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Summer Hours:  M-F 10AM-2PM

Hours subject to change without notice. 
We encourage you to call first without an appointment.

Welcome to Congregation Beth Shalom!

Celebrating 25 years of Jewish Community in Brandon! We are a URJ affiliated synagogue and encourage you to come see what we are all about!

Second Annual CBS Retreat

Our Second Annual CBS Retreat in March 2015 was another great success! A wonderful day of fellowship in the great outdoors!

Chanukah Celebration

Each year we celebrate Chanukah with a community Chanukiot lighting. The joy in children young and old at the beautiful, glowing menorahs is a special part of Chaunkah for our community!

Sounding Shofar

Our youth fully participate in all Jewish holidays. Each year students 'audition' to sound shofar during Rosh HaShanah.

Special Guest Philip Gans

Rabbi Torop and Past President Hank Mart with Mr. Gans, a Holocaust survivor, who spoke to a standing room only crowd as part of our Yom HaShoah program. Each year we host multiple guest speakers and scholars-in-residence to provide in-depth, personal learning experiences.

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation allows our teens to develop their own Jewish identities and strengthen their bonds with Jewish friends – all while having fun!

Fun for Torah Tots!

Our preschool program is called “Gan Shalom – We Help Your Children Grow”. It includes Sunday morning activities with the rabbi, special craft and holiday projects, brief Shabbat services just for our young members with songs, stories and instruments, pot luck dinners and family discussions.

Dancing with the Torah!

We love to celebrate all the joy and beauty of our traditions together as a community.

B'nai Mitzvah

As a small congregation, we are able to make each child’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah an occasion of meaning, emphasizing Jewish values of learning(Torah), worship(avodah) and deeds of kindness(gemilut chasadim). We believe that B’nai Mitzvah is an important event for the entire family and we welcome all kinds of families to take this important journey with their children.

     Welcome Rabbi Bryan Mann

                                                                                             Rabbi Bryan Mann with Torah 2


Rabbi Bryan is the new Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon, FL. He received ordination from the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton Centre, MA in 2018. While in rabbinical school, he served as the sole clergy for Synagogue Adas Yoshuron in Rockland, ME and Congregation Betenu in Amherst, NH. There he led services, officiated at life cycle events, taught adult education as well as Hebrew School and provided pastoral care for the sick and bereaved. More recently, he served as the Social Justice Intern of Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Brookline, MA. Rabbi Bryan worked with congregants to build the social justice team, identify and prioritize social justice issues that congregants were passionate about and organized groups to make effective changes.

While in Boston, MA, Rabbi Bryan was an active member and ritual leader for the Moishe Kavod House in Jamaica Plain, MA, a Jewish 20s and 30s social justice community. He was also active in Keshet, an organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. Rabbi Bryan has also developed deep friendships and connections with clergy from other faiths, at times taking part in their ordination ceremonies, guest teaching for their youth groups, and finding positive ways to partner with other faith communities.

Rabbi Bryan looks forward to getting to know each person who is or wants to be part of Congregation Beth Shalom’s family. He can be reached at rabbibryanmann@gmail.com






murder at Mardi Gras                                

Looking for a killer evening?  Dying for something new? How about some Murder and Mayhem?  

On Saturday, 18 August at 6:30 PM, Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon will be transformed in time and space as it becomes a Garden District Mansion in the heart of New Orlean’s during Mardi Gras.  Unfortunately the host has been murdered and you might be the number one suspect!

Join us as Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon will once again host a Murder Mystery Dinner.  This is a completely interactive event and dinner guests can take the role of suspect, or detective as everyone questions the suspects and examines the evidence as to figure out the murderer and to win prizes.

This is a fun, entertaining and family friendly evening open to everyone.  Tickets are just $20 for CBS members and $25 for non-members, children under 13 are just $5.  A full course dinner will feature a chicken or vegetarian entree, sides and dessert. 

 Please email the CBS office if you would like the role of one of our 8 suspects. at cbs-admin@hotmail.com


(Please click on the gold DONATE icon on the top right hand corner of this webpage to make a payment.  Be sure to notate that payment is for the Murder Mystery Dinner)




thank you sponsors 

           Mardi Gras Gala for a Cause Sponsors  

                Please support the professionals and retailers who support CBS

When it's time to pick a vendor or hire a professional for services, keep in mind these generous businesses that support CBS.  Thank you to the following businesses and friends for their participation in Mardi Gras Gala for a Cause.


Stephen & Anna Feldman

Christopher F. Waite, DMD (Brandon Dental Care)

Robert Clarke Industries, Inc. (Bob Clarke)

Reed & Reed Law PLLC (Ryan Reed)

Dolphin Title of Brandon Inc


Species Pet Supply ( Diana Perez)

Gerald & Judith Pliner

Diane & Peter Jacobson, MD


Isabel & Jonathan Ellis

Gulfside Pool & Spa Inc

Meek Insurance Group

Colorado Health & Youth, LLC (Kathy Colorado)

Jan Pro

Alan Weiss & Toby Koch

 Dave & Carol Anne Friedman

Marvin & Julie Shienbaum

Brandon Plastic Surgery (Marvin Shienbaum, MD)

Hub International

Errol & Sheila Fishman

Randy & Dantia Freedman

Zweibach & Champion MD PPA ( Stephen Zweibach, MD)

G. Fried Flooring America (Keith Ogden)

Pathways Counseling Center (David & Rudina Richter)


Monarch Billing and Beyond, Inc. (Jennifer Allen)

NewSouth Window Solutions of Tampa

Century 21 (Sarah Meyers)

Kids R Kids (Keith Balot)

Hillsboro Memorial Gardens (Dignity Memorial)

Jill Oppolo

Dana & R.Van Johnson

Lawrence Greenfield


In-Kind Sponsors:

Doogie Entertainment (Seth & Paige Dugan)

Busy Bee Printing

Konica Minolta

Riverhills Country Club



Ice Sports Forum, Bok Tower Gardens, The Dali Museum, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (Kelly Jordan), StarLite Cruises, StarShip Dining Cruises, The Palladium at St. Pete College ( Debbie Carson), Too Jays ( Lea Ackerman), Columbia Restaurant ( Richard Gonzmart), Canoe Escape (Mike Cole), Glazer Children's Museum, Walt Disney World Co., Mosi (Jeannette Ethier), Sleuth Mystery Dinner Shows (Paula Guido), Cutco Knives, Brahmin Designer Leather Bags, Accessories & Jewelry, McAuley Fine Jewelry, Straz Center For Performing Arts, Stonewood Grill & Tavern, Stephanie Ferry, VMP Photography ( Greg Hernandez ), Summerfield Crossings Golf Club (Jason Blanchard), Mitch & Suzie Baylis, Bulk Nation, Gold & Diamond Store, Brocats Catering, Tampa Bay Lighting, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sprouts, Jesse's Steak & Seafood Restraunt, Massage Envy, The Mill Restraunt, Advance Auto Parts ( Robert Repko), Costco ( Emily Jones Mendez), Eddie V's Restraunt, The Brass Tap, Timpano Restraunt, Bonefish Grill Restraunt, Mellow Mushroom, Next Step Shoes, Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium, Supercuts, T-Marie's, Hamburger Mary's (Brandon Location), Walmart, Little Greek Restraunt, New Balance Store of Tampa, Tavistock Rest. Collection, Hungry Harry's, Republic National Distibuting Co., Improv Theater (Judy), The Great Escape Room, The Alley at Southshore, Ace Golf, Saddlebrook Resort, Rays Baseball Foundation, Total Wine, Sea World.


Thanks again to all our Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers for making this a successful event!

Special Thank you to Mitch & Suzie Baylis!











Welcome to Congregation Beth Shalom!

Shalom! Congregation Beth Shalom is a vibrant, warm, and growing Reform synagogue. As the only Reform synagogue in the Greater Brandon area, we provide a home for Jews and interfaith families of all ages and backgrounds. As a small congregation, we value the contribution and participation of each individual member.

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      Shabbat Services

Shabbat is the highlight of the Jewish week, an opportunity to connect with family, friends and community. Tranquility and reflection are combined with learning, joy, spirited singing and prayer for a day that restores and renews.  Erev Shabbat services are every Friday night at 7:45. 

      The Kibbitzer 

 The Kibbitzer is our monthly newsletter packed with information about Beth Shalom and all the activities we have for that particular month.  

      Religious School

Congregation Beth Shalom holds Religious School on Sundays for students in Kindergarten through seventh grade, from 9:30am – 12:00pm; with the first 30 minutes dedicated to worship; parents are encouraged to attend as well. 

     Life Long Learning for Adults

At Beth Shalom we believe learning and participating in study are key to a full Jewish life.  We have a dynamic Life Long Learning Committee that organizes a variety of study and learning opportunities for all interests! 

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