Temple Beth Israel

About Us:

Established in 1965, Temple Beth Israel was the 1rst Conservative Synagogue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Over 200 families participate in worship, education and all social activities of our synagogue. As a welcoming conservative egalitarian synagogue, we encourage active participation in our services and activities. All Jewish festivals are celebrated and Shabbat is a special moment each and every week. On Friday nights we gather to welcome Shabbat. On Saturday morning we continue our Shabbat service with a study of the Parashah of the week. The last Shabbat of each month, there is a dinner following services. Our ritual services continue every Monday and Thursday morning for Minyan followed by a study session and breakfast with Rabbi Marcelo Bater. During the week there are different activities for all ages: Singing Chaverim for children up to 5 years of age, Al Galgalim (Training Wheels) sponsored by Hadassah for families with children ages 3-6. This 2 hour session is filled with crafts, songs, snacks and parenting discussions. The Talmud Torah Program for children 11-12 years old prepare for Bar/Bat Mitzvah and includes topics like History, Holidays, Ritual, Israel and Tikkum Olam and the Judaica class is held once a week. Adult Education programs are also an important goal in our temple- Shabbat Lunch & Learn lecture series, Rosh Chodesh group for women, Havdallah Movie nights and various social action projects. We are working very hard to fulfill what our tradition teaches us. Rabbi Tarfon used to say “ You are not required to complete the task, yet you are not free to withdraw from it…..”(Pirkei Avot 2:21)

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Category: Organization : Synagogue \ Synagogue 
Religion: Jewish - Conservative
Community: South Florida  


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