About Beth Israel the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center

templeOur congregation, Beth Israel, The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, was founded in 1982 to serve the Jewish population in the Sun City Center, Florida area.

We are a member of the Union for Reform Judiasm.Our approach combines an openness to new forms of religious expression with a strengthening of ties to traditional forms. In our worship, we use Hebrew and English as well as singing to encourage the full participation of the congregation.

The members of the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center bring to our congregation a wide variety of Jewish traditions and experiences with a goal of making everyone welcome as we draw upon the diversity of our backgrounds to enrich the Jewishness of all.

MEN'S CLUB REPORT

Jeff Beller, President 

On March 22nd our Membership Meeting featured Aaron Sharockman, Executive Director of Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning news fact-checking website operated by the Tampa Bay Times. The meeting was open to the entire Congregation & was very interesting in view of today’s political climate. We appreciate Mr. Sharockman’s taking the time out of his very busy schedule to address us & to answer our questions. Following that, on March 29th, we held our annual Ameriprise luncheon, this year at the Plaza Club in Freedom Park. Those who attended agreed it was very worthwhile.

On April 6th we’re looking forward to a wonderful fishing trip in conjunction with The Castaways Anglers Club on the Eddie Lee Z out of Cortez, FL. Thanks to Ron Boyarsky & Bob Guzinsky for arranging this trip. Our next Bagels & Discovery will be held on April 9th when Mr. Tony (Abraham) Esposito will speak to us about the Panama Canal & its effects on the Port of Tampa. Then, at our Membership Meeting on April 26th we’ll feature Dr. Michael Miranda of Florida Orthopaedic Institute who will let us know about the latest advances in orthopedic surgery of the knee, hip & shoulder. Because the topic should be of interest to everyone, the Men’s Club is again opening up the meeting to all congregants. As a special treat, lunch that day will feature the Men’s Club’s own Dick Marshall grilling his heart out for us with a choice of beef, chicken or veggies.

Shalom!

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Spotlight on Sisterhood

ROCHELLE LAFER, PRESIDENT

It’s spring and Purim has come and gone. That means that Passover can’t be far behind. One of the highlights of our Sisterhood calendar each year is the Women’s Seder. This year it will be held on Tuesday, April 4th in the Henry Gibson Social Hall at noon. If you have never been to our Women’s Seder you really should make sure to attend this event. No cooking, no cleaning, no listening to the same family stories you hear every year! Just a wonderful afternoon with fellow Sisterhood members, celebrating women. As always, we will have samples of traditional seder foods to go along with our Women’s Seder Haggadah that made its debut last year. Come sing and dance with us and feel the ruach.

To make your reservation please send your check for $7 to Sandra Hurwitz at 1704 Tremont Court, Sun City Center, Fl. 33573. If you have questions contact Sandra at 634-4444. Please keep in mind that the maximum capacity in the social hall is 96 people and once that number is reached we cannot add additional seating.

We will finish our program year on Tuesday, May 2nd with our Installation of Officers and Closing Brunch. More on that next month.

Wishing you all a wonderful Passover wherever you may be

May we go from strength to strength.

Rochelle 

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Social Action

Social Action Committee
Upcoming Activities
Harvey (Harv) Berman (Chair)

 

Beth Israel’s membership once again will continue to support the Metropolitan Ministries’ (MM) efforts “Feeding the Hungry” during the remaining calendar months ending in December 2016. The group’s efforts have been very successful in this endeavor and have gotten several accolades from the MM staff because of our involvement during each function. My sincere thanks go out to the following folks that have come forward to support this effort: Cyrille and Bob Cobe, Nancy Binder, Bob Rogin and Nancy Nova. If I have left you off this list I apologize and also thank you for your help.


With the High Holy Day’s that will soon be upon us – Beth Israel will once again collect non-perishable food items to include baby food and diapers, etc. to support those needy families in the Sun City Center and surrounding communities. Last year we collected 84 large bags of food that was delivered to “Our Lady of Guadalupe” and it is hoped that we will be able to surpass this number and collect at least 100 bags. It is very difficult understand that in our country families are going without because of rising cost of food and medicine -- and thus have to make very difficult decisions as to what direction to go – buy food, medicine and even the simplest of clothing items. So in the next several months as “we” all go into our favorite food stores, I urge you all to make a conscious decision and start putting away items that will best meet the needs of those families

 

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Unique Beth Israel

Library - Visit our category of books on line and latest library news by clicking here.

Judaica shop – Browse some of our items  and hours of operation here

Special Programs and Events

Bnot Torah Class of 2015

Bnai Torah  Class of 2017

A Night of Comedy

Woman of Distinction - Beth Israel congratulates Joanne Sudman on her selection as Woman of Distinction 2016.  Read more about this honor here.

Dedication of the Betty Kleinman Library Shelf and Kleinman Mosaic – January 18, 2013

Rummage Sale –  Read more

Rededication of the Temple - Celebrating 25 years – March 3, 2013  Read More

 

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