Welcome to Temple Beth Orr’s 2022 – 2023 Partnership Renewal. We are all excited and eager to Celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We are planning holiday festivals, themed services, concerts, comedy club evening, social gatherings, trips, dances, dinners, as well as interesting speakers and classes. Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Fabulous Fifties Plus, Youth Groups and Bingo all have something special planned to celebrate Temple Beth Orr’s 50th Anniversary. Services are starting to fill up like they did prior to the Pandemic and Religious School is back in our classrooms. Our ECC is gradually filling to capacity and special events are being scheduled.
Our Senior Staff is awesome! Under Rabbi Rappaport, our services, classes and holidays are creative, joyful and meaningful. Eileen Kaplan has continued to lead our ECC program as one of innovation, fun and learning. Our Religious School, under the leadership of Jeannine Cotler, has created unique and interactive learning and community-building experiences for children and families. Ron Barhai continues to provide our youth groups with fun activities, holiday experiences, and friendships. Esther Zipper, our administrator, brings her expertise from non-profits and a very large reform temple in Boca Raton. She is warm, welcoming and she is eager to meet and help you. It is time to enroll your children in the ECC, Religious School and our award winning Youth Group.
TBO has been a well-entrenched Jewish institution in Broward County for 50 years. During that period, we have become known as a welcoming and inclusive multi-generational Temple family. Along with our facility being decades old, the wear and tear on our building has become evident in the recent years. The roof needs replacing, as do some of the aging air conditioners. There are plumbing issues and our kitchen sorely needs a major overhaul. These expenses will be in addition to salaries, benefits, utilities, mortgage, custodians, security, technology, and so forth.
We need everyone to be as generous as possible in pledging your partnership level for 2022-2023. It is costly to run a quality congregation and we cannot do it without your financial support. We are a family, a community, and friends who support each other through good times and bad. Our youngest member has not yet been born, and our eldest just turned 97. We celebrate and value every one of us! Together WE are TBO!
Please contact [email protected] with any questions or to arrange your payments. We urge you to rejoin our special TBO community. We know there are so many occasions, vacations, and new purchases that were put off in the year of the pandemic, but we are asking that you make TBO one of your top priorities as well. Please give as generously as possible.
WITHOUT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, OUR JEWISH COMMUNITY CANNOT SURVIVE! Thank you!
Steven M Marcus President
Temple Beth Orr