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Nina has been dedicated to Beth Israel for nine years. Since 2011, she has served as corresponding secretary, technology chair, co-webmaster, Sisterhood membership vice-president, and photographer.

Nina had a successful teaching and counseling career. She served as executive director of the Connecticut Counseling Association from 2000 to 2009. The association recognized her outstanding contributions with the creation of the Nina R. Malinak Service Award in 2009. Nina also served as secretary of the Connecticut School Counselor Association from 1998 to 2005. She has been the treasurer of the Connecticut Career Counseling and Development Association since 2012. Nina was honored by the Trumbull, Connecticut public school system with a nomination as Teacher of the Year in 1996. She received the U.S. Army’s Planning for Life Recognition Award with the support of the National Consortium of State Career Guidance Supervisors in 1995. Nina has been listed multiple times in various Who’s Who publications since 1983.

Additionally, she has been treasurer of the Kensington Condominium Association since 2006, and membership vice-president and publications chair of the Eagle Audubon Society since 2007.
In Connecticut, Nina was an active volunteer for the Special Olympics as an Athlete Escort from 2000 to 2004. She also volunteered for the Swim Across the Sound Foundation as a counselor in the Women Helping Women Program, and was a participant in the Relay for Life from 1998 to 2011.




January 10, 2018  Worship 101 will attempt to answer questions about the what/why/when/where/how of Jewish worship. This class is for those who never learned these things, or for those who want to understand the practices of this congregation.
The class will be presented in one session of 2 hours’ duration, once only, in the (secular) new year.

January 28, 2018 Fund Raiser Just Twistin’ Hay Traditional and Original Celtic Music with a Twist! 

Come share the Spirit of Traditional Music from the Celtic Nations

Sun City Center Community Hall 2:00 p.m.

Tickets cost - $12.00. Tickets will be on sale beginning January 2nd. M-W-F at the kiosk. Call Ilene Unruch at 973-876-3513 or Paul Spiegal at 813-283-8010 for information.


February 13, 2018 Rummage Sale 9:00am to 2:00pm

Drop off at Social Hall:Soft Goods( clothing & linens )

          Sunday Feb. 4 10-1 Sunday Feb. 11 9-12   Monday Feb. 12 9-3

 Hard Goods(everything else)

         Sunday Feb. 11 9-1  Monday Feb. 12 9-3 only

February 28, 2018 Purim Schpiel  Check back often for more information

March 30, 2018 First Seder

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 Sandy Zians on her selection as Woman of Distinction 2017.  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


01.24.2018 12:00 - 02:00
Men's Club Membership Meeting
01.25.2018 01:30 - 02:30
Biblical Hebrew
01.25.2018 03:00 - 04:30
Bible Study
01.26.2018 07:30 - 09:30
Men's Club Shabbat
01.27.2018 10:00 - 12:00
Morning Shabbat Service
01.27.2018 12:00 - 01:00
Torah Study
01.28.2018 02:00 - 02:30
Entertainment: Just Twistin Hay
01.30.2018 01:30 - 02:30
Continuing Hebrew
02.01.2018 01:30 - 02:30
Biblical Hebrew
02.01.2018 03:00 - 04:30
Bible Study