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.


Stephen Levine, President 


We are recruiting Ushers for the High Holidays. 


Any member of Beth Israel can volunteer. 


Please contact Gil Daniels at: gil1015@hotmail.com to reserve your time. There is also a sign up sheet on the Temple Bulletin Board. Below is the schedule. You’ll receive a badge, a reserved seat, and most important, a Mitzvot. 


Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sept. 13th 6:30 PM 

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 – Monday Sept. 14th 9:00 AM until beginning of Torah Service 

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - beginning of Torah service until conclusion of service 

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Evening Service –Monday - Sept.14th 6:45 PM until conclusion of service 

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – Tuesday Sept. 15th 9:30 AM Service until Torah service 

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - Torah service until conclusion of service 

Erev Yom Kippur / Kol Nidre – Tuesday – Sept. 22nd 6:30 PM until conclusion of service 

Yom Kippur – Wed. Sept. 23rd 9:30 AM service until beginning of Torah service 

Yom Kippur - Wed.- Sept 23rd beginning of Torah service until conclusion of AM service 

Yom Kippur afternoon service- Wed. Sept. 23rd 4:30 PM until conclusion of Yizkor service 

After Yizkor service - until end of PM service 


Another important volunteer date to note is September 25th when we will be building the Sukkah. No experience is necessary to help. 

Stephen Levine 


Spotlight on Sisterhood


I hope that you are all enjoying your summer whether you are here in Sun City Center or traveling far and wide. Despite what you may have heard, life really does go on in Florida in the summer. 


Your Board of Directors and Program Committee have been hard at work to ensure that we all have a wonderful season to look forward to. 


Thank you ladies for all of your hard work. 


By now you all should have received the first Sisterhood mailing of the year. Along with a copy of the programs for the coming year is the dues statement for the 2015-2016 season. Please return the membership form, along with your dues, to our Membership Vice President Nina Malinak. 


Make this the year you get involved in Sisterhood. Come to meetings, bring a dessert, help us set up or clean up, make some phone calls. There are always ways to be a part of what is happening. Please feel free to e-mail me at rlafer@gmail.com or give me a call at 938-3824 if you have questions, concerns, suggestions or you just want to chat. 


I look forward to a wonderful year with all of you. 


May we go from strength to strength 



Social Action

Beth Israel has a very active Social Action Committee.


Alzheimer Walk in Sun City Center 

On October 17, 2015 there will be an Alzheimer Walk to support needed research in combating this horrific deadly silent disease that affects millions of people in some way or another. Since October 17th falls on a Saturday, Beth Israel cannot participate formally as a team because it is Shabbat – this will not preclude individuals (if they want) to take on this social action function. If you are interested in participating please email me at Hberman42@verizon.net and I will create a Social Action List in the name of Beth Israel and forward to the appropriate individual(s). The walk will begin at 10:00am beginning at the Methodist Church and continue north to the Freedom Plaza Na-ture Trail to Golfview Terrace area where a bus will be waiting to return those to their vehicles. My understanding is that there is no fee to participate but I’m sure that donations would be gladly accepted. 


Coupons in Support of Our Military 

In an effort to support our military troops in country and overseas – Beth Israel through its Social Action Committee is collecting coupons (food, health products, etc.) to assist in reducing costs of needed sundries. In the lobby of Beth Israel under the table where our badges are located is a small basket - place those coupons in it. Please cut the coupons apart to assist in separating later on before mailing to the appropriate agency. Many thanks in advance. 


Rotary Club Food Drive 

In February 2016, the Rotary Club will once again hold a Food Drive effort (packaging dry food items) to distribute to needy fami-lies in and around the Sun City area. In the past, our membership has volunteered their time and effort by assisting in this food drive. Please make a notation on your calendar and reserve time to participate in February. Later this year, I will send out more information regarding this communal activity and forward names to Bob Rubin. 


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 

A Night of Comedy

Jewish Film Festival Monday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM

The Magic Men

Woman of Distinction - Beth Israel congratulates Nina Malinak on her selection as Woman of Distinction 2014.  Read more about this honor here.

Dedication of the Betty Kleinman Library Shelf and Kleinman Mosaic – January 18, 2013

Rummage Sale – March 17, 2015  Read more

Rededication of the Temple - Celebrating 25 years – March 3, 2013  Read More




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