1. It’s Enjoyable and Life-EnrichingRead more
Honestly – comparing us to other places…It’s the difference between feeling like you are a visitor to a temple and being a loved member of the temple FAMILY! We have NO SOCIAL STRATA at TBS. Everyone is accepted, loved, appreciated and cared for.
2. You are Jewish or are interested in JudaismRead more
These days there are different levels of observance. Whatever your level, we know you’ll find TBS enriches your life in ways you might not have imagined. While we are a Reform congregation, many members are attracted to our Saturday morning Torah Study, our adherence to traditions, and our acceptance of all; Jewish or non-Jewish, Ashkenazi or Sephardic, various nationalities, languages, races and family configurations. Our diversity is our strength!
3. The Temple Represents Your Interests in the Larger WorldRead more
Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, is one of the tenets of Reform Judaism. What we may not be able to accomplish alone, we may be able to achieve as a member of a congregation. Temple Beth Shalom takes an active interest in issues of religious freedom, legislation that may affect our well being as Jews, and what goes on in the State of Israel and in the world. We also have a Social Action program to help replenish local food banks, donate to schools, and help our own congregants in need.
4. Our Rabbi is a DelightRead more
Different Rabbis have different styles. Rabbi Buchen is a warm, outgoing, creative leader with humor, inspiration, and a myriad of talents. She is recognized and respected in our community. She leads in services, choir, adult and child education, and b’nai motzvot.
5. Services are Imaginative, Creative, and MeaningfulRead more
Song, joyous laughter, special prayers for the sick, kaddish with a minion, naches, blessings for special occasions, supplication for peace, aliyahs for any Jew wishing to join in the Torah service, short and interesting sermons, and a final blessing for all in attendance – all are a part of our Shabbat Celebration.
6. The Choir is Inspiring, led by Rabbi BuchenRead more
The TBS Choir is an important part of who we are. Under Rabbi’s direction, volunteers from the Temple membership make up a unit that is recognized and enjoyed by our own congregation as well as the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte counties.
7. FriendshipRead more
We are a warm, welcoming congregation that you will soon come to think of as family.
8. Leaders and AchieversRead more
Our membership is very diverse. We come from all over and from all walks of life. Among our members are many diverse and high achieving people who bring wisdom, interest and vitality to Temple affairs.
9. MishpachaRead more
You don’t just join this Temple. You are quickly made part of what is happening. Joining is just the first step. We guarantee that you will never have attended a temple that is as friendly and loving as we are. You will quickly be drawn into the TBS mishpacha and will wonder what ever took you so long to join!
10. Our Temple HomeRead more
Our synagogue is warm and inviting, with a large social hall, commercial grade kitchen, multiple upgraded restrooms, up-to-date video and sound system in the social hall, fully equipped classroom, offices, large landscaped acreage, large parking lot and an outdoor Holocaust Memorial.
11. Membership Dues are ReasonableRead more
Ask our membership committee. You’ll be pleased.
12. The Celebration of Life’s Highs and LowsRead more
We all hope our lives stay on an even keel for a long, long time. But life generally comes with surprising upsets and milestone highlights. At such times, you want a congregation that is your “family”, and a Rabbi that is loving, supportive and caring.
13. A Center of Jewish Social InteractionRead more
Educational movies, specialty dinners, Kibbitz and Nosh, dances and parties, Holiday celebrations, Jewish Art Show, Annual Gala, Torah Study, card games, weekly mah jongg, a free library, participation in community events, a weekly newsletter, quarterly publication of our news booklet “The Shofar” and much more. We are your Jewish center of activities in Cape Coral!
14. Intimate Education for our youngsters, and it’s FREE!Read more
Our wonderful Religious School teacher and our Rabbi create celebrations and fun activities for all children to learn at their own pace. The religious education chairman, our Rabbi and the Education Committee plan with our teacher to assure that the children are learning and also having a wonderful time learning.
15. Purim FestivitiesRead more
Yes, we usually ham it up!
16. Hannukah Latke PartyRead more
Our Brotherhood “cooks it up” featuring homemade potato latkes, followed by a student Hannukah presentation.
17. The Passover SederRead more
We host a delicious SEDER on the first night of Passover; most of our members attend every year.
18. The High HolidaysRead more
This is a very special time with beautiful traditions, the angelic sounds of our choir and Rabbi and our resplendent services.
19. The OnegsRead more
Every Friday night, and after special services. Eat, drink, enjoy and meet new friends.
20. Torah StudyRead more
The second and fourth Saturday of every month, we have morning Torah Study and Nosh a Bissel. Our Rabbi sits down with the participants, explains the Torah portion, the Torah, and everything Jewish that you ask about. She encourages discussion and this is a great way to learn and ask questions or voice opinions.
21. TBS Dining TogetherRead more
We offer specialty dinners at members homes as well as an occasional brunch. The food is delicious, the hospitality is outstanding and the family atmosphere is memorable! Sometimes we just pick a restaurant and all go out and enjoy a meal together.
22. TravelRead more
Sometimes we go to places together to discover our Jewish roots and interact with the Jewish communities such as our trips to Egypt, Israel and Cuba. We are planing a Jewish tour of Buenos Aires, Argentina for this coming year.
23. The LibraryRead more
It’s not big, but it’s full of books on Judaica, and a place to share member’s own copies of New York Times best sellers.
24. Our Social Media Read more
Visit www.templebethshalomcc.org often for updates on new activities. You can sinc our TBS Google calendar with your private calendar to include all the events at TBS. Also visit our Facebook page at Temple Beth Shalom of Cape Coral, Florida. Request to join. It is a private group so you are safe to post photos and messages to it.
25. The ShofarRead more
We publish a beautiful and colorful TBS bulletin quarterly. See what’s happened, what’s going to happen, updates from the Officers and the Board, Birthdays, Anniversaries and special articles.
26. The Weekly BulletinRead more
Be put on our e-mailing list and keep up with weekly events. We take pride in our lovely weekly announcements which contain upcoming activities, this weeks parashat, music and activities. If you are not receiving our weekly announcements, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org