Rabbi Zev Silber
39 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
Tel. Office: (607) 722-1793 Cell: (607) 761-7098
Fax: (607) 722-7121
Tuesday and Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Closed Monday & Wednesday
Upcoming events: Beth David Shabbat Luncheons resume!
On Shabbat, September 14, Beth David will kick off its monthly luncheon speaker series with a talk by Dr. Erin Maxfield on how the science behind the benefits of a Mediterranean diet relates to the Bible’s and Judaism’s focus on health. Dr. Maxfield completed the flagship HEALTH meets FOOD™ year-long culinary medicine course at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY, a teaching kitchen developed by Tulane University’s School of Medicine Goldring Center For Culinary Medicine. “In the Bible,” Maxfield says, “what is good for the soul frequently is also good for the body. My talk will focus on the importance of health in Judaism as well as characteristics unique to the western Fertile Crescent region which have been mentioned in Jewish Scriptures as constituting the “ideal” environment for human habitation. To this I will share information from mainstream scientific and medical studies of the benefits of a nutrition plan based on a Mediterranean diet.”
Beth David Luncheon Speaker Series takes place the second Shabbat of the month after morning services, and is open to the community. There is no charge for the luncheon, but Beth David welcomes donations to the Luncheon Fund in order to keep the program going; they can be made in honor of or in memory of someone, or to mark a special occasion. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Beth David Synagogue, 39 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905 Attention: Luncheon Fund. The Series will resume in the fall.