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Rabbi Zev Silber

39 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905

Tel. Office: (607) 722-1793  Cell: (607) 761-7098

E-mail: bethdavid@stny.rr.com

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 10:00am – 1:00pm

 

Important Announcement from Our Rabbi

 

BETH DAVID SYNAGOGUE IS OPEN FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES

Since Broome County is still at high risk of community transmission, especially in the City of Binghamton, and according to the Broome County Public Health Department we have seen a significant rise in active cases, we at Beth David continue to act with caution.  We require the wearing of face masks irrespective of vaccination status.  Social distancing is highly recommended and encouraged.

 USE OF THE MIKVAH:  Effective immediately the use of the Beth David mikvah for women, men and the immersion of newly bought utensils will be allowed for all who are fully vaccinated, as defined above.  Permitted use includes preparation for immersion, and this applies to out of town guests, as well.  Those who have not been fully vaccinated must continue observing the restrictions that have been in place. Women under quarantine or ordered to be placed in isolation or who are experiencing symptoms of acute infectious illness (e.g., cold, flu, stomach bug) may not use the Mikvah.

USE OF MIKVAH BY MEN ON EREV ROSH HASHANAH:  This custom will be permitted only for men who are asymptomatic and fully vaccinated without a known recent COVID-19 exposure.  Only one person is allowed in the mikvah room at a time.  To arrange to use the mikvah, please contact me.  Please note that according to the poskim at the Rabbinical Council of America, the halachic principle of “9 kavin” instead of using the mikvah may be used to satisfy this custom at this time of COVID.  For more information, please contact the rabbi.

 

Ongoing Activities

The Tuesday night Talmud class will be held Tuesdays at 7:30 pm via Zoom. For information please contact the Rabbi. Class will resume after the holidays.

 

Shabbat Luncheon Series

We are looking forward to resuming our Beth David Shabbat Kiddush as well as the Luncheon Speaker Series once the Corona virus pandemic is diminishing. Beth David Luncheon Speaker Series takes place the second Shabbat of the month after morning services and is open to the community. The date of the next Kiddush respectively Shabbat Luncheon has not been determined yet. You are also invited to join us upstairs for regular Shabbat services that start at 9:45am. 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.