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Temple Beth Orr’s Response to The Stoneman Douglas Tragedy & Relevant Resources

During this difficult time, many of us are searching for ways we can help the families and students affected by the tragic shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. We would like to share with you what TBO is doing as well as some resources and ways you can help! The TBO Social Action Committee will be

Pictures from Rabbi Marci Bloch’s Installation

Mitzvah Project in Honor of Rabbi Bloch’s Installation

Thank you to our Shabbatones Concert Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors: Our Corporate Sponsor: Israeli Bonds –  Champagne Sponsors Miriam and Steve Feinstein Leslie and Jack Lupu Michelle and Barry Ross Music Lover Sponsors Sandra Friedland Robin Friedman Lori and Keith Kenner Fran and Billy Kraft Carrie and Ken Wiesenfeld

Rabbi Marci Bloch Installation Weekend, at TEMPLE BETH ORR January 19th , 2018

Coral Springs, FL – Temple Beth Orr is pleased to announce the installation of its new Rabbi, Marci R. Bloch with an exciting weekend of celebrations planned. The simcha (joyous event) begins with a special Shabbat service at 7:30pm on Friday, January 19th, 2018. The activities continue with a Torah study on Saturday at 10:00am,

The Shabbatones Live A Cappella Concert at TEMPLE BETH ORR January 6th, 2018

Coral Springs, FL – Back by popular demand, Temple Beth Orr is hosting nationally recognized a cappella sensation, The Shabbatones, on Saturday, January 6th, 2018. Everyone is invited to attend this spectacular event! Founded in 2001, The Shabbatones are the University of Pennsylvania’s premier student-run Jewish a cappella group, delivering energetic and entertaining performances worldwide.

Leaders from TEMPLE BETH ORR in Coral Springs, Florida Will Learn, Pray, and Network with Thousands of their Peers as They Look to the Future

Delegates to return to Temple Beth Orr with new strategies for congregational life. November 28, 2017, Coral Springs, FL – Leaders from Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs, Florida will join 5,000 Jewish leaders for the 2017 Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial, being held in Boston, Massachusetts, from December 6-10.   The URJ Biennial

A lesson after Charlottesville: Join a Synagogue.

We thought you would enjoy this provoking article – A lesson after Charlottesville: Join a Synagogue.…/

Rabbi Bloch to Join Temple Beth Orr

It is with great joy that we announce that our temple family affirmed the Board of Trustees recommendation by unanimously voting to hire Rabbi Marci Bloch as our Senior Rabbi, effective July 1, 2017.  We sincerely thank all of the members of the Rabbinic Search Committee, our Board of Trustees and all of our congregants who

Pizza Hamantaschen

Traditional hamantaschen recipes abound but have you ever tried a hamantaschen that is a meal in itself? Ingredients: Refrigerated biscuits Shredded cheese Pizza sauce Directions: Give children a biscuit placed on a piece of wax paper or a paper plate. Help each child flatten out the biscuit, still keeping the circle shape. Place a spoonful

Mitzvah Day – March 19, 2017

  Press Release Mitzvah Day, Mitzvah Madness, A Day of Giving Back, at TEMPLE BETH ORR March 19th, 2017 Coral Springs, FL – Temple Beth Orr is planning a month of giving back to the community, with the “tip-off” being Mitzvah Day, Mitzvah Madness from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 19th, 2017.

Thanksgiving Unity Service Choir Practices

Thanksgiving Unity Service Choir Practices at Temple Beth Orr – 7:00-9:00 pm Wednesday, October 19th Wednesday, November 2nd Wednesday, November 9th Monday, November 14th Rehearsal at Congregation Kol Tikvah: Wednesday, November 16th 6:00 pm – children 7:00 pm – adults Thanksgiving Unity Service Tuesday, November 22nd – 7:00 pm start / 6:00 pm choir call

Pre-Thanksgiving Unity Service

TBO Potluck Dinner

October 28, 2016 7:30pm after services To sign up, please go to ID: Goren Password: TBOOCT Please sign up for a main course, side dish, or dessert Bring enough for 8-10 servings Bring your own beverages No milk & meat in the same dish No shellfish or pork Questions? Contact Judie Goren at 954.675.9393

Seeking Outstanding Leaders for Temple Beth Orr

On behalf of the Nominating Committee of Temple Beth Orr, I invite you to apply for a leadership position in our Temple. Now more than ever, strong, effective leadership is needed to help guide TBO into the future. When you become a member of the Board, you are part of a caring group of people

Shofar Choir

For Grades Kindergarten and up Practices during Religious School from 11:30am – 12:00pm on Sundays, September 18 & September 25 Shofars will be provided REGISTER BELOW!

Temple Beth Orr Book Club!

TBO Book Club November 6th – TBO @ 12:30 Led by Fran Kraft Saving Sophie: A Novel by Ronald H. Balson From Ronald H. Balson, author of Once We Were Brothers, Saving Sophie is the powerful story of the lengths a father will go through to protect his daughter and an action-packed thriller that will

Free Tuition For Kindergarteners

Free Tuition For Kindergarteners in TBO’s Religious School   If your incoming Kindergartener has graduated from a Jewish Pre-School, he or she is eligible for free tuition at Temple Beth Orr’s Religious School. TBO’s Religious School offers a kinesthetic learning environment where your child will learn Jewish vocabulary, symbols, holidays, values found in the Torah

Temple Shaarei Shalom Launches Jewish Singles Mingle – Men & Women ages 35-55

Temple Shaarei Shalom, 9085 Hagen Ranch Road is proud is launch Jewish Singles Mingle by TSS for men and women ages 35-55. Meet other Jewish singles in Palm Beach County. Get together in a different venue every other month. The first event is on Saturday, August 13 at 6:00pm at the N2 WineBar, 104 NE

“Red, White & Blue” Welcome BBQ for Cantor Carrie Barry

Annual Membership Support Program – How Does It Work?

Temple Beth Orr’s Annual Membership Support Program **No More Fixed Dues** WHY? AND HOW DOES IT WORK? Please view this important message from Rabbi Loving and President Steve Feinstein Questions can be directed to or by calling Suzanne Andisman at (954) 753-3232  

Sisterhood Board Installation Retreat

This past weekend, Sisterhood members enjoyed their annual Board Installation Retreat. Due to the immense efforts of Cathy Glassman and Ilayne Finkelstone, the day was not oly productive, but extremely enjoyable and informative. A good time was had by all. In addition, thank you to Renae and Sandi Horowitz for organizing breakfast, snacks, and lunch. After the event, Sisterhood

Temple Beth Orr Book Club

Carnival sideshows, freak shows, and the midway, this book has it all. Coralie is the obedient daughter of the cruel Professor Sardie, owner of the Museum of Extraordinary Things on Coney Island. Coralie, is extraordinary: her fingers are webbed, and she is a powerful swimmer. On her 10th birthday, her father unveils a new museum

Sermon Given by Phil Neiss, at Maccabee Shabbat

Good evening everyone. I’m Phil Neiss. In the interest of the Maccabee Program, I wish to share a few words pertaining to the Program here at Temple Beth Orr. Before I offer you my synopsis of the Maccabee Program, I would like to share with you how we initially came here to TBO. My fiancé,

Temple Beth Orr Wine Club

Receive $100 When Referring an ECC or Religious School Student

Your prospective families may contact us by emailing or by calling the office at (954) 753-3232, to obtain more information on our Kuhn Early Childcare Center or Avi and Alison Rosenberg Religious School.

TBO’s Annual Membership Support Program

Temple Beth Orr’s Annual Membership Support Program **No More Fixed Dues** WHY? AND HOW DOES IT WORK? Please view this important message from Rabbi Loving and President Steve Feinstein Questions can be directed to or by calling Suzanne Andisman at (954) 753-3232  

Sisterhood Extraordinary Women

Join Sisterhood for their paid up brunch. Extraordinary women. Extraordinary lives. Who are they? Come find out. Sunday, May 22, 10:00am, TBO Social Hall RSVP to Judie Goren at

Perform a Mitzvah!

Perform a Mitzvah – No Experience Needed The Social Action Committee of TBO sponsors a monthly trip to the Broward Outreach Center (part of Miami Rescue Mission) where we serve dinner to their homeless clients. This takes place on the first Sunday of every month; it is 4.8 miles from TBO. Please contact Joyce Rubin at or (954) 753-5389 to volunteer

Temple Beth Orr is Going Green

Shalom, At Temple Beth Orr we are as always, seeking ways to become even more efficient and cost conscious in our spending and operations. In November, a task force was formed to determine ways in which we could streamline our expenses and operate more cost-effectively. One of the recommendations of the task force was to

Special B.A.R.T. Shabbat Speaker – 3/11/16

Rabbi Daniel Hillel Freelander President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism Temple Beth Orr is excited to announce that Rabbi Danny Freelander will be our special guest speaker at B.A.R.T. Shabbat tonight, March 11th at 7:30pm! Rabbi Daniel Hillel Freelander serves as president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. With offices in New York

Mitzvah Day is a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who made Mitzvah Day a huge success! On Sunday, February 28th approximately 200 people came together with a common purpose of tikkun olam. We spent the morning working together to help repair the world. What follows are highlights of what we accomplished together. We made 335 sandwiches for Broward Outreach. We created

Understanding The Shabbat Service

Understanding the Shabbat Service If this is your first time here, welcome! Temple Beth Orr is a multi-generational and multi-ethnic egalitarian Reform congregation founded in 1975, made up of singles, couples, and interfaith and gay and lesbian families. We joyfully include everyone! Please note: We value the worship experience and request that everyone respect the

Please Join Us As We Visit Rabbi Rick Jacobs

There will be no Torah study and services at Temple Beth Orr on Saturday, February 13th. Instead, please join Rabbi Loving at Congregation Kol Tikvah as we learn from the president of the Union for Reform Judaism, Rabbi Rick Jacobs. He will be leading Torah study there at 8:45am and services at 10am. Congregation Kol

The NFTY Kallah Experience

From one of our members, Jeannine Cotler: I cannot say enough positive things about NFTY, NFTY-STR and the wonderful experiences that come with being a member of a TYG (temple youth group). Leah had so much to share about her fantastic Hatikvah Kallah weekend. She loved the programs, making new friends, seeing some familiar faces, and

Birthright Israel Trip

News from Broward Jewish Federation: On July 31st,  Broward Jewish Federation is sending it’s second annual 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trip in partnership with the South Palm Beach Jewish Federation & Amazing Israel (Routes). As you may know, the Birthright project is a gift of a FREE TRIP TO ISRAEL to Jewish young adults, ages 18-26. Our community

Do You Have Expertise In An Area Of Building And Property Maintenance?

Temple Beth Orr would like to build a knowledge base, in the area of building and property maintenance, so that we can contact you when we have a question in your area of expertise. If you have the following expertise we would like to know who you are. Please contact us by leaving a comment below, or emailing

Recipes from Jewish Communities Around The World – From Our Religious School Cooking Elective

The Jews of Morocco For the past decade Morocco has enjoyed unprecedented stability under the rule of King Mohammed VI, who remains popular with his people despite developments in the region. The millennia-old Jewish community of Morocco traces itself back to the destruction of the Second Temple and the expulsion from Spain in 1492. Rich

Mitzvah Day Blood Drive

Save a life and give blood at Mitzvah Day at Temple Beth Orr. ​Please follow the instructions and make an appointment so that Oneblood can properly staff this program. Go to Select “Find a Blood Drive” on the left side of the screen. Enter 392 where it says “Enter your zip code or sponsor

Temple Beth Orr Food Closet Seeking Volunteers

Did you know that Temple Beth Orr’s Social Action committee operates a food closet that collects and bags food and distributes to over 80 hungry families in our community each month? How can you help? Pick up a few extra items whenever you go shopping; bring a can of vegetables, fruit,  beans, ravioli, a container of peanut butter or jelly.

AARP Smart Driver Course

Taste of Judaism Series

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A Thanksgiving Update

A Thanksgiving Update from Temple Beth Orr President Steve Feinstein Dear Temple Beth Orr Family, At this season of giving thanks, we here at TBO have much to be thankful for. On behalf of the Temple Beth Orr Board of Trustees, we would like to give you a brief update on various “Happenings” here at

Guide to Hanukkah for Interfaith Families

Hanukkah is a holiday that commemorates the Jewish recapture and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE. It’s celebrated for eight days and usually falls in December. The traditional observances of Hanukkah are lighting a menorah, or ceremonial candelabra, spinning a top called a dreidel and eating fried foods. Though it is religiously

International Global Day of Jewish Learning

November 15, 2015 has been designated as the International Global Day of Jewish Learning. Orloff CAJE along with The Institute of Jewish Knowledge and Learning will be sponsoring a panel program in Broward County. This will be held at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El, 8200 Peters Road in Plantation from 3-5 p.m. The theme is: All You

TBO is Entering a Float in the Coral Springs Holiday Parade

It’s coming! It’s coming! The Coral Springs Holiday Parade is right around the corner and Temple Beth Orr is entering a float again, in this year’s parade. The parade will take place on December 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm.  Come walk with us – please let Marc Weinstock know if you are able to join

November & December Events for 6th-8th graders

9th – 12th grade Youth Events for November

Coral Springs Holiday Parade – December 9, 2015

TBO will again enter a float in this year’s Holiday Parade to be held on December 9, 2015 starting at 7:00PM, marching down Sample Road. We are looking for children and their families from the ECC and Religious school to walk along our float. We are also looking for people to help design, plan and

Jay Gellman nominated as Vice Chair of the URJ Oversight Committee

As a Jewish people, leadership has been at the core of who we are, where we came from and the heart of our traditions. It is only when one person or a group of people step up and lead that we achieve great things together. Here at TBO we have been blessed to have great

Chai Society and Rabbi’s Circle

Simchat Torah – A Celebration of Torah

Sukkot Celebration

Adopt a Holiday – Do a Mitzvah

How would you like to Adopt-a-Holiday? This is a great program which allows you to do a Mitzvah and learn more about Jewish Holidays and Religious Practices at TBO!

Thank You

Thank you to all of the families that sponsored the Meet and Greets so that everyone had the opportunity to meet and get to know our new clergy.  We truly appreciate your help. Sponsors of the Meet and Greets Judy and Phil Averbuch Karen and Michael Ball Linda and Gene Black Harriet and Jeff Docteroff Abbe and

High Holy Days: The Basics

Please click below to read an article on the High Holidays as published by Interfaith Families:  High Holy Days: The Basics

Audacious Hospitality: A New Initiative for Spiritual and Social Empowerment

Written by April Baskin Two weeks ago, I joined the URJ as its inaugural vice president of audacious hospitality. Upon hearing my job title, people immediately inquire about the meaning of “audacious hospitality.” It is a bold, new, and multi-faceted URJ initiative that encompasses some of our tradition’s most treasured values – lovingkindness, respect, and tikkun

Exciting Enhancements to our Religious School Program at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs, Florida

WHY OUR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL IS AMAZING! LEARNING CAN BE FUN!  Exciting Enhancements to our Religious School Program: Redesigned curriculum allows learning in a fun, relaxed, engaging atmosphere.  No more teacher desks; this isn’t school! Cantor Sislen and Rabbi Loving have hands-on interaction with the school and the children, beginning with a half-hour family tefillah (prayer)

New Rabbi Brings “Loving” Leadership Style to Temple Beth Orr

This article on Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs, Florida, comes out this week in City News: click here to read full article   

Rabbi Loving’s July 10, 2015 Sermon – Audacious Hospitality

Enjoy Rabbi Loving’s sermon on Audacious Hospitality. This sermon was given on July 10, 2015 at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs.

Rabbi Loving’s July 3, 2015 Sermon – Change

Enjoy Rabbi Michal Loving’s first sermon as Rabbi of Temple Beth Orr, in Coral Springs, Florida.  

Calling All Bingo Enthusiasts

July 14, 2015 — (Coral Springs, Florida) – Calling all Bingo Enthusiasts–Temple Beth Orr Bingo was recently rated the friendliest game in town by its patrons! Games are hosted weekly on Thursday evenings and all winners receive cash prizes.  Doors open at 5:00 P.M., and early bird games commence at 6:30 P.M. with general bingo immediately

Survey for Rabbi Loving

Rabbi Loving would like to get to know you. Please take a moment to complete this short 6 question survey:…/a07eb76uu89ibceky…/start

Temple Beth Orr implements a structure with no more fixed dues

CORAL SPRINGS CONGREGATION TEMPLE BETH ORR ANNOUNCES VOLUNTARY DUES STRUCTURE   June 23, 2015 — (Coral Springs, Florida) – Coral Springs Congregation Temple Beth Orr announces that it is eliminating the outdated and traditional dues structure in favor of a more modern and inclusive voluntary financial commitment approach. This process commences immediately for new members and

“Last Hora in Coral Springs” Shabbat Service

THE SHABBAT DINNER IS SOLD OUT – HOWEVER, PLEASE JOIN US FOR SERVICES AT 6:30 PM The Rabbi Gross Tribute and Farewell Task Force would like to invite you, your friends and families to our “M&M’s” Memories & Milestones Shabbat Service which will begin at 6:30 pm.

Learning Session with Rabbi Loving – What is Tisha B’Av?

Join us for a learning session on July 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm with Rabbi Loving. Learn all about Tish’a b’Av.   What is it?  Why do we care about it?  And what does it mean to us today? Please note that no refreshments will be served as Tish’a b’Av is a fasting day.  But have

Latkes Are Not Just For Chanukah

Latkes are so yummy!  Why wait till Chanukah to enjoy them?  Serve them as a side dish or as an hors d’oeuvre at your next cocktail party.  We thought this recipe looked delicious so we are sharing it with you!

An Israeli Perspective: Israeli Memorial and Independence Day

An Israeli Perspective: Israeli Memorial and Independence Day BY: HANAN CIDOR Being an Israeli, one of the hardest things to deal with – and as far as I know it is unique to Israel – is the seemingly unbelievable and immediate passage between sorrow and celebration, as portrayed in the pairing of Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial

Maccabee Leadership Academy

Temple Beth Orr is proud to have established the Maccabee Leadership Academy over 10 years ago. This unique program was named after the “…Hebrew: מכבים‎ or Maqabim, מקבים,means “Hammer…” The Maccabees were a Jewish rebel army that took control of Judea which had been a client state of the Seleucid Empire. They founded the Hasmonean

Camp Coleman to Celebrate Israel Independence Day

Camp Coleman, the Union For Reform Judaism summer camp based near Atlanta, will be celebrating Israel Independence Day with a music program and dessert reception on April 18 at 7 p.m. at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation. Titled as “Camp Coleman Celebrates Israel Independence Day With Song,” organizers of the program are expecting to

Letter to the Congregation from Rabbi Michal Loving

  Dear Temple Beth Orr Family, I feel extraordinarily humbled and unbelievably honored to be chosen as your next rabbi. I must express my gratitude to President Steve Feinstein, past-President Harriet Docteroff, Chair of the Rabbinic Search Committee Steve Goren, and the entirety of the Rabbinic Search Committee and Board of Trustees for so ably

Passover Recipes from the “Recipes from our Grandmothers” program

Please enjoy these fabulous recipes, shared during our lifelong learning program, “Recipes from our Grandmothers”. Passover recipes

Participate in a Web Conference Regarding Israeli Election Results

Click on the link below to learn about participating in a Web Conference which will discuss the very important Israeli Election Results fe251776716c067d771c79&l=fefd167574660c&s=fe5312717363007a7313&jb= ffcf14&ju=fe5617787c640c7c761d&r=0

Temple Beth Orr’s Memories and Milestones Weekend in the news…..

Rabbi Michal Loving is approved to become Temple Beth Orr’s new Rabbi as of July 1, 2015

Shalom! At this morning’s congregational meeting the congregants of Temple Beth Orr listened to the report of the Rabbi Search Task Force and learned why the task force and the Board of Trustees felt confident presenting Rabbi Michal Loving as TBO’s next Rabbi. Subsequently, Rabbi Mark Gross and members of Senior Staff discussed their meetings

Role of the Rabbi

Role of the Rabbi

Special Congregational Meeting to Introduce Rabbi Michal Loving – please note time change

On Sunday February 22, 2015 at 11am there will be a special congregational meeting held at Temple Beth Orr.  At this meeting the Board of Trustees will recommend that Rabbi Michal Loving be approved to serve as Temple Beth Orr’s Rabbi beginning July 1, 2015.  The Board and the Rabbi Search Committee are very excited

Holy Grounds!

Welcome to Holy Grounds – where everybody knows your name…or wants to! Like it hot? Stop by the newest, hottest complimentary coffee bar in Coral Springs. Join us often, relax in our coffee lounge, hang out with friends. Holy Grounds is located at Temple Beth Orr in the Hall of Honors and is Open most

Elvis Rocked the House

Temple Beth Orr invited the Beach Boys and Elvis to dinner Saturday night and enjoyed a night of music, dancing, dinner and a lot of fun!  

Temple Beth Orr Religious School Partners with Israeli School

ECO CONNECTION It is our pleasure to announce that the 5th grade Religious School class will be participating in a new and exciting program called “Eco Connection” beginning January, 2015.  This program connects the students of Temple Beth Orr to the largest network of schools throughout the globe, which provides joint studies regarding the environment

Kesher Birthright offers free trips to Israel

Learn more about the amazing Kesher Birthright program that gives the FREE gift of a trip to Israel to Jewish young adults aged 18-26. Registration is underway. Visit the link below for more information.

Latke and Vodka Evening

  Get out your Menorahs and Blue and White attire and  join us for Temple Beth Orr’s Latke Vodka Family Dinner.  We will light menorah’s, eat some latkah’s with dinner, try some new Vodka-tinis and have a great time!

URJ Camp Coleman Open House and Reunion

Are you interested in learning more about URJ Camp Coleman? Have you attended Camp Coleman? Please see this flyer and join us at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton.  This is a camper reunion and new camper open house on Sunday, November 23rd from 1-4pm! Current campers and prospective campers alike are invited to hear camp updates,

Temple Beth Orr is Proud to Announce AutoNation Direct

Buy Your Next Car from the Comfort of Your Own Life. Temple Beth Orr Is Proud to Introduce AutoNation Direct AutoNation Direct is the nation’s number one choice for people who want to buy a car without being there. Buy your next car from your living room, your office, the grocery store or our next

Beth Orr Bagels is Back!

Explore the Principles of Reform Judaism

A Statement of Principles for Reform Judaism As referenced by Rabbi Mark W. Gross during his Yom Kippur Saturday morning sermon.

Welcome back to our youth group members!

Welcome Back! What a great summer we all had. We are excited about this year’s program and have a bunch of information to share with you. CSFTY (9th through 12th Grade) meets every Wednesday from 6:30p to 8p in the Temple Beth Orr Youth Lounge. Chaverim (3rd through 5th Grade) & JORFTY (6th through 8th

Welcome Back Camp Shabbat

Join us for services this Friday evening at 6:30 pm as we welcome back our students from URJ Camp Coleman, Camp Blue Star, Camp Kutz and NFTY Israel. Hear what the campers have to say about their summer experiences.  They will also be available after services for questions.  Shabbat Whites are encouraged.  

Open House Video

If you missed out on the Open House Activities this past Sunday, take a look at some of the great fun you missed. Thank you to Sun Sentinel for the video and to Madeline Finkelman for allowing the Beth Orr family to take part in your Mitzvah Project. Make sure you get Temple Beth Orr

Temple Beth Orr in the news!

On Sunday, August 24th during Open House weekend, the Board of Trustees of Temple Beth Orr accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Everyone was honored to participate in memory of our long time member and Sisterhood President, Nancy Pottruck who ultimately succumbed to this awful disease.   Click below to read Garry Pottruck’s reaction to

Save the date! November 14 – Tailgate BBQ Shabbat Dinner

Israel Solidarity Service

“YIZKOR” Memorial Book 2014

As we begin our plans to celebrate the coming New Year season, we want to offer you the opportunity once again to include the names of loved ones in our Yizkor Memorial Book. The order form can be found below: 2014 Yizkor Book Form

Baby Sitting Parallel Service 2014

TBO’s Just For KIDS High Holy Day Options!   We are delighted to announce that The FREE Parallel Service for TBO’s Rosenberg Religious School Students in 1st through 6th grade is back this year due to popular demand!   There will be one Parallel Service for Rosh Hashanah and one for Yom Kippur this year, which will

Shabbat Specs for Week Ending 06/21/2014

Candle lighting time, Friday, June 20th 7:57 pm Saturday, June21st – Havdalah time, 8:57 pm The Parashah for this week is “Qorach“ Numbers 16:1-18:32 Haftarah selection is I Samuel 11:14-12:22

Shabbat Specs Week Ending 6/14/14

Candle lighting time, Friday, June 13th 7:55 pm Saturday, June14th – Havdalah time, 8:55 pm The Parashah for this week is “Sh ‘lach L’cha“ Numbers 13:1-15:41 Haftarah selection is Joshua 2:1-24

Shabbat Specs Week Ending 6/07/14

Candle lighting time, 7:52 pm Saturday, June 7th – Havdalah time, 8:53 pm The Parashah for this week is “b’Ha’alotcha“ Numbers 8:1-12:16 Haftarah selection is Zechariah 2:14-4:7 This week we are reading Numbers 8:10-9:18

Shabbat Specs Week Ending 5/31/14

Candle lighting time, 7:49 pm Saturday, May 17th – Havdalah time, 8:50 pm The Parashah for this week is “Nasso“ Numbers 4:21-7:89 Haftarah selection is Judges 13:2-25 This week we are reading Numbers 4:21-49

Shabbat Specs Week Ending 5/17/14

Friday, May 16th – Candle lighting time, 7:42 pm Saturday, May 17th – Havdalah time, 8:42 pm The Parashah for this week is “b’Chuqotai“ Leviticus 26:3-27:34 Haftarah selection is Jeremiah 16:19-17:14 This week we are reading Leviticus 27:1-34

Shabbat Specs Week Ending 5/10/14

Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend: Friday, May 9th – Candle lighting time, 7:38 pm Saturday, May 10th – Havdalah time, 8:39 pm The Parashah for this week is “b’Har“ Leviticus 25:1-26:2 Haftarah selection is Jeremiah 32:6-27 This week we are reading Leviticus 25:29-26:2

Shabbat Specs Week Ending 5/3/14

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend: Friday, May 2nd – Candle lighting time, 7:34 pm Saturday, May 3rd – Havdalah time, 8:35 pm The Parashah for this week is “Emor“ Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Haftarah selection is Ezekiel 44:15-31 This week we are reading Leviticus 24:1-23

Camp Yeladim Summer 2016

“Camp Yeladim” is a place where children participate in the same warm and nurturing environment that they have grown to love at Temple Beth Orr Kuhn Early Childhood Center. Our camp is geared towards children between the ages of 6 weeks and 7 years. Camp Yeladim is a terrific place to introduce your child to

Sale of Chameitz: Seasonal Divestiture Now Underaway

Jewish tradition forbids us not just to eat, but even to own, leavened stuff during Passover. But if it is not possible or practical to dispose of all chameitz prior to the holiday, or to undertake the financial burden of replacing it when Passover ends, tradition also permits us formally to divest ourselves of ownership

Shabbat Specs Week Ending 3/1/14

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend: Friday, February 28 – Candle lighting time, 6:03 pm Saturday, March 1 – Havdalah time, 7:04 pm               The Parashah for this week is “P’qudei”  Exodus 38:21-40:38 Haftarah selection is I Kings 7:51-8:21 This week we are reading Exodus 40:16-38 ================================ The Torah scroll is read once through

Shabbat Specs Week Ending 2/22/14

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend:         Friday, February 21 – Candle lighting time, 5:59 pm          Saturday, February 22 – Havdalah time, 7:00 pm                The Parashah for this week is “vaYaq ‘heil”  Exodus 35:1-38:20 Haftarah selection is I Kings 7:13-26 This week we are reading Exodus 37:25-38:20              ================================ The Torah scroll is read

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend:          Friday, February 14 – Candle lighting time, 5:55 pm           Saturday, February 15 – Havdalah time, 6:55 pm                 The Parashah for this week is “Ki Tissa”  Exodus 30:11-34:35 Haftarah selection is I Kings 18:1-39 This week we are reading Exodus 32:11-33:6              ================================ The Torah scroll is read once

Shabbat Specs – Weekend Ending 2/08/2014

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend:           Friday, January 31 – Candle lighting time, 5:50 pm            Saturday, February 01 – Havdalah time, 6:50 pm                  The Parashah for this week is T’rumah  Exodus 27-:20-30:10 Haftarah selection is Ezekiel 43:10-27 This week we are reading Exodus 29:4-46              ================================  The Torah scroll is read once through

Shabbat Specs – Weekend Ending 1/25/2014

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend:            Friday, January 24– Candle lighting time, 5:39 pm     Saturday, January 25 – Havdalah time, 6:40 pm                    The Parashah for this week is Mishpatim  Exodus 21:1-24:18 Haftarah selection is Jeremiah 34:8-22 and 33:25-26 This week we are reading Exodus 21:22:8                    ====================================== The Torah scroll is read once

Tikkum Olam – To Repair the World

Jewish tradition teaches us mitzvah (good deeds), Tikkun Olam (to repair the world), and chessed (loving kindness).  It is up to each of us to put meaning and action into these words.Experience first-hand the power of a community that transforms lives at Broward Outreach Center, a program that is designed to meet the needs of

JCC Maccabi Teen Athletes/Artists

We are so excited to be sending 175 teens, ages 13-16 years old, representing Broward County, to the JCC Maccabi Games this year.

Bingo Reminder

There will be no Bingo, this Thursday, December 26.  We will see you next week!!!

Sisterhood Ladies Night Out

Join us for painting, wine & cheese Wednesday, January 22  at 7:00 p.m. at A Painting Fiesta. Event is open  to the public, bring your friends!!! Click here for more info and form


CALLING ALL SINGERS AND ACTORS!   A U D I T I O N S FOR OUR PRODUCTION OF THE BROADWAY HIT Think you have what it takes? Come audition and show us your talents.  Auditions will be held Sunday, December 15th 12:50 pm.  Rehearsals will begin January 5th. Performance Date: May 3rd Contact Cantor

Shabbat Specs – Weekend Ending 12/07/2013

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend:  Friday, December 06 – candle lighting time, 5:11 pm Saturday, December 07 – Havdalah time, 6:11 pm The Parashah for this week is vaYigash Genesis 44:18-47:27 Haftarah selection is Ezekiel 37:15-28 This week we are reading Genesis 46:8-34 ============================= The Torah scroll is read once through each

Shabbat Specs – Weekend Ending 11/30/2013

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend: Friday, November 29 – candle lighting time, 5:10 pm Saturday, November 30 – Havdalah time, 6:10 pm The Parashah for this week is miQeitz Genesis 41:1-44:17 Haftarah selection is Zechariah 2:14-4:7 This week we are reading Genesis 41:46-42:24 ============================= The Torah scroll is read once through each year, with a sequential portion assigned to each

Our TBO members love to do business with other TBO members!!!

Share your  business information and be listed in the Business Directory of TBO . This is a free service for all of our members. You will be receiving a call to ask if you would like to be listed in the business directory.  We’ll be asking a few questions to be sure that we list you

Shabbat Specs – Weekend Ending 11/23/2013

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend: Friday, November 22 – candle lighting time, 5:11 pm Saturday, November 23 – Havdalah time, 6:11 pm The Parashah for this week is vaYeisheiv, Genesis 37:1-40:23 Haftarah selection is Amos 2:6-3:8 This week we are reading Genesis 37:1-36 ============================= The Torah scroll is read once through each year, with a sequential portion assigned to

Fun-Raiser supporting our Religious School

Join us for a FUN-RAISER at Sweet Tomatoes { 1850 University Dr., Coral Springs } and raise money for our Religious School, Wednesday, November 20 between 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Support our great program. 20% of the sales generated by TBO will be donated to our school. Bring this FLYER with you

AIPAC’s Annual Northwest Broward Community Briefing

Please join us for AIPAC’s annual Northwest Broward Community Briefing, featuring Dr. Jonathan Adelman, who will address the Iranian nuclear program, and what the military and political options may be for the West and Israel in the near future. There is a $25 couvert to attend. Kosher dessert will be served. Advance registrations are required,

Shabbat Specs – Weekend Ending 11/16/2013

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend: Friday, November 15– candle lighting time, 6:13 pm Saturday, November 16 – Havdalah time, 7:12 pm The Parashah for this week is vaYishlach, Genesis 32:4-36:43 Haftarah selection is Hosea 11:7-12:12 This week we are reading Genesis 32:4-33:4 ============================= The Torah scroll is read once through each year, with a sequential portion assigned


Our Religious School and Early Childhood Center will be selling delicious latkes for your enjoyment. All proceeds will go to our children in the Early Childhood Center and Religious School. Click here for complete details

Shabbat Specs – Weekend Ending 11/09/2013

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend: Friday, November 08– candle lighting time, 5:16pm Saturday, November 09 – Havdalah time, 6:15 pm The Parashah for this week is vaYeitzei, Genesis 28:10-32:3 Haftarah selection is Hosea 12:13-14:10 This week we are reading Genesis 28:10-29:12 ============================= The Torah scroll is read once through each year, with a

Religious School Highlights

Important Upcoming Dates!! Fri. Nov. 1                  6th grade Celebration Shabbat On the 1st Friday of the month, one of our Religious School grades leads the service, everyone is invited to our very special Ice Cream Sundae Social where you can make your own ice cream creations! Sat. Nov. 2 

Women of the Wall Solidarity 25th Anniversary Event

Join Rabbi Gross, Sunday November 3, 2013. 2–4 pm (Rain or Shine) as the entire tri-County Jewish community gathers at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek for singing and celebration in honor of the 25th anniversary of “Women of the Wall” and religious equality in Jerusalem. Click here to learn more.

Shabbat Specs – Weekend Ending 11/02/2013

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend: Friday, November 01 – candle lighting time, 6:20pm Saturday, November 02 – Havdalah time, 7:19 pm The Parashah for this week is Tol’dot, Genesis 25:19-28:9 Haftarah selection is Malachi 1:1-2:7 This week we are reading Genesis 26:12-27:13 ============================= The Torah scroll is read once through each year,

Brotherhood Shabbat

Men of Reform Judaism sponsor our early third-Friday “Shabbat Experience” Friday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. as Brotherhood Shabbat.  Enhanced Wine & Cheese reception to be held at 6:00 p.m.

pre-Thanksgiving Interfaith Unity Service

Join our clergy, choristers, children, and congregants from a dozen local houses of worship as together we “Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow” at this year’s pre-Thanksgiving Interfaith Unity Service Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Hosted this year by St. Andrew Catholic Church 9950 NW 29th St Coral Springs, FL 33065 Click

Shabbat Specs – Weekend Ending 10/26/2013

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend: Friday, October 25 – candle lighting time, 6:25 pm Saturday, October 26 – Havdalah time, 7:24 pm The Parashah for this week is Chayei Sarah, Genesis 23:1-25:18 Haftarah selection is I Kings 1:1-31 This week we are reading Genesis 23:1-20 ============================= The Torah scroll is read once through each year, with a sequential

Life Long Learning continues…

A year in learning: Jewish Ethics 4 weeks beginning Monday, October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, 2013 An investigation of Reform Halachah (law) through case studies, taught by Steven Greene. Cooking for the Holidays 3 weeks beginning Monday, November 4th, 18th and 245h, 2013. Taught by our own Director of Life Long Learning, Ruth Schreiber-Greene

Game day!

Game day is here! Our first game versus Temple Beth Am will be Sunday morning, October 27th from 9:30 -11:30 at Betty Stradling Memorial Park, corner of Coral Springs Drive and Wiles Rd on the West Softball field – 10301 Wiles Rd  Coral Springs, FL 33076 We are still looking for a few more players, men or women, any

Coral Springs Youth Uses Art to Help Colorado Flood Victims

Seven-year-old Brendan Kenny is no stranger to philanthropy. He already has two successful Teddy Bear drives under his belt that helped children displaced by devastating tornados in 2011 and last year’s Super Storm Sandy. His newest venture is tapping into his creative side. Brendan will be auctioning his original art work at The Gard Gallery

Shabbat Specs – Weekend Ending 10/19/2013

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend: Friday, October 18 – candle lighting time, 6:31 pm Saturday, October 19 – Havdalah time, 7:30 pm The Parashah for this week is vaYeira, Genesis 18:1-22:24 Haftarah selection is II Kings 4:1-37 This week we are reading Genesis 18:1-33 ============================= The Torah scroll is read once through each year, with a sequential portion

Got Music? Love to sing?

Come join voices with our Adult Choir, as we create beautiful and fun music, and make new friends! Ability to read music and Hebrew NOT required! Thursday evenings, 7pm, in the Temple sanctuary.  

Pink Week is coming!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As such, the American Cancer Society is observing next week (Sunday through Saturday, October 13-19) as “Pink Week” to promote breast cancer awareness.  Wear pink throughout the week (and especially to services next Friday 18th, when a special “Pink Week” presentation will be featured as part of our 6:30

Suzanne Andisman Honored by the Reform Movement

Our Executive Director’s exceptional work has earned her a grant from the Union for Reform Judaism to attend the biennial convention of the National Association of Temple Administrators in Dallas starting on October 20. We are proud of Suzanne for the positive impact she has had on TBO, and look forward to the new insights and

Relax & Be Pampered

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a day off to relax and be pampered? For $25.00 a ticket you will be entered into the raffle for a Spa Day at Body and Soul, which will include a 60 min Massage, Aroma Therapy Facial, Spa Manicure and Pedicure, Light Spa lunch plus the gratuity is included! Support the Religious School

Fun-raiser at Big Anthony & Guido’s

Raise money for Temple Beth Orr Religious School. Take the family to dinner and support our great program at the same time! Wednesday, October 16, 2013 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Big Anthony and Guido’s 1142 N. University Drive (Ramblewood & University) Coral Springs, FL 954-753-4445 Bring this flyer in with you!  – DON’T FORGET

Shabbat Specs – Week Ending 10/12/2013

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend: Friday, October 11 – candle lighting time, 6:38 pm Saturday, October 12 – Havdalah time, 7:37 pm The Parashah for this week is Lech L’cha, Genesis 12:1-17:27 Haftarah selection is Isaiah 40:27-41:16 This week we are reading Genesis 12:1-13:4 ============================= The Torah scroll is read once through each year, with a sequential portion

Shabbat Specs – Weekend Ending 10/5/2013

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times in Coral Springs this weekend: Friday, October 4 – candle lighting time, 6:45 pm Saturday, October 5 – Havdalah time, 7:44 pm The Parashah for this week is No’ach, Genesis 6:9-11:32 Haftarah selection is Isaiah 54:1-55:5 This week we are reading Genesis 7:17-9:6 ============================= The Torah scroll is read once through each year, with a sequential portion


Many of our congregants like to order books and other items from online retailers. Did you know that you can support TBO while shopping? That’s right, we are an affiliate for and, as such, we receive a portion of all purchases when you use our link. Click here to shop and support Temple Beth

Simchat Torah

Our jubilant celebration of Simchat Torah included a Consecration ceremony for our newest students and a special welcome tribute to Cantor Karen Braunstein, in addition to our customary Torah parade and special treats. Click here for the entire gallery.  

TBO Softball Practice

We have softball practice this Sunday, September 29th, from 9:30am – 11:30am!!! We will be at Turtle Run – 6400 Wiles Road, looks like it is just east of Forest Glen Middle School on Wiles Road. View Larger Map Please RSVP to Steve Feinstein. Also, please SPREAD THE WORD to others who you know might

Pillars of Judaism 2013-14 Calendar

The Pillars of Judaism Lifelong Learning Program announced their schedule for coming year and we are proud to announce that the program will be held at Temple Beth Orr. Classes are Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Click Here to download the full schedule.  

Be TBOs Biggest Loser!

Happy Jewish New Year! Calling all Women and Men Atone for the Sin of Gluttony!  Be the  BIGGEST LOSER  Sponsored by Sisterhood, Women of Reform Judaism and Life Long Learning Become a “loser” and gain a healthier new YOU. The Winner, by percentage, will win $250.  Kick off begins with our first Weigh In Sept,

Temple Beth Orr Children’s Shofar Chorus

The children of Temple Beth Orr continue the long-standing tradition of honoring the congregation with the blowing of the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah.

Introduction to Hatha Flow Yoga

Did you know that yoga burns 175 to 636 calories per hour? Join us at Temple Beth Orr to learn how to connect your breath with movement to burn calories and improve fitness. All you need is a yoga matt, bottled water, bare feet (or non-slip socks) and a hand towel. Hatha Flow Yoga improves

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Get ready to yell BINGO!

Calling all Bingo Enthusiasts!  Temple Beth Orr is introducing weekly Bingo on Thursday evenings commencing October 3rd, 2013.  Doors open at 5:30 P.M., and early bird games will run from 6:00-6:30 P.M.  General bingo will begin at 6:30. Card packages for the evening will range from $11 to $15. Cash bingo will be offered as

Kids for Kol Nidrei Pledge

The children at Temple Beth Orr participate in High Holiday Tzedakah by donating to the Kids For Kol Nidrei pledge.

Sing Along, S’mores and Havdalah

Temple Beth Orr recently had children of all ages to Sing Along, S’mores and Havdalah as part of the temple’s Open House Weekend.

Temple Beth Orr Welcomes New Cantor

Temple Beth Orr is excited to welcome Cantor Karen Braunstein. Cantor Braunstein, born and raised in the New York metropolitan area, has always been steeped in both Judaism and music.  The granddaughter of a cantor, she was exposed to the sounds of traditional davening and Chazanut.  She began studying music at age 8, attended the Usdan Centre

Temple Beth Orr Early Childhood Announces New Director

Temple Beth Orr is thrilled to announce Naomi  Gordon as the new director of its Kuhn Early Childhood Center. Gordon was born in New York and raised in Bucks County Pennsylvania and moved to Florida five years ago. Her formal education in early childhood began at Temple University where she holds a National Childhood Development

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