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

What a great spring we’ve had! Our March Membership Meeting featured an excellent presentation by Mr. Aaron Sharockman, Executive Director of Politifact. It was both well-attended & extremely interesting. The following week we had our annual Ameriprise luncheon which was held at the Plaza Club in Freedom Park. Everyone who attended was feted to an excellent dinner & gained valuable insight into our investment opportunities.

In April we welcomed to our Bagels & Discovery Mr. Tony (Abraham) Esposito who gave us the scoop on the history & operations of the Panama Canal & the effect of its recent improvements on worldwide shipping & the Port of Tampa. Our Membership Meeting that month brought Dr. Michael Miranda (replacing Dr. Anthony Infante) of Florida Orthopaedic Institute to speak to us on the advances in orthopedic surgery of the knee, hip & shoulder. Lunch featured the delicious bar-b-queuing of the Men’s Club’s griller extraordinaire, Dick Marshall.

Our next Membership Meeting, and the last before the summer break, will be on May 24th at 12 noon & will feature Beth Israel’s own Fred Levine regaling us with stories & details of his 35+ years of baseball umpiring. He’ll have much to tell u s about what it takes to be an umpire as well as his experiences on a typical game day. Beginning with Little League & Babe Ruth baseball, he advanced upward all the way through pro-level AAA ball.

In the fall we’ll resume our programming with a Membership Meeting on October 25th & a Bagels & Discovery on October 29th.

In the meantime, the Men’s Club Board & their families wishes you all a wonderful, safe & pleasant summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spotlight on Sisterhood

ROCHELLE LAFER, PRESIDENT

It seems as we grow older time seems to move faster. Once again we have come to the end of our program year in Sisterhood. It was filled with wonderful programs and capped off by a lovely installation of officers and closing brunch. Our installing officer was once again Delyse Axinn, who always manages to make the installation a most meaningful event. This year we welcomed Debbie Boyarsky on to the Board as Vice President of Membership. Judy Zirofsky was installed for a second 2 year term as Recording Secretary, and I will remain on the Board for a second 2 year term as President. Remaining on the Executive Board for an additional year will be Erica Leino as Vice President of Programming, Nancy Binder as Corresponding Sec-retary and Diane Posner as Treasurer.

The remainder of the Sisterhood Board will remain intact with Cyrille Cobe remaining as the chair of the Library Committee, Lyn Safian coordinating the Friday night onegs, Marion Sharkey handling publicity, Nina Malinak covering photography, Joy Rosen and Addie Unterlack running our wonderful gift shop and Barbara Nova serving as Director at Large. The final member of our Board is Sandra Hurwitz, our immediate Past President. I am honored to be working with this incredible group of women.

A huge thank you to Sharon Privitera who chaired the closing brunch. What a wonderful table full of deli-cious food we all enjoyed. We have some amazing cooks in Sisterhood!

While you all enjoy the summer break, the Sisterhood Board and Program Committee will be meeting to put together another great line-up of programs for next season. Dues notices and the program for 2017-2018 should be in the mail in late July. I look forward to another wonderful year with all of you.

 

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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