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Office Hours:

Mon & Tues: 10am-2pm, Wed & Thurs: 2pm- 5pm,     Fri: 10am - 12pm

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

Yom Sheini, 2 Tammuz 5777

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.

Jews in the Arts

The Jewish people have a vibrant history in art, music, film, literature and food.  This special series of programs will introduce us to this unique aspect of Jewish life.

 

v   Jewish Art History

Sunday, Sept. 11  4:00pm - 6:00pm plus Q&A

 

This in-depth presentation will look at Jewish art from its origins to the 16th-18th centuries and then the 1930’s.  We will learn about the art of victims and survivors of WWII and how their art reflects their individual experiences. The presentation will end with a look at artwork by Jewish artists of the1950s to present time. Their art will provide an understanding of how Jewish culture and history continues to be expressed through their work. Slides of the art will be shown throughout the talk.

Teacher: Susan Fader

Susan Fader, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, is a life-long professional artist with a degree from Philadelphia College of Art. Before retiring in Florida with her husband, she owned, and operated, three art related businesses.

Suggested Donation - $10

 

     A Look at Israel through Film

Sunday, May 7th, 3:30-5:30pm

Featured Speaker: Rina Donchin, USF Hebrew Language Department Chair

Most of what we learn about Israel is through the lens of newspapers and television.  This afternoon will give us new insight into Israel through film, and an in-depth conversation with a leading expert on Israeli cinema.

Ms. Donchin has taught a popular class “Israeli Films and Fiction” and was a long-time co-chair of the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival.

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      Page Turners:  The CBS Book Group

Mondays, 6:00pm-7:30pm

We read and discuss diverse topics as reflected in fiction and non-fiction literature.  Jews in the Civil War, historical challenges, and the lives of Jewish women in the 16th century are just some of the issues we have explored.  Leadership of the group rotates amongst members.

For more information on PageTurners contact Phyllis Newman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 480-209-3710

 

v  Jewish Music Past and Present

Cantor Tanya Greenblatt – Watch for details in the Spring

 

v  A Taste” of Jewish Life

A special food event with Julie Sheinbaum – Watch for details!

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CBS Brotherhood Event, July 1st

Tampa Jewish Singles, The Art of The Brick exhibit, July 9th, 4pm

Page Turners, July 17th, 6-7pm

 Contact the Temple Office for further detail on any of these opportunities!