Clergy & Staff
Temple Beth David is very pleased to have Rabbi Paul Arberman serving as our congregation’s rabbi. In his own words: “I am blessed to be part of this caring, learning and social community. Our Temple should be a place with a lot of heart and no drama — our goals are simply serving others, growing spirit, and enriching lives.”
Prior to coming to Temple Beth David, Rabbi Arberman served as the rabbi of the Hatch End Masorti Synagogue (HEMS) in London where he visited once a month, for seven years.
Before that he served as rabbi of two Masorti-Conservative Israeli congregations, in Modiin and Netanya. He has also held several positions within the Masorti Movement including music director of Camp Ramah-NOAM and grant writer.
Rabbi Arberman, originally from Brooklyn, New York, attended Wesleyan University where he received a BA in Government. After graduation, he worked in Washington DC as a congressional aide before he followed his passion into the rabbinate.
He and his wife Riki have three children: Ziv (14) and twins, Noa and Gilad (13). He enjoys playing folk guitar, Israeli dancing and teaching Torah with an emphasis on spiritual growth.
Rabbi's Office Hours
Tuesday ~ 1:00pm - 3:00pm Wednesday ~ 11:00am - 12:00pm,
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Thursday ~ 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Evening hours are by appointment only.
Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Cantor Danielle Bensimhon has called Palm Beach Gardens her home and Temple Beth David her family for seven years now. Cantor Bensimhon studied music and gender studies at Oberlin College, and she earned both an MA in Sacred Music as well as in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Prior to her arrival at TBD, Cantor Bensimhon held pulpits in New York at the Actor`s Temple, in Philadelphia with Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, in Long Island with the Midway Jewish Center, and in Cleveland with Congregation Bethaynu.
Cantor Bensimhon strives to engage, inspire, and uplift the Jewish soul through prayer and song. She has helped coordinate and lead the first vibrant Women`s Seders and meaningful Healing services of the Jewish Theological Seminary, in synagogues throughout the New York region and in Cleveland, and has presented on both at various national conventions. Her signature Bima Band, composed of volunteer congregants and Temple children “rocks the house” wherever she is and currently rocks out at TBD frequently at Shabbat Jams. And, if you`re walking along Juno beach and you happen to hear singing and see dancing, COME check out her TBD Beach Shabbats!
Passionate about chaplaincy, Cantor Bensimhon worked in and outside of New York City hospitals such as Beth Israel Medical Center, Roosevelt/St. Lukes, and the Jewish Home and Hospital of Manhattan, providing spiritual guidance, support, and religious services. These days, one might even receive a visit from the Cantor accompanied by her Golden Retriever who is a certified Therapy Dog and her delicious and always delightful daughter Lila.