About Beth Israel the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center

templeBeth 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

The Men’s Club opened its fall season with a bang last month! We had a blast at our October 25th Membership Meeting watching Mel Brooks’ hilarious & irreverent comedy: History of the World-Part I, accompanied by a pizza & caesar salad feast. The first Bagels & Discovery program was held a few days later with Dr. Frank Slesnick speaking on What is the Value of Life – From an Economic Perspective?

On November 29th we’ll hold our annual Business Meeting to elect our officers. This will be a paid-up members’ free lunch catered by Beth Israel’s own Betty Schare & her delicious desserts! As a no-longer-secret surprise, we’ll be proud to welcome Mr. Martin Fennelly, sports columnist for the Tampa Bay Times. He’ll talk about the Bucs, the growth & development of Bucs QB Jameis Winston & about the kinds of tasks that Mr. Fennelly performs in his profession. All paid-up Men’s Club members & their guests are welcome & are encouraged to attend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spotlight on Sisterhood

Rochelle Lafer, President

Once again Beth Israel Sisterhood has started the season off with some wonderful programs and the best is yet to come! December is the month we take a break from our regular meeting schedule to co-host the Sisterhood/Men’s Club Hanukkah Party. This year we will be celebrating Hanukkah on Sun-day, December 17th at 2pm in the Temple social hall. Join us for an afternoon of songs and fun and of course the ever popular potato latkes and jelly donuts.

Our Temple membership is growing faster than our space and as a result of this, reservations will be limited to members of the Temple, Sisterhood or Men’s Club and their partners. Reservations will be closed when we reach 96 people so if you want to ensure a place at this event please make your reser-vation (with $7 per person payment) early so you don’t get left out. Send your check made payable to Beth Israel Sisterhood to Marlene Hollander at 1004 El Rancho Drive, Sun City Center, Fl. 33573.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season.

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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20Nov
11.20.2017 10:00 - 12:00
Beth Israel Gift Shop Open
20Nov
11.20.2017 10:00 - 12:00
Library Program
21Nov
11.21.2017 11:00 - 12:00
Program Committee Mtg
21Nov
11.21.2017 01:30 - 02:30
Continuing Hebrew
21Nov
07:30 11.21.2017 - 08:30 11.22.2017
Interfaith Thanksgiving Program
23Nov
11.23.2017
THANKSGIVING
24Nov
11.24.2017 07:30 - 09:30
Shabbat Services
25Nov
11.25.2017 10:00 - 12:00
Morning Shabbat Service
25Nov
11.25.2017 12:00 - 01:00
Torah Study