Yom Shabbat, 19 Nisan 5774

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.

Fun Events for the Community!

Mitzvah Day!

April 27th, Sunday, 9:00am


mitzvah day

Items Needed:


  • Small gifts for residents of Delaney Creek Assisted Living (toiletries, deck of cards, combs, etc.
  • Scraps of material to help with our Hope & Love Pin Crafting for cancer patients
  • Portable drills (to lend only for the day)
  • Gardening Soil

Come dressed for work! Sign up with Project Captains in the Sign-Up Booklets in the Main Hallway and the Admin Lobby. If you have any further questions, you may contact those captains directly, or Mitzvah Day / Social Action Chair Phyllis Newman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Yom HaShoah Presentation

holocaust candle

Yom HaShoah
Holocaust Remembrance Observance at Beth Shalom
Join us on Wednesday, April 30 at 7 pm for "My Heart Will Be On That Train," a commemoration of the Kindertransport presented by members of the Beth Shalom Players. The Kindertransport was an operation organized primarily by British and Dutch rescuers of many faiths, and backed by the British government, to take Jewish children away from the persecution of the Third Reich in the years immediately before World War II.  A brief service will follow the presentation. 

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.

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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. 

      Rabbi Torop's Video D'var Torah

Each month Rabbi Torop gives a D'var Torah on topics such as the weekly parsha or upcoming Jewish holiday.  Watch her inspirational, thought-provoking video!

      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!  Adult Education 2013-2014 Brochure

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

Upcoming Events


04.19.2014 10:00 - 11:00
Shabbat Service


04.20.2014 03:00 - 04:00
Adult Hebrew




04.22.2014 07:30 - 09:30
Executive Committee Meeting


04.23.2014 06:15 - 07:45
Hebrew School


04.23.2014 07:30 - 09:30
Ritual Committee


04.24.2014 07:30 - 09:30
Adult Ed Series 2 of 3

Religious School begins August 25th 2013 CBS offers religious school for grades K through 8, plus confirmation classes for 9 through 12. During the academic year,  Hebrew School (Grades 4,5,&  6) meets most Wednesdays from 6:15PM to 8:00 PM.  Sunday Religious School (for all grades) meets most Sundays from9:30 - Noon.   See the Religious School page for more detaila and calendar. Religious School is only availabe to children of members (Family, Chai2 Young Family, and Single) of the congregation in good standing.