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Office Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri: 10am - 2pm
Wed: 1 - 5pm
Hours subject to change without notice. 
We encourage you to call first without an appointment.

Yom Shabbat, 27 Adar 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.

As Jews, we understand all too well what it is to be victims of hatred and bigotry.  We are appalled at the act of arson that occured at the New Tampa mosque.  To be a target of violence and destruction because of one's religious identity is contrary to American values, human values, and Jewish values.  It is incumbent upon us to speak out in support of our Muslim brothers and sisters.  With the help of David Richter, we are sending this letter to the leadership of the Daarus Salaam Mosque.  There are opportunities on their website to contribute to the restoration of the mosque and we will keep you informed of opportunities to show our support. - Rabbi Betsy Torop

Dear Friends, 

The members of Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon, Florida stand in solidarity with you.  We are shocked and saddened by the senseless display of cowardly prejudice and hate expressed in the defacement to your precious house of worship. There isno room for this sort of behavior in our community and all decent folks recoil in digust when it is displayed.

You remain in our thoughts and we pray that God will protect you and heal the fears and ignorance that feeds the well-springs of prejudice.

"Be strong, and let your heart take courage," (Psalm 31:25), as your Jewish brothers and sisters stand shoulder to shoulder wtih you in defense of the freedoms and protections guaranteed to us all.

Shalom and Salaam,

David Friedman, Congregational President

Rabbi Betsy Torop

 

Welcome to Congregation Beth Shalom!

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

Video 3!!  Rabbi Betsy Torop walks us through a number of pieces of unique artwork featured in the new Machzor, Mishkan HaNefesh, allowing one to visualize concepts important through the text.  Just click on the title above to take you to the 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 Lifelong Learning Committee that organizes a variety of study and learning opportunities for all interests! 

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Bible & Bagels, March 25th, 10:00AM

Parents Night Out, March 25th, 6:00PM

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Loss, March 26th, 3:00PM

Dinner with the Tribe, March 26th, 5:30PM

Women's Seder, April 2nd, 12:30PM

Passover-Palooza, April 9th, 4:00PM

Second Night Seder, April 11th, 6:00PM                                                                                                                                                Click here for Registration Form

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

 

Click here for Rabbi's sermon following this year's Presidential election.

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

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