrise Sanctuary. Kiddush and hamotzi follows afterwards.
Temple Beth David offers support services every month.
These are Rabbi led services conducted in a small setting.
We support bereavement, family, health and other needs.
This group serves our community, and our extended family.
Temple Beth David
1885 McGee Road
Snellville, GA 30078
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