1981 First organizational meeting held in January; Sabbath services in private homes. As TBD began to take shape, space was utilized within local schools, a hospital, a day-care facility, and finally a local church for classes and/or places of worship. Rabbi Kravitz hired in August 1981.

1982 Religious school was started, and the first Bar Mitzvah was held.

1983 TBD moved into a temporary home at Button Gwinnett United Church of Christ in Lilburn.

1984 Land was purchased in Snellville, and TBD had the great fortune to receive Torah MST#127 on loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust www.memorialscrollstrust.org. This Torah, from Brno, Czechoslovakia, written in 1890 is one of 1564 that miraculously survived the Shoah, and brought to London in 1964.

1987 Rabbi Richard Baroff became the temple's and Gwinnett County's first full-time rabbi. He continued his service to the congregation until June 2001.

1989 Despite some community objection, the Gwinnett County Planning Commission approves TBD’s request to build on our land

1990 Groundbreaking held in January; six months later, a dream became a reality when the first Sabbath service was held in the new sanctuary.

1994 Temple Beth David celebrated a Bat Mitzvah marking our synagogue's 13th year of worship. Local, community and state dignitaries attended along with friends, neighbors and current and prospective members.

1996 We doubled our holdings with the purchase of an adjoining piece of property.

2001 Our new Sunrise Sanctuary was officially opened and dedicated by our recently hired rabbi, Rabbi Ronald Bluming. On this day Snellville Mayor Brett Harrell proclaimed September 9th to be Temple Beth David Day in the city of Snellville. Rabbi Bluming remained with the congregation until June 2010.

2003 We were officially annexed into the city of Snellville.

2006 This marked the 25th anniversary of our Temple. It was celebrated with a Friday evening reception and special Oneg, Saturday morning services and a Kiddush luncheon. The luncheon was attended by City of Snellville Mayor Oberholtzer and other guests.

2011 We celebrated the 30th anniversary of our Temple.

 Temple Beth David (TBD) has a storied past. It began in 1981 when a few Jewish families gathered for Sabbath services in private homes. This humble beginning was to be the foundation for the first formal Jewish presence in Gwinnett County, Georgia. As TBD began to take shape, space was utilized within local schools, a hospital, a day-care facility, and finally a local church for classes and/or places of worship.

The year 1984 was to hold special significance for the temple and its congregation. As the membership slowly grew, the temple leadership had the foresight to purchase property for a future building site within the Snellville area while continuing to operate out of a local church. At the same time, TBD had the great fortune to acquire its very own Torah.

In July of 1987, Rabbi Richard Baroff became the temple's and Gwinnett County's first full-time rabbi. He continued his service to the congregation until June 2001.

Three years later in January of 1990, the congregation gathered on its land for a very emotional groundbreaking ceremony. Just six months later, a dream became a reality when the first Sabbath service was held in the new sanctuary.

To date, Temple Beth David has grown to over 125 families. With this growth has come the rewarding responsibility of providing a continued spirit of worship and service that does not sacrifice the family closeness that has been our trademark. TBD offers a deep and emotional experience through its weekly services, holiday celebrations, and life-cycle events. Furthermore, TBD provides a rich and diverse educational program.

Service to the Jewish community and the community-at-large remains at the heart of TBD's mission. Our community service has included participation in Hunger Walks, aid to the Temple Homeless Shelter, food collections/donations, pinch-hitting on Christmas for our non-Jewish neighbors, and volunteering at homes for the aged.

So while we reflect and celebrate our past, TBD looks forward with the hope that continued good fortune will allow us to remain and grow as an integral part of both the Gwinnett and The Atlanta communities. It is also our hope that other interested families will become active in our future also.

On August 20, 1994, Temple Beth David celebrated a Bat Mitzvah marking our synagogue's 13th year of worship. Local, community and state dignitaries attended along with friends, neighbors and current and prospective members.

In May of 1996, we doubled our holdings with the purchase of an adjoining piece of property and with it two structures. We used the main structure also referred to as the SHAC as our Social Hall and Activity Center (SHAC) for meetings, Boy Scout troop gatherings, preschool playgroup, and social events. In the Spring of 1999, the SHAC was renamed the Gurt Docterman Building. It was dedicated in the memory of this devoted and beloved TBD member.

On September 9th, 2001 our new sanctuary was officially opened and dedicated by our recently hired rabbi, Rabbi Ronald Bluming. On this day Snellville Mayor Brett Harrell proclaimed September 9th to be Temple Beth David Day in the city of Snellville. In 2003 we were officially annexed into the city of Snellville.

November 2006 marked the 25th anniversary of our temple. It was celebrated with a Friday evening reception and special Oneg, Saturday morning services and a Kiddush luncheon. The luncheon was attended by City of Snellville Mayor Oberholtzer and other guests.