Save the Date for the Annual Meeting
on May 22nd, 2016!

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Winter Hours March 1 - June 15:

Mon & Fri: 10am - 2pm
Tue & Thu: 12 - 4pm
Wed: 1 - 5pm

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

Yom Sheini, 22 Iyyar 5776

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.

The Annual Meeting of Congregation Beth Shalom will take place

May 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

at the synagogue, 706 Bryan Road, Brandon, FL 33511. At this meeting, the Nominating Committee of Congregation Beth Shalom will formally present the following slate of nominees for open Board positions for a vote, whom we believe to have the skills, dedication and integrity to provide outstanding leadership to our congregation during their term of office:

President:David Friedman

1st Vice President:Gerald Pliner

2nd Vice President:Toby Koch

3rd Vice President: Lauren Weisman

Member-at-Large:Hank Mart

Member-at-Large:Steve Slavkin

Member-at-Large:Christine Stockelman

Per the By Laws, “any other nominations for an elected office or Member-at- Large may be made by written petition of five (5) members in good standing, which shall be filed with the Secretary, at least (20) twenty days prior to the annual meeting.”

The following positions are in the second year of a two-year term (no vote needed):

Treasurer: Michael BarnettMember-at-Large: Stephen Criden,  Secretary: Dan WeinsteinMember-at-Large: Seth Dugan, Member-at-Large: Scott Hopkins

 

Please make every effort to attend our Annual Meeting,
as a quorum is needed to elect our leadership.

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 for 2015!!  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 Adult Education Committee that organizes a variety of study and learning opportunities for all interests!  Lifelong Learning Brochure 2015-16

Coming Up!

May 20th - High School Grad Shabbat

May 22nd - Annual Meeting

May 22nd - Last Day of Religious School

May 25h - BESTY Board Transition

May 27th - Board Installation Shabbat

May 30th - Dinner with the Tribe at Eats

June 1st - Calendar Meeting

 

 

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

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

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