FAQ's

Tree of LifeA synagogue is a beacon of Judaism in the community.

We join every year in events of the Federation; your Rabbi sits on Advisory Board for Sister City between Beit Shemesh and Cocoa; we contribute to numerous local charities throughout the years: Habitat for Humanity; Sharing center; Woman’s Center; Children’s Hunger Project etc.

A synagogue is a reflection of your values, hopes and aspirations.

Through your participation in our many committees you can influence the direction of our values, hopes and aspirations.  Join the Long Range Planning; Community Outreach; Social Action; Public Relations; Ritual; Membership; Caring, Outreach, Interfaith, Youth, Education and Religious School Committee; Budget and Finance; Building and Grounds Committee!! Have your voice heard.  Make the Temple into what you want it to be.

A synagogue is a place for Jews to gather for prayer, mutual support, celebration and comfort.

On any given Friday Night people come to Temple for so many reasons.  Some are lonely and need friends.  The prayer and music is uplifting.  Some  are filled with gratitude for a blessing of birthday, anniversary, birth of a grandchild, celebrating a Life Cycle Event.  There are those there too that are remembering the anniversary of the death of a loved one or are in their period of Sheloshim – the first 30 days of mourning.  Come and celebrate and comfort your friends.  Or come for a cookie!

A synagogue is a place to enrich your life, challenge your assumptions and “discomfort the comfortable”.

One never stops learning!  Here is a place where you can continue down the path of knowledge and discover your truth.

A synagogue is a place for Jews “to kiddush”, to make holy together.

ArkBar/Bat Mitzvah, Weddings, Putting up a Mezzuzah at a congregant’s home, Shabbat, High Holy Days, Sukkot, Pesach, Shavuot, Hanukkah, Purim, Tu B’Shevat, Confirmation, Consecration, Funerals, Minyon Services at a House of Mourning, and anytime two Jews come together to make their lives holy. 

A synagogue is a place to learn grow and reach higher for each generation.

Our Religious School teaches 60-70 children Hebrew, Jewish History, Ethics and Values, Holidays, Holocaust studies, Mitzvot and all about G-d!!!  Our adults will be celebrating Adult B’nai Mitzvah this year.  We have Torah Study Class every Saturday Morning and if you love Jewish Music you can join our Temple’s Adult Choir and Band or our newly forming Youth Choir!!!


A synagogue is a place to remember family, friends, mentors and moments
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Our tradition teaches us to come to Temple 4 times a year to remember our loved ones who are no longer with us:  Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Pesach, and Shavuot.  On the anniversary of our loved ones death we come as well to say Kaddish and we make a contribution to the Temple in their memory.  This helps us to continue to be here as a place where people can gather for love, support and memory. 

A synagogue is a place to create memories and remember creation.

If you go into our beautiful back yard you will be able to rejoice in G-d’s creation as you sit in our butterfly meditation, biblical garden and see G-d’s handiwork all around you.  Here is where memories of joy and sorrow come together as we realize that all is One and our memories will help sustain us. Have you created a memory here at Temple that you can take with you all your life?

A synagogue is a place to face the One Who is called

HaMakom “The Place”.

 

Do you have other questions? Please contact us and we will be glad to answer whatever questions you may have!