Beth David Synagogue, located at 804 Winview Drive, is a conservative egalitarian synagogue. The congregation dates back to 1944. In addition to Friday night services, they have Shabbat morning services, daily minyans, and many other services celebrating holy days and important life celebrations. Built in 1982, the exterior of the synagogue resembles an office building; however, on the inside, the artwork, the stained glass and holy spaces are spectacular. The above photo is a vertical mosaic of people with a Star of David in their heart. An attached plaque on the this artwork reads:
TO REMEMBER THE PAST
TO LIVE THE PRESENT
TO TRUST THE FUTURE
The Greensboro Jewish Community has been contributing significantly to our city since the arrival of the first Jewish families in the 1890's. If you are interested in learning more about Greensboro's Jewish community, read here. As stated in this article, a component of the great philanthropic tradition, the mitzvah, is centered around the belief that a better community as a whole is good for the Jewish residents too. Shabbat shalom and may this beautiful synagogue be with us for many generations to come! (Dina in Jerusalem, this one's for you)! Finally, we just can't resist sharing today's post with Weekend Reflection!