Women of Distinction 2013 Sandra Hurwitz

Sandra has been dedicated to Beth Israel for 26 years, where she was a founding member in 1987. She served as Treasurer from 2010-20'123 and is currently the Sisterhood President. Sandra has organized and been in charge of the Sisterhood Shabbat services for many years. Sandra has been the Beth Israel representative to the Interfaith Social; Action Council since 2010.

As a member of the Chai Chapter of Hadassah, Sandra served as Vice President from 2012-2013. She has volunteered with the Sun City Security Patrol, the Ruskin Library, and Wimauma Elementary School, and she was a highly-regarded teacher of fourth and fifth grades. She also was President of the Sandpiper Golf Club Ladies Nine Hole League from 2011-2013.

Sandra received the Community Woman of the Year award from Beta Sigma Phi, Laureate Zeta Pi Chapter in 2012 in recognition of her volunteer activities. Sandra has been married to her husband, Martin, for 52 years. They have two children and four grandchildren.


Jeff Beller, President

On March 21st twenty one men and women headed out to Tampa Bay Downs to spend a delightful afternoon watching the races & partaking of a fabulous buffet.  Thanks to Gil Daniels for arranging this great event.

Our March 28th General Meeting offered a change of pace from our usual speaker with the showing of Mel Brooks’ hilarious comedy, Robin Hood: Men in Tights .  Lunch was prepared by Beth Israel’s own Sharon Privitera & featured a choice of either cheese or vegetable lasagna (or both), salad & garlic bread.  What a great way to spend the afternoon!  Good fun, good food & good friends!!

Upcoming plans for April include a fantastic Bagels & Discovery on April 15th featuring Tony Belmont from the National Comedy Hall of Fame with a not-to-be-missed multi-media presentation.  As part of his program, Tony will award prizes to those who can answer his trivia questions.  

Following Tony, on April 25th, we’re proud to present LTC William Morrow, USA (Ret) whose military background has him well-equipped to tell us of the history of our Army Rangers.  Food for the luncheon will feature wraps from Publix. 

Flyers for both April events will be sent out shortly.

The next Men’s Club Board Meeting will be held on April 4th where plans for our May 23rd General Meeting will be finalized. 




Spotlight on Sisterhood

Rochelle Lafer, President

By the time you read this article Passover will be upon us.  This year our Women’s Seder actually falls out during the Passover holiday.  This doesn’t happen very often, but it makes our program very special.  I hope that you are (or were) able to celebrate this unique Seder, tailored especially for women, with all of us.

The next Women of Faith program will be held on Monday, April 16th at 10:00am at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.  The Church is located at 1239 W Del Webb Blvd.  They have asked that we provide a count of the people planning on attending the program.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the social hall or you can call me at (813) 938-3824 to let me know you will be joining us. Beth Israel always has a wonderful presence at these events.

We will finish off our program year with the annual closing brunch and installation of officers on Tuesday, May 1st at 11:00am.  This is always a wonderful Sisterhood gathering and I look forward to seeing many of you there.  More information about this program will be sent out in April.

Happy spring to you all and to our snowbirds heading back to the north safe travels and come back soon.

May we go from strength to strength.






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


04.22.2018 03:00 - 05:00
Special Movie and refreshments
04.24.2018 09:30 - 11:00
Sisterhood Board Meeting
04.24.2018 01:30 - 03:00
Continuing Hebrew
04.25.2018 12:00 - 02:00
Men's Club Membership Meeting
04.26.2018 01:30 - 03:00
Biblical Hebrew Grammar
04.26.2018 03:00 - 04:30
Bible Study
04.27.2018 07:30 - 09:30
Shabbat Services
04.28.2018 10:00 - 12:00
Morning Shabbat Service
04.28.2018 12:00 - 01:00
Torah Study
05.01.2018 11:00 - 01:00
Sisterhood Brunch Closing