Get your menorahs ready! On Sunday, December 14, the Religious School will start at normal time (9:30am). At about 10:30am, the students will have their first Max’s Lunch Bunch of the year. They will make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that will be donated to those in need at Crossroads RI. At 11:30am, we will have our School Hanukkah Party. Parents, please send in menorahs and candles, and plan to join us!


Attention Am David Members!

There was a special temple board meeting held on Sunday, November 30, 2014. At that meeting the board dealt with and finalized decisions regarding some very pressing matters involving the future of our congregation and Rabbi Perlman. We are happy to report that Rabbi Perlman and the board reached a formal agreement to maintain his position as our Rabbi.

Please attend a very important congregational meeting this Sunday, December 7, at 10:00am to learn all about this exciting news and more, about the direction our congregation will be headed in.

We will discuss plans to relocate the congregation and to ensure that our school continues to grow and provide excellence in Judaic studies in the West Bay! We have fundraising ideas that we wish to share with you as well as exciting opportunities for all our members of our congregation to participate in. Join us as we discuss new plans and positive ideas toward a new beginning.

Breakfast will be served. RSVP is REQUIRED!
Call 401-463-7944 ext. 0 and leave a message. Cost: $5.00 per person.


Stop by Barnes & Noble at 1350 Bald Hill Road in Warwick this Sunday, December 7 after the Congregational Meeting and/or Hebrew School for some Hanukkah fun! There will be a Hanukkah storytime featuring Honeyky Hanukah by Woody Guthrie, a fun-filled story celebrating Hanukah with accompanying CD. There is also a Wish List table and gift wrapping.

Bring a book fair voucher (or simply ask the cashier for one) and present it before making a purchase and a portion of what you spend will be donated to Am David. Store hours on Sunday are 10:00am-8:00pm.

Both temple members and non-members are welcome so share the vouchers with some friends!


On Wednesday, November 26, we will have the opportunity once again to gather together as a community to say “thank you” to God for all the blessings that we have received over the last year. At 7:00pm, we will join the people of the greater Warwick community at St. Timothy’s Church, 1799 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, for a time of communal thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a national holiday for all people. Temple Am David is pleased to partner with Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and St Saint Timothy’s Church this year as we join in this celebration. Let us show our support and gratitude once again to our community and friends in our community by bringing as many temple members to this wonderful and good service.

Please be sure to invite neighbors, friends, and family to share in this time of gratitude to God. Everyone is requested to bring a food pantry donation to the service. Thank you!


Mah Jongg Tournament

November 5, 2014

Join us on Sunday, November 9 from 10:00am to 3:00pm for the 4th Annual Bleama Forman Memorial Mah Jongg Tournament. There will be a scrumptious brunch & cash prizes for top scores! Please RSVP. Click here to learn more and to register.


CPR Training

October 23, 2014

Temple Am David is offering a Friends and Family CPR course on Sunday, November 2 from 1:00-3:00pm.

This is not a certificate course but teaches the basics of CPR for adults, children and babies. Pre-registration to take the course is necessary as enrollment is limited. Please reserve your spot by October 27. Contact Ellen Shaw at eggoes(at)cox(dot)net or call 401-383-1471 to register.


Please join us on Sunday, October 19 from 2:00-4:00pm to hear Ken Sutak discuss his book Cinema Judaica: The War Years 1939-1949. Ken presents a unique look at how Jewish-themed movies prepared Americans for war with Nazi Germany, rallied the Allies to victory, fought anti-Semitism, portrayed the Holocaust in Europe, and captured the refugee exodus to Israel. Click here for more information. This program is free and open to the public. Reservations suggested. Please e-mail Ellen Shaw at eggoes(at)cox(dot)net.


Sukkot and Simchat Torah

October 7, 2014

The Festival of Sukkot begins Wednesday, October 8!

Please make note of the Yom Tov Service Schedule:

Wednesday, October 8
Mincha/Ma’ariv at 6:00pm
Candles at 5:58pm

Thursday, October 9
Morning Services at 9:00am
Mincha/Ma’ariv at 6:00pm
Candles at 6:59pm

Friday, October 10
Morning Services at 9:00am
Mincha/Ma’ariv at 6:15pm
Shabbat Candles at 5:55pm

The Festival of Simchat Torah begins Thursday, October 16!

Wednesday, October 15
Hoshanah Rabbah: Morning Services at 6:45am
Shemini Atzeret begins at sundown
Ma’ariv at 6:00pm
Candles at 5:47pm

Thursday, October 16
Morning Services at 9:00am
Yiskor recited around 11:00am
Simchat Torah begins at sundown
Evening Service at 6:30pm – School Attends!
Candles at 5:47pm

Friday, October 17
Morning Services at 9:00am
Mincha/Shabbat Ma’ariv at 6:15pm
Shabbat Candles at 5:44pm

Please help us observe these Holy Days. Attend services and enjoy a peaceful Yom Tov.


Shabbat Dinner

October 1, 2014

Join us for a family Shabbat dinner on Friday, October 24 at 6:15pm.

Traditional Shabbat services will be followed by a delicious Shabbat dinner featuring salad, a stuffed cabbage dinner, vegetable and dessert. Cost is $18.00 per person and $15.50 for children under B’nai Mitzvah age. RSVP by Friday October 17 to Ellen Shaw at or call 383-1471.


Ninigret Park Hike

October 1, 2014

Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, in Charlestown, consists of 409 acres of diverse upland and wetland habitats including grasslands, shrub lands, wooded swamps and freshwater ponds. Once formally part of Charlestown Naval Auxiliary Landing Field, it now provides the public over five miles of hiking trails.

Join us on Sunday, October 5, as we stroll the 1 mile Foster Cove Nature Trail, a flat, mild, and wheelchair friendly trail. A visit to the Refuge’s Kettle Pond Visitor Center is an option. Great hike for children and their families! Meet at the Temple promptly at 12:30pm, or directly at the Refuge parking lot at 1:30pm. Bring water, hat, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Please call walk leader Mark at 248-5010 to meet up.