- Our Synagogue
Temple Beth Sholom is a full-service synagogue which offers a variety of worship services including daily minyan, services for children, and Shabbat, Festival and High Holy Day services. Services are a wonderful mix of traditional melodies, Hebrew songs, Torah chanting, and joyous spirit. All of this is led by a dedicated group of lay daveners and Torah readers and arranged by members of our Ritual Committee. We welcome you to find your Jewish home at Temple Beth Sholom. Guests are warmly welcomed at Temple Beth Sholom. We hope to see you soon!
What a perfect way to start the day – prayer, contemplation and social interaction! According to Jewish tradition, it is forbidden to live in a town that does not have a doctor or a daily prayer quorum. This emphasis teaches us the sanctity of our physical and our spiritual well-being. Temple Beth Sholom is proud that its egalitarian minyan meets every day, 365 days a year.
The people who comprise our minyan range from those observing yahrzeit or the year of mourning for a parent, to those "regulars" who carve time from their daily routine to commune with God and other members of our community.
Our morning minyan is conducted in a friendly atmosphere that makes everyone feel comfortable, from the highly experienced to the beginner. This daily prayer service offers a valuable respite from the worries and pressures of the world. It also can provide time for self-reflection. Even if you have never worn a tallit (prayer shawl) or tefillin (prayer boxes) or you are unfamiliar with the prayers, we will help you feel at ease. Give yourself a gift and join us. It is time well spent.
A true community resource, Temple Beth Sholom is one of the few consistent minyans in Southwest Florida. Join us every morning except Shabbat and Jewish holidays at 8:00 a.m. in the Band-Desenberg Memorial Chapel.
Under the auspices of the Men’s Club, a breakfast is served every Wednesday morning after the daily minyan. Congregants can sponsor a breakfast as well. To arrange the sponsorship of a Wednesday morning breakfast, please contact Ben Berman at (941) 355-2469.
Kabbalat Erev Shabbat Service, 6:30 PM, followed by an Oneg
Shabbat Morning Service, 9:00 AM, followed by a Kiddish Lunch
Our Friday Night services welcome the Shabbat through a combination of holiness, spirit, prayers, singing and learning that last about an hour. The service begins at 6:30 pm, and is followed by an Oneg Shabbat where congregants have the opportunity to socialize.
Shabbat morning service begins at 9:00 am and may include participation by B’nai Mitzvah students, individuals with special simchas or guest lecturers. The service consists of three parts: Shaharit, the Torah Service and Musaf. The entire service typically lasts about two-and-a-half hours. The congregation is led by Rabbi Michael Werbow along with a core of talented congregants, including several retired cantors. Following the service, everyone is invited to join the sit-down Kiddish luncheon with the entire Temple Beth Sholom community.
As of January 2019, we began a system of abridged Haftarot. A document containing the verses for each Haftarah can be found by clicking here.