Worship At A Glance

Saturday, June 8

at 10:00 AM

Shabbat Morning Service

Registration is required

Led by Rabbi Julie Danan

Part of the Alfred Gross Memorial Scholars Lecture Weekend

(See full event details below)

With Jewish author, lecturer and poet Danny Siegel

Lunch will be sponsored by Suzanne Gross

Wednesday, June 12

AT 10:00 AM

Shavuot Yom Tov

(including Yizkor)

Registration is required

Led by Rabbi Julie Danan

Friday, June 14

at 7:30 PM

Shabbat Evening Service

Registration is required

Member Led by Sharon Tash

Music by Randi Cohen

Saturday, June 22

at 10:00 AM

Shabbat Morning Service

Registration is required

Led by Rabbi Julie Danan

Larry Lieberman will be sponsoring the Kiddush in

memory of his wife, Pat.

Friday, June 28

at 7:30 PM

Shabbat Evening Service - Pride Shabbat

Registration is required

Led by Emerita Rabbi Beth Cohen

Cantor Deborah Katchko Gray

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Upcoming Seaside Events

In this eBlast, we provide links to events coming soon

(click on the link in the event name for details).

For a full listing of events (new ones added every day),

please visit the EVENT CALENDAR.

The 15th Annual Alfred Gross Memorial Scholars Lecture Weekend

Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9

All events will take place at Seaside Jewish Community and registration is required for each activity.

Jewish author, lecturer and poet Danny Siegel will be the keynote speaker of this three-day program. A recipient of the prestigious 1993 Covenant Award for Exceptional Jewish Educators, Mr. Siegel has spoken to more than 400 North American Jewish communities about tzedakah and Jewish values. He has published 28 books and has produced an anthology of 500 selections of Talmudic quotes about living the Jewish life well. It is entitled, “Where Heaven and Earth Touch.”

Schedule of Events: Please sign up individually for each event you wish to attend. Click on the highlighted date to take you to the registration form.

Friday, June 7 at 7:30 PM: (No Shabbat service)

Mr. Siegel will lead an informal conversation entitled, “There’s No Such Thing as a Small Mitzvah.” Reception to follow.

Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 AM:

Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Julie Danan, will include a presentation entitled “How to Choose the Mitzvahs that are the Very Best for You Personally” and selected poetry read by Mr. Siegel. Lunch will be sponsored by Suzanne Gross. Registration for the luncheon has closed.

Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 PM:

Havdalah Service

The evening will include a presentation by Mr. Siegel entitled, “What Can Bruce Springsteen, Steven Spielberg, David Copperfield, Ben & Jerry, and The Late Paul Newman and Liz Taylor Teach Us About Mitzvot That We Don’t Know? — How To Be a Mitzvah Hero.” Reception to follow.

Sunday, June 9 at 10:30 AM:

There will be a presentation by Mr. Siegel about “Little-known or discussed authentic Jewish Values for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our Communities;” and “The (Unknown) Famous Five-Minute Speech That Changed Thousands of Lives.” Reception to follow.

This annual weekend, began in 2008, and honors Alfred Gross, one of Seaside’s founding members who believed in the importance of Jewish education.

CLICK HERE to read more

All events are underwritten and sponsored by the Alfred Gross Memorial Fund, and our thanks to Alfred's wife, Suzanne Gross and the Gross family for their continued support.

Monday, June 10

TReclaim Our Vote Postcard Campaign

Seaside’s next Reclaim Our Vote postcard campaign is for North Carolina. Completed postcards will be mailed prior to July 1. The postcard writing group is planning to have a postcard writing party and postcard pickup. Please email Shelley Prince at prince24rov@gmail.com if interested in writing postcards for NC. and indicate how many kits (30 postcards in each) you would like.

Tuesday, June 11 VOLUNTEER

at 11:30 AM

Dignity Grows Volunteers

This packaging of bags supplies a months' worth of sanitary needs to women in need and takes no more than 30-45 minutes!  Please email Donna Hoffman at hoffjr1@comcast.net.

Tuesday, June 11 VOLUNTEER

at 5:00 PM

International Student Outreach Program (ISOP)

SJC has partnered with Epworth United Methodist Church, to feed the international students who work in our area during the summer. Epworth provides the meals and Seaside provides the fruit and desserts. Meals are served every Tuesday night from 5-7 p.m. from June 11 to September 3. We are always in need of extra desserts and we welcome you to stop in at Epworth to participate in this wonderful opportunity to meet and talk to students from all over the world. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Phyllis Bloom at prsbloom1228@gmail.com

Thursday, June 13

at 3:00 PM

Shalom at the Swing Set

Join us for a Youth & Family Engagement event from 3-6 pm at Cape Henlopen State Park Playground. Come and enjoy an afternoon filled with fun and camaraderie as the kids play on the playground.

Thursday, June 20

at 4:00 PM

Book Group Via Zoom

The Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz 

Author Event - Registration required through Enid Zafran at: enid@indexingpartners.com for this special event. Interviewer will be Susan Towers.


Saturday, June 22 at

7:00 PM in person at SJC

Comedy Night - Featuring Fay Jacobs

Fay Jacobs, writer, comedian and storyteller, will perform at Seaside Jewish Community.

Fay has been touring the country with her one-woman show "Aging Gracelessly: Don’t Say Fay!" Known to many locals through her articles in Delaware Beach Life magazine, she tackles the aging process, life in Rehoboth and environs, and all manner of recognizable situations. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for the general public.




Sunday, July 21, 2024

at 7:00 PM

(Doors open at 6:30 pm)

at Epworth United Methodist Church

19285 Holland Glade Road

Rehoboth Beach, DE

 Seaside is pleased to welcome John McCutcheon, a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist musician for its 2024 summer concert. Along with his storytelling and fun, listeners will hear this master musician play hammer dulcimer, banjo, piano, harmonica, guitar and more.

His Rehoboth performance is part of an extensive nationwide concert tour. 

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets


Thursday, June 6

at 5:00 PM

Community Event of Interest

Registration is required

On June 6, from 5-7 p.m. at the Lewes Library and via Zoom, Speak Out Against Hate (SOAH) will hold its fourth Community Meeting. This meeting will focus on symbols of hate and specifically the continued presence of the Confederate Flag flying outside the Marvel Museum in Georgetown. A panel of local leaders will address the history of the flying of the flag at the Museum, efforts made to remove it, and concerted actions that may now be taken to hasten its removal.


SOAH is an organization established in 2023 to address the rapidly growing culture of hate in our community and throughout our State, its normalization and the general lack of response to it by our community and State Leaders.

To register to attend this meeting in person or on Zoom, click one of the links below.


In Person:




Friday, June 7 at

4:00 PM in Person at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand and Boardwalk

Community Event of Interest

Mom's Demand Action Beaches Chapter invites us to join them for "Wear Orange Against Gun Violence." Wear Orange and meet at the Bandstand at

4:00 pm for a group photo, and activities and a peaceful walk on the boards as a group to end gun violence. There will be signs available, but homemade ones are welcome, too. Show your support for survivors of gun violence and support gun safety. 

Saturday June 22

at 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Community Event of Interest

The City of Lewes Annual Juneteenth Celebration

George H.P. Smith Park, Johnson & DuPont Ave, Lewes, DE

If Inclement weather: Cape Henlopen High School.

For more information contact: Trina Brown-Hicks, City of Lewes African American Heritage Commissioner

email: imtlyte@gmail.com

Phone: (302) 752-8112

Weekly Recurring Events

Every Tuesday at 8:30 AM: Walk the Boards (NEW TIME for the summer)

Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM: ISOP Program - Community Service

Every Wednesday at 9:15 AM: Chant & Meditation

Every Thursday at 3:30 PM: Bowling League

CLICK HERE for details
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One Simple Thing...

From your Seaside "Green Team"

take the following simple action

to help fight climate change:

Change dirty air conditioner filters to improve energy efficiency.

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Please contact our office to add names to the healing prayer list, to notify us of family members who have died, or to let us know about a celebration or milestone in your life that you want to share with the Seaside family. Please allow at least one week notice. Leave a message at (302) 226-8977 or email rabbi@seasidejewishcommunity.com

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Seaside is an independent, unaffiliated community

of approximately 400 families consisting

of approximately 600 individuals.

Our services are egalitarian.

OUR MISSION: Seaside Jewish Community supports and fosters Jewish identity by sponsoring religious, cultural, social and educational activities for its members. We welcome all people willing to support these principles in the spirit and joy of communal life. We are an open community -- welcoming people of all national origins and races -- young, old, gay, straight, married, single, firmly rooted Jewishly or new seekers. 

Our latest information can be found in our newsletter posted on our website.


We look forward to seeing you soon.


Seaside Jewish Community

18970 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 1472, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Voicemail: (302) 226-8977