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Clergy and Staff

Rabbi Micah Hyman

Who is like you?

No one. You are unique, original as a snowflake, a fingerprint, or even the Eternal. That is the miracle of creation. As our tradition says, we are all unique and yet we are all alike. Rather than seeking a single note of unity at Beth David, our congregation forms a multi-toned choir, a family of families, making a unique contribution to society with our voices in this time and place. To find that voice while hearing one another is a miracle. May we be open to hearing ourselves differently in song, in prayer, in study, in silence. May we hear Israel, Shema Yisrael, as a People, as a State, and as a State of Being. I look forward to being with you to strengthen, support, and nurture your personal Jewish Journey.

Mark Getten, Cantorial Soloist

I love the supportive warmth between our members

Music plays such an important role in Judaism, and I’m continually gratified to discover new songs and prayers from the bottomless well of our tradition. I love that we are such a musical congregation — just one aspect that makes our synagogue such a special place. Shabbat services are an enriching time to recharge and let go of the week’s stresses, and I’m proud of the role I get to play in that process. I love the supportive warmth between our members, which helps make Congregation Beth David the spiritual home that it is.

Robyn Friedman O'Leary
Temple Administrator

Living Jewishly on the Central Coast

Our Jewish stories may vary, yet we each bring traditions, knowledge, and a love of Judaism to Beth David. Through prayer, song, and learning we make the choice to go beyond being Jewish to living Jewishly. I am honored to be a part of the Beth David family, both as a member and as the Temple Administrator, where everyone has a place at the table. Beth David is not just about worship or programming, it’s about the opportunity for personal growth with Judaism and belonging to our Jewish community.

Judy Barclay
Beth David School Principal

I look forward to welcoming your family to ours!

It is my pleasure to volunteer as principal of the Beth David School where students engage with Torah, learn Hebrew, prepare for Bar and Bat Mitzvah, and develop a positive and compelling identification with the Jewish people, the synagogue, and Jewish life. I feel that it is my responsibility to partner with parents, teachers, and our Rabbi to accomplish these goals. We welcome parents to volunteer and actively participate in our program. I look forward to welcoming your family to ours. Please call (805) 544-0760 or email us if you want more information.

Tue, December 6 2022 12 Kislev 5783