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Mondays & Thursdays: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Hours subject to change without notice. 
We encourage you to call first without an appointment.


Yom Sheini, 6 Shevat 5775

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!

CBS First Annual Shabbat Retreat

Members of all ages participated in our first ever Shabbat retreat. The day was filled with prayer, study, outdoors, fun, food and friendship!

Shabbat Dinner

Twice a year we open our doors for a community Shabbat dinner. It is a time to share a delicious meal, say HaMotzi, and get to know one another.

Sounding Shofar

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

I am Hope Cafe

We are a supporting organization for the I am Hope Cafe in Seffner. Four times a year we help feed a hot meal to our community's homeless and needy.

Special Guest Philip Gans

Rabbi Torop and President Hank Mart with Mr. Gans, a Holocaust survivor, who spoke to a standing room only crowd as part of our Yom HaShoah program.

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.

Visiting Cantor Paul Offencrantz February 13-15th

Let There Be Music!

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Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon is pleased to present guest Cantor Paul Offencrantz. Join Cantor Paul at Congregation Beth Shalom, 706 Bryan Road for a weekend of joyful music February 13-15th.

Cantor Paul started singing professionally at the New York Metropolitan Opera House, when he was nine years old. He became a protégé of the famous Cantor and operatic tenor, Richard Tucker. Cantor Paul uses his voice to inspire, uplift, comfort, and touch people's lives in a meaningful and profound way. For more information about Cantor Paul and to hear his music please go to www.cantorpauloncall.com.

The weekend events include:

Cantor Paul will impress with his vocal talents while officiating at Shabbat worship service on Friday, February 13th at 7:45 pm.

At 7:30 pm on Saturday February 14th the Beth Shalom sanctuary will be transformed into a cabaret. Cantor Paul Offenkrantz and the congregation's pianist and choir director, Joan Frankel, will present a magnificent evening of love songs. The program will include favorites from the Broadway stage, as well as classics by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter. Bring your own wine. Soft drinks and light snacks will be provided. Tickets for this event are $10.00 per person or $18.00 for a couple/family. Tickets can be purchased at the door; cash, check or credit card. Email Toby Koch for further information: tobykoch@hotmail.com

Sunday morning, February 15th at 9:30 am Cantor Paul will be doing a very special program for the students in the religious school.

All events are open to the public. Program sponsorships are available. Please call the office at (813) 681-6547 for more information.

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

Click the pictures below to learn more about us!

      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. 

      Rabbi Torop's Video Series on Jewish Practices

NEW FOR 2015!!  Rabbi Betsy Torop shows us that lighting Shabbat candles is simpler than you may imagine. A ritual dating back thousands of years, the candles are kindled just prior to sundown in homes and synagogues all over the world. Learn how easy it is to bring the light of hope into your home weekly. 

      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 last 30 minutes dedicated to worship led by Rabbi Torop; parents are encouraged to attend as well.  Religious School Brochure

     Lifelong Learning for Adults

At Beth Shalom we believe learning and participating in study are key to a full Jewish life.  We have a dynamic Adult Education Committee that organizes a variety of study and learning opportunities for all interests!  Lifelong Learning Brochure 2014-15

Watch Our Video to Learn about Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon!


United Together 25!

Celebrating the Past.  

Building the Future.  

Uniting Today.

Our mission: to celebrate Congregation Beth Shalom's past and build our future by encouraging our members to volunteer gifts of time and talent.  CBS turns 25 in 2015 and there is no better way to honor our heritage of hard work and community than for all of us to unite, volunteer and give back - establishing a culture of volunteerism for the next 25 years.

There are many ways to help!  And, when you or your family has completed 7 hours of volunteer time you will recieve a UT25 t-shirt!  Be a part of this exciting time in our history!

See who has already recieved their fantastic t-shirt!

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